North West London rapper and producer Knucks has had more than his fair share of pressure heaped upon him. Past singles like "Frostbite", "21 Candles" and "Breakfast At Tiffany's" set the bar high and had everyone on tenterhooks waiting for a longer project. That day has now arrived and it seems as if he hasn't let any of that hype get to him, delivering a satisfying, well-rounded and, most importantly, cohesive 10-track collection.
Heralded a couple of weeks ago with lead single "Wedding Rings", NRG:105 has landed to a warm reception all round, rightly earning praise for its intelligently constructed flow and well-balanced structure. His deftness with hooks is still a central part of this EP too, replicating plenty of the magic felt on those early singles with classic, almost boom bap sounding instrumentals and smart storytelling.