So it’s coming to the end of June now and Summer is well and truly here so I’ve decided to create a quick Top 5 list of some of the summer songs I’ll be playing this year, and some you should perhaps check out. In this list I will try to keep clear of any mainstream big hits that’ll you’ll almost definitely hear when you turn on the radio, and try to focus on some songs you may not have heard. Let’s begin:
So this is just a post about one song, being Screw & Brew by MoStack ft Mist. Similar to the post about Samantha by Dave & J Hus, it’s just a post about a song that I think will do really well and will probably be one of the highlights of the year for UK music. The track was released just over a week ago so I am a bit late but you can check out the video here and be sure to check out MoStack’s mixtape High Street Kid.
It’s been a while since I posted, but I feel like this topic needed one. J Hus just released his newest album Common Sense, and in one of my previous posts I said 2016 was not J Hus’ year. I’m pretty sure 2017 will be different and I will be playing songs from this album until 2018.
Anyway if you don’t know who J Hus is he is an artist from Stratford, London, who’s main genre is probably categorised as Afro Beats but I think he’s a lot more than that which I’ll mention later. Common sense is I believe his first proper album, he has released a mixtape ‘The 15th Day” which is also actually really good so check that out too. But this post is focused on the newest album so lets get into it:
The Daily Duppy series is probably GRMDaily’s biggest series and one of the most popular in the UK scene. I think its popularity stems from its exposure of new talent, by providing artists with a platform, and its amazing video editing skills making sure that no punchlines go over your head. The series was one of my favourites and I am sad to see it go. The final episode featured Wretch 32 and he does a great job in sending it off. This post is a look back to 5 of my favourite Daily Duppy’s throughout the years:
Whether you are a big Stormzy fan or think he’s the most overrated MC in the UK, you cannot deny the impact he has on British music. The album, Gang Signs & Prayer, has been highly anticipated with Stormzy taking about 9 months out from releasing any new music. His popularity has proven to be overwhelming with the accompanying tour being completely sold out in all locations in the UK in under a week! The Album consists of 16 songs with a strong and diverse feature list which I think Stormzy has handpicked and I am glad to see this. Lets get into the review of the tracks:
So it’s 2017 now and I’m pretty sure most of the UK knows about grime, although probably only listen to artists from London and maybe Manchester and Birmingham. Something that I’ve heard about for a while now is Scottish grime although I’ve neglected it by assuming that I wouldn’t understand their accent and it wouldn’t work. Looking back, I was very naive as now I have seen that the talent from the north is far from mediocre. Here are two artists you should definitely check out:
So I think here we’ve got, for me at least, 2017’s first really big hit from the UK. If you’ve read my Top 10 grime & Uk rap songs of 2016 you would have noticed that J Hus did not feature. I think 2017 might be slightly different and this year will show big things for J Hus. As for Dave I really see no end to his potential, with rumours going around that he’ll be brought out at Drake’s headline show in London he is truly destined for a great future. It’s definitely well deserved as you can tell this guy is just raw talent. Anyway on to the song: