Dippin’ in the Benz with the Spoilers, Toyboy & Robin.

Dippin’ in the Benz with the Spoilers, Toyboy & Robin.

It’s pretty tricky to remember the P(refix) Sean Combs is putting before the D(a/i)ddy at any one point in time, just as it’s almost impossible to recall when it was in fact possible to see beyond the ersatz glimmer of garish bling and naff pristine suits to a time at which the man was, you know, churning out some at least OK stuff. It’s All About The Benjamins, for instance, was kinda alright. Since, his first; last; everything has been as stale as R. Kelly left hanging in a midget’s airing cupboard for months on end – shoddy at best. Were we to plot a spectrum of quality just for the heck of it, however, mysterious London garage duo Toyboy & Robin would surely be plotted somewhere or other down the opposite end: we’ve been hooked since Everything You Want was first heard and their latest, entitled In Need, goes a few notches better. It happens to feature that unfathomably enduring line: “Who be dippin’ in the Benz with the spoilers” from the Puff Daddy track aforementioned, pairing it up with some suitably ’90s condensed blippery to combine in a broody house mood fit for bleary eyes and scuffed memories. Rarely does this take on the pretty well all-encompassing urban genre sound so urbane, nor channel such sense of human feeling. Dark and darn winsome, it’s all about Toyboy & Robin right around now…


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