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Bashy – Life (Official Video)

The official video for the influential single Life is finally here:

This might just be my favourite track of his critically acclaimed album Catch Me If You Can (In Stores NOW).
Bashy shines the brightest when he gets serious with his topics, Life sounds like the realest thing he has ever written, touching on real situations with his witty and emphatic charisma.

The thing that seperates Bashy from the start is that coming from a Genre dominated with stereotyping and surrounded by negative hype, he was always a diverse artist, he was not taken seriously as he was not continously speaking on violence, he was more creative and broad, that however became his advantage as he stood out among the violent, tough life concepts which have become generic with Grime. Life is the definition of Grime, I already am dissapointed as I fear that it will not receive the real acknowledgement that such a strong and meaningful track deserves.

I love how he captures the reality that is mostly hidden and and left to remain in the dark and cold shadows of the far more materialistic and showbiz lives that we are constantly exposed to, Bashy’s raw delivery is an honest tail depict beautifully by this innovative video.

Life is Bashy’s official entry as one of the premier artists in the UK and not just Grime.

Fáris Rating:
9/10

Catch Me If You Can ..OUT NOW!!

Catch Me If You Can ..OUT NOW!!

Bish Bash Bosh

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Mz Bratt – Who Do You Think You Are

The UK’s leading emcee is more than a ‘rapper’, she is an artist, a role-model, an inspiration and more so a positive voice for females.

Who Do You Think You Are is her debut single and it is a banger!!

Produced by Terror Danjah, this multi-genre anthem has elements of electro and grime perfectly fitted within an edgy beat, capable to start any party, the synths are well placed upon a hard-hitting beat allowing Mz Bratt to shine with her lyrics and evident charisma.

I like the video a lot, it is youthful, fun and portrays the song’s overall feeling, with it’s vibrant scenes and bright colours, this visual beautifully compliments the song. With cameos from the likes of Superstar in the making Bluey Robinson, Terror Danjah, Wretchroboy Wretch 32, Bashy, DJ’s Ras Kwame and Viz, Double S, Cyko Logic and Donae’o among others, a great video to contrast a great song.

I expect big things from Mz Bratt, capable to shine as bright in the mainstream as she has done within the underground circuit, this track deserves even more recognition, (you know a song is good when even as a guy you find it catchy). She is a strong woman, who carries herself well, an inspiration to many young girls around the world, a far better role model than the likes of Brittany Spears and Beyonce (You can tell them I said that). Mz Bratt has every reason to succeed at the highest level, her recent FREE mixtape ‘Give it to em vol. 2’ is a small indication of the talent she possesses fused with her easy to love character, I have not even mentioned the fact that she is absolutely stunning, this naturaly beauty and her natural talent is definitely set to make her mark within the industry.

Mz Bratt - Who Do You Think You Are? ..OUT NOW!!

Mz Bratt - Who Do You Think You Are? ..OUT NOW!!

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Bashy – Life (Trailer)

Mr Bish Bash Bosh himself, has released the trailer for his forthcoming video for the track Life.

This might just be my favourite track of his critically acclaimed album Catch Me If You Can (In Stores NOW).
Bashy shines the brightest when he gets serious with his topics, Life sounds like the realest thing he has ever written, touching on real situations with his witty and emphatic charisma.

The thing that seperates Bashy from the start is that coming from a Genre dominated with stereotyping and surrounded by negative hype, he was always a diverse artist, he was not taken seriously as he was not continously speaking on violence, he was more creative and broad, that however became his advantage as he stood out among the violent, tough life concepts which have become generic with Grime. Life is the definition of Grime, I already am dissapointed as I fear that it will not receive the real acknowledgement that such a strong and meaningful track deserves.

Without giving away too much, the trailer manages to grip you, I am certainly looking forward to what could (along with his double Mobo Nominations) be Bashy’s official entrance as one of the leading mainstream artists in the UK.

Catch Me If You Can ..OUT NOW!!

Catch Me If You Can ..OUT NOW!!

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BLUEY ROBINSON ..Update!!

As a writer, one of the greatest satisfactions is seeing somebody who you tipped for a bright future to be embarking on that journey to success, I was always confident of Bluey Robinson’s imminent success, with talent and charisma in abundance, it is just a matter of when rather than if. So, forward a few months since I first presented him to you all and his single I Know is in the Top 20 Music Week Urban Club chart, being heavily rotated on radio playlists, performing abroad and now I come across this:

ITN have been making efforts to stay in touch with our young talents on the rise, interviews with Bashy and Chipmunk already, so they clearly are making all the right moves as they now got this exclusive. I have been unfortunate to miss out on Bluey’s live performances but the reviews will not stop coming in, it is literally a case of hear him and you love him, anyone who does not like him has not heard him, it is simple as that. Even the talented Mr Ryan Leslie took note and produced this remix:

In my line of work I am intouch with a lot of artists, some are underground successes and some have dominated the mainstream too, within that it is expected to meet a few egos here and there, now with someone of Bluey’s talents it is almost strange that he remains so humble, so down to earth and thankful and that is why he gets so much respect from me, I see him as a younger brother and would help him however I could for him to succeed (he truly deserves it). A lot of people have mentioned how “there is all this rubbish on radio and not real talent”, well, his work ethic and his desire is flawless and in time he will reap the benefits of it all, however, we as the fans need to support these real artists, the real talents, requesting them on radio and legally downloading or purchasing their music are some of the ways we can all help.

