Eldon

(London, UK)
Genre: hiphop
Don’t Be No Hero (And You Will Live Long) the debut LP from ELDON.

Good/Evil, Mundane/Celestial. dichotomies we accept and reinforce.

an attempt at escaping the earthly disunion through a reexamining of those vibrations deemed as “lower” and an acknowledgment of the allostatic load and its role in pacifying/arresting the radical mind.

highlighted on DBNH through excerpts of original recordings of poems, prose and expressions voiced in languages including; Farsi, Greek, Yoruba, Spanish, English and Russian.
lyrics lamenting the pervasive nature of our push notifications, the failings of an institution that would let entire families perish in tower block fires, a conversation with a friend named ‘Revolution’, samples juxtaposing a son’s longing to see his estranged father with an earnest security guard at an early 90s rave caring for young party goers on E.

protest songs that sound like love songs and love songs that remind you of a protest punctuate this call to action.

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