Posts tagged ‘Maverick Sabre’

January 13, 2017

Pixies Tracks Of The Week @SNOW667 @LethalBizzle @ScorchersLife @Davinche @DevlinOfficial

Snowy – Idris Elba

Nottingham MC Snowy’s workrate is incredible, and he drops a new one for us titled ‘Idris Elba,’ paying homage to someone who is inspirational to him. It’s a strong track full of intelligent bars and witty wordplay from one of this years serious one to watch Grime MC’s.

Lethal Bizzle feat. Giggs & Flowdan – Round Here

Lethal Bizzle releases the first single from his forthcoming album ‘Lennox Rd,’ and it’s a cold one. The Heavytrackerz bring us a instrumental full of drama and suspense whilst Bizzle bring us heavy-duty, aggressive bars, and Giggs well Giggs he definitely shows up some Grime MC’s as he goes innnnnnn on this track whilst Flowdan helps out Bizzle on the hook. This is a banger!

Scorcher – Paranoid

Scorcher brings us a dark & determined track to kick off his 2017 produced by Donaeo’ who also adds some of his recognisable adlibs to the track. It’s full of sinister twists and turns and shows off Scorchers lyrical ability and set of flows he has.

Davinche – Scorcher, Ghetts, Mercston, Mikill Pane and  Sam Sure – Powers

Davinche is set to release his brand new album ‘Powers’ where he had 2 weeks with 32 artists to create this project. The first video is a powerful track from three of Grime’s most influential MC’s Scorcher, Ghetts and Mercston who go back and forth over a dramatic instrumental from Davinche, whilst Mikill Pane intro’s the track with a spoken word delivery.

Devlin – Blow Your Mind ft. Maverick Sabre

Three years on since collaborating, Devlin and Maverick Sabre are back at it making beautiful music. ‘Blow Your Mind’ will be on Devlin’s forthcoming album ‘The Devil In,’ and shows Devlin rap in double time whilst Mavrick Sabre handles the hook soulfully like he does.

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April 19, 2016

The Sounds Of UK Rap @TheRealDVS @LogicArmy @MightyMoe @FekkyOfficial @officialgiggs @YungenPlayDirty @TremzAYLAAH

DVS

It’s been a while since we last heard from one of UK rap’s most respected artists, DVS, who hails from Brixton. At the moment he’s incarcerated, but he’s still managed to release a brand new visual for us. It’s a follow-up to 2013’s ‘Passion’, that’s now seen as a classic in UK rap. Produced by Steel Banglez, who also produced the first one, it has a similar laid-back instrumental-based production. The visual starts with a guitarist playing along the river, switching to cuts of Brixton, and an old fashioned TV with clips of DVS playing. He talks about his life, and where he sees his position in the scene in his poetic style of rapping.

Logic feat. Mighty Moe and Maverick Sabre

Logic is well known for the political and social stance in his own music, as well as with his People’s Army crew, and this new one (‘I’m Not An Alien’) is no different. The track blends roots with of rap, and features Heartless Crew’s Mighty Moe, who steps in to provide Logic with a verse and Maverick Sabre who adds the roots vibe on the hook. Maverick uses Sting’s ‘Englishman In New York’ as inspiration, but switches it up, talking about humans being aliens. The track talks through matters of immigration and equality. Logic spits in his opening bar, “the people trying to keep out the immigrants are immigrants,” giving you something to think about.

Fekky feat. Giggs

As soon as you hear that South Londoner’s Bu Bu Bang Fekky and Holloman Giggs have a track out together, you know it’s going to be huge. Whilst we’re waiting for Fekky to drop his highly anticipated album El Classico, he gives us a teaser of what to expect with new track ‘Gossip’. Two of the best UK rappers on one track is a lethal and deadly combination, and they have a natural chemistry, with their flows and bars working well together. The black and white visuals create a dark and cold setting, matching the sinister beat, with the clips flashing between tower blocks, a room with a pool table and a meat truck. The menacing bars and quotable lyrics, “what’s all the gossiping ting, nigga’s know my style, I’m a boss in this ting,” will make this a fast favourite in clubs and on the festival circuit.

Yungen

Yungen gets serious as it seems he has a lot to get off of his chest for ‘Off The Record 2’ – a sequel to the 2012 track, both of which were produced by Steel Banglez. Showing a more vulnerable side to his personality, it feels like we get to know the real Yungen, with no barriers. He talks us through the problems and situations in his life such as his brother doing a 12-year stretch, giving his house to his sister, not wanting to be in Krept & Konan’s shadow (but of course stating it’s Play Dirty till the death and showing love), Tinie rating him, and how other rappers name for fame.

