Back once again like the renegade masters that we are, here is our weekly round up of some of our favourite tracks that we’ve stumbled across recently. Compiled as always by our Urban Music Editor Matt Tarr, the list features a mixture of established artists with up & coming talent to give you a well rounded view of the tunes that we’ve been enjoying over the past week…
Manga Saint Hilare ‘Trout Grey’
Manga has shared the video for his Lewi B produced track ‘Trout Grey’, which was filmed in Shanghai and the atmospheric grimey sound fits perfectly with Manga’s measured flow. Lyrics such as “You should get used to me, I’m never going back to how I used to be, that’s long for me” show that the Manga we know and love is here to stay; long may he continue to make brilliant tracks like this. Follow him on Twitter.
Bonkaz ‘L.A Interlude’
Having headlined DJ Target’s Pitched Up event in Dalston this week, South London artist Bonkaz showed that he isn’t one to rest on his laurels and shared a brand new track ‘L.A Interlude’. Produced by Proton, the track showcases the musical versatility that Bonkaz has and demonstrates exactly why he is one to keep an eye on over 2015. Follow him on Twitter.
J Spades feat. Tinie Tempah & Professor Green ‘Slick Rick’
London-based MC J Spades has unveiled the video for his debut single ‘Slick Rick’ which features UK rap heavyweights Tinie Tempah and Professor Green. The track is produced by Beat Boss and sees the artists pay homage to one of the UK’s most well respected Hip Hop artists of all time. The track will be found on J Spades forthcoming mixtape GRT ‘Get Rich Together’ /MMMP3. Follow him on Twitter.
Patch ‘No Auditions’
‘No Auditions’ is taken from Patch’s The Pirate EP, which is described as being ‘an introduction to Patch and his Drunken Philosophy movement which promotes the belief that we must embrace our contradictions’. With clever wordplay and an obvious talent for rapping, ‘No Auditions’ is a great showcase track for this up & coming artist. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.
Newham Generals ‘Soundboi Killa’
When it comes to the Newham Gens, there’s not much you can say. Footsie and D Double E destroy every track and they’ve done so yet again over the Toddla T produced ‘Sounboi Killa’. Premiered by Charlie Sloth on BBC 1Xtra this week, the track is taken from their forthcoming EP N To The G’s which will be released on Dizzee Rascal’s Dirtee Stank label very soon. Follow them on Twitter and Facebook.
Tyler, The Creator ‘Fucking Young’
Having announced his new album Cherry Bomb, Tyler shared the video for brand new track ‘Fucking Young’ which, as you may have presumed from the title, is about the Odd Future leader telling a girl who is too young that he can’t date her, whether he wants to or not. With the album set to be one of the biggest and most talked about this year, prepare to hear this everywhere until the end of the Summer at least. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.
South London rapper Stakes has shared his latest track ‘Heaven’ and the repetitive beat and catchy “heaven” hook caught our attention straight away. With a clear aptitude for rhyming, let’s hope we get some more new music from this talented artist very soon. Follow him on Twitter.
Peltsman ‘Truffle Butter Remix’
Independent Hip Hop artist Peltsman is a man on the rise. Having been supported by the likes of BBC 1Xtra and Kiss on previous releases, the 22 year old has now shared his remix to Nicki Minaj’s ‘Truffle Butter’. The UK artist has more than done himself justice over the beat, which has been covered by many people online and he looks set to have a very bright future ahead of him. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.
Rough Copy ‘Same Formula’
Originally an underground phenomenon, the group were catapulted into public view via The X Factor, gaining a huge fan base that remains to this day. Having been away from the industry for a year, Rough Copy are back with a clear manifesto; to bring the true sound of R&B back to the UK and ‘Same Formula’ is their first offering. Follow them on Twitter and Facebook.
A S Jay ‘Fame’
We premiered the audio for A S Jay’s debut track ‘Fame’ and he has now returned with the visuals. Expressing what the majority of new artists feel as they begin their journey towards chasing their dreams and obtaining that ultimate ‘superstar status’, ‘Fame’ sees A S Jay combine his polished rhymes and auto-tuned vocals with a bass-heavy, trap beat, demonstrating his ability to bring on-point bars and slick vocals on one track. Follow him on Twitter.
Young Fathers ‘Shame’
After winning the Mercury Prize last year with their album DEAD, the trio are back with their latest album White Men Are Black Men Too and ‘Shame’ is a track taken from that very release. With a sound that would easily fit in on their award winning offering, ‘Shame’ will see ‘G’ Hastings, Alloysious Massaquoi and Kayus Bankole continue their meteoric rise to public consciousness and the success they achieve is the very least they deserve. Follow them on Twitter and Facebook.
Casso Blax ‘Putting In Work’
As if this track brought the sunshine with it, Casso Blax shared this upbeat and summery-sounding track just in time for the nice weather that most of the UK has enjoyed over the last week or so. With a catchy electro beat, produced by LDP, that screams ‘beaches, sun and partying’, even if the rain and cold does return, at least this will keep us warm until July! Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.