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Blay Vision – Turner Ave.

The young producer has been forging his own sound over time, notable behind the boards, producing vibes for a variety of MC’s (most recently Phaze What – Neva Dat), though he’s proving more than able behind the mic also, and with Skepta broadening the parameters of Grime, Blay is one of the up and coming acts to utilise the freedom. His 2017 release Turner Ave might be one of the top Grime projects of the year (amongst the likes of Manga St Hilaire’s Outbursts From The Outskirts).

It’s clear from the get go with These Guys, as an assured Blay lays out the mindset and his intentions,

and the project backs that sentiment, as though you can hear certain influences, overall it really stands alone from whatever else is out at the moment. Track 2, Fully Involved, one of my favourite productions this year, and I’m glad that he attempts to have substance, as if he’s aware of what the production provides, allowing him to structure more thoughtfully, and from a humble perspective of an up and coming act, so the content fits well. I find myself separating the production at times, but in all honesty, I can hear he’s more seasoned as a producer, but the flows are impressive, more so the stories he weaves and the lessons he attempts to stitch together, it’s really well crafted. I really like how the project flows, he most definitely thought about performances, as tracks like the hype Skeen, will undoubtedly get the crowd jumping, and through the raw delivery, there’s lines to take in, “I know man that’ll marry your mum, come to the country and dun your clart”, that’s a reload right there!

[I recognise good ol’ Southampton, after I spent the last couple years there]

Around track 7, there’s a minimal shift, but if you’ve come this far, you’re certainly hearing the rest of the project less critically, like the vibezy My G’s, with it’s catchy hook and satisfyingly piercing synths,

I’m proud of his evolution thus far, from the early sounds of his I have on my old laptop, a more refined sound, and it continues with the JME featured Gone Mad,

he’s back at it right after with Free Mo, which is more him flexing his MC abilities, switching up the flow, and it’s a more musical approach, as it’s another well structured effort that I can see working well live. I like tracklists that aren’t predictable, and as he begins to show his versatility, this is just that, an array of tempos and styles, one minute your just nodding your head to Amnesia,

the next you’re tuned in, relating to the introspective and open Normal, “Anxiety got me thinking a madness, I just wanna be normal”. 

Such records really highlight his abilities, beyond a talented producer, crafting quality songs, whilst still being able to give you the more performance based bangers like 99 Pace

and the final track on the project, Violent, which gives you a more confident Blay, it’s as if you’ve travelled on a journey through the project, and that’s what you want, from an artist’s perspective and listeners alike. It takes a lot of effort to put together a project, let alone visuals and without the support of masses it can be a hit or miss, so props to him as he carves out a moment for himself with Turner Ave, an array of sounds and flows, all rolled up into a dope project.

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Tinie Tempah – Pass Out (Official Video)

Tinie Tempah kicks off his Parlophone debut with this new video for the anthem, Pass Out.

Pass Out looks more like a taster for what is expected to come from the new major label signee, Tinie Tempah has put in a lot of work for this moment right here, so it is only fair for him to be the focus of this video, complete with special effects and a host of cameos from the likes of Skepta, JME, G-FrSH & Wretch32.

Produced by up and coming producer ‘Labrynth’ (who features in the video), the record is ‘different’ to say the least, more than anything I love the fact that this record is so unique and distinct yet still so successful, it is actually unpolished and raw, which is why so many people both underground and commercially are taking to it, this is a clear example of why following the generic sounds of modern music is not always a good thing, it may lead to a quick success, however, in regards to music, creativity and individuality is always a plus point, definitely a breakthrough track, one that will help put both Tinie Tempah & Labrynth in further spotlight as their careers continue to flourish.

It is definitely a new step for Tinie, but he seems more than ready, expect more big things to come from Tinie Tempah and Parlophone/EMI in 2010.

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Ozzie B – Maybee Ting (Refix) ft. Lip E, Double S, Shocka, Flirta D, Lethal Bizzle, JME & Frisco

The original was massive, the video was even bigger, so here comes the remix, courtesy of Ozzie B and GMTA (Great Minds Think Alike).

Featuring a line-up of new comer Lip E, rising stars Double S & Shocka of North London collective Marvell Crew, established Flirta D and Lethal Bizzle take it back to the old school before JME & Frisco represent Boy Better Know by adding their flair and charisma to the track.

Ozzie B got the stars out for this remix and each one offers something different on this funky mid-tempo beat.

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Boy Better Know – Goin’ In

Another monster anthem from the Grime collective:

Goin’ In features Skepta, JME, Frisco & Jammer, so you have four different styles and personalities over a literally crazy instrumental, this was not created with the intention of a musical masterpiece, it was created from a vibe, a vibe that takes over, this may not be played on radio, it might not be played in clubs (although I think it should), however throw it on before you head out to the club and you see how it gets your night started, the infectious guitar strings merge with Skepta’s comical intro which then turns into a vital harmony, each person brings their own charisma to the record, “The Rasta’s ready”, Jammer offers the hype element, Frisco brings solidity and the street feel, JME provides the quirky and witty lyrics, “I’m a big kid, like Benjamin Button”, this all blends with Skepta’s obvious presence to form a unified and versatile party track.

The track itself, as revealed by Skepta (exclusively to GrimeDaily) was created from a vibe in the studio where Skepta was messing about in the booth with the autotune on and Jammer was actually asleep, hence the, “I don’t beleive Jammer’s sleeping…”, I feel that this could be as big..if not bigger than their previous smash ‘Too Many Man’, with already over 50,000 views within a few days, the video (Directed by Scorcher and Staple House) captures the party vibe perfectly, with each feature playing out their role and visually offering the same energy as their vocals, featuring cameos from Badness, 13, Logan Sama and Little Dee, Goin’ In is set to gain Boy Better Know plenty more fans and recognition.

Goin’ In – available for Download on 14th December via iTunes

BBK ..They're "Goin' In"..

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JME – Over Me

Boy Better Know’s JME steps back in the limelight with this solo effort.

His album Famous? cemented his place in Grime, however not much was heard since apart from a verse on the Boy Better Know summer anthem ‘Too Many Man’, that verse was not enough to satisfy JME fans and so he returns with Over Me, produced by Deeco, this synth-heavy track provides JME with a lyrical playground for his unique wordplay, it is pretty much what you would expect from JME, but that is a good thing, as JME stands aside for being innovative and diverse, which has allowed other artists to make similar transitions in the name of music. JME fans are going to love Over Me, the video (A debut from Digital Dropout) puts JME in character mode, keeping ‘Over’ under as he uses his superhero attributes to defeat them, metaphorically matching his lyrics, it is entertaining and that is something JME brings to the table, his personality and music combined has helped create a versatile artist, one who is not afraid to be himself.

I hope this is a sign of more to come from JME as his last album ‘Famous?’ was a good effort from the Boy Better Know CEO.

Fáris Rating:
8/10

Click album cover to visit JMEs official myspace page

Click album cover to visit JME's official myspace page

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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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