This article is from 2006.
New York and LA may have spawned the majority of the big hitters in hip hop but it’s the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia, that is the place where the truly strange are born, and this is where Spank Rock now call home. The pair deal in garrulous, chunky, booty bass-driven electro-funk that is as much UK Grime or N*E*R*D as it is Gang Starr. The album Yoyoyoyoyo could be the soundtrack for your local pole dancer if she had her head replaced by a Commodore ‘64. Live, they are suitably unhinged; look out for their now infamous move, the ‘Air, Cock, Thrust’ which is as ‘crotch’ety’ as it sounds and must be seen to be believed.
T on the Fringe, Cabaret Voltaire, 0870 169 0100, 30 Aug, 7pm, £9.