Wiley - 'Scar / Money Man' Out Now
In 2008, after the huge success of Wearing My Rolex, Wiley skipped off a tour in Australia and instead hung out with Mark Pritchard for a couple of weeks, recording in his studio. The results were "Scar” and “Money Man,” two low-slung, loping pieces of electronic nastiness from the Warp-signed mastermind of projects as diverse as his Harmonic 313 guise and his work as Africa Hitech. Wiley, meanwhile, freed from the straitjacket of trying to rap in a way acceptable to the higher powers of playlist, allows his thoughts to run free, making unlikely connections and strange juxtapositions – the most natural street surrealist since Sal Dali.
For this 12”, as well as offering up the original instrumentals, Pritchard has hooked up a Harmonic 313 remix of “Money Man” that pays homage to the early roots of grime (and in particular, Wiley's own Eski productions) while losing none of his own muscular futurism.