New Music Video: Woah – Kritz93 (ft.E. Mak)


KRITZ93, E.Mak and Sunny Kale – the producer behind Stormzy’s hit ‘100 Bags’ – cooked up a straight-talking banger entitled ‘Woah’. Taking a unapologetically raw street approach, this brand new hot collab is already tearing up the underground grime scene.

Gaining initial exposure from DJ Target, who cherry picked the record as his ‘Targo Embargo’ in early January, KRITZ93 took to the BBC Radio 1Xtra airwaves to introduce himself and his record to the nation and it has since been hot on the selection lists across Kiss Fresh, Radar Radio, Westside FM.

A newcomer to the game, KRITZ93 spent the entirety of 2017 recording and releasing music, freestyles and videos online, building a respectable stock of well-received and supported music. He was also found collaborating and featuring on a selection of tracks, which included ‘G’s Dem’ for DJ P Montana’s Rah Boy – Vol 1 mixtape. Teaming up with E. Mak on the record, who’s profile has recently soared from his release ‘Yo!’, the pair chopped it up over a hybrid of melodic genres and vowed to jump back in to the studio together quickly, resulting in the creation of ‘Woah’…check out the video.


New Music Video: Watch Nuttin’ – Ironik (ft. Ayo Beatz)

Making one of the most notable returns of 2017 with the release of his first album in nearly ten years, IRONIK continues to elevate and spar alongside the new generation of UK sound creators with his new single ‘Watch Nuttin’ featuring Ayo Beatz.

Featuring twice on the ‘Truth Be Told’ album, providing both production and vocals on new party track ‘Watch Nuttin’, and again on the final track of the album ‘Mercy’, Ayo Beatz, who has recently gained over 1.6 million hit on his video for ‘Big Man Ting’, clearly has an undeniable chemistry in the studio with IRONIK, making them quite the dynamic duo.

The album received an exceptional response with heavy support across BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra, the Capital network and Kiss FM all jumping on board, resulting in album streams of over 200k to date with still another four singles to come, adding to his lengthy list of previous achievements that include a number 5 official chart position, a top 5 single, one top 10 single, a top 10 album and over a million record sales. IRONIK has also received support from the likes of PAPER Mag and The Hype Magazine as well as GRM Daily and Link Up TV who recently interviewed him about the album and his return.

Talking on his album, IRONIK says: “Truth Be Told’ is only my second studio album since my first ‘No Point In Wasting Tears’ and it’s definitely my best work to date. I’ve been all over the world in the last two years DJ’ing in countries like Dubai, Japan and all over Europe and it’s undoubtedly inspired my music but there’s no place like home and whilst I reflect the influences I’ve had, the album remains a testament to being UK and homegrown.”

Hit the play button on the video for ‘Watch Nuttin’.

New Music Video: Lurks At Night – J Fresh (ft. Yus)

The latest record to drop from the well-received ‘Fruit Salad’ album, J FRESH calls in Yus for ‘Lurks At Night’.

With a sharp-looking visual, that dropped on JDZ Media, and a bassline heavy instrumental, Yus sends out a stream of rapid fire and reload bars. The J Fresh production is a shining example of his skills as he sparks off Dizzee’s ‘I Luv U’ mix with a quirky concoction of garage, bassline and a nod to Artful Dodger x Craig David classic, ‘Rewind’.

Making his producer debut in early 2017, J FRESH has shown commendable determination to solidify himself within the scene. The release of his two E.P’s and his album have proved for continuous growth and recognition, seeing his music premiered with the likes of DJ Target at BBC Radio 1Xtra, picked up for BBC Radio 1Xtra’s ‘Introducing’ list and heavily supported across Kiss FM and Capital Xtra.

His ‘Fruit Salad’ album features a host of collaborations and contributions from the likes of DJ Target, Charlie Sloth, DJ Olos, Godsgift, Monkstar, DJ Ironik, Lady Ice, Predz UK, ShaoDow and Serocee making it an action packed, 15 track combo of dynamic production skills and talent.

This upriser is SLAMMING; better check out ‘Lurks At Night.’

Song of the Day: OK -Izzie Gibbs

One of the most celebrated, new generation artists in grime culture, Northampton’s IZZIE GIBBS releases the 2nd single to be taken from his EP, ‘Yin Yang’.

Izzie comes with straight up, real talking on this trappy number produced by Spookzville. Setting pace from the get go, the emcee demonstrates his lyrical dexterity, making this a monster tune that has already received 150,000 views in its first week online.

Taken off the ‘Yin-Yang’ E.P (out now), ‘OK’ follows up ‘Chillin’ featuring Donae’O, which immediately got snapped up as Rude Kid’s track of the week at Kiss FM and DJ Target’s #RadioActive on Radio 1Xtra, setting IZZIE GIBBS firmly on course for his continued ascent.

Whilst he already has an admirable career behind him that saw him win ‘Best Newcomer’ at the 2016 Urban Music Awards and Stormzy bring him out on stage at Detonate Festival, the unrestrainable talents and determination of this young emcee are proven in his latest peppering of activity across radio and online. 2017 alone has seen him perform alongside Stormzy, Jaykae and Dapz on the Map on the Kiss Grime show, feature on Kamakaze’s Pull Up remix, drop two dope freestyles and has been co-signed by Big Mike aka Stormzy, as one to watch!

Fully aware of the savvy and hungry fans in his command, IZZIE GIBBS is already a master of his craft and holds himself solely responsible for his musical output, which includes the decision-making behind his E.P. ‘Yin-Yang’ features an array of experienced and rising talent including Young T & Bugsey, as well as Dice Recording label mates Tremz and Big Narstie, who he cites as one of his biggest influences on his career so far.

With his idiosyncratic style, overwhelming charisma and his lengthy list of fans and peers, eyes are firmly set on the future of IZZIE GIBBS.

Song of the Day: Big N Serious (Remix) – Coco (ft AJ Tracey & Nadia Rose)

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After tearing up the airwaves with the original, COCO has just dropped the remix of Big N Serious featuring Nadia Rose and AJ Tracey.

Sheffield’s hottest property recently performed an epic freestyle on Kiss FM for DJ MK & Shortee Blitz. From ticking all of the right boxes with the music tastemakers, including dropping his explosive Fire in the Booth for BBC DJ Charlie Sloth, through to performing at Notting Hill Carnival and making his debut at Ibiza Rocks last year, COCO has bypassed the route of the recent ‘new generation’ of emcees to solidly construct his own lane.

Named as one of Annie Mac’s artists to watch in 2016 in Mixmag, he’s definitely on the tip on everyone’s tongue…check out the remix to Big N Serious.