Go Left 16 February 2017
Author: Benji

Go Left: GRM’s Guide To Alternative Grime, Hip-Hop & R&B [033]

Author Benji
16 February 2017

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 begin our playlist this week with JVCK JAMES’ passionate “Extroverted Lover” producer by Jake Elliot; the 18-year-old’s vocals shine on a luscious, gloopy beat.

New World Ray continues the love theme with his Valentine’s Day release, however, in contrast, isn’t looking for a lover, asserting that “Love Is Stupid” on the ethereal track.

Thieta’s “Zest” featuring Tony EQ and Casso Clay follows with the artist feeling “blessed” to see his girl undress on the unwinding single. 

Next up, we’re going up a gear in terms of intensity with AMMI BOYZ’s “CRACKHOUSE”, which includes an extremely contagious hook, “THAT’S WAY TOO DANGEROUS LIKE SPINNERZ IN A CRACKHOUSE!”

Finally, we end with producer Sam Gellaitry’s funky remix of NAO’s “Do You Want Me”. We still can’t believe this kid is only 19-years-old with such advanced production skills. 

Go Left is a proud sponsor of rising creative platform Cortex’s upcoming live music and exhibition event, The Transition, at Notting Hill Arts Club, March 2nd, between 9pm and 2am.

As part of a celebration of Cortex’s name change and one year anniversary, which funnily enough is our anniversary also, the event will host regularly featured artists from Go Left’s playlist such as New World Ray and his No Politics Mob, Jords, Kieron Boothe and singer Hourigan, plus DJs BeanyPresents and PANAROUX. Artists/photographers from Cortex’s talented group will also be showcasing work on the night too.

Come vibe with us on March 2nd, there are limited tickets so make sure you cop yours here ASAP.

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 playlist here.