Song of the Day: Can’t Wait – #Pound

Made up of Smxk£, Darkboi and producer SupaWave, new East London group, #POUND revealed their debut single ‘I Can’t Wait’ last month and are already making waves. The video to the laid back summer joint has so far notched up over 16,000 views via GRM Daily.

The trio already have co-signs from Yxng Bane, Don-E and DJ Melody Kane who have been drawn to their soft, deep bass and laid back melodies lend from R&B and afrobeats.

Although the collective are making their debut together, Smxke, a talented vocalist/songwriter/producer, formerly known as ‘Smokeman’, started his musical journey at the tender of age 15 when he teamed up with grime legend ‘God’s Gift’. Darkboi also started out at an early age when he got recruited to join ‘Kidz In The Hood’ by one of the Grime scene’s most colourful characters ‘Crazy Titch’ and featured on underground hit ‘On Da Block’. Fast-forward to 2017 and with Supawave added to the mix; the super producer who is able to create any genre. .

With an ethos to their music, #POUND aim to portray positivity, good vibes and enlightening energy through their music. Their combination of exceptional and original content alongside a refreshing attitude makes this group an instant save for anyone looking to unearth new talent.

Here’s your chance to witness the climb..hit play on ‘Can’t Wait’.

New Music Video: My Brudda – Artan

ARTAN is proving to be a captivating artist. His unique sound combines singing and lyricism via unique melodies and clever rap verses. Having recently debuted ‘Opposite Interests’ on SBTV, the first taste of his ‘Breaking Stereotypes’ E.P, he now releases ‘My Brudda’ exclusively on GRM alongside the official release of the E.P.

The record is a soulful ditty with a hip-hop twang bouncing along beneath ARTAN’s jazzy vocals. The depth to his voice makes an intriguing listen as his lyrics show off a rugged charm and swagger to his manner.

Having turned the heads of rap fans and tastemakers with the release of his Bl@ckbox freestyle in 2016, platforms have been hot on his heels to release new content and judging by the YouTube comments that are already pouring in for ‘My Brudda’, it is clear to see why ARTAN is commanding an array of support from major online platforms such as Link Up TV, GRM Daily and SBTV.

‘Breaking Stereotypes’ is out now on Spotify and Apple Music; catch the fresh new video for ‘My Brudda’ below.

New Track: Opposite Interests – Artan

Cultivating a buzz in the underground music scene, ARTAN elevates the levels even further with the release of his brand new single ‘Opposite Interests’.

Entwining slick melodies with clever rap verses, ARTAN gives a fresh dimension to his music as he makes a seamless transition between singing and rapping- alternating between different flows.

The enchanting instrumental consisting of xylophone and piano samples echoes through the introduction and bleeds into his opening hook. The production, courtesy of Katmundu, oozes with summer vibes and gears us up for the season.

2016 opened the floodgates to a wave of interest following his debut release on Bl@ckbox, where he demonstrated his fiery flow. This consequently lead to an array of support from major online platforms such as Link Up TV, GRM Daily and SBTV for his latest releases.

‘Opposite Interests’ is taken from his debut E.P ‘Breaking Stereotypes’, released last Wednesday, which captures ARTAN’s eclectic sounds and delivery.

So here’s your chance to check out the first installment from his latest E.P.

New Track: Glow – Stash Peso

Straight from the rap breeding ground of North-West London’s Stonebridge estate, STASH PESO releases his new joint, ‘Glow’.

Differing from fellow rappers in content, subject and vision, Stash’s style is unorthodox and intelligent in production style and wordplay, exemplified in this latest track. He has impressive lyrical flow, which is instantly captivating, provoking attention to his lyrics and he is said to treat his music like a personal diary. His trademark singing and rapping style over harmonising production marks him out as one of the more intriguing, left-field rappers coming out of London right now.

Pricking the attention of avid rap fans, Stash’s latest releases have been premiered and featured across Complex, SBTV and Clash Magazine and have received fundamental support from the UK music gatekeepers, GRM and Link Up TV.

Part of the London collective TOORARETODIE – a creative team made up of rappers, singers, writers and designers, Stash and his compadres have cultivated a street trend in the caps he features in his videos – the rare snapbacks are so highly in demand across London that they’re constantly sold out.

A true creative talent in more ways than one, Stash’s lyrical sophistication sets the tone for an impressive artist making his move..so it’s over to you: it’s time to check out the visual for ‘Glow’.

New Track: Madness – Mist

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After smashing 2016 with his debut E.P ‘ M I S To The T ‘, selling out tours and racking up millions of views on YouTube, MIST is back with another heavy Steel Banglez production entitled ‘Madness’.

The Birmingham rapper landed a spot on the highly coveted BBC 1Xtra ‘Hot for 2017’ list and is the most popular unsigned act on Spotify in the UK across all genres; both major accolades to start the year with.

The latest single shows the rapper reflecting on his life and career and the accompanied video, which dropped via GRM Daily last week, has already hit well over one million views. This week 1Xtra’s DJ Target  picked up ‘Madness’, as his ‘Radioactive’ track of the week.

Time to check out the hype; watch the video to ‘Madness’

New Music Video: Liars – Zeo x Eyez

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ZEO and EYEZ bring along a heavy collaborative track, fully representing the Midlands, with Zeo from Wolverhampton and Eyez from Derby.

The Asian influenced bouncy beat produced by Zeo allows ZEO and EYEZ to flow superbly with their dexterous lyrics about people who aren’t true to themselves. The video directed by Kyle Shox Brown enhances the Japanese style theme.

The pair have both been putting in work with Zeo previously working with some of Grime’s heavy hitters including established artist and producers such as JME (BBK), DJ Q (BBC Radio 1Xtra), Trilla, Bassboy and TRC, amassing national radio support and online coverage from gatekeepers such as SBTV, GRM Daily and RWD Magazine. Whilst this year EYEZ released his all star mixtape Mind The Gap with a Midlands Vs. London cypher on it from Eyez, Mez & Kamakaze Vs. AJ Tracey, Dave & Jammz which gained support from Fact Mag, Complex, RWD and more. He was the Derby captain of the Red Bull Grime-A-Side team who won the clash this year against 7 other cities from the UK.

ZEO and EYEZ prove that Midlands Grime is definitely on the map with their new track – go check it out!

SlickdotR

 SLICKDOTR takes on  Kamikaze/Treble Clef’s Old School hit, Ghetto Kyote, putting a real slick twist to the grime classic.

The original track inspired the East Londoner to write bangers and firmly pushed him on the path as one of UK’s rising grime star…and he has come a long way! His vocal presence and distinct flow were supported by  SBTV, GRM Daily, LinkUpTV, Reprezent FM and Westside FM.

With the major tastemakers and fans eagerly waiting for future material,  SLICKDOTR promises there’s much more to come this year….so stay tuned!

For now, check out the epic video to Ghetto Kyote.

 

Song of the Day: Be Alright – Tops Mafioso

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Coming on the back of support from the likes of BBC 1Xtra, GRM Daily and Link Up TV for his previous releases, Neva Switch Sides and RckPprSxxrs/Love, TOPS MAFIOSO returns with his first single of 2016 titled Be Alright.

Produced by Gravez, Be Alright  gives an insight to the South London rapper’s life in the inner city and his journey for artistic freedom. The soulful and vibrant production is topped off by the 21-year-old’s lyrical dexterity.

With a collaborative EP with producer Code-E, a solo debut project, and visuals in the pipeline, this upriser won’t be off on holiday anytime soon as he determined to make 2016 his year.

Check out the video to Be Alright below.