Tremz

Liverpudlian rapper Tremz is one to watch out for. His new cut ‘Nightmare’ features lyrics talking about Elm Street, with flames in the visuals and camouflaged wear with ballys and masks to give it a deathly, dark and looming feel. Tremz’s intense tracks and trademark hard bars, along with his accent, gives him a unique edge. This, along with his trappy-edged tracks, will give DJs no reason not to give him spins in clubs and on the radio.

In other news – Giggs announced on Instagram via a short video clip, that his brand new albumLandlord will be coming to us very soon… I think we can expect Youngs Teflon & Gunna Dee to make an appearance.

April 11, 2016

Pixies Tracks Of The Week @TheBugzyMalone @PrinceRapid @ikesonthereal @DDoubleE7 @JorjaSmith @MaverickSabre

Bugzy Malone – Gone Clear

Bugzy Malone tells us about going clear for his new track ‘Gone Clear.’ We’re used to seeing a more fired, hyped up Bugzy on tracks, so it’s good to see the Manchester based MC take it down a level and flow over a more ominous beat . This track is produced by the mighty S-X and sees Bugzy talk about his life before fame, as well as where he sees his future, being a legend. This track should see itself on his forthcoming EP which will drop in the Summer.

Prince Rapid – What’s Good

If you’re a Grime fan, then the name Rapid will be very familiar to you. Hailing from Ruff Sqwad and being one of the founding producers, he is behind some of the biggest tracks for artists such as Dizzee Rascal, Wiley, Wretch 32 and many more. “What’s Good” is the first track to be heard off of Rapid’s forthcoming Immortal EP and sees him take control of the mic and commanding power.

Ikes ft. Hayley Cassidy – Clarity

Ikes talks us through a relationship in his new one ‘Clarity.’ He’s with a lady but isn’t too clear of his feelings and where they stand, but it seems like she wants things to be clear. Hayley Cassidy beautifully sings the woman’s part of the tale, accompanying Ike’s mindful raps.

D Double E – Grim Reaper

D Double E is one of the most well-known and acclaimed MC’s in the Grime game. He keeps things in the Newham Generals camp for new track ‘Grim Reaper’ which is produced by Footsie. The horror-like movie visuals match the chilling message in the track.

Jorja Smith ft. Maverick Sabre – A Prince

Jorja Smith is one of the hottest British singer/songwriter newcomers, who got everyone talking with her debut track ‘Blue Lights.’ She now enlists the help of stunning Irish vocalist Maverick Sabre for a striking new track ‘A Prince.’ This is another tale of love, described by the 18-year old through lessons learnt from others, and comparing them to fairtytales. She is definitely as great a singer as she is a storyteller.

 

February 1, 2016

Pixies Tracks Of The Week @PotterPayper @MaverickSabre @Bonkaz @Novelist @UncleMez @Sneakbo @Stefflondon @FekkyOfficial @Blademusic

Potter Payper ft. Maverick Sabre – Normal

Potter Payper is kicking off the start of 2016 with some great new music and begins with the impressive video for “Normal” featuring the vocals of the soulful Maverick Sabre. The rapper delves into real life issues faced by many, the problems people go through and how it’s normal life for them. It’s a reality check which will relate to people in some way. You’ll be able to get this track on his forthcoming EP One Time, but you’ll have to wait until March!

Bonkaz – And Dat (Feat. Stormzy)

For some time now Bonkaz has been teasing fans with snippets for his new mixtape, Mixtape of the Year and the most popular was his and Stormzy’s collab on “And Dat”. This weekend we finally received the mixtape with the full version of “And Dat” that has the two MCs going back to back on their Croydon memories. Bonkaz’s new tape has the South London MC displaying His varying rhyming ability and confirming 2016 will be a landmark year for the MC.

Novelist – Break In Your House

Novelist is known for dropping tracks regularly on his Soundcloud and over the weekend we got another one. “Break In Your House” is a self-produced track from the young future star from Lewisham, who freestyles with defiance and boldness that solidifies the fact he is not an MC to be messed with. Word is out that Nov will be dropping his debut album this year too, so we have that to look forward too.

