Deavious’s free EP has been released TODAY. If you missed the review here it is below. Be sure to check it out.
You can download your free copy here
Self produced artist Deavious from Cornwall is set to release a free five track EP ahead of his upcoming album, Tin Man Army.
Something-About have had the opportunity to check out what Deavious has been up to over the last few months. Here is a review of his free EP released on the 20th of March.
“I’m a producer, a writer, a lover and a fighter”
‘Cornish hip hop? No way mate, that would never work’. Actually it does, as proven by Cornish born and bred, self produced hip hop artist Ellis Deaves, aka Deavious. The 19 year old dominated the Cornish hip hop scene for three years, smashing sets all over the county before he moved to the capital. And now he’s in London to deliver a metaphorical diving head-butt to the home of UK Hip Hop.
Snowballing off the back of his debut album ‘It’s not a heart’, featuring the haunting but high tempo track ‘Dust’ and the filthy, filthy stand out track ‘It’s not a heart’ produced by UK dubstep artist Koven, Deavious maintains his gritty ‘I’ll say what the fuck I want to say’ style on his up-coming 5 track EP titled ‘D’.
“Mr Dirty’s back and he’s gone fuckin’ mad”
‘Mr Dirty’s Back’, the opening song, is one of those tracks that when, even if you’re having most uplifting day – sun shining, birds singing, sitting in a lush green space, you’ll want to give the next bloke that walks past looking like he might have a slightly better life than you an absolute leathering. Thats the power the Mr Deaves has over his listener’s emotions, it’s not often you find a song where you can empathise with literally everything the artist said. With it’s hypnotic, ‘Portishead-esque’ instrumental and dark infuriating lyrics, ‘Mr Dirty’s Back’ is the perfect track to set the mood for dark, mesmerizing journey you’re about to go on.
“Stay heavy like Jabba the Hut and my shoes stay greener that Yoda’s nuts”
If Darth Vader wasn’t a fictional character set a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, oh and spat bars, he would definitely feature on the second track of ‘D’ titled ‘Battlestar’. The track features the unmistakable Darth Vader theme song as an instrumental but with a sort of 90’s sega megadrive twist adding to the nostalgia the listener will feel when realising what the instrumental actually is. London based rapper ‘0.o’ also features on track with a witty style reminiscent of a certain Dr Syntax.
‘DeamOn’, the third track on the EP, features an instrumental with an industrial sort of vibe bringing to mind a kind of space aged Soviet Russia setting. Deavious kills each verse in the track over an array of metallic sounding drums and deep phazing bassline.
“A room with no walls just a window in front of me, playing back on every thought and every single memory”
The second to last track ‘Through the Glass Window’ can only de described as tear jerker, a track about losing a loved one is something almost everyone can relate to. The song features a minimalistic but extremely effective instrumental with the duration of the verses consisting of only Deavious himself, a flute and drum beat. The chorus features haunting female vocals that compliment perfectly the deep heart felt lyrics that Deavious delivers on track 4.
His final track ends the mixtape on a high note with the once again Deavious produced ‘It’s Dark’. The track features a bouncy upbeat instrumental and a verse from life long friend of Deaves and also Cornish born Robbers. The Cornish lads absolute smash the final track of the EP providing a perfect conclusion to a what can only be described as an absolute banger of a mixtape.
There really is no reason not to get your hands on these 5 tracks. They provide a promising insight into the future of music from the den of Deavious. The mixtape leaves the listener gagging for some more of Deavious’ dark delights and pave the way perfectly for his much awaited next LP ‘Tin Man Army’.