Music: Jonski’s life in Concrete Jungle

“A soundtrack to life” is how a Letchworth lyricist describes his debut album.

The nine-track recording, Concrete Jungles, by hip hop artist Jonski came out last month and is already getting attention from the music industry.

Jonski, aka Jon Horwood, explained the origins of the album: “I started the project back in 2009. I went on an open mic night and met a guy who started DJing for me. Then we met another guy who said we could produce an album. I set up my own record label - History Maker Records, to deal with the logistics of it.”

With the help of fellow Hitchin lyricist and producer Danny Spice, the album came together, he said.

Influenced by J-line, Mos Def and Nas, Jonski describes his sound as “underground, socially aware hip hop – thinking music”.

He added: “Q Magazine gave the album three out of five stars in this month’s edition, calling it ‘a thoughtful, well done project’.”

With gigs coming up in London this autumn he said: “I’ll keep pushing the product, push hard on the gigging and look to record another album next year”.

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The album is available from ITunes and UK hip hop mail order site, suspect-packages.com

To get a taster go to www.myspace.com/iamjonski

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