D.Tail dis­plays his lyr­i­cisim and wit that he is quickly becom­ing known for, doc­u­ment­ing his own exper­i­ences dur­ing self isol­a­tion and lock­down, mir­ror­ing many of our own since the lock down had begun. How­ever stay­ing in doors is not a new thing for the word­smith, it’s the going out that cre­ates oppor­tun­ity for the real obser­va­tions on human beha­vi­or in bite size pan­cakes. Rather than the tra­di­tion­al song struc­ture this pro­ject is a col­large of sounds and styles that encap­su­late a whole body of work rather than the tra­di­tion­al single led cam­paign.
The sound­scape provided by pro­du­cer Mar­ley D, long time col­lab­or­at­or with D.Tail. Pre­vi­ously pro­du­cing a joint EP togeth­er “Mes­sage In A Bottle”. His work on Pan­cakes ranges from Dusty jazz chops & Funk loops to hard hit­ting hip hop & soul­ful low-fi beats.
Every song them­at­ic­ally links togeth­er to paint the whole pic­ture. The begin­nings of social dis­tan­cing to social media drink­ing games. By the halfway point “Out­side Inn” Feat. Herda Vim gives a pic­ture into the struggles of being a key work­er who has to go out and still work (Vim) Vs the struggles of a bored per­son who’s stuck in doors and can only leave to go food shop­ping. From Sleep­less nights to biz­ar dream sequences. This pro­ject is an inter­est­ing view into the mind of an artist in troubled times.

A com­ic­al yet dark tale about being held host­age by a viol­ent über driver on “No Road Lim­its” leads to a big reveal on the fol­low­ing song “The Pat­tern” explain­ing that it was all a dream. The  line “my Uber driver tried to kill me last night in my sleep” 
Songs like “Gra­di­us” is a pro 420 song that  touches on the deaths of UK Legends “Black The rip­per” & “Met­ro­pol­is” of For­eign Beg­gars before going to men­tion “My broth­er TYs in hos­pit­al and pray for him every­day” TY was one of D.Tail’s Ment­ors and a friend who tra­gic­ally passed 2 days before the album got released. This album is ded­ic­ated to his memory and all those who have been lost dur­ing the Cor­vid 19 pan­dem­ic.
Guests fea­tures  lend­ing their tal­ent to the pro­ject include, D.Tail’s fel­low ANTI (Anti-Social Club Col­lect­ive) mem­bers: BGR — Miss R Lee (Mercy) Brit­izen Kane (Fugat­ive) Rag­gZ (When The Food Runs Low) and Herda Vim (Out­side Inn) as well as musi­cians Oth­er Col­ours (Poker Face, Things Got Weird & Dreams­ville With Katy Perry) HeT­urn­al (Pan­cakes) and even D.Tail’s  mum pop’s up at one point dur­ing the record­ing pro­cess (Rap Verse)
The pro­ject cli­maxes with the final song Clouds. which is full of the excite­ment and enthu­si­asm of any­one think­ing free­dom is approach­ing. 
The album doc­u­ments the full jour­ney of the CoronaVir­us Pan­dem­ic lock­down though to the end… Or is it the end?
This record is a cohes­ive work of art cap­tur­ing a moment in time. 
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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.