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Just playing games, joking around, being cute and shit, being weird. “MAZZA,” an abbreviated form of the British slang term “mazzaleen,” finds both rappers embodying the the slang term and rapping crazily together. Were there any artists you were drawing inspiration from while making this album?Weirdly enough, Jay-Z — more so for flow, wordplay, and delivery. At another point you’re like, “How could I believe this? And then traveling, you meet people who are just as fucked up as you! I believe in life we’re all a contradiction. Crafting slap-you-in-the-face tunes with an addictive energy, the inimitable Northampton MC is rapidly taking over the UK’s capital. As long as you’re being honest, putting your heart and soul into it, it doesn’t matter. Doorman (as Kwes Darko) slowthai - Nothing Great About Britain (Album) 2 versions : Method Records (4), Method Records (4) MTHDCD001, 00602577677083: Europe : 2019: Sell This Version: 2 versions : 1 – 18 of 18 . As long as I possibly could. Just making noise.”, There’s one more element to the “Shoetown” mentality that permeates Northampton, and it speaks to what Slowthai has already achieved over the past few years, and what he’s aiming to take further with Tyron. Come out stronger, come out harder. 313. There’ll be some things I should keep to myself, but if I’m feeling shitty and something pops into my head, I’ll just tweet it, because who knows? Check it out now, and keep your eyes peeled for more music in the build up to 'No Favours'. It follows Footsie’s ‘Polo / Dicing With Death’ 10″ in 2019, as well as his King Original Vol. But the music for that, we need to get there — I can’t just jump to it straight away. It’s the growth, innit? I’m not gonna keep you here on this one level. What you were describing earlier, in terms of cultivating a family of collaborators, sounds not so far from a traditional band. I’ve always appreciated that from being a little kid when my uncle was playing it. He took a bit of cheeky banter they’d rehearsed earlier somewhere too lascivious. But I’m probably better suited to make music that’s not that angry. It’s a ‘Shoetown’ mentality.”. This is my project for them. That’s why everything sounds choppy. This is evident on tracks like ‘North Nights’ and ‘Drug Dealer’, which he performs alongside DJ, MC and Producer Kwes Darko. When you come home, you remember, I’m from here, this small place. INDIA CHAMBERS PICKLES. Following on from his recent single “Mask On” which carried a mellow tone, “Look Like Trouble” is a lot more energetic as we hear Jeshi taking on a forceful, Kwes Darko and Elevated-produced beat with direct lyrics from start to finish.. © Copyright 2021 Rolling Stone, LLC, a subsidiary of Penske Business Media, LLC. I wanted to play on the irony of life. Your friends are putting you on, they push you to be better. In This Article: At one point you believe this and it’s the God’s truth. But as I’ve gotten older, I wish I stood in the moments of playing games and Pokémon cards and GameBoys and doing that shit for as long as I could. Me being a boy, me going into manhood. A heavy inspiration for me is Alex Turner from Arctic Monkeys. He gave up drinking — a vice he’s admitted to leaning on too hard while touring — and focused on making music with a group of collaborators who’ve been with him for years: Kwes Darko, SAMO, Krash, and JD Reid. Kwes Darko @kwesington. She hit it. My first album was like a social commentary, and then I wanted to go into different characters and make something like a TV show. “We never even finished anything — we’ve got like a two-week file, which is like a terabyte, just audio of us doing that. I always had thoughts of providing for my family, lifting people up, and I suppose that made me want to grow up faster than I should have. Popular producer and MC, Footsie, has announced his forthcoming debut solo album, 'No Favours', which is set to release on 22nd Many through&nbs Though work began at the beginning of 2020, he made much of the LP during lockdown, while he was living back at home in Northampton with his mother and fiancé. You can be as honest as you can with your family. Fuck all that worrying. 10 likes View all. When I had this song, it was only one or two people I wanted on it, either Bearface or Deb. But as I’ve gotten older, I wish I stood in the moments of playing games and Pokémon cards and GameBoys and doing that shit for as long as I could. I suppose everyone I’m influenced by, it’s not like I’m trying to imitate them. Spread the word: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens … The sun’s shining! 25. He’s not like a mentor, but everyone’s got that person who can tell you, “Yo, don’t worry about this.” There’s so much self-doubt; I believe we all have it, even if you’re in the best position in life, or the worst. Because traveling all the time, it’s inspiring, but you can veer off and start doing things that other people do. We want to hear from you! My mum’s one of my best friends, so I can come back and be like, I’ve been feeling like this. Production was handled by Aod, Felix Joseph, Kwes Darko, Jevon, Sillkey, Chucks, Honeywood6, The Fanatix, Wauve and Yussef Dayes.It features guest appearances from BackRoad Gee, Boy Boy, Eight9FLY, Lz Dinero, M1llionz, Mahalia, Ni … Spill The Milk (prod. Not ony do we get a new Grime banger, but we are also blessed with yet another movie-esque visual. 