Posts tagged ‘Roll Deep’

September 30, 2014

Rabit (@RabitMusic) ft. Riko Dan (@therikodan) – Black Dragons [Audio]

One of grime’s farda’s Riko Dan who some will remember from Roll Deep crew, has joined forces with Texan producer Rabit over his Black Dragon production to shell down some super heavy weight bars. Riko Dan has been spitting over a number of more experimental beats recently and this one is no different with it’s synth led, futuristic production. This is definitely a definitive grime track to be remembered this year.

September 12, 2012

Let’s Avit – 15th September 2012 [Event]

Avit returns on Saturday 15th September @ Relay (Cable) SE1 bringing you a sound spectrum of some of the UK’s best urban music artists covering Dubstep, RnB, Hip Hop, Grime, DnB & Experimental

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FLIRTA D B2B SKIBADEE
MANGA (ROLL DEEP)
UNCZ ‘SPLINTER CELL’ (FUNSTA, HARRY SHOTTA & DJ RUFFSTUFF)
DJ KLOSE ONE (ATG/STAUNCH)
DJ VECTRA (RINSE FM)
MELODY KANE (SBTV OFFICIAL DJ)
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LADY MC (VOTED BEST FEMALE MC 2012)
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July 31, 2012

Roll Deep feat. Jammer & Opium – Snakes & Madders

Snakes & Madders is the third video to be released from Roll Deep‘s recent mixtape No Comment Star and features Jammer and Opium

July 28, 2012

MTV Wrap Up Interview: Roll Deep [Interview]

The legendary Roll Deep Crew are back with a bang with the new mixtape ‘No Comment Star’, which hears them take their sound back to grime. The mixtape features the likes of Jammer and Opium and production from G Tank, Swifta Beater and more in the lead up to their album ‘10’. The Wrap Up’s Shireen Fenner was joined by some of the group’s members to talk early days, evolution, and fans…

The Wrap Up: For those who don’t know about Roll Deep, can you tell us how you formed?

Roll Deep: Roll Deep was a collective of friends and family that have grown up in the same area, just a family thing. Music wasn’t always the profession; we were just street people. In around 2000, Roll Deep was at the forefront of the grime scene and as we had Wiley in the group – obviously that helped! Later on, we got a record deal and got some commercial success with tunes like ‘Shake A Leg’. We had two no.1’s in 2010. Today is about the ‘No Comment Star’ mixtape – a couple members have grown up and other members have left, but it’s still the core.

TWU: There are currently nine members in Roll Deep. How do you decide who should be on what track?

Roll Deep: We don’t, it just happens naturally. It’s just whoever comes the strongest; the strongest survive basically. Sometimes not everyone likes the same song. Tania’s not on the mixtape because of the style of music, so it all depends on what’s needed when.

TWU: Members of the crew have changed and left in the 10 years you have been around. Has this affected the group and has it made it stronger?

Roll Deep: We’ve gone grey and wrinkly [laughs]. We are stronger, because we’re growing and learning every day. The core is still there, that’s never changed – Roll Deep is Roll Deep. Whoever comes and goes, the name is still Roll Deep and that’s what we’re representing.

TWU: I assume you’re all good friends. What do you do when you’re not in the studio recording in your free time together?

Roll Deep: Sex. McDonalds. Paintballing. We don’t do anything abnormal to the regular person that doesn’t make music. I can go to the shop on my own; I don’t need the whole crew holding my hand. We live regular lives outside of music.

TWU: How do you make sure you stay relevant with the ever-evolving underground dance scene?

Roll Deep: We stay in the loop. We are making all types of music as well. Regarding the underground scene, it’s not something we try to be a part of, we didn’t try to make a grime scene, we didn’t try to do new music, it’s just who we are and we just know how to express it. If we stay original with what we do, we are always going to be relevant.

TWU: How would you define Roll Deep and your sound now as you have grown over the years?

Roll Deep: I don’t think we have a particular sound because we do so many different types of music. At the end of the day we are artists who enjoy making music. People say ‘When I’m Ere’ wasn’t our sound, but we’ve got different styles. From then till now it’s just progressed, we’ve branched out and done more things from when we were just grime – now were versatile.

TWU: How do you feel when your fans say ‘this tune isn’t Roll Deep?’

