Posts Tagged ‘UK Grime’
Manni Sandhu + Jelly Manjitpuri - Gidhian Di Rani
Manni Sandhu + Jaswinder Daghamia - Pegg 2012
Manni Sandhu + Nirmal Sidhu - Jaan Sadi
Manni Sandhu + Kaka Bhainiawala - Husna Di Sarkar
On February 23, to much fanfare, one of the new generation’s torchbearers unleashed one of the most eagerly awaited albums in recent times. The aptly titled My Time is the realisation of years learning the craft and it marks the fully-fledged, grand arrival of Manni Sandhu, precocious talent behind showstopper tracks Door Ni Kulne and more recently Sona.
Those who have followed Manni’s progression from the bedroom music producer, the Dj Manni days right through to underground bootlegs The Demo, Mutual Concept Vol 1 and the breakthrough single Pawara will know this individual is far from an orthodox, straight-down-the-middle Bhangra producer. We’re glad to say he has stuck to his guns, kept true to his influences and delivered a project that is representative of Sandhu’s progressive mentality.
Now, usually once you’ve heard an intro, very rarely does it warrant multiple plays but that’s exactly the case with the fierce Jelly Manjitpuri sarangi-grime fest My Time. Jelly lays down the law in explosive fashion as the traditional instrumentation collides with Manni’s raw, pulsating beats and not forgetting that thunderous bass! The Manjit Dhaliwal-written Bottle follows and is a slick club joint sung by Lehmber Hussainpuri. The irrepressible, funkiness factor of this track stems from the flamboyant accent on the synthy chords allied by the punctual mandolin riffs.
Fresh after his single reached Number 2 on the official charts, Labrinth records an explosive remix of Earthquake for Soulculture’s Co-Sign show. Armed with his guitar, extraordinary live band and none other than the finest rapper from the UK Kano, Labrinth tears up his own song which for me, has replaced the original. A work of genius.
Don’t know why but I instantly thought of Jay-Z’s Venus vs Mars track but my thoughts aside, this has a crazy beat and a serious hook. Kano and Amplify Dot seriously killed this one.
Swami Baracus Feat Kazz Kumar, Sam Khan, Menis, RKZ, AC, AG Dolla, Rowdy Brown – Break This Game (Remix) (Official Video)
Following from the success of the original Break This Game, Swami Baracus teams up with some of the finest, hard hitting MC’s that the UK have to offer for an absolutely stonking remix. The track is available for free download via Swami Baracus’ Bandcamp page.
One of my first ever posts was the introduction of UK rapper Kasha and since then, he’s been working his way steadily up with a few singles including the popular The Realism and more recently with Mic Righteous for the track, The Hardest. For this video he teamed up with Acts Unsigned to bring an exclusive remix of the hit Chase + Status track, Blind Faith, and after a couple of plays already I think you’ll enjoy this one.
Exactly two years since we saw the video club hit Head, Shoulders, Kneez & Toez, KIG Family release the video for their catchy new single Gimmi More.
It originally featured Labrinth but Ed Sheeran joins Devlin for a special BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge performance of his newest single release Let It Go.
Listen, you took me high you took me low
You sold your soul with lies you told
And now it’s time to ride alone
The lights will guide me home
The more I gave, the more you take
Now I’ll be gone before you wake
Cos I just can’t ignore my fate
Forget the day you saw my face
Mz Bratt performs Get Dark live alongside DJ Kayper on the decks and Mikey J on the MPC. Sicka!
If I could upload all of Ed Sheeran’s new EP No 5 Collaborations Project I would but I’d prefer you to download it yourself to support a extraordinary talented independant artist. Featuring my favourite MC from 2010 P Money, Family is a track which instantly captures you utilising Ed’s smooth vocals and P Money’s deep bars.
Tinie Tempah is digging his heels deep within the US and it appears he’s there to stay after appearing on the remix of the biggest hit of 2010, Willow Smith’s Whip My Hair. Also could this be a signal of intent with Tinie Tempah and Jay-Z’s Roc Nation? Then again Roc did just sign up Cher Lloyd so to be fair, the news wouldn’t be that astronomical.