Song of the Day: Wauww – Wohdee

Coming on the back of a stellar debut year in 2021, garnering strong support from the likes of BBC 1Xtra, KISS Fresh, Earmilk GRM Daily and Mixtape Madness, Up and coming Birmingham’s rapper WOHDEE returns with the catchy and infectious drill offering ‘Wauww’,the first single from her upcoming debut EP that arrives later this year.

Produced by Jacques Charles, who has also worked with Nadia Rose, Wretch 32 and Jammer, ‘Wauww’ sees Wohdee flexing her braggadocios lyrics, confident flow and intricate wordplay over the catchy drill soundscape, which shows a different layer to her artistry. For the accompanying music video, Wohdee has linked up with Leon Matthews (Stefflon Don, Fredo, Tion Wayne) for a fun visual that shows off her personality and future star power.

Speaking about the inspiration behind ‘Wauww’, Wohdee says, “I had never made a drill song before, and I wanted to make one, but change the narrative a bit, since I’m not involved in the drill type of lifestyle lol. I remember being at my job thinking of double entendres for drill slang like ‘splash’, ‘dip’, ‘run man down’ etc… When I finished my shift, I wrote it all down and got in the studio. The video is basically just me, having fun with my mates; a good vibe zone”.

While her early freestyles caused quite the stir and highlighted her immense talent, Wohdee only started recording original music during the first lockdown – music that has since found acclaim from the likes of BBC 1Xtra, KISS Fresh and Capital Xtra. With influences from the likes of Chip, Lauryn Hill, Missy Elliot and Movado, a strong penchant for rap music, and the skill and fluidity to dip between genres, Wohdee is already showing that she is one to watch for 2022.

Check out the video below…

VX Mob Drop Their New Single CHOPPA + Visuals

South London Trio, VX MOB are ready to change the game in 2022 with first release of the year, ‘CHOPPA,’ produced by the Grammy nominated MG.

Along with their single, which offers an incredibly unique and fresh sound, combining their Latin heritage with UK drill and alternative R&B, the young drillers also unveiled an accompanied video, shot in the refreshing scenery of Snowdon Mountain in Wales, directed and filmed by @filmbytod.

VX Mob was formed including VX Raff, VX Duse, VX Ells, and later joined by Grammy nominated producer MG and creator Film By Todd to complete the phenomenal creative squad. A project initially founded as a clothing brand, they began to create sounds and experiment with a hip hop style; infused with the groups native tongues and Latin/afro rhythms and influence.

Duse was noticed by Grammy award-winning producer and composer Kurtis Mckenzie, a multi-platinum producer. Also a songwriter and musician, Kurtis Mckenzie has worked with some of the biggest names in the game such as Chris Brown, Shakira, Kendrick Lamar, Doja Cat, Iggy Azalea, Selena Gomez, Khalid, Childish Gambino, and Rita Ora.

VX Duse debuted his single ‘PRISM’ in August, which truly replicates his alternative R&B style infused with his Latin heritage and notes of UK drill. The dramatic video was directed by Otis Dominique and was shot on the late night streets of South London – Streatham, Croydon – where VX Mob call home. Shortly after his Spanish release ‘PARAISO’ dropped and truly displayed his diverse music abilities and bi-lingual tongue. Both tracks produced by MG Grammy nominated producer MG with credits for co-producing two tracks on Doja Cat’s album.

So it’s time to check out these guys below; not to be missed…

Country Dons Drops First Banger Of The Year Titled ‘Family’

Members Rokky, Maroc and Blaze – aka COUNTRY DONS – shows how life’s adversity created their strong brotherly bond in latest track, ‘Family’. Aiming to keep their identity under wraps, each driller take on their own hefty verse over the track’s aggressive instrumental.

The accompanied visuals for the slamming track was filmed in London, which sees the guys take a step out of their country ends in Farnborough. The blazing production was directed by visionary legend Pacman TV, who is an expert in the game for around 10 years. The crew keep their energy levels high throughout the whole video, reflecting the power from their heavy hitting bars.

