It took me days to think up the best way to start this write up. At first I was going to go heavy with the hyperbole, but everyone does that. I considered being honest and saying how, as I listen to so much, I feel jaded by music sometimes, but that Pope (and his Beatgatherers crew) has consistently dropped tracks that revitalise my ears. I even thought about a “God’s representative on Earth/his music is touching kids in the rave” style shit pun based on his name (sorry). Then I had a moment of clarity and realised the best thing that I could do would be to link you “Inuit” or “Illuminaughty” and then you’d see for yourself – Pope is sick. If this isn’t new to you, then “Prelude” definitely is, and you can download that below, as well as reading a quick Q&A with the man himself! Continue reading
It seems like you can’t turn around at the moment without someone smacking you in the face with a compilation of tracks, but when they’re as good as Angry Youth’s “Zift City Volume 1” you can’t really go wrong. Angry Youth is a collective formed by Greywan and Zgjim, and, if this compilation is any kind of signpost for the tracks they’ll be releasing, the future looks bright. With 14 instrumentals on offer from the likes of Ice Pope, LTHL, J(ay) A.D. and more, this was one I had to have a closer look at… Continue reading
If you’ve kept an eye on the blog over recent weeks, you’ll have noticed that I’ve been promising a free compilation, and it’s finally ready to download now! Considering I put this together, it would be a bit shit of me to sit here and tell you that it’s sick – I would say that, but given that the tracks on “Next Tune In…” have been getting radio rotation on Rinse FM, Radar, Mode FM, Resonance FM, and a bunch of other stations, it’s at least fair to say that this is something that you should enjoy.
The download link is below, as well as contact info on the artists involved, so go get it now! Continue reading
This time next week, I’ll be dropping “Next Tune In…”, a compilation of 15 brand new instrumentals, but a week is a long time in Grime, so, with that in mind, I got DJ Sagepay to run his magic in a mix of all the tracks on the compilation so that you can hear them before you download them. Continue reading
I’ve been pulling together some tracks to drop as a free download soon. “Next Tune In” will feature 15 instrumentals that I feel show off the range of different sounds that are out there at the moment. The tracklist is above. Some of the tracks are peel-ya-face-off violent, others are more relaxed. There are producers you’ll know and some that you may not have heard of yet, but all of them have provided something that I hope you’ll enjoy. Continue reading