Shamus / VoKab – ‘You don’t Wanna Know Us’
Shamus / VoKab have released their latest single ‘You don’t Wanna Know Us’ and we have been lucky enough to be able to review it. ‘You don’t Wanna Know Us’ is Hip Hop in genre and features outstanding rap performances by Shamus and VoKab.
A compact 2 minutes and 9 seconds in length, ‘You don’t Wanna Know Us’ packs a big punch. First, we hear a solo synth playing a riff which we can best describe as oriental in feeling. The riff plays throughout the song and is extremely catchy in the best way. The rap unusually begins over the solo synth which is swiftly followed by an interesting full and luscious kick drum, claps, high hats, and a bell.
Shamus and VoKab both have Australian twangs in their rap accents which is a really engaging feature. The talent these two artists possess is clearly encapsulated in this song. Their lyrics freely flow, their cadences hit the mark every time and, their phrasing conveys emotions and vibe. This is truly a banging tune which upon being played in a club, we can foresee the crowd going absolutely mental to it. We particularly adored the chorus as it features double-tracked vocals, these are impactful and adds to the catchy nature. They will have you singing along in no time!
We were massively impressed with the mix, production, and mastering on this single. The bass is full and rich but it leaves room for the mids and high-end tones to shine through. Each element has its own space in the mix but all of the parts come together as a cohesive piece. It would find a suitable home on any Hip Hop playlist or radio station.
We also adored the artwork which accompanies ‘You don’t Wanna Know Us’. It is slick and simple with only using orange and black but it is impactful upon seeing it and is a perfect match for the song.
Hailing from Perth, Western Australia these artists are simply amazing at their craft. The talent they possess is on full display on this single. So do something for you this Christmas and check out ‘You don’t Wanna Know Us’ today!
Reviewed by FVReviews December 2018