There’s something menacing about the swells and glitches that sit behind Denzel’s considered and tense flow that made kicking our Visions Festival off with his show at London Fields Brewhouse a pretty intense start to the day. He has entire control over every aspect of his performance, the beats, the timing and the tension. This power means he has the audience in the palm of his hand throughout. His DIY attitude, which includes directing his own videos and visuals, makes it clear that this control is a huge part of what makes his sound work, and the show come together. It’s mesmerising and unforgettable, because he makes the kind of heavy weight punky rap that is nothing short of electrifying.

Live: The Old Blue Last on November 22nd