Surely you’re familiar with actor Idris Elba, the very attractive man who may or may not be the next Bond, but are you familiar with DJ Idris Elba, AKA Hiatus, the very attractive man who produces pulsing house tracks? They are one in the same and my mind is totally blown right now.
Elba’s been spinning and producing since before he hit it big with The Wire and he recently dropped a verse on a Skepta track (What?! How did I miss that?). His new banger, premiered by Mixmag, is called “Spectacle” and since I have absolutely no idea how to describe this sort of music, I’ll just copy and paste what they wrote on their SoundCloud page:
“The first offering from the Hiatus project is ‘Spectacle’, a track that Idris produced in his own studio over a long weekend and the result is a tribal stomper that features Elba’s instantly-recognizable snarl backed with fruity riffs and stabby percussion.”
Stabby percussion? Sounds dangerous. And did I mention it’s remixed by Pete Tong?
Someone hook this guy up with a residency in Ibiza. Idris Elba: is there anything he can’t do?