Mez – Hunt For The Pumps

Mez is putting Nottingham on the Grime map and is a serious one to watch this year. His flow, energy and bars bring a real freshness to his music, which is why he is rising fast and has the support of many in the game. “Hunt For The Pumps” showcases Mez’s humorous and witty side on a Kidda Beat production. It’s a catchy track that will get you bouncing.

Sneakbo and Stefflon Don – Work

Sneakbo and Stefflon Don wasted no time recording and releasing a remix to Drake & Rhianna’s new track “Work” the day after it was released. Sneakbo and Stefflon Don’s wavy bars fit the track perfectly like it was made for them, with the pair also sounding wicked together. We hope to see more collaborations with them soon.

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Fekky ft. Blade Brown – Racks

Two of South London’s finest rappers joined forces for Fekky’s track ‘Racks’ taken from his recently released free mixtape Brandy & Coke, and now we get the visuals to match. A trappy beat is the setting for the two to present their hard bars. Watch out for Fekky’s El Classico album which should be dropping soon.

 

July 29, 2014

Lovebox Festival Saturday 2014 [Review]

Lovebox returned to Victoria Park in East London again this year over the Friday 18th and 19th July 2014. SBTV‘s Shireen headed down there on the Saturday, with the sun beating down on us despite the rainy forecast…

 

First up we caught some of Supa Dupa Fly action over at the Roller Boogie stage where they were banging out some old school hip hop beats courtesy of Emily Rawson, CJ Beatz and more, with a similar vibe to that of their nights held at the Jazz Café in Camden.

Heading straight over to the main stage, we caught the British soul & funk legends that are Soul II Soul , who many know for their smash Back To Life. Their music filtered through the crowd, with a nice mellow and relaxed vibe, perfect for the summer, Saturday, afternoon.

Maverick Sabre was next up on the main stage, leading on perfectly with his soulful, jazzy and reggae influences, he kept the crowds ambiance on the same level, lifting it slowly as his set moved on playing tracks from his album, Lonely Are The Brave. Similarly, I Needgot everyone in the crowd singing loudly – as did his latest single, Emotion.

 

Then, it was time for Nas, a crowd of people begun walking up, and what seemed like a reasonably spacious main stage was now packed. Joined by DJ Green Lantern, the Queensbridge legend took to the stage to perform tracks from his seminal debut, Illmatic, celebrating 20 years since the release. Tracks such as Got Yourself A Gungot everyone buzzing and raising their gun fingers.

Other tracks that seemed to please were One LoveIf I Ruled The World, N.Y State Of Mind and Made You Look. Nas had turned the energy levels to 100.  He proved why he is one of the best hip hop artists working the stage and fans with complete effortlessness.

Next up was MIA who blast onto the stage which was now filled with lights and around 20 dancers who threw glow sticks into the audiences to their delight. She started straight intoBucky Done Gun, but unfortunately this was the beginning of the audio issues as she asked for her Mic to be turned up.

 

Unfortunately the Mic cut out completely and her and her dancers walked off stage leaving MIA looking not very pleased. She came back on stage to the audience’s gladness, but the sound quality was still poor as she performed Paper Planes and Bad Girls leaving again because of the audio. It was a disappointment as we, along with I’m sure many others in attendance, were similarly looking forward to the performance.

November 13, 2012

LIVE REVIEW: RED BULL CULTURE CLASH (LONDON)

It was the biggest music battle to hit London this year and only one sound system could win. The rules were simple; four rounds which are 15 minutes long, you have to save the special guests and the dubs until the last round, you can’t play a tune that’s been played already and the winner is crowned from the decibel reading at the end…

Even though the rules were simple, Major Lazer played as if the rules were there to be broken, playing dubs and bringing out special guests before the end round. Round one kicked off with Channel One bringing roots and culture to the clash, moving on to Annie Mac who kicked off with tunes like ‘Clique’ and ‘212’.

Major Lazer played a Bruno Mars dub on the first round and then dropped their hit ‘Pon De Floor’, starting the first round off with electricity. Diplo also got into a massive blow up see-through ball and tumbled across the crowd in it.

Boy Better Know’s first round was so hyped; playing the biggest and best bass instrumentals from Pay As You Cartel’s ‘Know We’, Faze Miyake’s ‘Take Off’ and Breakage’s ‘Hard’. Just from the first round alone, I thought it was going to be Annie Mac or BBK who was going to win.

The second round is where it got tense, with Major Lazer playing more dubs and also bringing out Stylo G. BBK weren’t happy, as Skepta said: ‘You’re not meant to bring out special guests till the end, Major Lazor better turn their lazors off!”

