Go Left 23 February 2017
Author: Benji

Go Left: GRM’s Guide To Alternative Grime, Hip-Hop & R&B [034]

Author Benji
23 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.

Scott XYLO kicks off the 34th edition of Go Left with his very soothing, funkadelic track “Hold On”. It sounds like Childish Gambino’s new album has rubbed off on XYLO a bit.

Banditsu follows with “Where I’m At”, teaming up with Kieron Boothe and producer EKHOBEATS, shouting out the “real ones who know that this is so much more than rap” over a sparse beat. 

South London rapper Ugo makes the playlist with his hard track “Nine (But It Feels Like Five)”, as well as ellzBS who gets in the mix with his “Kevin Durant Freestyle” over a vibey Luke Grey beat. 

Finally, R&B singer BXRBER completes this week’s eclectic list with his euphoric “Worship” featuring JNTHN STEIN… big, big tune!

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.