Kahm’s debut EP ‘Ink on my Hands’ paints a dark poetic landscape of his own experiences, social commentary of life in the uk and remains authentic in a world obsessed with the artificial. His rawness of delivery prevents glorification or distortion of the reality of life.
Kahm delivers an honest approach to where the world currently sits with a sincerity that can be heard in every word.
Having achieved underground notoriety for his role pioneering and producing Mucky Goonz’ 2016 EP Livin’ Mucky (which also featured a guest spot from Res One of Split Prophets), Kahm continues with this triptych of jazz influenced beats laden with deep verses and weighty subject matters that will resonate with many.
‘My mother’s gypsy blood kept us moving our stuff, she couldn’t settle after losing her love.
Single parent mum raising orphans and thugs, arty little badmans who sell bud (yeahhh)!’
His trademark bassy delivery switches between clever wordplay, gallows humour and poignant moments of self-reflection.
‘Life off camera – bun selfie, That shit there? Weak and unhealthy.’
Saxophonist Claire Alleaume features on the EP’s opening and closing tracks (Opaline and Nomadic), cutting through Kahm’s raw production with waves of smooth, seductive brass. ‘Ink on my Hands’ also employs the talents of industry veteran Dominic Owen, who mixed and mastered the EP and has previously worked with artists such as Biggie Smalls, Lil’ Kim, Julian Marley and Charlie Sloth.
Kahm’s inky fingerprints can be found on every facet of this EP, having rapped, produced, provided scratches and handled cover art for the project – the multi-skilled ‘mad artist’ recently created art and animations for the upcoming Smudge All Stars album, which included him designing individual portraits of Earl 16, Dennis Bovell, Lee Scratch Perry, Charlotte Kelly, George Clinton and Richie Stevens.
Pegdoll welcomes Kahm, a champion for mad artists everywhere, living through even madder times.
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