News 1 September 2015
Author: Alex Griffin

The Plug: 7 hottest tunes from the UK this week

1 September 2015

#GRMFreshestOut is dead. Long live The Plug.

In case you hadn’t noticed, over on our SoundCloud page, we’ve began implementing  a brand new feature for your convenience. The Plug is a constantly evolving playlist, which throughout the week we will add the biggest and baddest new tunes to, in one easy-listening place. Imagine that, never missing out on a sick new release ever again!

While the playlist will be added to through the week, we will round up the 7 best picks every Sunday (we’re kicking it off this week fashionably late, of course – blame Carnival) right here on our site. There’s no excuse to be missing out now. Check in and check out #GRMFreshestOut The Plug.

Shakka – Say Nada (ft. Jme)

A couple of weeks back, Shakka made the huge announcement that he’s signing to Sony Records. In celebration, we got a brand new track from him and Jme, the guitar-laden, cool-af “Say Nada”. Shakka’s vocals even inspire Jme to get a little melodic on his verse too.

Little Simz – Dead Body

As if you didn’t know already, Little Simz is one of the sickest lyricists coming out of London right now. Her hotly-anticipated debut album ‘A CURIOUS TALE OF TRIALS + PERSONS’ is due out on September 18th, and if “Dead Body” is anything to go by, this could be one of the hardest albums out this year. Remember to check out the crazy visuals right here too.

MoStack – So Paranoid (ft. J Hus)

Two of the hottest newcomers right now continue to drop great collaborations together. MoStack reunites with the Husla Baby for his new recording ‘So Paranoid’. With Hus on the hook, rub shoulders with this new wave.

Rival – Window (ft. Capo Lee)

Rival has been dropping some major bangers recently. His new track with Capo Lee hits that spot too. “Windows” is a powerfully honest track, which has Rival reflecting on the pain and realness he’s been through in his life.

Jevon – Dark Matter

With “Dark Matter”, Jevon is cementing himself firmly as one to watch. The track starts with guttural synths, using the same sample as Pusha T’s “Numbers On The Board” to create an essentially Grimy track. The second half evolves into something much smoother, showing his versatility. Remember to check out his Rated freestyle with us right here!

Mercston – Gusto’s Interlude

Mercston brings his old school skippy flows to a disco riddim on his new track “Gusto’s Riddim”. Yeah you heard that right… Mercston on a disco tune. We’re not entirely sure how this one is such a success, but it really is. One to set the party off right, word to Kanye.

A2 – 411

Rounding off this week’s The Plug is one of our most creative assets in the scene as of late, the always-sick A2. He dropped a new track “411”, which has him stretching a flow out over some lo-fi production, as well as singing on the hook. Burn spliffs, not bridges!

Curators: Alex Griffin & Saquib B