Posts Tagged ‘Grime’

February 3, 2018

Trappin’ is truly entrapping. It’s a bold and edgy hip hop track from a new artist to watch from South London named Corella, and it comes with a music video that follows her girl-crew around their hometown. Her surefire lyrical delivery is pointed and charged, rhythmic and mesmeric. Corella explains that her track is an expression of the word “trapping”, and it combines her razor-sharp and uncompromising vocal delivery with a menacing, bass-heavy beat. Corella grew up listening to a wide array of influencers, including Bjork, Beastie Boys, and Nelly Furtado, to name a few. We’re excited to hear how this integrates into her music. You can snag the striking debut via all digital streaming platforms, here.

January 20, 2018

I’m still kicking myself for having had to miss Yungblud’s San Francisco debut at Popscene last year. As we predicted, the teenaged wunderkind from Yorkshire has gained a massive amount of buzz since he made his punchy roaring debut just over half a year ago with King Charles, and now the UK artist has released a self-titled debut EP! Alongside the magnificent tracks we’ve shared in the past, the five track release includes this genre defying fusion of grime, alt pop, and rock named Polygraph Eyes. With his distinctive voice, Yungblud enthralls us with a unique concoction. The song is one of his more chill and laid back offerings, despite its vibrant tempo and tightly wound splendor. The hotly tipped artist is on the road in Europe right now, but he’ll join K.Flay on tour this spring. You can purchase Yungblud’s debut EP from iTunes, here, or stream via Spotify, here.

January 13, 2018

We’re celebrating Sigrid’s BBC Sound of 2018 accomplishment today, but let’s not forget about Jorja Smith, one of our favorite BBC Sound of 2017 contenders, who blew us away the moment she made her debut with Blue Lights well over a year ago. As expected, she’s went on to garner a ginormous amount of critical acclaim and fan devotion, and today, she’s revealed a stunning new tune featuring UK grime king Stormzy. Let Me Down is a beautifully devastating R&B soul ballad. Jorja’s exceptional voice flies resolutely over heartfelt keys, while Stormzy adds raw grit to the sensational track. Let Me Down is a heart stopping anthem. Hopefully, Jorja Smith will follow up the song with news of a debut album soon. Stream/purchase Let Me Down, here.

November 22, 2017

I don’t know if you’ve heard Plan B’s Heartbeat yet, but I highly suggest you don’t pass up the chance to do so now that we’ve finally found a moment to share the behemoth song on IHM. The celebrated UK veteran plans on releasing his new album Heaven Before All Hell Breaks Loose on April 13th. Heartbeat is a rambunctious taste off the release, with soulful vocals and a lavish drum and bass roll. Heartbeat is a bonafide anthem, a powerful and infectious ballad which is available, here. Pre-order Plan B’s new album, here.

October 31, 2017

Today’s a very special day. Not only is it one of my favorite ghoulish holidays, Halloween, but a surprise new Gorillaz track has surfaced, too! Garage Palace features hip hop sensation Little Simz on guest vocals, and it comes with an awesome animated music video in which she fights zombies alongside the band. The track comes off of the deluxe vinyl release of Humanz, due out as a “Super Deluxe Vinyl Boxset” on November 3rd. Pre-order, here. Garage Palace is available, here.

October 11, 2017

SLANG’s a new artist out of London on our radar, and he’s certainly caught our attention with an astonishing and unique genre bender named Cokeroaches. Indie rock meets breezy hip hop, UK grime, and chill electronica on the addictive tune. Its jaunty saunter leaves us much excited over this fortuitous find, which comes from SLANG”s new album fwENDZ, which is a fine full listen on Soundcloud, here. Support on iTunes, here.

July 25, 2017

I didn’t need to see the single’s artwork to know that the name Voyager Twins was a reference to the iconic NASA spacecrafts launched in 1977. Beyond helping humanity explore the great unknown, the Voyager space program has also inspired a whole lot of incredible music and art. You could say, it’s helped us discover ourselves, too. And that music? It comes from all across the genres, with the latest piece of Voyager related music coming from mysterious producer Galactic Marvl and esteemed NYC producer Gramatik. Voyager Twins launches us into space with a frenzy of dubstep wobbles and a whole lot of gritty, brassy soul. It’s also a slick and snazzy banger with smooth jazzy edges and laser sharp synths. You’ll never want to come back down to earth from this one. Voyager Twins is available from major retailers, here.

July 25, 2017

I’m sure you all remember Natalia Kill’s wicked hit Zombie from 2011, right? I mean, it’s a sick tune, and there really aren’t many songs about loving a Zombie (whether you want to take it figuratively or literally). AGLORY, a Parisian production duo who’s fresh on our radar, affords us a re-visit of the song with their total rework of song. Tell me this these breakdowns, that dirty bass, and those booming beats aren’t ravishing. Turn it up with some good speakers or headphones and you’ll feel this buzzing, sawing, and whirring track move right through the whole of your being. Industrial meets tech house and gritty grime meets electro on this gripping adaptation. Check out more of these French visionaries’ music on Soundcloud, here.

July 25, 2017

I was absolutely stoked when Duke Dumont partnered up with Gorgon City a few weeks ago to drop smash summer hit Real Life. Not only is that a conjoining of massive dance music talent, but this slice of Balearic sunset dance euphoria also features rising Australian duo NAATIONS, whom we’ve been supporting big time since they made their debut nearly a year ago (and we can’t even begin to tell you how thrilled we are that they’re making their SF debut at Popscene in October alongside Terror Jr on my birthday weekend). A handful of phenomenal remixes of Real Life just dropped a few days ago, amongst which comes this remix by Dillon Francis. The edit starts off like a classic house track, and you can’t help but wonder, has Dillon Francis toned down his high voltage sound? Don’t worry, soon enough, Dillon Francis jacks up the energy on the song and gets dirty. This Real Life starts jabbing and whizzing, stabbing and quaking with resolute strength, all the while still staying chic and stylish despite the new griminess. The new official remixes that have surfaced for Real Life also include edits by Kilter, Murdock, and Terrace Dub. Stay tuned and you just might find us sharing more of these tracks. For now, you can do some discovering on your own and stream them on Duke Dumont’s Soundcloud, here.

July 13, 2017

It’s been a very long time since we’ve heard from English singer songwriter, rapper, and producer King Krule, so it’s a really pleasant treat to encounter that unique voice of his on Mount Kimbie’s new song, Blue Train Lines. The UK electronic duo makes an entrancing return with their gossamer brand of ambient garage and post-dubstep, which pairs so well with King Krule’s gruff, blustery delivery. Blue Train Lines chugs along like a train itself after its vaporous start. It’s atmospheric yet grimey. It arrives with news of Mount Kimbie’s next album Love What Survives, arriving on September 8th.