NOVELIST – HOAX

A mere twenty four hours after dropping new instrumental ‘Casper Riddim‘, Novelist releases another new track in the form of ‘Hoax’.  The Lewisham Grime artist is back on the mic this time, but the track is also tagged with the intriguing ‘Ruff Sound Movement’.  Are these off-cuts from the debut album on which he’s currently, or…

NOVELIST – LINKING GASH [FT. FAULTSZ]

“This ones for all the mandem when their link goes wrong”, says Novelist on new track ‘Linking Gash’.  The Lewisham MC teams up with The Square’s Faultsz on a new track that centres around the struggles that come when, well, linking gash.  The beat was produced by Nov himself, and it has to be said there’s…

SKEPTA – TOP BOY

Skepta recently took to the streets of New York to distribute a Tim Westwood-hosted mixtape comprised of both old and new material.  Intended to be a physical-only release, the mixtape inevitably leaked online before being taken down.  Anyway, chief among the new tracks is ‘Top Boy’, a Dizzee Rascal sampling track which Skepta has now…

MODEL 86 – CTRL

Model 86 [aka London-based producer Matthew Wilcock] releases ‘CTRL’, the second track from his upcoming EP, ‘Self Help Dance’.  While first single ‘Friend‘ had an instant and obvious appeal, ‘CTRL’ is a far more restrained, ethereal track whose woozy glimmer evokes the likes of Boards Of Canada.  If the first track from ‘Self Help Dance’ was a…

NOVELIST – WAR

After May’s ‘Ignorant And Wot‘, we declared Novelist the most exciting prospect in Grime right now.  New track ‘War’ does nothing but confirm our suspicions: for three and a half minutes solid the Lewisham don switches up classic Grime flows with a youthful exuberance.  Production from Jon E Cash sets off Nov’s bars perfectly, who references the…

AZEKEL – SOLD MY LOVE

With his upcoming EP ‘Raw, Vol.1’ due for release July 12 and a live slot at Glastonbury this weekend, Azekel releases new track ‘Sold My Love’.  The track follows ‘Mad About The Boy‘ as the second single from the East Londoner’s forthcoming EP, and showcases the R&B vocalist and producer’s tender, introspective side.  Stream the sultry new track below via SoundCloud.

CONFZ – I’M GOOD

Following recent single ‘I’ll Ride’, Confz wastes no time in releasing a second track from the upcoming ‘The East End Agreement’.  ‘I’m Good’ features vocalist Tayah, as well as production from LHR JGoss Beats and Slumba Bear.  Confz takes a far more laid-back approach on the mic this time around; the mellow vibes of ‘I’m Good’ providing a…