Roll Deep: You’re not Roll Deep either! People that say them things don’t understand the music industry. People are like ‘grime grime grime,’ but they don’t buy the tune when we bring it out. We are going to make sure we push our CD ‘No Comment Star’ and that’s got some songs on there that will shut some people up and answer a lot of questions that people have been asking like, ‘Can they do grime still? Are they still good?’

TWU: Recently in an interview Nas said ‘we don’t chase pop, pop chases us.’ How do you feel about this statement and do you agree?

Roll Deep: Yeah we didn’t choose music; music chose us [all laugh]. That statement is a good statement though, I never looked at it like that. When I check it, it does look like that. We were Roll Deep, doing our thing on the underground, a major label came to us and saw that and said ‘we want to bring that to another level.’ We weren’t chasing a deal, it came to us.

TWU: What is the funniest or weirdest thing a fan has ever done or said to you?

Roll Deep: Some have got tattoos of our lyrics; people bring gifts to the building and just wait for us to turn up. Last year when we were on tour, people brought us collages of our albums that they made and cookies and stuff. I don’t eat anything that’s given to me, but we are just polite and say thank you. It’s cool; they’re just showing appreciation at the end of the day. Obviously you’re touching their lives in some way, but I’m not touching their food!

TWU: You’ve been doing press all day now, what’s the best question you’ve been asked and what is the most annoying question?

Roll Deep: ‘Where’s Wiley? Who is in Roll Deep?’ We don’t know the answer to either of them questions. The best question today has been ‘foreplay or f**k’? I just said no comment star…

TWU: Speaking of ‘No Comment Star’, the mixtape goes back to your grime roots. Why did you make this decision?

Roll Deep: Roll Deep are a collective of versatile artists who do different things, who just make music generally and appreciate all types of music. We always engage in that. People act like this is our first grime mixtape, but it’s not the case. We are always in a position where we can’t win, so we don’t try to impress anyone, we just do what we do. You can never please everyone.

TWU: What can we expect on the album?

Roll Deep: It’s called ‘10’, obviously to celebrate 10 years of Roll Deep – it’s got a range of stuff. It is a mash up of everything, but at a higher quality than a mixtape. We have got grimier ones that are high quality and better mix downs. Agent X is on there, so is S-X, Swindle, Wide Boys… there’s a range of people and music on there. We’re still waiting for the date, but it will be out this year.

‘No Comment Star’ is available to download now.

July 18, 2012

G-Shock Sessions

G-Shock Sessions are back for their infamous live sessions held at their store in Brick Lane. The night will see the launch of Roll Deep‘s new mixtape ‘No Comment Star’ with the grime collective performing. Other performances on the night will be from Discarda, Rival, Jammer, Shystie and Mighty Moe, Infecta and many more.

DJ’s on the night will be 1Xtra’s  CJ Beatz, Kiss FM’s Logan Sama, and Roll Deep and 1Xtra DJ Target, with Shadez The Misfit hosting. An exclusive deal of 20% off watches will be offered on the night too, so get down there.

This event is free and takes places at at G-Shock East, Unit 3, Dray Walk, Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL. The first live act to take to the stage is at 6.30pm.

 

July 10, 2012

ROLL DEEP FT OPIUM – PALAVA

Roll Deep release the video to their first single Palava off their forthcoming mixtape No Comment Star. The mixtape will see the crews return, and will include features from Jammer, Riko Dan and Discarda and production from Scratchy, Swifter Beater, G Tank and more.

April 15, 2012

Teezy ft. Manga – Business

Teezy releases the video for his first single off his highly anticipated Illegal EP, Business featuring Manga.

January 19, 2012

Eskimo Dance Returns 11th May 2012

If you missed Eskimo Dance last Saturday 14th January you definitely did miss out. BBK, Roll Deep, OG’z, Ghetts, Merky Ace, Kozzie, Flirta D, and Rival all smashed up the dance with DJ’s Cheeky, JJ, Maximum, Slimzee, Spyro and Hatcha. Wiley and DJ Cheeky tweeted today that it will make a return to Proud 2 on 11th May, so put the date in your diary now!

Wiley tweeted today, “The next eskimo dance is may 11th dont forget ….”

Cheeky confirmed the venue would be Proud 2 tweeting, ” Eskimo Dance May 11th Proud2.”