CURATOR PLAYLIST 005: MARTA STRAUSS

Province is proud to present a playlist curated by Creative Director & Videographer Marta Strauss.  Alongside her MilaView co-conspirator Alex Viladomiu she’s shot music videos for the likes of Loick Essien, The HeavyTrackerz and most recently BDE & Flex, and has worked on visual content for Province favourite Kojey Radical. Marta took some time out…

STORMZY – COLD

“To celebrate ‘Gang Signs & Prayer‘ going Gold, #MERKY present to you COLD” reads the video description. Looks like congratulations are in order for Big Mike – not only did his debut album reach number one, it’s also now sold over 100,000 copies.  ‘Cold’ follows ‘Big For Your Boots‘ as the second album track to get…

STORMZY – GANG SIGNS & PRAYER

Having absolutely floored us with album’s first single ‘Big For Your Boots‘, the expectations placed on Stormzy’s debut album could not have been higher.  It’s clear right from track one, however, that the South Londoner isn’t going to disappoint.  ‘First Things First’ sets the tone of the album; he’s progressed and matured immensely since he blew…

STORMZY – BIG FOR YOUR BOOTS

Stormzy’s been teasing something new with some hitherto mysterious billboards around London, and now it all begins to fit together.  The hashtag GSAP, it emerges, stands for the album’s title ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’, which will see a release February 24.  Not only do we also have a tracklist featuring the likes of Kehlani, Wretch 32, Ghetts &…

STORMZY – BIRTHDAY GIRL

Going from strength to strength with his ‘One Take Freestyle‘ and latest single ‘Scary‘, it’s seemed for a minute like Stormzy can do no wrong.  Then he released new track ‘Birthday Girl’.  As you may have guessed, it’s an ode to his girlfriend; Rinse FM DJ and MTV presenter Maya Jama.  The icing on the…

STORMZY – SCARY

After teasing the hashtag on social media, Stormzy releases new track ‘Scary’, accompanied by a dark new video.  The South Londoner goes typically hard over an instrumental from legendary Grime producer Sir Spyro.  In the video, we first see the Grime MC in pitch black hanging from a noose. Stream below via YouTube.

RALEIGH RITCHIE – YOU’RE A MAN NOW, BOY

18 months in the making and involving six producers [including Chris Loco, Sounwave and Mike Elizondo], Raleigh Ritchie’s debut album ‘You’re A Man Now, Boy’ is pretty neat for a side project.  Much of the LP follows the narrative verse and swelling chorus format, but Ritchie makes it sound fresh with his engaging lyricism.  His ability to…