Music Montag: Blake Worrell
by James Glazebrook
Blake Worrell describes his concerts as “Mad Max meets Alice in Wonderland”, but the man himself is more like Chilly G-meets-Papa Lazarou. The Berlin-based Los Angeleno previously created, wrote and performed as the 10-piece muppet hip hop collective Puppetmastaz, and now he’s inhabiting his own cartoon character, with his second solo album The Beast Within.
The record is a wild ride between hip hop, dubstep and sub-bass funk, but it’s the live show – perfected over eight years opening for acts like Wu-Tang Clan, Cypress Hill and MF Doom – where this dirty diamond really shines. Expect huge balloons, LED lamps and smoke projection when Worrell hits the stage at YAAM this Friday (details below) to launch the new album. You can listen to The Beast Within on Spotify, and watch the video for “Cyclone” below. UNLESS YOU’RE EPILEPTIC. :/