Dirty Dike’s new album Sucking On Prawns In The Moonlight officially drops today. It has been a busy year for the DD, last July the video popped up for Ocean Wisdom’s underground epic 'Walkin' on Youtube, for which Dirty Dike produced the beat, and it seems to have been non-stop since. Ocean Wisdom got picked up by High Focus, and Dirty Dike has produced his EP Splitting The Racket, as well as the forthcoming Ocean Wisdom album. Dirty Dike also produced Lee Scott’s Butter Fly which was released in April and now the release of Sucking On Prawns… This is Dirty Dike's fourth album, and third for High Focus who have had a colossal year, with everything they have dropped seeming to be made of gold!
“How’s he get away with talking shit like this, it isn’t fair…” Dirty Dike [Isleham Swamp]
Dirty Dike has produced half of the album, with other tracks produced by Joe Corfield, Chairman Maf, Konchis, Klagen, Dr Zygote & Jazz T. The guestlist is also HUGE, featuring verses from Fliptrix, Jam Baxter, Verb T, Chester P, Dabbla, Ocean Wisdom, Lee Scott & Remus. However, don’t think that Dirty Dike can’t hold his own, my pre-release favourite is the track 'Isleham Swamp', with it’s dusty, crackling, blissfully sleepy 3am beat and the trademark Dirty Dike bars that are somehow equal parts funny, twisted and insightful…
The work ethic isn’t stopping there either. High Focus have put together a massive October tour to promote its recent releases. Co-headlining are Dirty Dike to promote Sucking On Prawns…, as well as Verb T & Ill-informed who are promoting The Man With The Foggy Eyes, released earlier this month. Check out the dates below
If you didn’t pre-order the album, it’s available on 2xLP and CD from High Focus.