A vortex (plural: vortices) The motion of the fluid swirling rapidly around a center. If Adelaide locals, emcee Dialect and producer Despair have any relation to the title of their brand new LP The Vortex, then Dialect’s flows are surely swirling rapidly around the center of Despair’s production. Dialect and Despair – The Vortex has just been released on Adelaide’s newest label Uknowho Records and it’s enveloping all in its wake.
The Vortex is a 15 track odyssey into the world of Dialect. Dialect’s purpose here is clear, to enlighten people on the importance of hip hop values and teachings in today’s society. Subject matter is high on the agenda as Dialect presents intelligent, entertaining and well constructed rhymes. The topics dealt with throughout work both on a local and international level and could have Dialect knocking firmly on the US door front. The album features some of Adelaide’s most talented emcees including Social Change, Delta and Androit Effusive’s Motion. All the production on The Vortex is handled by Despair. Despair’s production impressed throughout, offering a rich boom bap heavy backdrop to the stunning skill of Dialect. Desapir will be one to watch out for over the coming years
The opener Out The Aeon has the hip hop community on notice, challenging the values of emcees in this country and setting the tone for the rest of the album. Dialect’s skill and wordplay on the mic are up there with the best in the country no doubt and as cliché as it sounds for a 19-year-old, we all know that’s pretty special (Thanks Bruce).
On an album filled with highlights, it’s hard to split the pack and easy to get carried away. Longevity, The Revival Ageless, Prolific, Path Of Perfection and My Only Vice featuring Social Change all should be given the necessary attention, take the time. Dialect and Despair avoid gimmicks and have gone to every effort to present an album worthy of classic status.
All in all The Vortex is one of this years doppest releases, we couldn’t be happier with it. In a year where we’ve had some amazing drops, Dialect and Despair – The Vortex stands tall amongst the crowd. Time was taken with this one and it shows in every aspect. The production, the rhymes, the film clip for the lead single Prolific all scream quality. This is serious hip hop and we seriously rate it. Dialect and Despair have firmly put Adelaide back on the hip hop map in a big way. The Vortex scores a 4.3 out of 5.
Dialect & Despair – The Vortex is out now on UKNOWHO Records
Dialect & Despair – Prolific