The highly tipped trio have featured on tracks alongside the legend that is Charlie Sloth, who has cemented his identity within the global rap scene, as well as Suspect another highly respected UK rap figures. This exciting collaboration was released only last month (December) and has already hit over 1M streams on YouTube alone.

The crew made a big entrance to the UK Drill scene and are known for their unique sound. The group have collectively racked a crazy number of views on platforms like YouTube, accumulating over 15.5M views on their track ‘Sticky Situations’, as well as over 14M views on their track ‘Ramsay’. Back in October they released their single ‘Drippers’ which hit 2.5M views and their Daily Duppy released, earlier this month, has reached over 1M.

‘Family’ is now out on your preferred music platform. Now it’s time to watch these drillers-on-the-rise at work; check out the video for ‘Family’ below…

Ariez Baby Continues Her 2021 Takeover With The Release of ‘Bad B’

After recent success with her singles ‘JME’ and ‘Call Up’ which garnered wide spread support across Rinse FM, Radio 1 and BBC Radio London and landed her a performance on the Amazon Music +44 Takeover Show alongside Meridian Dan, JME, C Cane and President T, ARIEZ BABY follows up with jumpy, saucy and extremely well executed new single, ‘Bad B’.

Produced by trending drill legend SVOnTheBeat, the cheeky, up-beat track focuses on girls who are unapologetically themselves. Music is Ariez’ passion – and choosing the path of music has been no easy road, but hard work is paying off and Ariez is making a name for herself in the industry. ‘BAD B’ is the next vital step Ariez is taking to become Drill royalty, and take the scene by a storm.

Hailing from SW London, Ariez is already well known in her scene at the age of just 24. She is a melodic drill/hip-hop artist, with lyricism that is real and unapologetic while showing her great sense of humour and intelligence. She is well aware that she is distinct, and unique from the rest of the talent. Ariez is currently being developed by independent label and studio 1010LDN and will be supporting Dappy on his upcoming tour in November.

Check out the official video for ‘Bad B’ below…

Luke November Drops New Track ‘Queen Bee’ + Video

Fresh from being sampled on Pop Smoke’s ‘Faith’ and Kanye West’s ‘DONDA’, East London’s promising talent, LUKE NOVEMBER continues to perfect his hybrid sound with Brand new track ‘Queen Bee’.

Taking an alternative route to his counterparts, Luke November is rapidly gaining international support ahead of his homegrown discovery. Following the release of his track ‘Call Me Bad’, Kanye West’s management team were quick to contact Luke November. They loved his music and wanted to sample it on Kanye’s collaboration with Pop Smoke and Pusha T. Entitled ‘Tell The Vision’ the track debuted on the U.S Billboard 200 and features on Kanye West’s critically acclaimed album ‘DONDA’ and Pop Smokes posthumously released album ‘Faith’.

Still in the throes of discovery, Luke November is one of East London’s most prominent up and coming artists and his ‘Queen Bee’ release is the crescendo of a whirlwind year for the experimental musician. Providing soulful, melodic vocals over an aggressive sounding drill beat, ‘Queen Bee’ rises to a different level with it’s extremely catchy hook that contrasts perfectly with the fast-paced delivery of the verses. A smooth undertone of a soft, feminine vocal blesses the record to flawlessly harmonise with Luke’s deeper tones. The essence of the song is love in its purest, unadulterated form, making it easy and accessible, free of complication. Luke’s ability to create a musical journey of the traditional theme of love is artistically spun in to a new concept with his modern twists and styles that we can all relate and aspire to. The East London artist confidently blends a fascinating selection of musical influences to create this rare, one-of-a kind musical masterpiece, delivering something that is easy to digest yet able to take the listener on a sonic adventure.

Evolving with his music and making an exceptional addition to his discography, the independent London based artist is ready to be further unearthed by his home nation with ‘Queen Bee’. His intergalactic love story is detailed further in the visuals by multi award winning videographer ‘Dego Visionz’. As he continues to break boundaries with his unique blend of sounds, Luke has managed to set the perfect stage for his forthcoming EP dropping later this year.

Check out the official video for the single below…