One of British music’s most seminal acts returns as Mike Skinner’s The Streets project bring their first full length since the 2011-released ‘Computers and Blues’. Known for timeless anthems like ‘Blinded By The Lights’ and ‘Fit But You Know It’, the group saw mainstream success throughout the early 00’s before taking a hiatus from 2011 through 2017. Now dropping ‘The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light’, they not only bring us 15 new tracks to enjoy but an accompanying
musical film as well. The record ticks all the usual boxes for The Streets sound, bringing a timid and retrospective rap style that sits atop a spread of hiphop, garage, and dubstep, all while channeling the usual influences that range from political, to comedic, to heartfelt.
Where to start:
Troubled Waters: Glassy stabs and chilling backing vocals come together
Shake Hands With Shadows: Massive kick drums and smooth basslines
Funny Dream: Bass heavy club track with infectious vocal hooks
Previous from The Streets:
Original Pirate Material (2002, Locked On)
None Of Us Are Getting Out Of This Alive Mixtape (2020, Universal)
If you like this then check out:
Kano – Hoodies All Summer (2019, Parlophone)
Chase & Status – What Came Before (2022, Mercury Records)
The Streets – The Darker The Shadow The Brighter The Light is out now on Warner Music.