Posts tagged ‘Little Simz’

May 3, 2016

Pixies Tracks Of The Week @Skepta @Fusion_IAS @IamShakka @BeckyHill @Stormzy1

Skepta – Man

Skepta gave his fans the best bank holiday hangover gift with his brand new video for track ‘Man’ taken from his highly anticipated album release ‘Konnichiwa,’ out May 6th. Filmed by Risky Roadz, it feels like it was shot on a handheld camera, giving it an authentic, nostalgic feel. Skepta and his crew go on a pretty wild night out for this, and end up smashing up a car at the end. Watch the video below…

Fusion – No/Rudeboy

Fusion follows up his last year’s debut ‘Newham’ track which made it’s way onto the Lord Of The Mics 7 compilation CD with new visuals for ‘No/RudeBoy.’ He is a new Grime MC to watch, straight out of East London. Not only an emcee he is creating waves on the producing front too. ‘No’ sees Fusion take it back to Grime’s sonic backbone for a 140 bpm, dirt-laden track produced by Five-Nine. It’s lifted off of his forthcoming 4-track ‘Genesis’ EP.

Shakka – You Don’t Know What You Do To Me ft. Chip

Shakka drops another visual off of his 2015 conceptual EP ‘The Lost Boys.’ The West London artist takes it back to his cultural roots in this cinematic production where we see an elevating African dance. Grime emcee Chip lends a verse to the track, giving it a different edge, and shows Shakka’s ability to blend genres in his music.Of this video, he says, “You Don’t Know What You Do To Me’ talks about infatuation with a girl from the perspective of an average guy.”

Becky Hill ft. Little Simz – Back To My Love

Becky Hill is a name you will know especially if you listen to dance music, as she’s collaborated with Oliver Heldens on ‘Gecko (Overdrive), Wilkinson on ‘Afterglow, Rudimental on ‘Powerless,’ MK on ‘Piece Of Me’ and more! It’s great to see her release her own material and really get to shine. ‘Back To My Love’ shows off her unique, strong sensational vocals, whilst Little Simz adds a wicked verse to add a little something extra.

Stormzy – Scary

 This is the first track expected to be on Stormzy’s forthcoming debut album, and will give his fans the chance to really understand a lot about him. ‘Scary’ is produced by legendary Grime producer Sir Spyro, who provides an eerie beat to match Stormzy’s barrage of attack bars. It’s confident and cocky and the delivery matches the power of his lyrical, intricate bars.

January 29, 2015

Outlook Festival Croatia announces first acts for 2015 (@OutlookFestival)

The biggest bass festival in Croatia returns for another year over the stunning 19th century Fort Punta Christo in Pula this September 3rd – 6th

A celebration of bass music and sound system culture, Outlook has evolved into one of the world’s leading festivals, an odyssey which draws adventure and fun seekers from across the globe for dub, reggae, hip-hop, drum ‘n’ bass, garage, dubstep, house, techno, electronica and more.

They have just announced their first acts that will be performing this year and it’s great to see a strong set of UK acts present. Check out the full list of 1st acts to be revealed below.

Outlook Festival
Weds 2nd – Sunday 6th September 2015 @ Fort Punta Christo, Pula, Croatia


The lineup so far:
Run The Jewels (El-P and Killer Mike), Boy Better Know (JME, Skepta, Jammer, Frisco, Shorty & DJ Maximum), Wiley, Noisia, Flatbush Zombies, Pete Rock, Jeru The Damaja, The Beatnuts, Digital Mystikz, DJ EZ,  Goldie, Mount Kimbie (DJ set), Cutty Ranks, David Rodigan, Protoje & The Indiggnation, Tippa Irie, The Bug ft. Flowdan,  Manga & Miss Red, Sherwood and Pinch, dBridge, Zed Bias, Bodhi, Paleman, DJ Haus, Mumdance, Om Unit, FKJ Live, Khan & Neek, The Upbeats, Enei, Mefjus, Rockwell, High Focus Records, Little Simz, Rodney P, Skitz, Mungo’s HiFi, Iration Steppas, Trojan Sound System, Channel One Sound System, Skeptical, Kasra, Ivy Lab, Emperor, Distance, Kromestar, Commodo, Kaiju, Alexander Nut, Jon Phonics, DJ Milktray and many more to be announced.

