Posts tagged ‘EP’

July 29, 2015

Bugzy Malone @ 02 Islington Academy [Review] @TheBugzyMalone

Manchester wordsmith Bugzy Malone played a sold out show at the 02 Islington Academy on Tuesday 28th August. He’s had a fantastic week with the release of his EP ‘Walk With Me’ reaching No.6 in the national album charts, along with the sold out show.

Hosted by Charlie Sloth who has been supporting the artist on his BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra show heavily, where Bugzy also hit the radio presenter’s infamous Fire In The Booth freestyle series. It was evident that Charlie along with other faces in the crowd such as Kiss 100 DJ Logan Sama and A&R Benny Scars also have faith in the 0161 artist.

Arriving at 9pm just as Bugzy hit the stage, I unfortunately had missed warm-up acts such as Potter Payper. The Mancunian Grime star brought a strong energy with him, bouncing around as he delivered his first lyrics to the captivated crowd.

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Bugzy repeatedly got the crowd shouting “0161 Manny on the map”, as he moved from track to track such as ‘M.E.N’ a more personal track off the EP. He quickly began with one of his older tracks with an aggressive, delivery. He performed his Fire In The Booth which fans were eager to hear live and they spat the lyrics along with him.

As he moved to a track close to his heart about a family member passing, his storytelling technique in his rhymes really shone through, and his manner and attitude softened. He asked the crowd to put lights on their phones or with lighters and turned the stage lights off so he was barely seen and the audience was lit up as a mark of respect.

As he swiftly brought the energy back up, moving onto a track from his EP produced by Rude Kid ‘Watch Your Mouth’, which saw the MC return to his more passionate, powerful and lively state.

He controlled the crowd like only a true star can, getting them involved and bringing a quality stage presence. He truly had them walking with him as they knew every word to his lyrics and were like his soldiers. Bugzy Malone is the next Grime artist to blow so keep your eyes peeled on him!

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January 15, 2015

Roska (@RoskaOfficial) – Hyperion EP [Audio]

Roska returns to Bristol label Tectonic to release his brand new Hyperion EP on January 26th. The 3 tracks can be streamed ahead of the release, and show diverse beats from the producer; from melancholy to more upbeat. Listen below…

January 7, 2015

.@Stormzy1 Comes In 3rd On The BBC’s Sound Of 2015 List: I Name His Top Moments In 2014

Today Stormzy was named 3rd on the BBC’s Sound Of 2015 List which shows emerging artists for the year. This accomplishment is something the Croydon rapper should be proud of, it’s definitely no small feat and means he has been widely acknowledged by industry experts as well as by the public.

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He spoke on it to the BBC saying: “That’s a bit of an overachievement for me, I can’t lie. Especially being an unsigned act and an MC, it’s overwhelming”

Adding on being unsigned “I’m at that period now where people are showing an interest, but nothing’s happened. I’m focused on the music. All the politics and that, I don’t pay attention to. But there’s a lot of interest. People overestimate how big it is to sign or not to sign. Don’t get me twisted, it’s probably one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make in your life – but in terms of focusing on being signed or not being signed, that’s not a good space to be in.”

I look at some of his biggest accomplishments in 2014

Performing On Jools Holland

This was huge news and one that most people fans or not, music industry or not when realising that Stormzy was a an unsigned,up and coming rapper had made it to perform live on one of the biggest music shows in the UK. This shows his already powerful and expanding status in music.

Releasing ‘Dreamer’s Disease’ EP

This was Stormzy’s first body of work to be released on iTunes and boy was it a goodun. It went in at No.1 on the iTunes Hip Hop/Rap chart and showed the haters that the South London MC was here to stay. 7 tracks deep with the hit ‘Not That Deep’ on it, it showcased the lyrical fury and ability of the fast rising talent.

Winning A MOBO

Stormzy beat nominees such as Skepta, JME, Lethal Bizzle, Wiley and more to the post this year to be crowned Best Grime Act of 2014 in his hometown of London.

This is just the beginning for him!

 

October 15, 2014

Scorcher (@ScorchersLife) – No One Else [Audio]

Scorcher shows a different side to him on new track No One Else with some real talk about making a relationship work which is rather refreshing to see from a British MC, as they often don’t talk about situations like this. Look out for his EP 1 Of 1 coming soon which this track will be on and a live show at the Jazz Cafe with full band and some special guests!

October 7, 2014

Sneakbo (@Sneakbo) ft Fekky (@FekkyOfficial) & Snap Capone (@SnapCapone) – Real G [Music Video]

Sneakbo drops the video to Real G‘s featuring Fekky and Snap Capone. The track is off his Certified EP which is slated for release on the 26th October and features Angel, Gappy Ranks, Krept & Konan and is mostly produced by Ill Blu.

 

September 30, 2014

Scrufizzer (@Scrufizzer) – Everything’s Kool #LOTM6 [Music Video]

Scrufizzer drops a new track titled Everything’s Kool opening with a clip of an interview with Big H. Scru produced the track himself, and if this track is anything to go by, it’s pretty clear that his forthcoming EP Fizzology will be pretty awesome too.

 

September 29, 2014

Colours Miyagi (@ColoursMiyagi) – Faster Life [Music Video]

One of the leading UK rap pioneers, Colours Miyagi announces his Sunshine & Rain EP by dropping the lead video Faster Life with a drum led production from non-other than Fuse ODG.

 

September 22, 2014

Yellows (@Yellowsuk) – No Ego [Music Video]

Yellows released his anticipated EP yesterday on iTunes No Ego and a music video of the same name. He has made an impact recently releasing videos from the EP featuring Shalo (‘Together’) and Paigey Cakey (‘Cake’) and now this bouncy, melodic track too with a colourful video to match. Yellows is definitely one to watch, take note!

Purchase Yellows – No Ego on iTunes here

August 28, 2014

Mr Bigz (@MrBigzOfficial) ft Max Marshall – Soul Food [Audio]

Bigz brings us a new single Soul Food featuring the vocals of Max Marshall from his forthcoming EP  S.U.M.M.E.R.. Soul Food is produced by Para Beats and like previous single The Ride, is full of soul and Bigz solid flows. Check it out below, you wont be disappointed. 

August 17, 2014

Shystie (@IAmShystie) ft Jalissa – Stop [Music Video]

Shystie is back with her new single Stop, the first record to be heard from her forthcoming Exhalation EP due in November. The video is a mini movie and kept me in anticipation!