Another acoustic performance/interview:

Support real talent and good music, Support Bluey Robinson!!

Click image to visit Bluey's official Myspace

Click image to visit Bluey's official Myspace

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WILEY – SHE LIKES TO (REMIX) ft. J2K, WRIGLEY, ICE-KID, WRETCH 32, GHETTS, BASHY, SCORCHER, CHIPMUNK & GRIMINAL

With a line up being called the England 10, Wiley returns to take some of the Grime scene’s finest back up with him.

The England 10 consists of J2K, Wrigley, Ice-Kid, Wretch 32, Ghetts, Bashy, Scorcher, Chipmunk & Griminal, 9 of the 10 are established artists, Wrigley is a new addition, representing Manchester (Wrigley is actually flying the flag for every artist outside of the London) and has one of the standout verses, J2K returns to the scene with his Wake Up EP and brings his witty flow to this up-tempo hit, Ice-Kid was always considered the future of Grime and so he brings that talent and charisma to the table with this verse, Wretch 32 is one of the best (if not the best) lyricist in the country (his previous album Wretchrospective is a OneFáris Classic), he provides a mature verse, Ghetts is in everybodies Top 3 artists and does not dissapoint, Bashy provides the comical verse, Scorcher (who also directed the video) gives a more fun, feel-good flow, Chipmunk provides yet another confident verse whilst Griminal scores the goal with his verse which is all about the vibe, the video represents this, you can see how everyone is getting along and enjoying themselves, most definitely a club banger and a big part of Grime history, UK music history even as these artists come together to make their mark, extremely unselfish of Wiley.

Artists have begun to understand that coming together and collaborating is what helps elevate the scene further, so expect to see more artists working together creating quality music.

Fáris Rating:
7/10

WILEY - SEE CLEAR NOW (OUT NOW!!)

WILEY - SEE CLEAR NOW (OUT NOW!!)

WILEY - RACE AGAINST TIME (OUT NOW!!)

WILEY - RACE AGAINST TIME (OUT NOW!!)

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Bashy – Your Wish Is My Command ft. H-Boogie

Bashy - Catch Me If You Can (OUT NOW)

Bashy - Catch Me If You Can (OUT NOW)

From the first listening of his new album ‘Catch Me If You Can’ it was evident that Bashy was trying to make a point, in an attempt to satisfy everyone and broaden his range of audience he created an eclectic album, those that followed Bashy’s rise obviously knew that the album would not be a dominantely grime album, he has always stood out for being witty and entertaining in a comical way, he sustained his presence in grime with the track (and video) Ransom (featuring Wretch 32 & Scorcher). Bashy then created a mini-anthem in the form of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?. Your Wish Is My Command featuring H-Boogie (Estelle’s sister) was one of the tracks that stood out in the album as able to cross-over, its merged sounds and styles allowed it to cross over into different genres for more people to enjoy.

The beat itself is a techno meets funk saying hi to pop somewhere along the journey, Bashy gives the track it’s urban relevance, it is obvious that Bashy intended to create a feel-good fun song and I can see this doing well, as for the video, I think it’s funny, it is different, it has comical value, it stands out and should not have any trouble receiving play on TV, the track itself should become a regular on radio, fans sometimes do not understand how hard it is to please everyone, some fans would like to see urban artists continue to make ‘underground’ music, but in order to be successful as an artist and gain mainstream credibility, they have to extend their range, Dizzee Rascal and Tinchy Stryder for example. With ‘Your Wish Is My Command’, Bashy has tried to create an overall feeling, it is urban, both artists represent urban alternative, Bashy is not singing, he is rapping, it is just a creative piece of expression, I personally visioned a futuristic video for the song, in all honesty I do not think the current video fully justifies the track, but it is hilarious to watch.

Bashy has always been ‘different’ coming up as an artist, where most emcees would stick to underground then make the pop transition, Bashy has always had these elements to him so it is no surprise. Your Wish Is My Command will do well for him, he boasts a lively character and the video portrays that well.

Fáris Rating:
7/10

I guess trying to keep every fan happy can be a bit stressful!

