Nextup: Novelist- Yakuta Riddim

More than just an MC, The Square member Novelist is an accomplished producer with a style heavily based on golden era grime. He’s got a knack for the asymmetric percussion and oddball synths of yesteryear, although for Nov it’s to studied effect rather than a by product of making outsider garage. In ‘Yakuta Riddim’ he’s aiming squarely to make a proper riddim track, perhaps the first since 2010’s ‘Wooo Riddim’- a rally for every MC who thinks they’re hard enough. This is reinforced by a recent freestyle where Nov unleashed a rarely heard yardie flow over the beat, cementing it’s dancehall dub culture inspiration.

Don’t watch the Japanese caption and flute synths, this one’s straight from Kingston to Lewisham.


Release date: TBA

-Bert Coyle


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