Posts tagged ‘Wiley’

December 19, 2016

Pixies Tracks Of The Week @AJFromTheLane @BigFris @YungenPlayDirty @WileyUpdates @RudeKidMusic

Denzel Curry – Knotty Head UK Remix Feat. AJ Tracey & Rick Ross

AJ Tracey heats things up on the UK remix of Denzel Curry’s ‘Knotty Head’ where he steps in first on the opening verse, setting the levels for the rest of the track with Denzel Curry and Rick Ross who take on the track after. The video is shot in West London and also shows shots of Denzel performing at the Jazz Cafe in London.

 

Frisco feat Shola Ama – Rocket

Frisco ends the year on high with a brand new visual taken from his ‘System Killer’ project. ‘Rocket’ is given a vintage feel for the video and shows the pair walking through Fris’ hood in Tottenham as he rides the laid-back beat effortlessly.

Yungen – Cuffing Season

Yungen drops another track for the girls which he always does so well! The South London rapper talks us through why this girl might be the one to take him off the market, and why winter is ‘Cuffing Season’.

Wiley – 6 In The Bloodclart Morning

The Godfather of Grime is back at it with some more visuals taken from his forthcoming “Godfather” album due January 13th. It’s classic Wiley, straight-fire bars, over an old skool sounding Grime beat.

Rude Kid – Mix

Rude Kid has had an epic year with the release of his ‘Noah’s Ark’ E.P, touring with Chase & Status, performing at festivals and announcing his Kiss Grime show. He leaves us at the end of 2016 with a huge mix of some of his biggest records mixed with exclusives of forthcoming releases.

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November 28, 2016

Pixies Tracks Of The Week @NewhamGenerals @WileyUpdates @BlakieA @Callmecadet

Newham Generals x Wiley – Unruly

Three of Grime’s foundational and important people link up for a momentous collaboration “Unruly” where they take to the streets of Newham for a gritty Grime riddim which matches the menacing visuals.

Wiley – U Were Always, Pt.2 feat. Skepta & Belly

Wiley takes it back to old skool Roll Deep days as he brings us “U Were Always Pt.2,” sampling SWV’s ‘Fine Time”. It features North London MC’s Skepta and Belly in this sultry slow jam. This will be on his forthcoming “Godfather” album out Jan 2017.

Blakie – Can’t See Them

19 year-old South East London lyricist Blakie releases his debut single “Can’t See Them” which shows him stepping out on his own from crew The Square for this fun and energetic Grime track produced by The Square member Lolingo.

Cadet – Ooouuu (Remix)

Cadet puts his own stamp on Young Ma’s “Ooouuu” as he gives it a remix. It’s joined by dance heavy visuals that suit the bouncy track well as Cadet lays down some sick bars.

 

November 7, 2016

Pixies Tracks Of The Week @Footsie @izziegibbs @KingPMoney @SCRUFIZZER @AJFromTheLane

Footsie – My Team

Footsie dedicates a track to his team. Produced by OGTaxx of American production team 808 Mafia, Footsie spits some hard bars over a trap lead beat, lighting a spliff for the people who keep it real with him.

Izzie Gibbs – Bare Talk On Road

Izzie Gibbs hits us with a brand new video ‘Bare Talk On Road’ taken from his ‘Jutsu’ EP. We see him step out a barber shop where Big Narstie is waiting to go in. The Northampton MC delivers a message with his fierce flow.

P Money ft. JME & Wiley – Gunfingers

Three of some of Grime’s best lyricists unite for ‘Gunfingers’. P Money, JME and Wiley all throw down bars in a tribute to gunfingers, a signal done in a rave to show appreciation for the track. The track produced by Skepta has an old-skool vibe to it, and is taken from P Money’s forthcoming album ‘Live & Direct’.

Scrufizzer X Aubrey Whyte – Out & Bad

Scrufizzer switches it up for his new one with actor Aubrey White, where he gets rawer than usual for ‘Out & Bad’. Scrufizzer flows over a hard-hitting, dark beat with a heavy bassline, with his trademark adlibs present too.

