Tip of The Week: Context MC - Listening to Burial
The walk home after a rave can be a mixed bag of emotion. On one hand you could be left in that warm fuzzy reflective bubble watching the morning sun rise as you cross a bridge and feel like everything suddenly makes sense. On the other hand you could be in that freezing cold shivering state desperately trying to lift your sweat drenched shirt from your goosebumped skin whilst nervously avoiding eye contact with all those 'normal people' making their way to work. Quite different experiences following the same event, which makes it an interesting topic to write a song about.
Well Norwich rapper Context MC has done just that, and has released a track which pays tribute to music that was desiged for those walks home; the music of Burial. Critically acclaimed producer Burial describes his music as being:
“about when you come back from being out somewhere; in a minicab or a night bus, or with someone, or walking home across London late at night, dreamlike”
A vibe that Context MC has pounced upon.
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Through a slow Giggs like delivery, Context MC explains how he uses Burial to help him "float back down to earth" after those all nighter affairs. He calls his track Listening to Burial "the anthem to the walk home after a rave, the dreamlike, ambient city walk as the sun comes up. It's the tale of every weekend and a tribute to one of the most emotive producers in music."
He's been supported by 1Xtra's MistaJam, Ace and Vis, Twin B and Charlie Sloth, and Huw Stephens played his very first track all the way back in 2008 on Radio 1. Three years later and Context MC has moved from the late night depths of Huw's show, to the bright daytime lights of Fearne Cotton and co, which is a rather fitting story for this track. So as you leave the dark underground club of Huw and enter the real world with Fearne, whether you're in that warm fuzzy bubble or a quivering shivering mess, just make sure you've got some Burial with you.