You should already know by now, but for those who don’t, welcome to our Fresh This Week list. Every Friday our Urban Music Editor Matt Tarr brings you some of the tracks that we’ve discovered over the last seven days. Featuring a mixture of established artists and up & coming talent, we aim to give you a well rounded view of the tunes we think you need to hear right now…
Jevon ‘Like Me’
Whilst Jevon posted this track online nearly a month ago, it has taken a while to filter through and we’re hugely grateful that it has. After being spun on 1Xtra, Jevon is sure to enjoy increased attention on his forthcoming Dark Is The New Black project and if that is anything like the quality of this track, it’s sure to be immense. Follow on Twitter.
Mr Mini ‘Prime Ministers Questions’
With youth engagement in politics a hot topic ahead of the General Election, Mr Mini has shared ‘Prime Ministers Questions’. Resembling the sights and sounds of early Slim Shady material, the video consists of Mr Mini taking up several roles, including that of David Cameron and he definitely gets our vote for ‘Best Election-based track of 2015’. Follow on Twitter.
Isaiah Dreads feat. C4 ‘Foolish’
17-year old West Country MC Isaiah Dreads is back with the official video for his single ‘Foolish’ ft C4 and produced by top grime producer Preditah. Having shared his Nothing But A Mixtape project not too long ago and drawn praise from fans such as Target and MistaJam, he is set to have a bright future in the UK urban scene. Follow on Twitter and Facebook.
Callum Wright ‘1,2,3’
Quoted as saying “I want to share a bit of sunshine. I love Britain, but you need a bit of that sun! Hopefully I can bring some of that with my Island Pop tunes”, ever since we heard this track the weather has been glorious (apologies if it hasn’t been so great where you are) so thank you Callum. Follow on Twitter and Facebook.
Clubs & Spades ‘Deal Or No Deal’
Consisting of two MC’s, Matic Mouth and Shinobi and two producers/beatmakers Andy Nicholson (Arctic Monkeys) and Manakin, Sheffield based Clubs & Spades are creating something special; original, distinctive and irreplaceable music. They have already opened for the likes of Public Enemy, Pharoahe Monch, M.O.P and Sister Sledge, gaining new fans and commanding the stages they play upon every step of the way. Follow on Twitter
Tallia Storm ‘Social Security’
“Like, Follow, Tweet, Tweet” is the ultra-modern hypnotic hook that draws you into this garage infused track from teenage vocalist Tallia Storm. Having been co-signed by huge names such as Drake and Sir Elton John ,whilst Nile Rogers called her his ‘favourite artist in the world’, Tallia is set to have a huge future and with her debut EP set to be released in a few weeks, prepare to hear a lot more of her very, very soon. Follow on Twitter and Facebook.
Kingpin ‘Capital Punishment’
Staying true to the essence of Hip Hop that he is clearly influenced by, intelligently representing a voice of the voiceless within his community as well as demonstrating impressive wordplay and street poetry, London rapper Kingpin has shared the visual for ‘Capital Punishment’. Taken from his forthcoming album Art Of Survival, the track is a testament to the quality of Kingpin’s flow and skill with words. Follow on Twitter.
Milli Major ft. Prez T & Paper Pabs ‘Shut Down The Dance’
Taken from his forthcoming Bloods Thicker Than Water EP, which features the likes of D Double E, Big H, Scrufizzer & Meridian Dan, Milli Major is the next member of grime crew Bloodline to stamp his mark on the scene and ‘Shut Down the Dance’ is his offering. In Milli Major’s words “Shut Down The Dance is basically Grime on steroids”. Follow on Twitter and Facebook.
Squingy ft. Geko ‘Hero’
Taken from his upcoming Cloudy Skies project, founder of UK record label USG, Squingy has shared his brand new track ‘Hero’. After masterminding the signing of highly respected UK rapper and USG member K Koke to Roc Nation and having looked after all areas of creative and marketing for the label, Squingy has decided to take a step out into the limelight himself and ‘Hero’ is definitely not a bad way to start. Follow on Twitter and Facebook.
Miles Glyphers ‘They Are Free’
Having featured on our Fresh This Week list a few weeks back, Australian rapper Miles Glyphers has returned with ‘They Are Free’ which features Clark Turpin. The track samples ‘12 o’clock Boys’, a cult documentary about biker gangs in the ghettos of the US. Follow on Twitter and Facebook.