Talented hip-hop producer/emcee GMC releases his second LP Shiny Filth on November 19th on CD and download. Since his 2004 hit single Not Tonight (The Bouncer Song) the Irish native has struck a balance between satirical humour, gutsy true-life observations and playful rhymes.
Expanding on the template set down on his 2006 debut album Diggin’ A Hole, Shiny Filth sees GMC’s increased versatility as a producer, with styles ranging from straight-up hip-hop to drum n’ bass and dance to Irish trad.
Featuring a host of up-and-coming Irish rap and singing talent, Shiny Filth mixes sunny carefree anthems (Day for the Beach) with gritty breakbeat bangers (Smash Smash); takes the listener on madcap adventures (Freddie is a Weirdo and Sunday Morning – I Should Be at Mass) and keeps it real with some hard-hitting cautionary tales (Class A Love).
With a stomping beat and a nagging rave-style synth, the debut single Girl on Facebook pokes fun at social network sites addicts and reflects some of his weirder experiences on the internet. While displaying a winning, devil-may-care attitude that has seen him impress audiences at the Electric Picnic and at Live at the Marquee where he supported Flo Rida, GMC is deeply committed to giving something back to the community. Whether it be giving Cork youth the benefit of his experience through his work at various schools around the city or his work on anti-racism projects, GMC is happy to back up his words with deeds.
Having lent his Midas touch to Labour’s Alan Kelly when he recorded a promotional track for his European election campaign last year, he saw the candidate comfortably secure a seat. This year he penned the anthemic Give Us Back Sam Maguire for the Cork Senior Gaelic football team and they duly brought home the winning trophy for the first time in twenty years. Will his album track as Gaeilge Conas Atá Tú see spoken Irish trendy again? Who knows? With GMC everything is possible.
CD available in…
Plugd (Triskel Sub Station on Caroline Street, next to Scotts),
Director’s Cut (Where Virgin used be on Grand Parade),
Touchwood Skate Park (Across bridge from Bus Station)
HMV (Patrick Street)
City Discs (Templebar),
Comet Records (Templebar),
Celtic Note (Nassau Street)
REST OF IRELAND:
Heartbeat City (7 stores around midlands – Tullamore / Kilkenny / Thurles / Dungarvan / Gorey / Longord / Edenderry)
Sound City Galway
HMV (all 15 stores ordered)
Music World Athlone
Bridge Records Wexford
CD also available online from http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/gmchiphop
MP3 album available on iTunes and CDBaby.com
Check out gmcbeats.com for more details.