AJ Tracey – Buster Cannon

One of Grime’s hottest prospects AJ Tracey drops the cinematic visuals shot in Japan to the lead single from his forthcoming EP ‘Lil Tracey’ released in December. Produced by Canada’s Tre Mission this super powered beat fits perfectly with AJ’s fast flow and dextrous wordplay.

September 9, 2016

Reading Festival: Friday Review 2016

Reading Festival has to be one of my favourites, and that’s mainly because of the eclectic mix of music, and them always being at the forefront when it comes to supporting Grime and UK Rap artists such as Giggs, Fekky, Sneakbo.

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Arriving on the Friday in the early evening, we only got a few hours to see some of the acts left on the first day. Entering the arena from behind the main stage we watched producer duo and brothers Disclosure who were on the main stage and opened with their hit ‘White Noise’. They went onto play their own tracks ‘F For You’ and ‘You & Me’ saying that “Reading Festival was the first festival me and Howard went too, that’s why I think this is going to be the best crowd we’ve ever played too, am I right?” The crowd were quick to scream their answers of yes adding to their excitement. As the sun set and we were in darkness, the lazers appeared across the sky from the stage with ‘Bang That’ being played out to the huge crowd.

As we passed the Dance Stage there was some heavy tunes and dirty basslines coming out of it, so naturally we entered and discovered the sounds of DJ/Producer duo Jack U also known singularly as Diplo and Skrillex. They banged out some heavy-duty tracks that you couldn’t help but skank out too, including their own track and one of my personal favourites, ‘Take You There’, Disclosure’s ‘You & Me’ (Flume Remix), and Skepta’s ‘Shutdown’. The energy in the tent was insane and they definitely did shut down their headline set on Friday in the Dance Tent.

Wiley was last up at the BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage and I managed to catch most of his set, he entered onto the stage spitting “I done a lot of tracks in the manor, E3 you can get the loud pack in the manor.” Scratchy then joined him on stage flowing over a classic grime instrumental ‘Creeper’ by Danny Weed bringing more energy to the stage with this track. Wiley moved onto ‘Can’t Go Wrong’ and more commercially known track ‘Wearing My Rolex’. Flowdan was brought out where the three went back to back over Preditah’s ‘Circles,’ and Rebound X ‘Rhythm N Gash’ where JME bounced out onto the stage also joining in on the mic. As the end of the night appeared and Wiley’s set was drawing to an end he announced, ““They said to shut it down, you know what we’re gonna do,” and left us with renditions of Skepta’s ‘Shutdown’ and BBK’s ‘Too Many Men’.

July 17, 2016

Pixies Tracks Of The Week @Duskymusic @Wileyupdates @Dapzonthemap @RayBlk_ @Prez_T @JCLARKE_GHETTS @Rudekidmusic

Dusky ft. Wiley – Sort It Out Sharon

As Dusky prepares to release his forthcoming album ‘Outer’ we hear a brand new track taken from it ‘Sort It Out Sharon’. It features the Godfather of Grime Wiley, and blends techno with Grime and 93’ rave music. Dusky bring an emergence of genres for this one making it sound rather futuristic, with Wiley flowing effortlessly over the Dance music duo’s production.

Dapz On The Map – Champion Champion

West Bromwich’s Dapz On The Map is back at it again with a brilliant new track full of passion, hunger and emotion for ‘Champion Champion’. He eases us into the track with his soulful voice, and makes us listen to his lyrics full of greatness and power on a Thomas Mellor produced beat.

Ray Blk ft. Stormzy – My Hood

Singer Ray Blk releases the visuals to her brilliant new track ‘My Hood’ which has been getting a lot of love, “Ray BLK said of the video to ‘Dazed‘ magazine, “I’ve been getting older, I’ve been realising that where I’m from is not a very nice place, to put it quite plainly. When I was younger, growing up, you don’t really realise what’s going on around you. I was saying to one of my friends, every day I’d see a police car, every day I’d hear sirens…
“But I also saw the beauty in where I’m from, like the people, the culture, so there’s good and bad and that’s what I wanted to speak about in the song.”

President T ft. JME – House & Pop

“Real veterans will do real veteran things” President T says on the intro to his Splurgeboys produced brand new track ‘House & Pop’, and that’s exactly what happens when him and JME start spitting their bars.

