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When he veers into a dance­hall/R&B sound with Shakka on ‘My Size’, his ego has the space to re­ally im­press

FEKKY El Cla­sico ★★★ Is­land Records

El Cla­sico – a clas­sic “in ev­ery lan­guage”, ap­par­ently – is a guide to south Lon­doner Fekky’s rise to fame, from work­ing in a cash and carry as a teenager to re­spected grime artist. “Just done a show in Ire­land, girls in the front row tryna eye man,” he spits on RNOT. Add to that his bravado on Say

No More, and his de­but is a cock­sure af­fair. El Cla­sico re­lies on a host of grime MCs, in­clud­ing Skepta and Giggs, to carry some songs. It’s also an ode to garage, the genre that started it all. Neu­trino (of Ox­ide and Neu­trino) make a guest ap­pear­ance on Avirex. And when he veers into a dance­hall/R&B sound with Shakka on My Size, his ego has the space to re­ally im­press. fekky­of­fi­cial.com LOUISE BRUTON

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