While some musicians might opt to tread lightly in the early days of the new year, Kilbourne and Sugur Shane have thrown caution to the wind and started off 2015 with broad, aggressive strokes in “Nastee Gurl”. Hailing from New Jersey and Philadelphia respectively, Kilbourne and Shane share production duties on “Nastee Gurl” while Shane waxes poetic about everything and anything nasty in his signature rapid-fire flow. Both artists are directly involved in New York’s ballroom scene, Sugur Shane functioning as one of the culture’s foremost proponents in the greater dance music world and Kilbourne turning out regular collaborations with the likes of Rizzla, Schwarz and DJ Knockout. The collaboration proves that the Northeast’s respective scenes/subcultures are far from insular solo entities and a dialogue can, and does routinely, exist between Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York. And when artists from said cities are coming together for tracks like “Nastee Gurl”, we’re all the better for it.
Premiere: Sugur Shane & Kilbourne – “Nastee Gurl”