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A-List – Midnight Lover

If you have not heard already, A-List is the new UK ‘super’ group created by and featuring Wiley, along side Mz Bratt, J2K, Wrigley, Shola Ama, Brazen, Kivanc & Sadie Ama.

There is a lot of hype surrounding the project, Wiley himself has high hopes and tipped the group for huge success in the coming future, here is the first single from their project:

A-List – Midnight Lover:

After a few listens, I still have the same opinion, i reckon with the right video and marketing this could meet the expectations set by Wiley himself, the stand out for me is the chorus, Wiley creates the perfect urban-mainstream cross over chorus, it has an urban foundation with its lyrics and delivery, however its layout and tone offers a mainstream impact, incredibly infectious, it is the single’s strongest point. In all honesty, the verses did not impress me amazingly, however Wrigley’s verse has already caught on, as will the rest i’m sure, another strong point is the variation in vocals, delivery and styles, it offers the song much needed depth. With the right support this could be the start of something special.

I respect Wiley’s initiative to create something new and refreshing amonst the scene, as somebody who thrives on breaking stereotypes and pushing quality music to a larger audience that it deserves, I can see the benefits of this project if executed correctly.

Expect a lot more from Wiley & A-List as the UK urban scene continues to elevate to newer hights.

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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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J2K – Danger

Roll Deep emcee and one of the most underrated from the scene, J2K returns with Danger, the first single from his solo effort ‘The Wake Up EP’.

J2K has always stood out and his ability has never been doubted, fans and peers alike know he possesses plenty potential. With many of the artists establishing themselves further, it is now time for J2K to cement his position within the elite as an artist, Danger certainly has the sound to do so, the beat is a combination of a quick rhythm drum pattern laced with a mid-tempo synth, together the track becomes pacey but sounds like it is keeping up with J2K’s flow, as he rides the beat with ease, his flow remains steady, whilst the lyrical pattern is precise to the beat.

Danger will be blasting through headphones, home speakers and club amps within no time, with it’s versatile sound and appeal.

Fáris Rating:
8/10

The song at the end of the video emphasizes J2K’s mission to stake his claim as one of the best artists in the country (deservedly so), it gives you an insight into the quality of material to further expect from the Roll Deep member.

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