Ghetts & Rude Kid – Savage

Ghetts and Rude Kid drop a brilliant new video ‘Savage’ from the soundtrack of the forthcoming ‘The Intent’ film. It features footage from the film with cameos from Fekky and Femi Oyeniran, and shows Ghetts in a state of power in the cinematic visual.

 

November 23, 2015

Pixies Tracks Of The Week @officialdpower @Bigfris @KyleLettman @chaseandstatus @Bonkaz @tompriormusic @YungenPlayDirty @SqueeksTP @WileyUpdates

Diesle ft Frisco & Demolition Man – Who Can Draw

Diesle is gearing up to release his debut album ‘Zion’ and teams up with Boy Better Know’s Frisco and Demolition Man for the first single ‘Who Can’ produced by King Yoof. Filled with jungle and reggae vibes, the two London MC’s bring their raw lyrics to the track and Demolition Man blesses the hook and his verse with his own different flavour. This is just a taster of what to expect from the ‘Zion’ album.

Kyle Lettman ft. Coco Dupree – Matter Of Time

‘Matter Of Time’ is the third track to be heard off Kyle Lettman’s stunning new EP ‘Under Construction’ released on the 27th November. It sees Kyle take it back to the slow jams era of R&B we all know and love from the 90’s. The singer/songwriter is known and loved for this style, and this one shows off the old skool R&B vibe perfectly, with Coco and Kyle joining and bringing a different flavour to the track.

Chase & Status ft. Bonkaz – Wha Gwarn (London Bars Vol III)

This is the third video release from Chase & Status in their London Bars series, and this time they chose a relatively newcomer to the game Bonkaz. Bonkaz follows in Frisco and Giggs footsteps dropping some heavyweight bars over a bass riddled track shot at Birthdays in East London, along with other locations. Bonkaz shows a more aggressive persona for ‘Wha Gwarn’ and his lyrics hit hard.

Tom Prior x Yungen x Squeeks – White Dress

Singer Tom Prior enlists two rappers South London’s Yungen and North London’s Squeeks for his new track ‘White Dress’ where they talk about women they see a future with. It’s definitely aimed more for the female audience and the rappers work really well with Tom’s vocals. The black and white visuals show Yungen and Squeeks in a house in two different rooms with two ladies, talking from the heart and Tom standing alone singing.

Wiley – 25 MCs

Wiley dropped the audio to 25 MCs in June and this week he released the visuals to accompany it. Produced by one of Grime’s best producers Swifta Beater its braggadocious but for a reason, as Wiley is the Godfather he reinstates his position on this track as the leader. It’s shot at his famous Grime night Eskimo Dance and features cameos of Grime’s biggest stars.

 

July 27, 2015

Pixies Tracks Of The Week @JusRival @SOLARGE_E300 @officialAvelino @Espa @MyNuLeng @NewhamGenerals @BladeMusic

Rival x So Large – Voices

East London MC, Rival has been on the road recently touring with Ghetts and The Skints in doing so has been busy and making his presence known. He’s joined forces with fellow East London’s So Large for “Voices”, with them both exchanging hot verses. They deliver fiery bars with energy over a heavyweight, vocal-led instrumental from Rude Kid. This is definitely one of my favourite grime tracks of the year.

Avelino – Money Over Everything

North London’s Avelino is destined for big things in the world of UK rap, which is currently at it’s healthiest stage ever. His music sees reflective lyrics, joined with experimental and often melodic productions. For his new track “Money Over Everything” which samples Wretch 32’s famous F64, Avelino tells Complex UK “It’s sick to have him jump on the tune, as well. ‘M.O.E’ is a song that, hopefully, you can turn up to but lyrically, it’s me admitting that I’m aware of our ignorance but it’s just the way it is .”

Espa – Pray For Me [My Nu Leng Remix]

Espa dropped her “Pray For Me” track back in May which saw the London singer show a vulnerability to her, over a garage beat reminiscent of from the 90’s. Now production duo My Nu Leng have given it the remix treatment taking it down a darker, bass heavy route.

Newham Generals ft Wiley – Scars

Footsie released his Scars EP via Butterz on vinyl earlier this year with the track originally being released in 2005 The classic Grime tune has now been given visuals, fitting the era it was originally made in, with memorabilia such as RWD magazine covers, Nokia 7600s, Lord OF The Decks DVDs and more. With bars from Newham Generals and Wiley this is one to keep in your music catalogue forever.

