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GRM Daily’s Staff Picks: 3rd Nov – 11th Nov

11 November 2018

Check out the eclectic mix of bangers on this weeks Staff Picks, where we’ll be bringing you a compilation of seven tracks the GRM team have had in heavy rotation.

Earl Sweatshirt – Nowhere2Go

After years without hearing anything from Earl Sweatshirt, fans were thrilled to see this release. Earl is someone that can make music that is heartfelt and cuts deeps whilst still playing with complex lyrics. This track has an ‘unorthodox’ style and sees Earl talking about self-exploration.

“I’ve been a massive Odd Future fan since day one and spent most of my teenage years listening to them. Earl hasn’t released anything in three years, so I was gassed when this dropped. This track is experimental, and he explores personal topics such as depression which is hard hitting” – Natalie (Writer) (@Natalie_Malcolm)

Fredo – BMT

The visuals for this one are sleek and suave, it sees the West London rapper and his entourage dripping in black tuxedos in an extravagant mansion. Encompassing Fredo’s signature flow alongside both humorous and wavey bars, “BMT” tells a story of the heights he has reached.

“We laud versatility, and how much we enjoy an artist being unpredictable, all this may be true; but I love the fact that I know exactly what I’m getting with Fredo. When a Fredo tune drops it allows me to escape normality and live ostentatiously with Fendi and countless trips to Harrods; and “BMT” is classic Fredo bringing me effortlessly to this lavish life vicariously” – Seth (Features Editor) (@writersblog88)

Coco x Capo Lee – Roll Out

Coco and Capo Lee burst into this with high energy and we expected nothing less from the pair. They trade quick clever bars alongside a jumpy hook. “Roll Out” is short and sweet and the visuals are subtle giving a chance for both Coco’s and Capo’s words to shine through.

“With its bouncy grime instrumental, Coco and Capo Lee trade back to back bars giving it a flow ready to hit any rave or club. Matched up with its bright visuals, its about to be a hit” – Alice Moodle (Writer) (@musicmoodie)

Yxng Bane – Christopher Nolan

Met with nothing but excitement and praise, Yxng Bane’s HBK mixtape is full of bangers, “Christopher Nolan” being one them. Slow and sultry, Bane slows it down on this one with the backing of female sweet female vocals.

“After a couple years of bubbling as one of the hottest young talents the scene has to offer, Yxng Bane has made good on his potential and delivered his first proper full-length project HBK. One of my personal standouts is undoubtedly “Christopher Nolan”, a warm and fuzzy slow jam that’s oozing with R&B sweetness and shows a more sensual side to the East Londoner’s musical sensibilities. It is cuffing season after all…” – Griff (Executive Producer & EiC) (@GRIFFandish)

One Acen – Pina Colada Xperience

Fresh off of his brand new project SexyOddRose, is this summery banger. It upbeat and a track that everyone can appreciate. “Pina Colada Xperience” is bound to have people bopping at all raves and festivals to come, it’s another one to add to One Acen’s already impressive discography.

“It’s fun and has a playful vibe, the perfect tune for the weekend” – Ayan Khaire (Writer) (@_sk_ox)

Bru-C Feat. D Double E – Heater

This one is nostalgic of old school grime, the beat is gritty and hitting and is only further enhanced when Bru-C and D Double E start spitting. “Heater” has a hook that is catchy and builds up for an explosive moment bound to gas anyone. 

“With Skepsis on the ones and twos, budding grime, baseline and drum and bass MC Bru-C recruits GOAT MC, the Newham general D Double E. D obviously slays his verse in a classic style on top of the jumpy Skepsis production, with the Nottingham based MC Bru-C also weighing in hard” – Mike Spryou (Writer) (@spizzgeta)

Sheck Wes – Wanted

After his smash hit “Mo Bamba”, Sheck Wes is taking the rap scene by storm. His debut album MUDBOY is jampacked full of fiery anthems, “Wanted” is shaping up to be one of them. The video is a display of the shear energy the New York rappers music promotes, including clips with fans and at shows.

“I can’t listen to this track and stay still, people are bound to be moshpitting to “Wanted” at all upcoming Sheck Wes shows. Sheck is on a roll and I’m feeling how his music has a trap vibe but is dissimilar to whats out” – Shante Collier-McDermott (Writer) (@shancolls)