Wiley’s hits ‘Heatwave’ and ‘Can You Hear Me’ were played in round two and the man himself also jumped into the crowd, giving fans a special surprise. P Money also MC’d over some dubstep on Annie Mac’s set. BBK got more upset on round three, with JME warning his competitors, saying ‘I’m gonna slap someone!’ Channel One also stepped in saying, ‘Major Lazer don’t disrespect, have some respect for the artist dem.’ Round three was called ‘Sleeping With The Enemy’, which meant they all had to play the sounds of an opponent’s sound system.

Round four was the time to get serious, where contestants brought the disses, the dubs and the guests. Major Lazer brought out impressive guests Rita Ora and Usher, which saw Rita have a wardrobe malfunction and revealing a boob! Usher performed ‘Climax’ with Diplo remixing it to a reggae version.

Annie Mac presented us with remarkable guests, including Maverick SabreKaty BMs Dynamite and Example. BBK got came with a Giggs dubplate, also bringing out their guests Lethal B and Chip.

BBK were crowned as the winners, but I think Major Lazer’s screams were bigger and Annie Mac played more of a variety – but you can’t win when rules are broken so they had to go home empty handed. Congratulations to BBK who played fair and came with wicked tunes and entertainment.

October 23, 2012

K.Koke – Turn Back [Music Video]

K Koke releases the video to his first official single Turn Back featuring Maverick Sabre.

October 5, 2012

K Koke feat. Maverick Sabre – Turn Back [Audio]

Here is K Koke‘s first official single Turn Back featuring Maverick Sabre where he talks us through the struggles he faced. The sample is a famous one from a Sting track Shape Of My Heart, which Nas also used on The Message. This track should go on to be as big as both of them…

September 19, 2012

MTV Wrap Up: UK Rap Rundown [News]

Hey, I hope you all had a good weekend – I did! Therefore, I am going to kick off with some good news this week. Hackney hip-hop artist Mikill Pane, who has worked with Ed Sheeran and Example, signed to Mercury Records last week. He announced the news via his Twitter and Instagram accounts, saying: “I moved to a new planet today. Proud to announce that I am now signed & I’m on Mercury Records…”

Mikill is said to be finishing his debut album ‘Blame Miss Barclay’,which we should be hearing before the end of this year. Congratulations!

Plan B has been nominated for the Mercury Music Prize shortlist for his third album, which was also the Ill Manors soundtrack – making history as the first ever soundtrack to get a nomination. The judges have praised the soundtrack to his film of the same name, calling it “a brilliantly visceral soundtrack to an angry, troubling and harsh picture of life on the underside of London in 2012.”

Fekky,who previously teamed up with DJ Whoo Kid to release his ‘Come On Den’ mixtape, recently released his video to ‘Bang’ featuring Young Spray and Frisco. He also announced that he will also be working on a joint EP with Slic Vic and has a track with Wretch 32 in the pipeline. Meanwhile, Young Spray took to GRM Daily to release a net video to ‘Away’ – a heartfelt track from the ‘Hard To Kill Vol.2’ mixtape.

Jaja Soze recently released his album ‘The Last Message’. He also dropped the video to his track ‘Street Paradise’, an inspirational jam; which hears him say: “The urban scene just gets nervous every time I speak and when they see me it gets worse they try and kiss my feet.” Jaja also joined Geko for his latest track ‘Slideshow’.

Play Dirty’s Yungen gave us the hard new track ‘Rapstars’, which hears him talks about the life he lives – “independent life no label.” The track is produced by Steel Banglez; sounding like an interesting fusion of rap, rock and electro.

Clixx brought us a beautiful live acoustic version of his second single ‘Only If You Want’, which features singer Jermaine Riley and is from the ‘XX’ mixtape. We should be hearing some new material from Clixx soon; he is definitely one to watch.

Last week K. Koke shot the video to his first official single featuring Maverick Sabre from his ‘I Ain’t Perfect Album’. Speaking on K. Koke’s online TV series, Maverick Sabre said: “I love universal music, music that can connect with everybody no matter what genre. I think there have only been a few rappers over time that can do that well.

“I think the best way through hip-hop you can do that is through pain and struggle. Everybody can connect with that to a certain level. People speak to the people.”

April 12, 2012

Maverick Sabre – I Used To Have It All

Check out Maverick Sabre’s new single I Used To Have It All off the Lonely Are The Brave performed live at Angel Studios.