Pinty (pronounced “pine-tee”) has released the downbeat “Nightcrawler” alongside a video, which he describes as “a blurry journey through South London”, as well as his debut EP City Limits.
While Pinty's King Krule-produced (under his DJ JD SPORTS alias) debut track “Tropical Bleu” had a hazy summery undertone, “Nightcrawler” sets the scene after dark in South London's underbelly. The accompanying video explores a Hennessy-fuelled tour of rooftops, streets and nightbuses of Pinty's hometown.
The funk-flecked bass and samples of brass on “Nightcrawler” lay a soothing backdrop to the deep house beats sharpened by production partner Maxwell Owin.
Pinty's poetic bars explore of the gentrification of Peckham with a respectful nod to The Streets: “Learnt the streets off Skinner / Where the walls are thin and the grey cloud thick / Tick tock, another day’s lost / As I drown in smog."