Tag Archives: NextUp
Local Action boy Finn making arguably his first swipe at recognisability outside of boxed and blog-grime circles with the ‘Finn Remixed’ EP out now. Featuring two remixes (the other seeing DJ Q on bassline tip) of his jerky party classic ‘Keep Calling’ as well as re-works of ‘My My’ and ‘Only Boy’, the producers deliberately weren’t given […]
Catapulting from a Youtube street sensation to MOBO winning star in what feels like the blink of an eye, Stormzy keeps proving himself one of the UK’s most talented and hungry rappers. In this remix of his breakthrough hit ‘Not That Deep’ he brings in his friends and associates the Section Boyz, a slightly oddball […]
Novelist and Mumdance’s fruitful partnership opens a new chapter in their 1 Sec EP released today, the date of MC Novelist’s 18th birthday. The unlikely duo had a breakout hit last year in ‘Take Time’, and this new collaboration is largely an extension of the sound they hit upon. Clanging, squelching drum machines and vintage […]
It’s not rare for an artist to MC and produce at the same time. Characters like Wiley, Skepta and Footsie make as many beats as they do bar over them. However for some reason I didn’t expect it from Big Shizz, an up and coming MC often seen lurking around sets, including the Lord of […]
Beatmaking Dilla would enjoy. If this is what 2015 sounds like, bring it on.
Full disclosure here: this might not actually be a track but a really good mix, as it’s ripped from the continually mysterious SOPHIE’s boiler room set and contains elements of at least 3 tracks (vocals from SOPHIE’s ‘Lemonade’ and GFOTY’s ‘Friday Night’ with an unknown instrumental), the title here is largely hearsay. The beat is a […]
Much has been made of the new generation of grime, both by myself and similarly pretentious bloggers so I’m gonna keep this simple. The Square is a grime crew from Lewisham who’ve been making serious waves lately, off the back of their ‘The Formula’ mixtape and various solo efforts. The most high profile members are […]