What a month it’s been with a tonne of new EPs dropping it was quite hard to carve out a personal top ten this month, but I’ve managed to get a selection together just in time. Here we go:
Jakebob – Gods Gift EP
Of all the new wave grime producers to emerge over the last two years or so, Jakebob is by far one of the most impressive. He is able to harness any style and run with it, whilst sprinkling his own bass heavy flavours in for good measure. His latest EP ‘God’s Gift’ showcases five powerhouse 140 riddims and is available to stream now via Chameleon Audio below:
Muttley – Make Me
This EP is without a doubt one of my highlights of 2017 so far. Muttley, based in Bristol has spent the last two years or so really expanding his sound, being able to skip at will between grime, garage, dubstep and now even more trap-like flavours. The EP features appearances from Daffy, Kareful, Jay 0117 and Dimpson, making it a fantastic body of work. This one is out now via Pear Drops.
Eva808 – Oyuki – White Peach
We cannot give White Peach enough praise as a label in all honesty. Their release record over the last year and a half is nearly unrivaled in both its broadness and quality. Their most recent project comes in collaboration with Eva808 and the ‘Oyuki’ EP. At a slightly slower tempo than previous releases, this EP is pure madness, focussing on dark oriental themes and impeccable technical production skills. This one is well worth a listen from all music fans, not just grime heads.
Capo Lee & Safone – Gyal From Brum (Prod. By J Beatz)
Capo Lee has been on a roll for as long as we can remember, so were very excited to see him team up with Birmingham heavyweight Safone and Mode.FM badman J Beatz. ‘Gyal From Brum’ really encapsulates the trio’s strength with catchy one line flows and skippy instrumental flavours. Check the video out below:
Dubzta – Sinister (Ghost House)
Spooky’s imprint ‘Ghost House’ has been moving rapid over the last few months, presenting us with multiple EPs from a range of grime heavyweights. Our favorite pick of the bunch for May however comes from the Welsh Wizard that is Dubzta. Here he brings out four very vibrant instrumental smashers, all varying in style but all unmistakably Dubzta! Check out the previews via the link below:
Emz – Rolling (Prod. By Sir Hiss)
As a producer, Sir Hiss has been making waves for some time now, stacking up an impressive stack of radio airtime and production credits. His latest project see’s him team up with MC ‘Emz’ who’s laid back flows and deep vocal tones work perfectly with Sir Hiss’ Lo-Fi Asian influenced instrumental to create the highly enjoyable ‘Rolling’. Check it out via the stream below:
Rude Kid – Electric (R4DMIX)
Rapture4D has gone from strength to strength this year gathering a vast collection of accolades, the most recent of these being the new BeatBoss champion. As a celebration of this, he has decided to release one of the dubs used in the tournament for free download. His remix of Rude Kid’s ‘Electric’ is bursting with energy in typical Rapture fashion and is available to grab via the link below:
Slimzos Recordings – Slimzos Allstars Digital 002
As a DJ, Slimzee is without a doubt one of the true pioneers of grime music. Having played such a big part in the scenes progression and remaining active since the genre’s conception. His Slimzos Recordings imprint has been making a serious impact on the scene in recent times, with this most recent release stacking up serious support. ‘Slimzos Allstars Digital 002’ features household grime names such as Trends, Garna, As.If Kid and more!
Mistakay – Don’t Chat Merde
Out of the entire grime scene, there aren’t many producers who have been working at such a consistently high standard as Mistakay. Having produced for some of the cultures best, it’s definitely about time we saw a new full length project, and what a project it is. The length of ‘Don’t Chat Merde’ allows Mistakay to showcase his phenomenal versatility, with styles ranging from the more relaxed R&G sounds of ‘Can’t Tell Me’ to outright trap-style dynamite sticks such as ‘Inferno’ alongside Dubzta. Be sure to check out the full project via Mistakay’s new official website.
KXVU – Cub Chop Vol. 3
Plug time plug time plug time! To celebrate hitting one thousands May’ on my artist page, I’ve decided to release the third edition of my refix series ‘Cub Chop’. Featuring reworks of grime classics from Trends, Boylan & Trends, a 140 rework of Pavv’s ‘Big L 2.0’ and a Junior Murvin Chop to boot. Available for free download here:
That’s it for this month. Make sure you check back at the end of June for a new list of grimey highlights!