New Track: Gurl – 2U4U

Multi-instrumentalist hip-hop collective 2U4U release their second track ‘GURL’, mixed by acclaimed studio engineer Aaron Ahmad (Adele, Mark Ronson), ahead of their ‘Butter’ EP release on 6th July.

Upholding their distinctive sound by blending rap, jazz and RnB, 2U4U have created a relaxed texture-rich track with hints of old-school hip-hop. Reminiscing about respective love stories in the hazy summer months, ‘GURL’ sees rappers cal and My Rugema combining lyrical ambiguity with aspects of neo-soul to detail their previous love affairs. Newcomer Majella also contributes to the track, lending his mellifluous vocals to a hook peppered with astrological symbolism. Whilst fusing a Wurlitzer and an electric piano, the group’s producer Ranbir unifies pacifying bass riffs with crisp, evocative drum beats, enabling the mellow tune to create a warm, summery vibe.

2U4U

The three founding members, all hailing from Rugby and South London, met during their school years having bonded over a joint love of music. Citing various influences including Erykah Badu, Ty and Madlib, the group spent the summer of 2016 honing their craft of thematically-driven rap; it’s this dedicated nature that has gained them support by the likes of Dummy, The 405, Dazed as well as Jamz Supernova on BBC Radio 1Xtra.

Since releasing singles ‘Home’ and ‘Fall’, the group have found themselves on Spotify’s ‘Alternative Hip Hop’ and XL Recording’s ‘XL Play’ playlists, proving that 2U4U are transforming fame with their unflawed, soulful sounds.

New Track: Purple – Joker Starr

Joker Starr

With some polished boom bap production from Micall Parknsun, this new single from JOKER STARR holds a wealth of lyrical content and a deep bellowing hook inspired by the legend Prince.

“I had the idea to make a chorus out of two ‘Purple Rain’ and ‘1999’ – I wanted to give a feel of one of his records but had no idea how I was going to manage it. The song is more inspired in his style rather than the content of the lyrics.”

With 15 years in the game, the rapper also known as Billy Bang Banga has built his name as a feared opponent in a string of Don’t Flop battles and collaborated with the likes of Estelle, Terri Walker, Jehst, Durrty Goodz, Mystro, Ty, Sway, Fliptrix, Verb T and more.

Purple is now available on iTunes.

New Music Video: Not Staying The Same – Big Rain & Trigga Ryder

trigga ryder and Big Rain

BIG RAIN and TRIGGA RYDER have dropped their latest video to single, Not Staying The Same.

Big Rain is Plymouth based and is a versatile emcee and producer, capable of a variety of flows and styles.

Trigga Ryder is based in Manchester and has supported various artists including Skinny Man, TY, Estelle, Verb T, Speech Debelle and Foreign Beggars.

They have teamed up to bring a four track EP of which Not Staying The Same is the first track to be released on Bandcamp.

New Track: Thats A Fact – Trigga Ryder

Trigga Ryder Thats a fact

Emcee TRIGGA RYDER and  British producer Subvert have joined forces for a brand new Grime effort, Thats A Fact.

Trigga has shared stages with many artists including Skinny Man, TY, Estelle, Verb T, Speech Debelle and Foreign Beggars.

Thats A Fact is available now on iTunes…go on, check it out!