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SCORCHER – DARK KNIGHT (Official Video)

Grime’s Dark Knight, Scorcher returns with the 3rd single, taken from his critically acclaimed debut album, ‘Concrete Jungle’:

Honestly, I have been waiting for this video since I first heard the track and I must say, the wait was totally worth it, directed by Scorcher himself (for his own ‘Staplehouse’ productions) the video offers the perfect visual to the track, the superhero theme adds a new dimension, with its the fine blend of shots and effects, from the choice of camera to the editing, despite keeping it minimal..the overall result is remarkable, not just for an independant artist but a new director and production company, Staplehouse have really risen to the forefront of music videos, raising the standards with the likes of Jak FrSH (for FrSH entertainment) within the UK, most definitely a positive for the scene.

The track, what could be explained as Scorcher’s anthem, is the Movement emcee at his finest, over a compelling beat (it literally sets the scene), produced by DJ Target (Roll Deep), who provides Skywalker with an emphatic composition on which Scorcher rides the rhythm with ease, lyrically on point and his presence on the track is immense which is the reason why this track possesses such an epic feel. As a fan I always have an opinion when comments begin to fly about certain artists ‘selling out’, but then when it leads to tracks such as this being made..I cannot complain of the so called ‘hater-talk’, a classic altogether…this is a reminder for anyone who feels the need to criticize Scorcher as he continues to grow as an artist and as a person.

Concrete Jungle ..OUT NOW!!

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MARVELL FM 2

“OH NO IT’S MARVELL AGAIN”

North London’s Marvell have released their second free downloadable mixtape ‘Marvell FM 2’ leading up the release of their debut The World Is Ours EP.

If you like Grime then you should definitely download this, if you do not like Grime then you should still definitely download Marvell FM 2!!

The trio are bringing something back to music, lyrical content is on another level, concepts are from their minds which represents ours so it does not sound manufacturerd for us but rather made by one of us. It is fun, it is youthful, for a free download they have given away some quality material.

From the intro (courtesty of the hilarious Shocka), the first track is ‘Lemme Av A Go’, listen carefully to Double S, his word play is seriously outstanding, more than once I find myself going back like “Did he just say that?!”, ‘Baby Its Ok’ is another up-tempo for the ladies that the guys will appreciate, They even remixed Jeremih’s smash ‘Birthday Sex’, personally I criticise these remixes but I actually like this one. On ‘Finally Time ft. Dot Rotten’, they display their desire and hunger to be successful amidst set backs, ‘Otherside of The Rainbow’ is similar, it highlights their ambition, with Vertex, Shocka and Double S equally shining. ‘Star In The Sky’, another one for the ladies, a potential next single even, leads up to the official UK remix for Drake – Successful ft. Trey Songz, that is the official remix. Next is ‘Going In 32 Part 2’ featuring Griminal, a beast of a beat on which they do not dissapoint. You also get to hear the remix for Aggro – Free Yard as well as an exclusive freestyle set with the Movement (Wretch 32 & Ghetts).

Marvell FM 2 is a successful improved sequel to Marvell FM. Marvell (consisting of Shocka, Double S & Vertex) bring unity, talent, desire and so much more as a total package, if the industry looks for talent then these three will be signed, but if the industry is looking for a group with a buzz that has hot singles for them to profit on then they still will get signed.

Destined for success, it’s Marvell again.

Fáris Rating:
8/10

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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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Ghetts – Don’t Phone Me (Remix) ft. Lil’ Narsty & Fumin’

This one is a definite smash for the Grime fans!

You have most likely heard the original, Ghetts – Don’t Phone Me ft. Griminal:

The track featuring the comical intro by comedian on the rise Jazzie, tore down raves (literally), as Ghetts (an established artist) introduced a broader audience to the beast of an emcee ‘Griminal’, the track was on heavy rotation on Channel AKA and was one of the most asked for tracks during their request shows. Similar to the original, this remix brings Griminal’s younger brother Lil’ Narsty alongside one of East London’s finest (Newham to be exact) Fumin’.

Don’t Phone Me (Remix) ft. Lil’ Narsty & Fumin’:

One of the best things about the original is the fact that you had one of the best in the genre in the form of Ghetts alongside one of the new breeds destined for future success, this has been kept in the remix with Griminal’s younger brother Lil’ Narsty steps up with Fumin’ (famously heard on the mainstream breakthrough anthem that is Pow), emceeing since his teens, now at 23, Fumin’ is still considered too young to be considered a veteran but established and experienced he is. Both artists deliver quality, Lil’ Narsty shows glimpses of the potential that has everyone believing in him abilities and success in the near future. I’m a fan of Fumin’ so it was great to hear and see him at his best, sounding hungrier than ever, Fumin’ and Lil’ Narsty both do themselves and their reputations justice with this collaboration.

