On the track “Natten” Lord Siva makes a reference to the Grandmaster Flash of Denmark, “Den Gale Pose” (DGP). This line is not the only thing that DGP and Lord Siva has in common, just like DGP did it back in 1996, Lord Siva and producer Carl Barsk are setting new standards for the Danish hiphop scene.
Lord Siva is still a somewhat new artist to the Danish hiphop scene, but with his crew “hvadevigt” [whatever] from Aalborg, and with the single “Vippen” he has quickly made a name for himself. His EP has been one of the most anticipated releases of 2014, and keep in mind that is without having released anything apart from a single and some featurings before dropping “100”.
The EP “100” consists of five tracks and an interlude. Every single track holds its own facet of perfection, from the amazing use of the Danish language on the track “Venter på dem” featuring Karl William, to the beautiful handling of spherical sounds on the interlude. Generally the EP has a mysterious sound that is usually considered to belong to genres such as Trap, Slough RnB and TripHop. On the EP “100” it doesn’t seem to be possible to fit all of the tracks into the same genre, Lord Siva and Carl Barsk are simply to versatile.
The only thing I can say to bad-mouth this album a bit, and keep this review balanced, is that i personally hope to see some English lyrics on Lord Sivas next release. Simply because it’s about time that we Danes show the rest of the world’s hiphop fans what we can do, and I think Lord Siva the right man to represent us. “100” is simply put national treasure.
Danni Toma (HipHop colleague): ”Lord Siva simply writes in a very authentic way, I can feel everything he says echo in my mind. He and his producer Carl Barsk are extremely versatile, and they seem to be able to do everything from hardcore hiphop to this. I think of Lord Siva as kind of a Danish version of “Partynextdoor” and I love how he can take everyday problems and make them into interesting and exciting stories”
5/5 stars from Sound of Aarhus