News 1 March 2015
Author: Alex Griffin

5 UK tunes you NEED to hear this week #GRMFreshestOut

1 March 2015

To say this week was a good one for #GRMFreshestOut, would be an understatement. It wouldn’t even be gassing to say that this week will go down as one of Grime’s most memorable in history, after THAT Brits performance. So, with such a buzz around the culture at the moment, this column becomes even more important – the one stop place to check in and check out the hottest releases this week, courtesy of that guy Griff.

Skepta – Shutdown

Kicking off this week’s freshest, is one of the figures at the centre of the hype. Anticipation for Skepta’s new album ‘Konnichiwa’ is monumental right now, and he adds to that with his new single. Sampling some gully-gully words from Drake during the intro and outro, as well as a little soundbite about the Brits, Skepta has got another anthem on his hands. When ‘Konnichiwa’ finally drops, the scene will most certainly shut down.

Scrufizzer – Black Puppet

Once again, Scrufizzer drops an absolute banger showcasing his versatility. The beat is garage infused, the bars are on point, the flow is fizzy and that hook is on a new wave. Although we’re still waiting for his ‘Fizzology’ EP, tide yourselves over with the sound of the future.

Big Narstie & Show N Prove – Gas Pipe

The general election is approaching in May and YOUR vote counts. Make sure you sign up and register to vote, and make sure that vote is cast the way of the Base Defense League. Only in their hands will this country run perfectly. Only Big Narstie can carry this nation on his back and restore glory into politics. Allow those other parties. Vote #BASE.

J Warner ft. Wretch 32 – Chill Case

J Warner exhibits his vocal ability over this moody, smoky track. The tune is smooth and ethereal sounding and it features a killer verse from Wretch 32. His wordplay stretches over the sparse production and adds a whole new level of narrative to a fantastic collaboration.

Ard Adz & Sho Shallow ft. JaJa Soze – Thoughts

Ard Adz and Sho Shallow link up with JaJa Soze, to trade introspective bars on this new release. The sample-driven beat is emotive and reflective, creating the perfect backdrop for the trio to drop their verses with conviction. Sick stuff.

Words: Alex Griffin