Song of the Day: Step Up – Filthy Gears (ft. Wiley, Jammz, Capo Lee & C Cane)

After dropping his debut ‘Filthy Gears’ album, plus singles like ‘See Us MC and ‘Running’, the name FILTHY GEARS has been buzzing around the scene.

His combination of different elements from hip-hop, jungle and garage make for a unique spin on the raw and energy-laden sound that is prevalent across the 18-track release. His continued evolution of grime has made him stand out to both MC’s and DJ’s earning him strong support from the most respected and seasoned names in the game. Featuring a cross-section of emcees from the legendary to the most exciting new talent, FILTHY GEARS features P Money, Wiley, MTP, YGG, Hitman, Jammz, C Cane, Culprit and many more.

Having anonymously produced music for 25 years, recent months have seen the grime master step out of the shadows and into the spotlight, which has remained firmly fixed on him. A rigorous series of free downloads, uploads and MC collaborations has posed the question of whether there’s more than just one person creating such a volume of output, but the dogged determination and quality music leads back to a one man army.

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Song of the Day: Work Of Art – Iamu (ft. Rebecca James)

Production powerhouse IAMU offer up their new single ‘Work of Art’ featuring the vocals of Rebecca James – who’s currently on tour with music royalty, Janet Jackson.

The duo’s broad and in-depth understanding of music as an art form, and more notably as an emotion, plays a key role within their sound. IAMU’s music faces no border when it comes to genre, which is verified by their eclectic repertoire and the range of artists that they’ve previously worked with such as Wiley, Miss Dynamite, WSTRN and their recent infectious single with Bluey Robinson, ‘Falling Stars’.

Their ability to engage in territories that blend both spectrums of genre and philosophical concepts, in combination with their anonymous identities, has created a sense of mystery and intrigue into their musical moves. Whilst their next track may unpredictable, it is becoming apparent that IAMU consistently deliver an extension of their unique and versatile sound…this is too smooth to pass up…check out ‘Work of Art.’

Song of the Day: Sweden – Vibbar

Making their debut release via MistaJam’s Speakerbox label, the hyper-stylish, creative collective, VIBBAR presents their latest single ‘Sweden’.

An amalgamation of sounds, influences and voices, ‘Sweden’ is the perfect illustration of the fact the group is built on ‘vibes’. Catchy bars flirt with percussion as the melodic instrumental goes on a journey through hazy fade outs before bursting back into its rhythmic life via amped up bass and crystal clear production. Visually the video captures the collectives boundless charisma which is immersed with creative flair.

Upon first encounter of the distinctive group it is quite possible that you may already recognise some of the individuals, as each member have their own talents and profiles covering a diverse selection of creative fields. Skits, Skribz and Jordy provide lyricism via rap, whilst a host of featured singers (inc Joel Baker and Shola Ama) add to the bubbling pot of talents, sounds and style. Poet is a linchpin of the group that adds his prestigious style and flair – as well as bringing his incredibly hard-earned profile from presenting on Copa 90 – the global YouTube football phenomenon

VIBBER’s uncomplicated love for what they do and their changeable talents allow them to morph into any role required for them to continue their own evolution as a collective. To date they have DJ’ed and collaborated with numerous brands and hosted guest appearances on their tracks from Big Narstie, Wiley and JME, plus they host their own weekly show every Monday from 5pm on Radar Radio.

With the release of ‘Sweden’, they are on the brink of even more new conquests…go ahead of check out the bada** video…

New Track: Things You Do – Cherri V

As she gears up to release her long-awaited and highly anticipated debut album, ‘Brown Eyed Soul’ in early 2018, London singer-songwriter CHERRI V has released her brand new single titled ‘Things You Do’, the third single from her forthcoming album, following ‘Without You’ and ‘Leave Me Be’, which have been supported by BBC 1Xtra and MTV Base.

With three critically acclaimed EPs, a UK top 20 single with Lethal Bizzle, successful collaborations with Wiley, Jessie J and Dawn Richard, and millions of views and streams already under her belt, CHERRI V is a revered musician in her own right, and one of the best pure vocalists to come out of the UK, with the likes of The Telegraph, Yahoo Music, MOBO Awards and BET, all singing her praises.

Her new single ‘Things You Do’ is a “fun-loving track about love, attraction and the highs that come with that”. Produced by Joey Sticks, who she worked with on previous single ‘Leave Me Be’, the infectious piano and drums-led offering, with its resounding R&B/Pop sensibilities, showcases CHERRI V’s amazing vocal performance, and her carefree and relatable songwriting…have a listen to her latest masterpiece…not to be pass up!

New Music Video: No More Letters – Cadet

Dropping movie-like visuals, CADET releases ‘No More Letters’ aka ‘Letter To Krept (Part 2)’ taken from the eagerly anticipated ‘The Commitment 2’ E.P, due for release on 21st July.

A hugely prominent track in the understanding of this lyricist’s journey, the impeccable timing of the release is even more poignant. Delving into the mechanisms of CADET and his positioning within the elite of Britain’s emcees, one of the most pivotal moments of his career thus far was with the release of his original ‘Letter To Krept’ in August 2016. Within the original record, CADET refers to Krept unexpectedly taking him to Wireless Festival. The moment is life changing for him as he is able to envisage that one-day, he too, could perform his own slot. Fast forward to July 2017 and CADET delivers ‘No More Letters’. The record is a statement and a nod to Krept, which feels like the perfect beginning of a new chapter for the rapper. Journeys have been completed, peace has been restored and ambitions have been fulfilled as taking it full circle, CADET is set to perform his own slot at Wireless on 8th July.

Having already released the first taste of ‘The Commitment 2’ via the release of ‘Instagram Girls’ featuring Konan, CADET continues to use his music in an astute way that is shrouded in deeper meanings and insightfulness, yet with a playful and accessible magnetism. His work has already been championed by, BBC Radio 1/1Xtra DJ’s, Semtex and Charlie Sloth, whilst tastemaker magazines such as Notion and Complex hold him in high regard, tipping him for continued success. Public co-signs from UK’s music kings including Wiley and Stormzy lead the excitement surrounding CADET and ‘The Commitment 2’.