Fáris Rating:
7/10

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Mr Wizzy Wow

When I hear a new track and I hear the trademark “Mr Wizzy Wow“, I know the track is going to be good, for years the young producer and artist has been providing us with outstanding beats, from the movement classic ‘Used To Be’ to Wretch 32’s ‘Be Cool’, the man formerly known as Y.Wizz is one of the top producers in the country, now he steps out as artist too, this track titled ‘Million ft. Wretch 32’ is a perfect example of what this talent is about, new, innovative and the definition of fresh.



Wizzy Wow
, Born in Sweden, lived in Luton for over 2 years before finding home in Tiverton (Tottenham) North London. “Repping the UK hard”, Wizzy produces for all genres as he ascends in a bid to, “reach the top to put his peoples on”, When asked to describe his sound in one word, the hitmaker simply replied, “Spacey”.

Expect to hear more from the out of this word talent.

Wretch 32 – Used To Be ft. Mercston, Ghetto & Scorcher

Wretch 32 – Be Cool ft. Wizzy Wow

http://www.myspace.com/ydotwizz

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Devlin – London City

Devlin has been a prominent fixture in the ever rising Grime scene, considered as Ghetts’ protege, Devlin is one of the founding members of the highly respected and even feared collective, ‘The Movement’ along with Wretch 32, Mercston, Ghetts and Scorcher. Numerous mixtapes, verses, freestyles and features kept his name within talk of the future of the scene, for a while though as artists began to establish themselves further, we did not hear much from Devlin.

Until now:

Devlin returns with an anthem for the city, a feel good song that feels as real as it sounds, lyrically honest, Devlin manages to capture the atmosphere well, it reminds me of The Streets – Blinded By The Lights, only in the sense that it’s a night out track but slow in tempo, it tells a story, almost as if your with Devlin on a night out in London City.

The video compliments the song well, directed by Digital Dan, one of the hardest working directors in the scene, putting Devlin into the spotlight, capturing him well with landscapes of London, to be honest, like the London Eye and Big Ben we should be proud of Devlin and the quality he possesses as an artist. Cameos from Ghetts, Griminal & Lil’ Nasty add a certain level of excitement, Ghetts has taken both Devlin and Griminal under his wing as he helps to establish the two undoubtly talents, it adds to the song and videos feel good vibe.

London City, is a great track as Devlin makes a return to the scene, to claim his spot as one of the best the UK has to offer.

Fáris Rating:
8/10

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Oh No It’s Marvell again!!..

So we already know that the UK has an plethora of talent, some we have not even heard yet, some however have been grinding and putting in the work for a while now, when we talk about the best the usual names come up, Ghetts, Wretch 32, Scorcher, Kano, Klashnekoff, Tinchy Stryder, Wiley, Skepta, JME, I can go on, but in recent times a new wave of artists have come through and have been seeing success in a shorter space of time, could it be because the ones before have made it easier or because they are more talented, I say both.

At the top of this new wave many will say is Chipmunk, an artist who in a short space of time has made it to the top in terms of talent and recognition and i’m sure there will be plenty to follow. However, I raise the question, who is the best group to come up in recent times?

For those that know, well done, as for those that don’t know, allow me to introduce you to Marvell, a trio of equally talented emcees, that are more than just three kids that can rap, Marvell consists of Shocka, Vertex and Double S, individually each one is talented, has a persona of his own, bringing something fresh to the industry.

What I like about them is the fact that they appear so genuine, this is how they are, there three down to earth guys, confident in their ability but appreciative of what they have.

So many times i hear them and think “Yeah Double S is my favourite”, then i’m listening and i’m like, “actually, it’s all about vertex, no wait..shocka”, the best thing is to appreciate what the three bring to the table, each one compliments the other..

..The idea of trying to work out which one is better and then realising that together they’re just a phenomenon. reminds me of another collective known as The Movement, which then brings us to:

The best thing in my opinion about Marvell is that they are three friends that possess a talent and a love to do this, they were not manufactured, they do this from the heart, the love of music and you sense that with their movement as they continue to make a name for themselves in this industry, in a genre where constantly stereotypes are put before the truth, the youth are looked upon in a negative light, these guys are doing something positive, being role-models for the even younger, showing a better path, growing up I never got the help and guidance, always put down, they will get it too but they’ve seen their path and nobody can take them off it, Marvell deserve a lot of respect and deserve more than they get the way that they work, definitely inspiring and motivational!

“Oh No It’s Marvell Again!”

http://marvellmusic.wordpress.com/

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