There has to be something said about an artist who has been active for two decades and still finds the drive and hunger to keep delivering. East London grime pioneer Wiley has practically out worked everyone in the scene that he built, and still continues to release critically acclaimed albums that is typically a hard accomplishment in any genre. Whilst his latest single title ‘Been A While’ could seem a bit off considering that his LP ‘Godfather’ was literally released in January of 2017, the track features Will still sharp as ever with an ear for the right grime production that continues to set the place on fire. ‘Been A While’ is taken from Wiley’s forthcoming ‘Godfather II’ album, out March 30th.
A solid cast of grime and rap talent joins with rappers, MC’s, and DJs flying the flag. North-West London’s AJ Tracey brings pure heat to the Outlook stage, with stalwart and ex Roll Deep member Killa P. Camden mic-murkers YGG are set to slay at Outlook ‘18 too. Deep MC’s are a plenty – Lady Leshurr, Jaykae and Kamakaze rep for the Midlands with raw and rugged bars, and MCR Darkside Crew member, President T, all join. Rinse FM’s Grandmixxer journeys through his record collection – expect stone cold grime classics and more, whilst Trends & Boylan showcase dark, icy instrumentals. UK rap has risen to the top this year, with the likes of MIST putting the scene, and his hometown of Birmingham back on the map after a Mobo win and more. Melanin 9 and Ocean Wisdom are part of the next wave of rappers putting a distinct take on UK hip-hop, Outlook welcomes them along with mainstay acts like Devilman. Alternative beats come from the wondrous, soulful Fatima, hip-hop explorer Open Mike Eagle, Israeli MC Miss Red, and Goth-trad. Boundary defying breakouts to check are Ryan De La Cruz, Ezra Collective and Layfullstop, who fuse jazz and hip-hop influences. Stone’s Throw founder Peanut Butter Wolf, BBZ member Shy One and eclectic selector Eva Lazarus lay down selections across the week.
Mike Skinner has hit everyone with a couple of holiday treats in the form of two new tracks. Titled ‘Burn Bridges’ and ‘Sometimes I Hate My Friends More Than My Enemies’, the two cuts find Skinner returning to his grime and garage roots. The tunes also came after Skinner’s recent announcement of a shows that he will be performing around the UK in April. Both are good news in our eyes, and the songs are a lovely way to keep the holiday spirit in motion. Check it out. Read more […]
When it comes to pumping out recordings, the Godfather of grime himself Wiley, has always had a work rate that has been unmatched. Even though his critically acclaimed ‘Godfather’ album dropped in January of this year, the East London-raised artist is already slated to drop his new LP ‘Godfather II’ in March of 2018.
Having already given fans a taste of the forthcoming album with his single ‘Call The Shots’, Wiley now unleashes another track called ‘Bar’, which features the likes of D Double E and fellow Roll Deep comrade Scratchy. Pounding with deep bass hits and fuzzy synths, ‘Bar’ is premium Wiley, completely driving down his lane, which at this point might as well be the certified named road. Have a listen.
On Saturday 9th December Toddla T & his Special Guests take over Oval Space for Steezey Wonderland! The skies are grey, the wind cuts right through you and the car needs defrosting in the morning – winter in the UK can be bleak! Steezey Wonderland is an injection of heat and colour at a time of year we need it most. While everybody else is getting festive and wrapping-up warm, we’re all about sound system vibes and culture, and you can expect the full spectrum of dancehall, reggae, house, garage & grime!
The HeavyTrackerz are riding high with their high-powered album ‘Odyssey: A Musical Journey’. Keeping the momentum going, the production team have shared the official video for their song ‘Control’ featuring JME, P Money, Donae’o and Kurt. Filmed in black and white, the concept revolves around taking ownership of one’s destiny with clips showing guys even clashing with the police. The HeavyTrackerz have never cut corners when it comes to the complete package and ‘Control’ exemplifies this consistency. Check it out.
Grime artist Skepta continues to blaze the music scene as the North London emcee has shared a new track dubbed ‘Hypocrisy’. Jumping back in the producer’s seat for this one, Skepta addresses a few haters on his list and remind them of a few of his accomplishments including winning Songwriter Of The Year at the Ivor Novello awards. He definitely has a lot that he can fling at all of the past doubters. Below is a stream of ‘Hypocrisy’. Have a listen. Read more […]
If there is any producer in the grime scene who has been consistent at releasing not only hits beyond hits, but dropping tracks that literally gets spun years after they have landed, East London’s Rude Kid would be gunning for the top spot. Having blazed radio and sets with Ghetts yet again for their tune ‘Banger After Banger’, Rude Kid has now unveiled his latest EP ‘Monsters’. Comprise of six tracks including ‘Joe Bloggs’, fans can also find the ‘Banger After Banger’ instrumental in there as well. We’re sure a lot of emcees will be happy!
South London rapper Eazyman drops the video for his track ‘Man Like This’, which finds the Croydon artist in boss mode. Directed by Kai Olusanya, Eazyman finds himself sipping on champagne in some clips whilst surrounding himself by gorgeous women in a club in other scenes. In a nutshell, he’s practically portraying every guy’s dream life. The track itself is currently out now via Go Getter Music. Have a look. Read more […]
Mark Hill and Pete Devereux were at the forefront of the UK garage scene as Artful Dodger. Their 2000 LP ‘It’s All About the Stragglers’ featured the Platinum selling single ‘Re-Rewind (The Crowd Say Bo Selecta)’ featuring Craig David, as well as ‘Movin’ Too Fast’ featuring Romina Johnson.