Song of the Day: Hectic – Manu Crooks (ft. J Emz)

After racking up close to 500K streams in just over two weeks and support from the likes of Ebro at Beats 1, MANU CROOKS and J Emz drop the latest joint ‘Hectic’

Taking his sound international, Manu Crooks has earned his stripes in the UK and the U.S. He’s previously been highlighted by i-D, The Fader and Pigeons & Planes and had Australian tours with both Stormzy and Tory Lanez. He’s received major support with the likes of Charlie Sloth, DJ Target, Zane Lowe and Ebro. Meanwhile, J Emz and ONE FOUR have been spun into UK headlights throughout 2019 thanks to their live shows with Octavian and cosigns from UK music visionaries Skepta and Dave. Though both artists come from Western Sydney, the collab offers geninuine similarities to the roots and understanding of the UK trap world that it finds inspiration in. The reocrd sees two worlds merge into one: Polynesian crew ONEFOUR’s drill and UK trap inspired style – talking about their real life experiences in highly neglected areas of their neighbourhood, and African-Australian Manu Crooks’ internationally recognised sound and lyrics – swerving genres, styles, and trends and touching on broader aspects of his world and lifestyle.

This collaboration is deeper than the music itself. Bringing the two sub-genres together not only showcases the diversity of the music coming out of Western Sydney, but also the unity amongst the Australian urban scene.

Check out the video for ‘Hectic’ below…

 

 

 

Benny Bizzie Gets ‘Lucky’ In His Latest Video

Following his feature with single ‘More’, which stole the blog’s Song of the Day hot spot, BENNY BIZZIE returns, teaming up with UK producer Cee Figures (Afro B, Tion Wayne, Chip) on producing the synth-driven record, ‘Lucky’

The latest single is a gratitude song for those people who show up daily for us and the strangers we encounter who smother us with love and affection. In the accompanied production, Benny hooks up with a mysterious lady with promise of love and playfulness.

The UK R&B singer has previously collaborated with likes of Ghetts and Wretch 32. Bizzie has also received air play from DJ Ace (BBC 1xtra), Ras Kwame and Charlie Sloth. His previous second single, ‘More’ received over 11,000 streams on Spotify and over 50,000 views on YouTube.

Check out the video to Benny’s smooth sizzler below…

Song of the Day: More – Benny Bizzie

BENNY BIZZIE teams up with UK producer Cee Figures (Afro B, Tion Wayne, Chip) for the summer charged R&B/Afrobeat track entitled ‘More’, the second release from his forthcoming EP.

The UK R&B singer has previously collaborated with the likes of Ghetts and Wretch 32. Bizzie also received airplay from DJ Ace (BBC 1xtra), Ras Kwame and Charlie Sloth. He was also nominated for the UMA awards and featured on the SBTV top ten artists alongside Ed Sheeran and Jessie Ware.

‘More’ follows Bizzie’s debut single ‘Emotions’, which reached over 100k views on YouTube with the singer’s fanbase growing rapidly across all platforms.

Check out the smooth joint below…

New Track: Vogue – J Kas

Following the release of the boom bap project ‘Dreamlife’ in February – which was named Album of the Month by NEW LEASE MUSIC – UK rapper J KAS bounces right back with something that’s guaranteed to shake up your summer…

His latest Mantra-produced track, ‘Vogue’ – the first release from his forthcoming project, ‘Dreamlife Summer Jamz’ – sees the Sheffield wordsmith’s delivery effortlessly vibing with the upbeat chords, fused with tropical house and splashes of Afrobeats.

J KAS will be touring across Portugal to engage with the natives for the production of his Summer Jamz project and will go on to headline at this year’s Elevate Young Minds Lisbon Festival and Tramlines Music Festival.

Along with his recent success with his ‘Dreamlife’ EP on this blog, J KAS has also received raving praises in the past from BBC Radio One/ BBC 1Xtra’s elite music tastemakers, Charlie Sloth, DJ Ace, Huw Stevens and Tony Robinson. His summer-charged track ‘Dem Gyal Deh’ featuring Franz-Von, peaked at number 12 in the BBC introducing Sheffield Top 50 Tracks of 2017.

Now it’s time to get your summer started right…check out the video for ‘Vogue.’

 

New Music Video: Kop That S**T – Aystar

Relentless in both his honest lyricism and heavy delivery, AYSTAR has shot to the top of the Scouse rap masters. The release of his brand new mixtape ’Scousematic 2’ coincides with the video release of the video ‘Kop That Shit’, which dropped exclusively on P110’s channel and has already close to 100,000 views just 48 hours in. ’Scousematic 2’ has entered the iTunes Hip Hop/Rap Album charts at number 8 (currently at number 10) and charted at number 42 (currently at 100). The hypnotic string-led instrumental of ‘Kop That Shit’ compliments his smooth yet robust flow and his perceptive lyrics paint a vivid picture that drops into the sing-a-long hook.

The UK rap landscape in the last few years has notoriously been redefined and what used to be a London centric scene has now rippled through the UK to discover talent from all of its corners. Hailing from the North-West, AYSTAR is among the likes of Bugzy Malone, Mist and Coco representing the sound alongside a standout accent. He first launched onto the scene with his notorious YouTube freestyles and diss tracks, which went onto catch the attention of fellow rap stars such as K-Koke. Taking AYSTAR under his wing K Koke invited him down to London to work on music and join the collective USG, concluding to the infamous SBTV cypher featuring K-Koke, Geko (Manchester) and a young Aystar. He also caught the attention of Giggs who later featured him on ‘The Best’ taken from his Landlord album.

Receiving acclaim from The Guardian they featured him in an article commending the northern rap scene-‘“Why doesn’t everyone rap in scouse?”. As well as BBC Radio 1 and 1xtra’s Charlie Sloth who gave him the platform to showcase his talent on the legendary Fire In The Booth and he later featured on Charlie Sloth’s album ‘The Plug’ among artists such as Ghetts, Fredo, 21 Savage, Giggs, Abracadabra and many more.

AYSTAR has now grown to become the voice of the Liverpool’s urban youth and has helped pioneer the movement to get Liverpool on the map. His latest project ‘Scousematic 2’ is guaranteed to create further kudos and awareness as his reach to both national and international heights continues.

Check out the video for ‘Kop That Shit.’