Recent Ninja Tune signee King Cannibal (aka Dylan Richards aka Zilla) returns with ‘Virgo’, his second single for the label, this month. Featuring vocals from French crew Face-A-Face it sees him exploring the darkest depths of electronic music yet further with his mouth-watering mix of dubstep, dancehall and drum n bass. As with each of his singles so far, it takes a sharp turn away from previous releases whilst still holding on to something that makes it instantly recognisable. And he’s not just casting this magic on his own originals, any introduction to King Cannibal should include a blast of his stunning remix of The Qemists’ collaboration with Wiley, ‘Dem Na Like Me’. The album is still at least six months away and already I’m boiling over with excitement, check out the MySpace and join me.
This article originally appeared in CMU Daily on 5 Mar 2009