Tickets: £140 (boat parties are extra)
www.outlookfestival.com / @OutlookFestival
www.facebook.com/outlookfestival

July 21, 2014

MTV The Wrap Up – Rap Rundown [News]

 

She is the name on everyone’s lips right now, from industry experts, to music artists, to fans; Little Simz is killing it right now. Keeping the heat on her (which isn’t hard for her), the 20-year-old North London rapper drops the video to ‘The Hamptons’ which is another visual taken from her critically acclaimed E.D.G.E EP. The video truly captures the meaning and ethos of the track that is produced by Da-P (Soulection) and features cameos from singer Kali Uchis and Ricky Bricks from THC.

Yellows and Paigey Cakey both from the Alwayz Recording camp joined forces for Yellows new track ‘Cake’. The two MC’s play on the meaning of the word cake, from the sweet food, to money, to a women’s soft disposition over a bassy, lively beat, with the pairs vocals complementing each other from Yellows deep tone to Paigey’s sweet one. This track will be on Yellows’ forthcoming mixtape ‘No Ego’ watch out for that one!

Black The Ripper’s new track introduced us to his forthcoming project too, ‘Outlaw Volume 2 ‘which is due to be released at the end of August. In true Samson style we see the lyricist spit some realness about his thoughts from the music business to life in general in ‘I Don’t Feel Nothin’, “Industry don’t like me, but I ain’t here to make mates”. On the hook providing us with vocals is Tayong.

South London’s Youngs Teflons has shown a lot of other people up who have attempted to remix Drake’s 0-100, as last week he released a video putting his own spin on it. He has some serious wordplay on this track and an effortless, natural flow that really proves why he is one of the most rated lyricists about. Listen to these clever bars properly and take in what Tefs is saying.

Dot Rotten released his anticipated mixtape ‘Interview’ full of diverse but brilliant tracks from start to finish. With various and varied artists featuring such as Abel Miller, Lady Leshurr, Stylo G and more, the tracks cover numerous subjects from the music industry, label issues which he sets straight, women and more. Dot has again created a work of art which you can download over at minarmydownloads.com.

*Published on Thursday on 18th July 2014

July 14, 2014

Little Simz (@LittleSimz) – The Hamptons [Music Video]

Little Simz is the 20 year old North London rapper who has been tipped by many industry experts as one to watch, and she is definitely that! She keeps the heat on her after the release of her E.D.G.E EP by dropping the visuals to The Hamptons.

 

July 4, 2014

Camden Crawl 2014 [Review]

SBTV‘s Shireen Fenner headed to this year’s Camden Crawl festival over the weekend to catch all of the action…

Camden Crawl took place last weekend Friday 20th and Saturday 21st June across many bars and venues. First up on Friday was rising R&B singer Raheem Bakare who played at the Monarch. He wowed the audience with his stunning vocals from his recent EP AWOL as well as covering Sam Smith’s Stay With Me. It wasn’t just me blown away by this future superstar, everyone was captivated as we also all sung along to Bob Marley with Raheem.

Ghetts was up next with his live band and he performed to the packed pub with such raw energy, it was hard to not enjoy his performance. filled with such vigor and freshness. He was joined by Rival, a highly rated MC who performed collaborative track Said To Me with Ghetts, also bursting with liveliness. Ghett’s performed tracks off his album such as Gas Mark 9 leaving us all on a high.

Next stop was Underworld to watch UK rap favourites Krept & Konan. It was disappointing not to see the venue full for them, as these two deserved, but they gave it their all performing their hit Don’t Waste My Time and other tracks off their recently released and critically acclaimed Young King mixtape. DJ Target took over on the decks now to play a mixture of tunes, and Manga joined him on hosting duties keeping the crowd lively.

Itch FM and Big Promo’s Thad Boogie put on a great stage at the Beatrice on the Saturday night. I arrived first to see the rapper everyone is talking about Little Simz. She just released her EP, E.D.G.E, which she showcased some tracks and showed newbies to Simz why she is next in line to blow. Her confidence along with her unique voice, skippy flow and bouncy energy got everyone listening.

Lady Lykez was up next on the same stage, and the North London had the most vivacity of the night. She was like a lioness on stage, encouraging the audience to bounce along with her and chant her lyrics back, she has fantastic stage presence performing tracks such as, I Love My Butt, which celebrates body image, Eurgh and Psycho her recent release which explores dynamics in relationships.

