Kid D – “Different Class” (feat. 23 Remz)

“Different Class”, the third single from Kid D‘s forthcoming debut vocal project Substance, finds him team up with musical newcomer and fellow Forest Hill resident 23 Remz for a dark, braggadocious UK rap number. While the self-produced track is somewhat of a sonic departure from a typical Kid D song – driven by thumping 808s and trappy percussion – it …

Kid D – ‘Mature Grime 2’

Continuing a prolific run of 2020 releases, Lewisham’s Kid D returns to the buttons for Mature Grime 2. The ten-track project, named after his instantly recognisable brand of lush, choppy productions, serves as the sequel to his 2015 instrumental LP which explored similar sonics. A variety of soundscapes are on offer throughout the project. “Only for You” combines serene plucked …

Kid D – “Bring It On”

After first making his mark as a lyricist in February with the TRENCH-approved “Take Me Away (Substance Intro)”, UK super-producer and rising rapper Kid D returns with the follow-up, “Bring It On”. The self-produced track is the second offering from his forthcoming debut vocal project Substance, set to feature appearances from Ghetts and Novelist among others. Innovatively drawing on a …

Kid D deploys some visual trickery in the new video for “Substance Intro”

After his ethereal vocal debut “Take Me Away” was released in February to great reception from the likes of TRENCH Magazine and multiple Rinse FM DJs, Lewisham rapper Kid D has today unveiled visuals for the self-produced track, now aptly retitled “Substance Intro” as a nod to his forthcoming EP. The instantly memorable video, directed by New Influx, takes viewers from the tower …

How to maximise engagement with Instagram Stories

Whether you’re an avid Instagram user or not, it’s fair to say that the platform’s Stories feature, rolled out in August 2016, has superseded Snapchat among millennials and even much of Gen Z. If you’re marketing a personal brand through social media, getting on board with Stories is essential. But how can you stand out in a sea of other …

Manga Saint Hilare joins DJ Argue for Rinse FM’s latest Grime History Lesson

Following on from a slew of well-received, candid discussions with the likes of Jme, Riko Dan and Nasty Jack, DJ Argue’s latest ‘Grime History Lesson’ on Rinse FM sees him catch up with seasoned lyricist and Roll Deep member Manga Saint Hilare for a revealing interview and an accompanying set. The pair discuss the themes behind the North West Londoner’s forthcoming project, Make It Out Alive; …

Kid D – “Take Me Away”

Renowned for his unmistakably immersive productions for the likes of Wiley, Skepta and Devlin, Lewisham native Kid D now takes to the mic for his debut vocal single, “Take Me Away”. The bittersweet track serves as a stream-of-consciousness social commentary, ultimately offering listeners a message of empowerment. Lacing a self-produced instrumental furnished with delicate keys, reversed percussion and flourishes of …

Funky Dee – “Run”

Deptford grime star Funky Dee is back and at his most animated on amped-up new single “Run”. The Olja-produced track finds a home for some of his most iconic Lord of the Mics VIII bars, which fans will have witnessed him spraying last summer and on Rude Kid’s Christmas KISS Grime set to break down Hertfordshire’s Mischief. The instantly memorable …

Ten Dixon, Funky Dee & Logan – “Dungeon”

Lord of the Mics VIII champions Ten Dixon, Funky Dee and Logan have joined forces for “Dungeon”, the first release on the newly established Rosebank label. A celebration of their clashing abilities, it finds the three MCs spraying over a prestigious Crayzee Banditt instrumental from the vaults. Lacing jubilant fanfares and impactful 808s, the trio of Londoners remind listeners of …

Byron x Esskay – ‘Artform’ EP

Returning from an extended musical hiatus, Slough-based wordsmith Byron has teamed up with the equally lyrically profound Esskay for the four-track Artform EP. Produced in its entirety by TruOmega, the project thoughtfully delves into a variety of subjects including ancestry, addiction and altercations. Known for his work with Emeli Sandé, Ghetts and Dot Rotten, Byron first turned heads with his …