Memphis native Cities Aviv (Gavin Mays is his government name) came to local prominence a while before he became a cyber search term. Immersed in the Deep South's youthful hardcore scene, his first band went under the slightly accusatory name of Copwatch. But by 2011 he'd shed the rock scene for rap music and released his debut album Digital Lows to critical acclaim.

As if to whet our appetite for a follow up LP, Aviv has enlisted the help of Manchester's very own Star Slinger on the newly released track 'Gallery Gurlz'. Retro sampling with a J Dilla style essence, Aviv spits over with beat the assertion. According the rapper's Tumblr page it was "recorded at the height of DIY," so it’s a rough-but-ready cut, hopefully indicative of what's to come.

Listen below.