Emily Rawson and Big Ted were at their usual spot in Camden, the Jazz Café where they put on regular hip hop night ‘Supa Dupa Fly’. Here, we checked out Blizzard. With just himself and a keyboard (yes, he plays), along with his charm, he took to the stage performing his own tracks and getting the crowd to sing along to tracks such as Wilkinson’s Afterglow. Our favourite bit of his set was a rendition of Tracey Chapman’s Fast Car nameed Megabus, which was an extremely witty and funny track about the struggles of his journeys from Manchester to London.

Next up, Mumdance and Novelist took it up a notch as it got to that time of the night where we wanted to dance and that is just what we did. Performing at KOKO, Novelist really impressed us with his ability to control the audience and keep them entertained, as well as Mumdance’s too. They both held their own, with Mumdance displaying his unique, futuristic sounds.

Last but not least was Plastician, who had us raving our hearts out to his set. As a pioneer in the scene, we wouldn’t have expected any less than what he gave us switching up between dubstep and grime and a little of something inbetween.

All in all, it was a great weekend for fantastic music, as Ghett’s told us, ““Camden Crawl was one of my best gigs to date, really looking forward doing it again next year. It’s a great festival for introducing new talent into the London scene”. We couldn’t have put it better ourselves  (obviously not the performing part, but, hey, you never know!)

*published on SBTV on 25th June 2014

 

June 19, 2014

Little Simz (@LittleSimz) – E.D.G.E [EP]

Little Simz unveils her highly anticipated new project E.D.G.E which is an acronym for a motto of hers Every Day Gets Easier. We’ve seen video’s to a few songs off the 13-track project, the first one being Enter The Void and latest the visuals to Quest Luv. This lady packs a hard punch with her lyrics and has not only taken the UK by storm but the US too. Guests and producers on this include Jimi Nxir, Sango, Jakwob, Balistiq, High Frequency, El Blanco Nino and Space Age (Josh Arce, Tilla, Chuck20)

 

June 13, 2014

MTV The Wrap Up: UK Rap Rundown [News] @Coopsofficial @Stormzy1 @LittleSimz @YoungMadB

 

Last week was all about the ‘one to watch’ rapper Coops who has turned a lot of heads with his new mixtape release ‘Lost Soul’ with rave reviews and a lot of positive talk about the North London artist. Coops along with producer Talos have built a sound reminiscent to the golden 90’s era of hip hop. His style is well balanced and hard hitting, neither too road nor too conscious. With an at times almost conversational flow and easy to relate to content, once paired with the classic hip hop feel of Talos’ productions the overall effect is very satisfying.

He also dropped a new video to one of the tracks ‘So Cold’ featuring Benny Banks and Sophie Faith on the vocals. Make sure you download ‘Lost Soul’ for free now!

Little Simz is also another artist here that has blown up in the past months and everyone is raving about. She is on fire right now, recently opening for Schoolboy Q in London along with various other shows and accolades. After releasing the audio to ‘Bars Simzon’, she treated us to the Simpsons themed video last week. Her skippy flow, coupled with passion and raw energy makes you admire her and want to hear more. Look out for her E.D.G.E EP coming June 16th.

The most consistent rapper in the game right now again released another cover freestyle…can you guess who I’m talking about. That’s right after dropping his net video two weeks back, Stormzy took to his hometown of Croydon to shoot the video covering Drake‘s 0-100 inviting anyone who wanted to, to go down. He has definitely caught the attention of a lot of people, and his fan base is evidently growing weekly. I think it’s time for a full length project now from him…

Young Mad B released a 5 track EP ‘The Practice’ a series of tracks all done recorded acoustically. Back in November last year a video was released of ‘Big Homie’ done as an acoustic version, and it’s great to see Young Mad B taking this route and showing some diversity. I personally love hearing rappers recording tracks with instruments and live bands.

June 6, 2014

Little Simz (@LittleSimz) – Bars Simzson [Music Video]

Little Simz has had an incredible year already, and this track sent everyone crazy when they heard the audio. Now the Simpsons themed video for Bars Simzson is here with Simz bringing some incredible energy too. This track will be on her forthcoming anticipated EP E.D.G.E set for release on June 16th. 

 

March 6, 2014

Little Simz (@Littlesimz) – Bars Simzson [Audio]

Little Simz is the female rapper in the UK that is on everyone’s lips at the moment and she is putting in a lot of work, her name is always popping up. Check out new track Bars Simzson below…