Go Left 16 September 2016
Author: Benji

Go Left: GRM’s guide to alternative grime, hip-hop & R&B [017]

Author Benji
16 September 2016

What’s great about the young and developing scene we have in London (and beyond), is the sheer diversity of it. It seems every day a new artist is coming to our attention, sounding new and innovative and original, yet still so distinctly British.

Artists are getting weird and artists are getting experimental, and it’s due time we started highlighting some of these creatives that may otherwise slip under our radar. With that being said, welcome back to Go Left; GRM’s guide to alternative grime, hip-hop and R&B, the best of what you may not have heard yet. 

After ghosting for a month we are finally back with an eclectic mix of bangers, ranging from soulful vibes, to intense instrumentals.

We kick off with spoken word lyricist Emmanuel Speaks’ “01 Intro” alongside DC, who both vibe off a KwolleM-produced instrumental sampling Beyonce’s “Ego”. This is followed by North London singer/songwriter Fredwave’s “99”, whose soulful voice is reminiscent of Sampha. The serene track also features a heavenly guitar riff towards the end against a watery beat.

South London rapper Jords adds tropical ambience and immaculate flow to the playlist with his remix of Kadiata’s “onda”, whilst Oscar #worldpeace’s “Tate Modern” also features with sparkling piano chords and a bass heavy beat; he certainly does the grime scene justice.

Finally, we finish in style with Lewisham producer Ezro, who gifts us a vigorous, yet trippy new version of the “Spirit Bomb” instrumental, which he originally produced for AJ Tracey.

We will be uploading more alternative videos onto our YouTube channel. If you fit in with those who don’t fit in, are part of the Go Left gang and have something wavy for us, send an email to [email protected]

While you’re here, check out last month’s review of Trim’s debut album 1-800-Dinosaur Presents Trim here.