NOVELIST – CASPER RIDDIM

As evidenced by recently released self-produced tracks like ‘Break In Your House and ‘Street Politician‘, Novelist is every bit as capable at making bits as he is on the mic.  The Lewisham don’s latest effort is entitled ‘Casper Riddim’, and it’s a sinister, menacing track which he’s dubbed the “new sound out of South London, Lewisham going worldwide.”…

NOVELIST – BREAK IN YOUR HOUSE

Gassed at being featured on OVO Sound Radio last night, Lewisham MC Novelist releases new track ‘Break In Your House’.  The self-produced track begins with the most rudimental of Grime beats, which quickly escalates into all-out assault as Nov takes the mic.  Stream below via SoundCloud.

NOVELIST – STREET POLITICIAN

Novelist calls new track ‘Street Politican’ “anti-establishment music”.  This, coupled with the track’s artwork and the fact that it samples David Cameron’s House of Commons address following the 2011 London riots, doesn’t exactly add up to a subtle account of inner-city political unrest.  Grime, however, isn’t about proceeding with caution: Novelist openly vents over an aggressive beat from Fool’s…

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…

NOVELIST – ENDZ

Novelist has been dropping hints about his debut album for a minute, but his first official release since ‘1 Sec EP’ came this week with ‘Endz’.  The electronic percussion in the minimal beat harks back to the late eighties.  This concept is borne out in the video which has that grainy, VHS feel you’d get from cassette recordings of the early…

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…

NOVELIST – IGNORANT AND WOT

As far as we’re concerned, Novelist is the most exciting prospect in Grime right now, if not UK music as a whole.  His fast-paced, classic Grime flows and down-to-earth, everyday story-telling make for compelling listening.  We’re used to the Lewisham MC working with some great producers [case and point: his ‘1 Sec EP‘, prod. Mumdance],…