The Beats N Bass Weekly Recap 14th April
Fantastic singer and songwriter Adele is a huge talent in her own right, initially winning the Brit Awards Critics’ Choice award and the BBC Sound of 2008. Her debut album ’19’ stormed into dizzying heights of success, being certified four times platinum in the UK and double platinum in the US. So what happens when one the finest UK vocalists meets one the busiest DJ’s on the House circuit right now? Rinse FM resident DJ, night club owner and producer Sam Supplier has worked his magic, sampling, rearranging and remixing Adele’s ‘Rolling In The Deep’ vocals and creating this work of art.
The very bubbly, House scene will eat this for breakfast just as the clubbing season really begins to kick off, you better start working on your shape cutting dance moves quick.
Loick Essien, now referred to as Loick reached number 2 in the charts with the very popular ‘How We Roll’ track. His last single ‘Nobody’ featuring Chip & Wretch 32 showed a different side to Loick’s versatility jumping on a dark Trap style beat. If that wasn’t hard enough he pulled out a grimy remix with Stormy, Squeeks & Young Teflon. Now spinning his style even more so, Loick is back with a brand new single ’Number One’ taken from the highly anticipated ’S.M.R’ EP due to be released 7th June. Having worked with Bashy, Labrinth, NDubz, Naughty Boy Tinchy Stryder & G Frsh, I’m looking forward to hearing the rest of the EP.
This week’s Street Heat was selected from Latent’s Record’s very own Snypa D Delic. An up and coming artist representing Milton Keynes, with deep roots as a Drum & Bass MC in his early years it’s no surprise how he tackles Grime & Hip Hop beats with ease. With his latest album ‘Bullet Tooth Snipes recently dropping last Friday (April 10th) It was great to hear such an energetic, yet lyrical Grime track entitled ‘Barring 2’ featuring Android & Boistrous. Make sure you get a copy of the album here:
It seems the Uptown Funk flavor is sticking around, in fact catching on and taking off. The majority of Kendrick’s killer album ’To Pimp A Butterfly’ carries a lot of funk samples and style, further encouraged by super producer, Pharrell to fully embrace the funk style. Naturally, it’s only a matter of time before these US inspired flavors penetrate the UK scene and that’s exactly what Chip has achieved in his new smash ‘Feeling Myself’ featuring Kano & Wretch 32. A nice switch up from the futuristic sounds that are swallowing up the UK rap and Grime scene. Take a listen here:
As Wu-Tang recently celebrated its 20th anniversary of the release of ’Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’, a massively influential and very relative album to this day, you would expect fellow Wu members to drop new solo material to support the release of their latest album ‘A Better Tomorrow’. Raekwon has done just that, featuring West Coast legend Snoop Dogg, an interesting collaboration as East meets West on his track ’1,2 1,2’. Producer Scoop DeVille manages to bring back a quality Stanton Island inspired Hip Hop sound whilst Snoop brings a heavy verse reminiscent of his early works. This is another single from Raekwon’s ‘Fly International Luxurious Art’ album out April 28th.
This weeks guest was talented West London rapper D-Rymez, as an early Rap and Drum & Bass MC starting from a very young age, D-Rymez is marking out his style and flow, with mad love for 90’s Hip Hop including 2Pac, Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg, DMX and Biggie he’s a very versatile artist and ready to jump on any beat and flow with ease. His content relates to him, sparring between conscious rhymes and a more elaborate lifestyle bringing a crisp mix and fresh sound. D-Rhymez’s drive is second to none and his energy really comes across in his tracks, check out his latest single ‘Go Hard’ and make sure to listen back to the podcast to hear to the entire interview.