Song of the Day: Coming At Me – NUTTY P X SKRIPTURE

As one of the most prolific producers in UK urban music for the last 15 years, there is no doubt that NUTTY P’s distinctive sound has helped to shape the scene’s celebrated success of today.

His work, which has been influenced by hip-hop, rap, R&B and electronic music, has been responsible for hits from some of the most famed UK artists including Wretch 32, Krept & Konan, Professor Green, Ghetts and Sway, whilst his productions under the moniker Stinkahbell add further kudos to his talents in the form of remixes for Skepta, Jodie Connor, Busta Rhymes, Maverick Sabre, Taio Cruz and Cover Drive.

Working in the lab concocting his next array of revolutionary music, NUTTY P has once again been putting his wizardry to practise, this time completing his forthcoming album ‘Infrared’. The 8-track album is set to drop this Friday (29th March) and features a serious line-up of artists including the fiery Lady Lykez as well as SNE, Youngs Teflon, Paigey Cakey and Skripture for announcement record ‘Coming At Me’. Whilst yet to be released, the tracks have already built up some serious support and have been snapped up by the likes of Tottenham Hotspurs (to reveal Delle Alli’s new contract extension), England (to announce them qualifying for the Nations League), Chelsea FC (for their pre-match build up with Tottenham), Manchester United (for their pre-match Champions League build up), Adidas (advert), Soccer AM (showboat), Puma (advert) and even BBC1’s Silent Witness.

Alongside the announcement of the album release, NUTTY P treats us to the first instalment of fresh music in the form of ‘Coming At Me’ featuring Skripture, which was premiered with DJ Target on BBC Radio 1Xtra and added straight onto the huge ‘Grime Shutdown’ playlist at Spotify. Delivering an old skool R&G beat alongside the West London emcee who handles the hook and spits with galloping momentum over the verses, the track comes as a tasty warm up to the forthcoming energetic and ballsy single ‘Who The Hell’ featuring Lady Lykez.

With a ravenous drive that keeps him constantly creating innovative music, placing him consistently in the thick of the scene, Nutty P announces ‘Infrared’ – 8 tracks of genuine, dynamic, spirited and undiluted UK sounds that are being called for right now.

Check out the video below…

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EP Review: Brand New – Liam Bailey

I know it’s unorthodox to conclude an album at the beginning of the review, but I’m gonna do it anyway: if there’s a statement to sum up LIAM BAILEY‘s project, ‘Brand New’, it would be profoundly stunning.

From the atmospherically revitalising pieces, ‘Brand New’ and ‘I Lost My Way’ to a modern spin on old school soul/gospel delight, ‘Hold Tight’ and the guitar-drenched ‘Come Clean’, Bailey effortlessly delivers his compelling vocals, that’s so powerfully soulful which uplifts every single arrangement in the collection.

There’s talent and then there’s REAL TALENT; LIAM BAILEY definitely sits comfortably in the latter category. This guy is not to be messed with – check him out below:

New Music Video: You Saw The Devil In Me – Liam Bailey

Nottingham soul musician LIAM BAILEY is marching on with his highly anticipated comeback, already garnering support from Clash Magazine, Complex, BBC 1Xtra, Earmilk and SoulBounce, among others, as he gears up to release his fourth studio EP titled Brand New on February 1, 2019. Today, he double backs with the EP’s excellent second single ‘You Saw The Devil In Me’ and its accompanying visuals, premiered via Billboard.

Written by LIAM BAILEY and produced by frequent collaborator on this new project, Rich Cooper, whose previous production credits include work for Banks, Lucy Rose, Billie Marten and Tom Odell, ‘You Saw The Devil In Me’ is an introspective and thought-provoking piano ballad backed by minimalist yet stirring string arrangements and gospel choral backing vocals, over which LIAM BAILEY bares his heart out, about facing his inner demons.

The visuals for ‘You Saw The Devil In Me’ see Liam Bailey collaborating once again with James Beale, who directed the video for his recent single ‘Brother, Why You Gotta Love Her’ featuring Maverick Sabre. Beale also directed the visuals for Temples’ ‘Strange Or Be Forgotten’ and Lion’s ‘Self Control’, as well as previous work for Adidas, Meadowlark and River Island. Filmed in Bulgaria, the visuals are stripped back, and allow for the record to take centre stage and grip the audience.

From his debut EPs, which were released by Amy Winehouse, his UK top 5 single with Chase & Status, and his seminal debut album, to collaborations with the likes of Gorillaz and Salaam Remi, touring with Paloma Faith and Ellie Goulding, and support from Annie Mac, Zane Lowe and Jools Holland, LIAM BAILEY continues to be one of the finest voices and purest talents in British soul…check out the video below…

New Track: On Remand – K. Koke (ft. Dappy)

Seminal UK Rapper K KOKE  is set to release a six track EP ‘FFF Prison’ and has dropped the first taste of it live on BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra with DJ Charlie Sloth.

Featuring Dappy, ‘On Remand’ lays bare the frustrations and emotions of a man wrongly accused and subjected to time behind bars without bail. The realities of missing key moments in his children’s lives and seeing loved ones lives upturned all come to the forefront in the moving and honest account of this very public period in Koke’s life.

The new track has already sparked major interest with fans, as both Koke and Dappy took to their Instagram accounts to drop images of them together at the video shoot, making them eager to find out more. Upon Koke then heading in to BBC Broadcasting House to announce the release of his EP and let Charlie play the record on the airwaves for the first time, Twitter exploded in a flurry of excitement as DJ’s and fans instantly started requesting to hear the record again.

Added to the selection of the 5 other tracks, the EP becomes a musical journey and lyrical exploration of Koke’s time behind bars, which shrouded a major time in his career with a dark shadow and controversy that was ignited by the media and caused worldwide interest in his story.

Finally able to tackle all angles surrounding this period of his life and speak freely, honestly and emotionally about them, Koke enlists UK favourites Maverick Sabre, Dappy, Big French and Angel on the records to deliver a varying tone and pace that provide a marked and personal account of his emotions and situations, both inside and outside of prison.

Once again set to cause a furore, his undeniable talent has clearly been stirred as he ramps up the intensity of his craft with a matured and seasoned lyricism and delivery, that seize the interest of both the hardened rap fan already familiar with his story, and those yet to make the discovery of the exceptional rap talents of K KOKE.

‘FFF Prison’ EP will be out on 30th March…get the first taste of the six-track set with ‘On Remand.’

Haze Thinking out loud

HAZE drops his visual to his latest single, Thinking Out Loud, coming from his mammoth album of the same name, released last Monday. Alongside the album and video, the emcee also stars in and co-directed a short film with Sheridan De Myers

The 21-track album goes through different feelings and emotions and features other hugely respected UK Hip-Hop artists such as Akala & Black The Ripper on track Problems, J Spades and Whooli on Suttin About Me, Pakman on Follower Or Leader, and Irish soulful singer Maverick Sabre on Made In Love.

Haze has proved he can take his artistry to a different dimension, by joining together a film, album and music video. Based in London on a true story, the project represents the conflict of an artist torn between two worlds. The streets and his passion; aspiring to be a successful artist but having to do whatever it takes to support his dream & his family, which ultimately leads him to making the ultimatum decision.

Thinking Out Loud album is now available on iTunes…but for now, check out the video.