Once the poster boy for grime, Skepta has switched lanes recently, starting his Más Tiempo record label with Jammer and going on to release house tracks including this new track, a tribute to the late Amy Winehouse which uses samples of her iconic song Tears Dry On Their Own.
While it may seem a bit strange for Skepta to suddenly go from rapping to producing house bangers, grime was originally a darker version of UKG. After performing at Circoloco in Ibiza in August 2022, the two received lots of praise from huge DJs on the scene. Since they’ve always produced music, and have been DJing since they were kids, it only felt natural to start the label and begin churning out club bangers.
A belter with a deep driving bassline, this’ll go off on the dancefloor, no doubt.
It’s not every day you come across a band like Yin Yin. The electronic band from The Netherlands has released two albums so far - the Thai psych-rock influenced The Rabbit that Hunts Tigers and the spiritual The Age of Aquarius.
The Year Of The Rabbit is the band's newest track taken from their upcoming Mount Matsu album, due to be with us in January next year. The track sees the band explore traditional Japanese musical motifs with a psychedelic twist using old synths and a whole lot of reverb on the electric guitars.
Effortlessly cool and intriguing, we’re eagerly awaiting the album from these guys.
Legendary reggae/dancehall artist Mr. Williamz dropped this banger last week, but it was the features from both Shy FX and Ms. Dynamite that brought this one to life.
A true talent at putting his sound on a track without overpowering it, Shy FX has proven once again that he possesses the Midas touch in the studio. The energy of Shy’s sound seamlessly blends with Williamz’s vocals without overpowering those guitar chicks.
On the track, Mr Williamz said the song, “draws on inspiration from foundational reggae/dancehall sounds, blending with UK vibes to create something which sounds timeless. As soon as Shy hit me with the idea it all sounded very natural and we recorded the vocals straightaway and Ms. Dynamite added that final touch and we created a great vibe in the studio.”
While Shy said, “This one isn’t just a track but bottled joy, and we can’t wait for listeners to uncork it!” And we have to totally agree. Sunny and an absolute banger, we think this one really will prove to be timeless.
Four OH! - Verb T ft. Doc Brown, Romesh Ranganathan
Verb T released his playful, refreshing and super honest track Four Oh! in August. Full of funny references to getting older (“stole the hair from my head then stuck it to my back”), none of us could predict comedians Doc Brown and Romesh Ranganathan would hop on the track’s remix, but we’re bloody glad they did.
With references to Romesh’s haemorrhoid cream, Verb sounding daft for using slang, and how Doc can still kick the sh*t out of you but will pull his hamstring among so many other ridiculous one-liners, we’ve been gifted a track that can bring a little light into any bad day.
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