D DOUBLE E – LIKE THIS

Formula Records and Bluku Music present a new video from D Double E.  ‘Like This’ sees the Grime legend expertly deliver some serious humour over a 2-step beat from producer Killjoy, as he generally acts up around London in the visual.  Stream below via YouTube.

BAD TASTE @ THE PASSAGE, DALSTON

This Friday sees a selection of acts on London-based label Bad Taste Records take over Dalston Lane’s The Passage.  Heading up the line up are producer Lenkemz [check out his recent EP, ‘Feast On, Fools‘], as well as fellow Bad Taste beatmakers Walter Ego, ITOA and Lean Low.  Check out the event here.

808INK – BLAH DE FROG

808INK are on a roll at the minute – new track ‘Blah De Frog’ is their third in the month following the release of their debut EP, ‘Billy’s Home‘.  It’s a laid-back, tripped-out number that brings a touch of West Coast G-Funk to South London.  Stream below via SoundCloud.

JAY PRINCE – HEIGHTS

British MC and producer Jay Prince says of new track ‘Heights’: “My first release of the year, collaborated with the homie from Brazil [Deryck Cabrera] on this joint, hope you guys vibe with this one.”  Cabrera’s uplifting production, filled with fizzing hi-hats and gentle synths, sounds great underneath Prince’ optimistic bars, which carry with them a…

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.

808INK – PEACH

Shortly after releasing their full-length debut ‘Billy’s Home‘, 808INK drops ‘Peach’ – a loose single that’s very much in a similar vein.  It’s another undoubtedly gully cut from the South Londoners, as Mumblez Black Ink flows over a warped, meandering melody and creeping percussion.  Stream ‘Peach’ below, click here to download ‘Billy’s Home‘ on iTunes.

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…