Archive for April, 2014

April 30, 2014

Mumdance (@mumdance) – Take Time (ft. @Novelist) [Audio]

Mumdance announces a new release on Rinse the Take Time EP out June 16th, which sees the producer draw upon his long-standing love of grime, crafting a tightly coiled, ten-ton heavy club riddim, all frostbitten drums and shockingly stripped-back midrange, powerful enough to carve a rift deep into the mix. You can now listen to one of the tracks Take Time featuring the quick-witted vocal play of rising London MC Novelist, whose bars dart swift and sharp through the track’s acres of frozen space.

 

April 29, 2014

MTV The Wrap Up: UK Rap Rundown [News]

I’m back after a short hiatus and the bank holiday weekend to bring you guys what’s been going on in the world of UK rap every week. I’m going to kick things off with talking about G Frsh’s new video ‘Falling High’. Now you have probably heard the song as it was heard on Radio 1 tastemaker shows such as Zane Lowe and Mistajam. Shot in black and white in an East London undertakers bodes well with the whole feel and lyrics of the track, while helping us understand G Frsh and his journey. The track features his fellow Disturbing London label mateSonny Reeves, who provides the hook.

These boys are really something special when it comes to music, and they are called the Rascals. Made up of four lads Kay Willz, Big Shizz, Tempz and Merkz, all in their teens and who gained their first successes at the ages of 12 and 13. They recently released their ‘Class 90’ album, which was an absolute smash and featured some of the best UK talent such as Big NarstieSqueeksDru BluDouble S and more. They return after not long with a brand-new single called ‘So High’ which was given it’s first spin by Zane Lowe and is due for release on June 15.

Brixton’s Peak is one hardworking man, and the grind doesn’t stop when it comes to releasing EP’s, mixtapes, and videos. As well as his consistency, his tracks are quality too, which means he is a super-talented dude! This new track is the first I believe to be heard from his forthcoming tape ‘Brixton State Of Mind’, giving us a glimpse of what to expect. Google Peak ‘Say About Me’ to listen to this new one.

Original Triple Darkness founding member Melanin 9 is due to re-release his 2007 mixtape ‘High Fidelity’ strictly on vinyl on his own ‘Red Snow’ label. He will also add the instrumentals to the tracks, with new artwork and a bonus cut ‘Colours’ produced by Loopholes. As well as adding the bonus track he also shot a video to ‘Colours’, adding some new freshness to the whole project.

Clothing brand Supply & Demand launched a competition a few months back where they asked the public to vote for a song for five British artists which they would then go on to shoot a music video for. They decided on ‘See Me Now’ for Benny Banks featuring Ryan Keen. The video was released last week and for me really showed Banks development as an artist and lyricist; his real life raps seemed more knowledgeable and the sound matured.

Until next time…

 

April 27, 2014

Benny Banks (@mrBennyBanks) Ft. Ryan Keen – See Me Now

I’m liking this new one from Benny Banks and we can see his evolution on this one, keeping his real life raps but in a more experienced and grown up way.

 

April 27, 2014

Melanin 9 (@Melanin_9 ) – Colours [Music Video]

London’s Melanin 9 is releasing his EP High Fidelity 31st May on his own Red Snow label, and releases a brand new bonus cut Colours from it.

 

April 23, 2014

Peak (@ItsPeak_) – Say About Me [Audio]

South London rapper Peak is due to release his mixtape, Brixton State Of Mind on May 5th, and gives listeners a preview of what to expect from it as he drops new track Say About Me.

 

April 22, 2014

Ratlin (@RATLIN) – Fire In The Streets [Video]

It was only right Mozarts Ratlin got involved in Charlie Sloth’s Fire In The Streets as he definitely always brings that heat. Ratlin is due to release his Summertime In Mexico 2 mixtape soon.

 

 

April 22, 2014

Skore Beezy (@SkoreGoodFellaz) – Fire In The Streets [Video]

Skore Beezy is one of the most talented up and coming rappers to emerge from the UK and he takes to the streets to give Charlie Sloth some fire.

 

April 22, 2014

Rascals (@RascalsOfficial) – So High [Audio]

East London quartet Rascals return after their album Class 90 with single So High which was given it’s first play by Zane Lowe. The grime collective made up of Kay, Big Shizz, Tempz and Merkz will release the single June 15th via Virgin EMI.

 

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April 16, 2014

Kano (@TheRealKano) – The King’s Speech feat. Ghetts (@JCLARKE_GHETTS) [Audio]

Two of grime’s greatest Kano and Ghetts join forces for this The Kings Speech. Both East London MC’s lyrically attack the track and although they don’t need too, prove their status of top boys.

April 14, 2014

Griminal (@Griminal) – Da Weeknd [Music Video]

A different vibe from Griminal on this one which is different to his usual style, but still good. It’s always interesting to see artists experimenting and I think it works for him, Da Weeknd.