NOVELIST – STAY WITH ME

Novelist has always made it clear that he’s not interested in staying in one lane. Having cut his teeth as a Grime MC with lightning flows, projects like 2017’s ‘Be Blessed‘ have shown that he’s keen to experiment.  That said, R&B slow jam ‘Stay With Me’ still comes as a complete surprise – its accompanying…

TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2018

2018 has been another stellar year for music; we’ve had the slew of releases from G.O.O.D. Music that bought us ‘Kids See Ghosts’, ‘Ye’ and ‘DAYTONA’, as well as big releases from some of our favourite Brits like Wiley, Young Fathers and Novelist. It’s also been a year tinged by sadness as we say an…

NOVELIST – NOVELIST GUY

Still proudly independent, Novelist releases his debut LP ‘Novelist Guy’ on his own label, MMMYEH Records.  His beats are as harsh and synthetic as ever, a far cry from his production on last project ‘Be Blessed,’ but in a lot of places his bars are far more thoughtful.  Lyrically, Nov often appears at a crossroads…

NOVELIST – NOV WAIT STOP WAIT

“Novelist debut album?  Did he produce and write it himself?  Is there pre-order available everywhere?” asked Novelist yesterday as he announced plans to drop his debut studio album later this year, April 13 to be precise.  The South London MC revealed the tracklist for ‘Novelist Guy’ as well as new track ‘Nov Wait Stop Wait’, a…

NOVELIST – NEW PATH

Having very recently released instrumental EP ‘Be Blessed‘, Novelist drops a new track produced by his older brother PREM.  ‘New Path’ is the first release on Nov’s own label, MMMYEH Records, and also sees him explore an entirely different sound to the Grime beats and flows we’re used to hearing from him.  “The sound is…

NOVELIST – BE BLESSED

As well as being one of the most exciting young MCs in Grime, Novelist is also a accomplished producer.  Having provided both beats and bars on a host of his own tracks such as ‘Snitches‘ and ‘Break In Your House‘ the South East London releases his first instrumental project, ‘Be Blessed’.  Stream below via Spotify, click…

NOVELIST – SNITCHES

Novelist took to Periscope this afternoon to live stream the announcement that he’d be releasing new material.  The result is new track ‘Snitches’, a Nov-produced instrumental complete with looped vocal.  The track could well be an off-cut from the Lewisham MC/producer’s recent ‘Tugg Set‘ instrumental EP.  Stream below via SoundCloud.

YOUR GUIDE TO BORN & BRED – HAGGERSTON

Rinse FM have been at the heart of London’s underground music scene for as long as we can remember; starting life as a pirate radio station which has snowballed ever since its birth twelve years ago. This summer will see the institution align with Born & Bred festival for a two-day weekender [June 4 –…

SKEPTA – KONNICHIWA

Grime fans have been waiting a long time for ‘Konnichiwa’, but the new album from Skepta is finally upon us.  Featuring the singles ‘Ladies Hit Squad‘, ‘Man‘, ‘Shutdown‘ and ‘That’s Not Me‘, the album also packs features from the likes of Stormzy, Pharrell Williams, Wiley, JME and more.  Much is being made of Grime’s newfound status…

BORN & BRED X RINSE FM

Rinse FM have been at the heart of London’s underground music scene for as long as we can remember; starting life as a pirate radio station which has snowballed ever since its birth twelve years ago.  This summer will see the institution align with Born & Bred festival for a two-day weeknder [June 4 – 5th]…