Distraction ft. Smiler
- Exceptional Records 2010
- 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.