Putting the "Burn" in Burn City and the "partner" in partners of crime and musical justice are the Queen and King of the Southern Hemisphere, Viliani and Ciecmate. This week, we’ve got a blazing auditory blitz from them titled REAL.
Viliani and Ciecmate are firing audible rounds of fireworks and firecrackers on this deep beat with their lyrically combustive verses, unapologetically skilled delivery, and gritty flows as they bounce off each other with back-to-back verses on REAL; It doesn’t get as raw and real as this! The track truly lives up to its title in every aspect; these two are as genuine as it gets.
REAL will have your eardrums vibrating and your head shaking in pure enjoyment; pleased, scrunched-up facials included! It’s extra boom and extra bap as Viliani and Ciecmate transport listeners back into the golden era of Hip Hop, lighting a fire of truth and tuning into their sixth sense on the Dr. Dre-inspired beat produced by Viliani.
“Viliani and I actually began writing this song to a different beat that I had made previously. We wanted to set the tone for our album by going back and forth with our lyrics and bouncing off each other with our rhyme schemes. After doing a rough demo recording, we decided it just didn't sit right on the beat, so we scrapped it and searched for another one that was more suitable. Nothing hit the mark until Viliani made the beat that the song is now on. As soon as she wrote it, I said, 'That's the one,' so we rehearsed the lyrics over it, and it was perfect.” - Ciecmate
REAL is a rhythmic resurgence that showcases the intellectual and musical brightness of Viliani and Ciecmate against the dark, heavy instrumentals. The drum patterns are a nostalgic force, and Viliani has an unparalleled ability to sonically craft the past while still honoring the relevance of the present day.
“It's hard to explain the process because it just made itself up in some way. With this beat, I knew I wanted to make something hard. I started with the drums and then just built it from there. I like experimenting with sounds, pitching them up or down, or reversing a loop on certain instruments to see what happens. Beats are hardly ever planned out. This is definitely one of my favourite beats I've ever produced, though. Sometimes I forget I produced it.” - Viliani
REAL is taken from Viliani and Ciecmate’s joint project, MIASMA, a timeless body of work overflowing with invaluable messages that will pivot any listener into a state of consciousness. Quite frankly, it's a must-listen, and if you love the authenticity of REAL, you’ll truly appreciate the art found within MIASMA.