UK drill with New York influences.
Dutchavelli's new track, "Bando Diaries," begins with an eerie orchestral melody creeping into a distorted vocal sample, until the opening line: "I can tell you about bando diaries, I never done 419 or fraud." Dutchavelli doesn't waste time explaining the significance of the track title. He says that even in his life of crime he worked hard for what he had. My favourite lyrics are from the last two lines in the first verse: "If you was in my position, you'd be whippin' that raw, the richer get rich while the poorer get poor." Lines like this are particularly important to artists like Dutchavelli, since there has been a lot of debate in recent times on whether drill should be banned for its "glorification of violence," and here it's subtly explained that he isn't preaching what he practiced—instead he is reflecting on past decisions.
Wed / 9 Sep 2020
01. Bando Diaries