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.
We’re back with another edition of Go Left, this week we’ve got an eclectic mix of hip hop and R&B!
Let’s begin with Alista Marq’s “Kid Again”; sounding like a teen flick, Marq isolates himself from the usual UK rap and grime scene, raising the bar whilst doing so. This juxtaposes with his UK counterpart Eklipse who released his hardest trap influenced track yet in “Dream”.
Next up is Tottenham-based rapper Tahir with the lustrous, house vibes in “Stunting” featuring Keyah/Blu. “Dance Moves” by London singer/songwriter Jamilah Barry follows with her awe-inspiring vocals over Midnight Phunk’s synth-heavy production.
Finally, we end with the profound duo of 808INK who released a new bolshie track called “All Hands In”, full over sirens and rickety bass.
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]
If you liked this, check out last week’s debut playlist of 2017 here.