Blade Brown ft. Tigger Da Author – Drug Dealer

Blade Brown certainly did it big for his “Drug Dealer” video which is a favourite track amongst his fans off his Bags & Boxes 3 mixtape. Shooting the video in LA, we see Blade Brown with a luxurious car on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, also hitting the beach with his lady. See you can spot in the video as it includes celebrities such as Floyd Mayweather.

 

June 9, 2015

Born & Bred Festival 2015 [Review] @bornandbredLDN

Born & Bred Festival set in Haggerston Park, East London was the first festival to take place by promoters Found who already host a variety of other festivals across London. This one was one made for me and bass lovers, as it specialised in Grime, Drum & Bass, Dub, Jungle, Garage and more with a plethora of artists with a distinction in each of those genres.

The four stages were prominent when we walked in, The Main Stage with headliners from different musical backgrounds, Just Jam (the Grime one), Swamp 81 (a music label set up by Loefah) and Wavey Garmz (a lot of Garage). Starting at 11am, I missed The Square, Grime’s favourite upcoming crew from Lewisham. Unfortunately this was a bit too early for me as I arrived at 2.30pm.

I headed straight for a drink as the sun was beating down on Saturday and needed to quench my thirst! Checking the line up on my phone whilst by the main stage I heard the sounds of The Heatwave for a bit who gave an Carival-esque set with Bashment & Dancehall blaring from the speakers and a host to who was getting the crowd hyped.

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[Photo Credit: Marc Sethi]

Wavy Garmz was where I went to hear some old skool riddims from the likes of Oxide & Neutrino from So Solid crew, who really took me back in time with their 2 step tunes and a crowd sing-a-long to their crew anthem from So Solid.

I headed to Just Jam to catch the mighty Sir Spyro on the decks drop some classic bangers, with ad lib Grime legend Flirta. The crowd was so hyped when he touched the mic. We headed back afterwards to watch one of Grime’s favourite and famous duos, Newham Generals who graced us with new tunes from their EP ‘N To The Gs’ such as ‘Levels’ and old school classics such as ‘Hard’ and ‘Streetfighter’. It was good to see people so enthusiastic about watching Grime veterans like these on stage!

I can’t forget watching Joker on the main stage who brought life to open air field at only 3.30pm in the afternoon, and then took it down to some tracks off his newly released album. He certainly had the audience going for one of my favourite sets of the day, Digital Mystikz (Mala & Coki) who had everyone in awe of their dub classic tracks and literally had everyone raving and pulling up tracks such as ‘Earth A Run Red’.

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[Photo Credit: Marc Sethi]

I caught a bit of Loefah’s set over at the Swamp 81 tent which was fully fledged with tunes full of synths and bass. I then headed back to catch a set I was really looking forward to, and that was Zinc’s Jungle set on the main stage where he played his classic track ‘Super Sharp Shooter’ and Chase & Status & Jenna G’s ‘In Love’. I didn’t leave as he played banger after banger and as Wiley was late had to extend his set (I wasn’t complaining).

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Wiley turned up to his headline, 1 hour set practically 45 mins late, with B&B announcing he was on his way, but really not many people believing and leaving the main stage area as Zinc had left and they had really messed with the atmosphere by playing commercial hip hop. Once on stage he performed ‘Chasing The Art’, ‘On A Level’ ‘Step 1 Freestyle’ and ended on ‘Heatwave’. I was pretty disappointed that he didn’t pull out more classics as this wasn’t really a commercial kind of festival, he could of left them for Wireless or whatever. The sound system shut off at 9 on the dot and the crowd were not happy with Wiley who later tweeted it was not his fault though “Yesterday I was actually on time . But my manager and Dj messed up this one . #Simples . I can take blame for a rusty start tho.”

All in all for the first festival of Born & Bred, it went really well with no trouble that I witnessed and was full of harmony. It’s tapped into a market that wasn’t delivering us the bass culture we needed all in one. Well done to Found, we salute you.

