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November 18, 2006

TY (FEAT. MACEO) – Closer (12″ EP)

Big Dada BD099: 13th November 2006
1. Closer (Original / Instrumental / Acapella)
“For you to have a mind, means no success, unless you suc… ceed, I’d rather suck breasts”
2. Closer (Blackbeard Remix / Blackbeard Instrumental)
“I rock but I’m not Billy Idol, Hip-Hop version of Coldplay, with several forms of devious role-play, act like Keyser Söze, just to get a word in edgeways”

‘Closer’ is the title-track and second single from Ty’s latest album. Backing vocals are provided by Maceo from De La Soul (aka Vincent Mason, P.A. Mase, Pasemaster, Plug Three etc). Ty’s laid-back delivery and frequently hilarious lyrics are backed by drifting Horns, twinkling crystalline sounds and deep Bass. It’s another chilled-out single from the Mercury Prize nominee with words aimed straight at mainstream-Hip-Hop’s complacent heart. Ironically, the dreamy Jazz organs, and skittering Beats of the ‘Blackbeard Remix’ sound more like Ty than the original version does and it’s a big improvement. As with Ty’s last single ‘Don’t Watch That / What You Want?’ it’s backed by Instrumentals and an Acapella.

Click here to buy the EP as wmas, aacs or mp3s from 7Digital.

Click here to watch the video for ‘Closer’ on YouTube (However, it seems that Ty himself has left a comment saying it’s rubbish).

Here’s an mp3 recording of a 2003 12″ that I bought on Ebay a while back. It’s become a firm favourite and it’s maybe the best track that Ty has done to date:

Bone Idols & Aphletik – Keep On (Feat. Ty) mp3

Click here to buy Ty’s new ‘Closer’ album from HMV for only £8.99.

If you sign-up to Big Dada’s mailing list, you can get a free mp3 of Ty’s ‘L.O.V.E. (No Matter What) (Feat. Vula)’.

Ty MySpace Page / Blackbeard MySpace Page / Big Dada Website