'The Struggle EP' is the combined production efforts of Limerick-based producers Graeme S and mynameisjOhn, along with the lyrical input of Shannon's finest MC, God Knows. Inspired by the genre cross-over potential in 80/160 BPM music, the two producers have set about crafting sample-led juke beats for God Knows to bless with his own individual style of socially conscious wordplay. The three track EP is inspired by the bleak prospectives of modern-day Ireland and how the lack of opportunities can inspire a communal desire for change and progression. Musically, the producers' focus is equally on the rhythmic stylings of the slow/fast movement and the balance of melody alongside intricate drum patterns and bass. Similarly, God Knows balances his unique insights on contemporary Irish society with lung-busting flows and grimey nuances.
Recorded in Limerick in 2013
Thanks to Wally Cassidy for the use of his photography. wallycassidy.com
released 21 October 2013