Following 2013’s album “Blame Miss Barclay” UK rapper Mikill Pane burst back onto the scene with his first release of the year “The N.E.O.M.S.” – the first offering from his upcoming 2nd album “The Night Elm on Mare Street”. An instant vindication for a true London rap icon.
Coming with a pure 80s synth baseline that sounds like it’s straight from ’Stranger Things’ – and bringing with it stylistic references to the likes of CASISDEAD, “The N.E.O.M.S.” is however punched through with Mikill’s typically playful, head-spinning wordplay. It’s a long-awaited and happy return from one of the most loved rappers in the UK scene.
In the retrofuturistic video-within-a-video, a holographic Mikill performs on screen to the delight of a 5-year-old version of himself (played by his godson, Kyrain); paying homage to the 80s – the era that started director Ato Yankey and Mikill on their respective paths. Watch here