Review of Different Kind by Frisco ft Shakka
When I first heard Different Kind on the way home on 1Xtra last week, it was one of those tracks that just stood out. Some guitar led action with grime delivery has never sounded so good. If it has ever happened before.
The title of the track, Different Kind lends itself to the fact that Frisco has a new sound. The MC who became known as part of the grime syndicate Boy Better Know, provides a bit of a surprise. Frisco spits his grime lyrics over jagged guitar rifts, however the mix that shouldn’t work, some how does.
So if the mix of rock and grime wasn’t enough you then get the R&B hooks from MOBO winner Shakka. Different Kind has energy in abundance and a combination that will be equally at home with serious grime fans as well as assured commercial success. The stripped back video is filmed in a sparse warehouse, which helps lift the performers charisma. As Frisco told Music Eyz: “I’d say me and Shakka have such a genuine and unique friendship, we try to let that show through the music.”