I guess trying to keep every fan happy can be a bit stressful!

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Jason Lewis – Too Many Weave

It is a great time for the UK in terms of rising talents, the music scene with the likes of Chipmunk and Tinchy Stryder dominating charts, Noel Clark and Adam Deacon to name a few are making waves within the film industry and then you have the comedians like Eddie Kadi, Kevin J and Channel AKA’s own Jazzie.

Among the ranks is comedian Jason Lewis, hilarious sketches and relevant comedy, Jason Lewis first burst onto the scene with his parody of Bashy – Black Boys:

An MTV show (The Jason Lewis experience) later he returns with the Boy Better Know – Too Many Man parody ..’Too Many Weave’:

Great to see more good comedy and comedians from the UK, with comedians such as Jason Lewis and Jazzie to add to the likes of Slim, Kojo and Paul Chowdhry the country has another reason to smile and laugh.

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Comedian Kevin J ..UK Stand Up

In recent times, the UK urban scene has seen a major merging of artists, this has helped the scene rise higher, as they say ‘strength in numbers’. Along side musicians and artists themselves, DJ’s and comedians have been sharing support with the scene, most notably the likes of Ace & Vis and comedians Eddie Kadi and Kevin J.

Kevin J is considered the protégé of fast rising comedian Eddie Kadi, supporting him at shows and in cameos on music videos (such as Bashy – Ransom ft. Scorcher & Wretch 32).

Many of the top comedians happen to be of African decent, when mentioning the greats, the names Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphey, Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle come up every time, in the UK, we have Richard Blackwood, Kojo, Slim and Paul Chowdhry (the recent being of Indian heritage), Paul became one of the first comedians to branch into their category with his youthful appeal as well as the ethnicity based similarities, with so many blends of cultures in recent times, many audiences are now equally accepting and understanding of the humour as well.

Kevin J, is a comedian on the rise, Richard Blackwood is quoted as to saying, “He has that X factor”, Kojo, Slim and Eddie Kadi have all praised him, his honest character and relevant humour have had audiences of all races in hysterics wherever he performs.

He manages to capture that essence of relevance and youth, he is not afraid to put himself in the forefront of his jokes, yet he gains more respect for the simple factor that he pulls the jokes off like a veteran, composed, professional and absolutely hilarious!!

Kevin J recently appeared on Kojo’s Comedy Fun House on MTV Base, it was an open-mic style audition, nobody knew what to expect, he was after a good act and all the pressure was there, Kevin came out and brought the house down with an awesome set, I was laughing after he had finished (embarrassing to admit but proves how good he is), he is definitely a comedian on the rise, one that will be in your favourites real soon.

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DaVinChe – Riding For Love ft. Cleo Sol & Bashy

Considered by many as the country’s best producer, DaVinChe offers us yet another anthem with Riding For Love.

Featuring Cleo Sol & Bashy, Riding For Love is set to be a smash if not justify DaVinChe’s position at the top, Cleo Sol (as heard on Tinie Tempah – Tears) is another talent on the rise and really puts her twist on his track, her voice has a presence and really makes the song her own in a way, Bashy provides a charismatic verse that touches the subject whilst being light-hearted, it fits the song well. After hearing Riding For Love, I am looking forward to hearing more from DaVinChe.

Fáris Rating:
8/10

Along with Riding For Love, DaVinChe has another version, another anthem but this time for the streets.

Rider ft. Keedo, Steelo, Ghetts & JME:

Personally, Ghetts stole the show with his verse, which to be honest is expected from one of the best the UK has to offer, Keedo was impressive with a sharp flow and witty rhyme, JME delivered as always and helped round the track up nicely, I feel that the beat has not been fully justified but none the less it is a good blend of artists and will no doubt be well received.

Fáris Rating:
7.5/10

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Bashy – Millionaire

After the success of ‘Ransom‘, Bashy continues to push forward as one of the countries premier artists, this time with the release of ‘Millionaire’.

Bashy is certainly working hard and the results are proof, the track itself possesses a party vibe, it is a good effort, the best thing is that it sounds so versatile, it has the grime feel to it as well as sounding good enough for commercial, Millionaire is definitely going to be a big track for Bashy, I’ll be surprised if I do not hear it on commercial radio.

The video contrasts the song well, it is humorous, fast and colourful, enjoyable to say the least, the dance performance towards the middle of the video is really good, I did not know Bashy had moves like that, so i applaud the choreography.

Overall, Millionaire is an anthem, one to reach if not surpass similar heights as Bashy’s previous release ‘Black Boys’. Millionaire has me wishing Bashy all the success he strives for as it is much deserved and I’m looking forward for to the release of his album ‘Catch Me If You Can’ (available 1st June).

Fáris Rating:
8/10

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