• Distraction
  • Distraction ft. Smiler

  • Exceptional Records 2010
    1. Distraction
    2. Distraction (Conflict of Mint Remix)

    I wrote the instrumental pretty quickly and knew it needed a top-notch rapper. Smiler was recommended by a producer at BBC 1Xtra, who I met by chance at a Youth Music charity event. I think he wrote the lyrics in just over an hour and recorded it just as quickly. The original beat features some unusual instrumentation; I was able to use a santoor (Persian hammered dulcimer) to create the staccato rhythms in addition to a very weird object I can only describe as an inverted tambourine.