Akes – “I Par With Da Best” (feat. Deadly R3al)

Back with his second offering of the year following July’s vibrant afro-bashment anthem “Know Wagwarn”, rising Wolverhampton barrer Akes has enlisted in the lyrical abilities of Birmingham grime veteran Deadly R3al on his new single, “I Par With Da Best”. Produced by esteemed Brum beat-maker Papez (Skrapz, Kyze, Bassman), the brassy, infectious track finds the two long-standing spitters reminding listeners …

XP BURSTGANG – ‘Better Late Than Never’

Despite his long-standing credentials as one of the most decorated members of the Manchester grime scene, XP BURSTGANG has taken his time to finalise his debut album. After years of honing his craft, collaborations with The Streets and President T, and internationally renowned appearances on prestigious clashing platforms Lord of the Mics and Grime-A-Side, the aptly named Better Late Than …

Macca – “Back At It”

Having garnered support from the likes of Spotify, 1Xtra and DJ Mag with last year’s hit “No Days Off”, Wolverhampton’s Macca once again links up with East London superproducer Silencer (Skepta, Jme, Lethal Bizzle) for the equally weighty “Back At It”. The trap-leaning grime track finds the former StayFresh member taunting his musical adversaries, calling them out on their insincerity …

Felix Dubs & nova – ‘Pablo Swampscobar’ EP

Having religiously dropped new music every Bandcamp Friday, Birmingham’s Felix Dubs is not one to break tradition. Next up on his Red Lagoon imprint is the Pablo Swampscobar EP, a hefty three-tracker calling on the talents of Bradford youngster nova, whose recent releases on Foamplate’s Plantpower Records, J.Robinson’s Tribe12 and Mungo’s Hi Fi’s Scotch Bonnet have taken the dubstep world …

Kid D – “Serious Choices” (feat. Novelist)

Lewisham grime kings Novelist (left) and Kid D (right).

“Serious Choices”, the new single from South East London wordsmith and grime super-producer Kid D (Wiley, Skepta, Hardy Caprio), concerns making difficult decisions on the path to prosperity. The self-produced track features a euphoric hook from fellow Lewisham king Novelist, who recently held down a BBC Radio 1Xtra residency and has been releasing a prolific amount of music this year as part of …

Wiley discusses ‘Godfather 3’, his musical legacy and much more with DJ Argue

DJ Argue’s latest Grime Debate on Rinse FM finds him joined by grime pioneer Wiley for a virtual discussion of his new album Godfather 3, his musical legacy, and his move from artist to businessman following what is allegedly his final studio album. The pair address a wide array of subjects including the LP’s seemingly perpetual delays, Aitch’s recent comments …

Gallah & Horrickle feat. Snowy – ‘Bookey Blvd’ EP

Next up on Felix Dubs’ Red Lagoon label comes the Bookey Blvd EP from Birmingham grime duo Gallah and Horrickle, also known as Demtew. Here the pair, who rose to prominence through their Silk City Radio show, showcase their production skills over the course of four menacing tracks. Nottingham star Snowy laces the ghoulish, flitting opener “Begun”, in which he …

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 …