June 8, 2015

Pixies Tracks Of The Week @Sneakbo @theupbeats @Skepta @Meridian_Dan @WileyUpdates

Sneakbo & Kranium – Lifestyle Remix

South London rapper Sneakbo dropped his mixtape Jetski Wave 2 in February, which is one of the hottest of the year thus far and hosted by DJ Whoo Kid. This week we got the official video to the “Lifestyle remix” track off it which is my personal favourite off the tape where he talks about his life, his journey and his hopes, dream and ambitions.

Caribou – Back Home (The Upbeats Bootleg) (feat Voices)

New Zealand producer duo The Upbeats have taken Caribou’s rather relaxed tune “Back Home” and given it a sumptuous drum & bass remix with synths plus vocals from Voices, whilst still leaving the original coatings remaining the same. The build up to the drop is delightful, elevating to a sub bass that gradually comes in. The producers have also added an extra treat; the track is available for a free download by clicking here 

Skepta – Shutdown (Idris Elba Remix)

You will recognise the name Idris Elba more from the acting world more than music, from an array of hit TV drama’s including The Wire and Luther along with films such as Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom and more being nominated for Grammy Awards too. He is a DJ though, under the moniker DJ Big Driis and has released tracks and has production credits to his name, so it’s no surprise really when he was asked to hook up with Skepta for a remix of Shutdown. Listen below and appreciate his bars as he goes in hard.

Meridian Dan – The Bits

Meridian Dan from one of Grime’s most well known crews, Bloodline has dropped a single titled “The Bits”. He signed to label PMR after a successful 2014 which included his single “German Whip” reaching the top 20 single charts. “The Bits” is produced by Tow Inch Punch and we can expect it to be on his forthcoming debut album ‘I Am London due later in the year.

Wiley – Wickedest MC Alive

As Wiley launches a new label Chasing The Art, he celebrates this by promising to drop a track per week for eight weeks which will be a project  titled #8. Kicking this off he started with “Wickedest MC Alive” which is self-produced and premiered by Annie Mac on the radio. Released on Sunday 7 June, with the follow up single “25 MC’s” dropping the following Sunday on “June 14th. This track resonates with his early 2000 material giving it a nostalgic feel.

March 16, 2015

Pixie’s Tracks Of The Week (@Frenchyleboss) (@Officialgiggs) (@SwiftSection) (@SleeksSection) (@GenesisElijah) (@MajorB2DAL) (@Lilnastyuk) (@SRUFIZZER) (@JMEBBK)

I’ve been away for 9 days, so this is my first post back from my holidays and seeing as it’s Monday it might as well be my tracks of the week! We have some good UK rap and Grime tunes, especially the JME surprise videos and album announcement!

Frenchy Le Boss ft Giggs – Flexing 

Frenchy Le Boss & Giggs team up for this absolute banger. This track is one from for the clubs. Expect to hear some bilingual rap from Frenchy Le Boss and some hard bars and naughty lyrics from Giggs.

Swift & Sleeks – Let My Squad Up

Swift & Sleeks from one of the most talked about UK rap crews around at the moment; Section Boyz, come together as a duo for this one titled ‘Let My Squad Up’. They showcase their lyrics over a dark trap beat.

Genesis Elijah – Spin Em Round

Wiley dropped some instrumentals on Soundcloud and Genesis Elijah decided to bless one of them with some bars. Complementing the Godfather of Grime’s skills as a producer, Genesis Elijah a well-respected rapper comes with some hot bars and a catch chorus.

Milli Major ft Scrufizzer & Lil Nasty – Stable

Bloodline’s Milli Major drops the second visual from his highly anticipated ‘Bloods Thicker Than Water’ EP due for release in April. This track features Scrufizzer and Lil Nasty who each add some of their own Grime flavour to the track. The EP will feature some of Grime’s finest artists including D Double E, Flirta D, Chronik and more.

JME – Integrity, Taking Over (It Ain’t Working) & Work

This is exciting me as much as the release of Skepta’s album to be as honest, as JME announced the release of his album ‘Integrity’ slated for a May 4th release. To celebrate the news, JME dropped three videos unannounced! Only JME would do that and we all love him for it! Check out the videos for ‘Integrity’, ‘Taking Over’ and ‘Work’ which will all be on the album.