Pause… Let’s talk about Children Of Zeus..
Whilst the rest of the UK’s music scene has embraced the rise of Hybrid Grime, Drill & Afro Beats. Manchester’s Children of Zeus are the perfect blend of hip hop & soul. A combination of smooth vocals from Tyler Daley and the perfect delivery from Konny Kon who has bars of days…
Children of Zeus is a soul project from two of Manchester-England’s most respected artists Konny Kon & Tyler Daley. Konny Kon is a DJ, MC and beatmaker best known as one third of Broke’N’English alongside fellow Mancunians DRS and Strategy. Tyler Daley, also known as Hoodman went from being a respected MC and actor to one of the most in demand soul singers of recent times, lending his vocals and writing credits to music from Goldie, LSB, Soul II Soul‘s Caron Wheeler, Lenzman, Lisa Mafia, Bugsy Malone, and more.
Whilst the likes of Dub Phizix, Chimpo, Zed Bias and Levelz are making waves in D&B, Bass Music and Grime, Children of Zeus came to break the trend and bring a soulful side that is much needed to continue Manchester’s rich musical history. Over the last couple of years the duo have been releasing tracks through First Word Records and their soundcloud page generating daytime radio play and legions of devoted fans. Since the release of ‘The Story So Far’ EP in 2017, Konny Kon and Tyler Daley have proceeded to draw in the attention of tastemakers across the world, receiving big ups from Hip Hop, Soul and dance music royalty, such as US legends Jazzy Jeff & DJ Spinna, and UK heavyweights Stormzy & Rag’n’Bone Man.
In addition to relentlessly rocking stages and studios all over Europe, Children of Zeus have somehow found the time to write and produce their debut album proper. ‘Slow Down’ is the first taste. A sure-shot Summer anthem, with a twist. A deceptively soulful slow jam that lulls you into a false sense of filtered smoothness, before a floor-shaking beat & trill hats drop in from above, as if thrown in via a thunderbolt from Zeus himself.
On the flip, we have the uptempo boom-bap steppa, ‘All Night’. Konny sets this one off on some straight b-boy isht, riding a rhythm that’s guaranteed to make grown Hip Hoppers reminisce, before Tyler’s sweet swing-tinged vocals glide into play to keep you firmly steppin’ – this one again illustrating the Mancunian duo’s craft of creating timeless Hip Hop Soul music. (Nb: This track is only included on this single release, and will not be featured on the album).
Children Of Zeus music catalog is steady growing with classic joints like:
I Can’t Wait:
Still Standing & Smoke With Me
And now the release of their brand new project Slow Down/All Night. This track will be the summer club classic for sure.
Keep a close eye on these boys from Manchester-England we predicted big things for them… Expect more classic soul food for the hip hop generation very soon!