Oliver Rodigan’s slick No Drama EP earlier this year established the West London producer as an expert bringer of thundering bass rumbles: the kind dripped in murk and menace, lit up by verses from fast rising rap talent Avelino, Kassandra and more. Which is why when we stepped into the Major Lazer collaborator and son-of-David’s studio for his first Against The Clock challenge, we didn’t expect him to gently jam out a chilled piano-led jam full of tender light-and-shade.
The finished article, created in just 10 minutes in front of our cameras, is as stirring as it was surprising to witness: a glimpse at a lighter side of one of the most interesting names in the game right now.
Cadenza’s No Drama, also featuring Jamaican MC Assassin, is out now. You can also listen to Cadenza’s finished tune from the session below.