4 LP in 2017. I’m not gonna spend $40,000 on a box of Pokémon cards, but I will go buy some packs, open them and get that nostalgia. “I’m very big on family, and everyone I work with is close to my heart,” Slowthai says. To date most of slawthai’s singles and an EP were capably self-produced on FL Studio, but for ‘Nothing Great About Britain’ Kwes Darko handles much of the production and mixing, with slowthai supplying only a couple of co-production credits alongside JD Reid and Slaves. Featuring Kenny Beats on production duties, the confrontational single offers skittish samples, a jagged bassline and a menacing trap cadence from Slowthai. “Play With Fire” ends with this brutally honest conversation with yourself. Oct 26. After all that travel, what was it like coming home to Northampton and making this album? In Northampton, he settled into lockdown and the self he knew himself to be among his closest friends and family. By fusing a poet’s love of words with an MC’s flair, the Melbourne artist recalls Baduizm-era Erykah and “UMI Says”-era Mos Def on tracks like “Flowers,” “Protect Your Queen,” and “Inner Voice.” Kwes Darko, Sensible J, and Alejandro “JJ” Abapo hold down the production end—mixing chants and neo-soul into Sampa’s hip-hop soil. What was it like writing and putting that on tape?Everything I say at the end of that I actually tweeted. Eating sweets, running around, playing football. Superproducer and MC, Footsie, has announced his forthcoming debut solo album No Favours, due out via his imprint, Studio 55 on 22nd May. Since then he’s, appearance, and, back in England, Slowthai was on hand to receive the “Hero of the Year” award. A good pair of boots will last you a lifetime.”. You just have to get it out. Read more: ... Kwes Darko, and JME. Because it’s easy for us all to sit around and say, “I’m happy sitting here forever,” but you’ve actually got to get up, make it happen and live your life. BackRoad Gee M1llionz Meekz Shaybo TeeZandos. At a Brooklyn club in 2019, I watched him take time in between songs, not to catch his breath, but to shape the crowd into large circles, triangles, trapezoids, and squares, just to have them collapse into pits at the next beat drop. Just making noise.”, There’s one more element to the “Shoetown” mentality that permeates Northampton, and it speaks to what Slowthai has already achieved over the past few years, and what he’s aiming to take further with, “You’re creating something for people to last,” Slowthai says. You should remain as young as you can for as long as you can. LA Beatz - Visuals by. I felt like that was the summary at the end of the book: what you’ve realized, how you’ve felt. Grime producer and MC Footsie is releasing his debut solo album, No Favours, this May via his own Studio 55 imprint. Whereas the softer shit, there’s fucking endless pockets. You see pictures of a crowd, and when you’re there it just don’t seem the same, it don’t feel real. Because traveling all the time, it’s inspiring, but you can veer off and start doing things that other people do. My sister from another mister, if you will. The gap-toothed, sharp-tongued MC, ... Kwes Darko, SAMO, Krash, and JD Reid. It’s like when you go to therapy and they say, “How you’re feeling, write it down, so you can get a clearer picture.” So you bang it all down and you read it, and you’re like, “Oh fucking hell.” And I feel like making music’s the same way. Before I made music, he was someone I always respected and wanted to be on that playing field with. Popular producer and MC, Footsie, has announced his forthcoming debut solo album, 'No Favours', which is set to release on 22nd Many through his imprint, Studio 55. This is Tyron. I just wanted it to be like, these are two different sides, two different types of people. It’s just the way of giving your experiences and helping people learn from them, or showing them they’re not alone in thinking or feeling these things. Without it, I’d probably have never made friends and be this moody, lonely, fucking musician or whatever [, Yeah, we’ve all got that safe haven. I want that vibe constantly. It’s my journey, how my views differ, how things change. But I don’t want to be talking about how I’m living this fucking life — I’ll end up making pop and being like, “Yeah, I’m in the Hills, I’m in the Valley! There’s a saying that you have your whole life to make your first album and six months or a year to make the second — did you feel any pressure like that?As long as you’re being honest, putting your heart and soul into it, it doesn’t matter. Nov 7. “It’s not like a pair of trainers. I was watching all these kids on YouTube doing it, and I’m like, “This is so sick, I wish I could do it.” And I was like, you know what? There’s a line on “Vex,” “Never been the boy/I was a grown man” — you’re obviously doing a lot of growing now, but do you feel you’ve had to always be older than you are?I think in every generation, if you’ve not been coddled your whole life and given every opportunity on a silver platter, if you’ve had to work — they beat being a kid out of you so fast. I believe in life we’re all a contradiction. He did a U.K. tour where tickets cost a fiver. Arriving with an accompanying video, ‘ENEMY’ is a sit-up-and-listen 2 and a half minutes of signature slowthai that finds his long-term collaborator, live MC and good friend Kwes Darko once again on the production alongside SAMO and slowthai himself. I didn’t want to play with an action man and Lego — I wanted to be out with the older kids making money. Before I made music, he was someone I always respected and wanted to be on that playing field with. Do you feel like you can tap into that a bit more now at least, both with quarantine and the success you’ve had?That’s what I’ve been doing! The following day, he apologized to Ryan on Twitter and sent her the award. Like with. I suppose everyone I’m influenced by, it’s not like I’m trying to imitate them. There’s moments where you get frustrated making [harder] stuff because it’s just a certain pocket. He gave up drinking — a vice, to leaning on too hard while touring — and focused on making music with a group of collaborators who’ve been with him for years: Kwes Darko, SAMO, Krash, and JD Reid. I feel like there’s a lot of anger even when he’s doing the soft stuff. Kwes Darko retweeted. Life is about contradictions. [Laughs] She was there when I was drinking too much and was always like, “This isn’t the way.” Just someone who looked out for me, who always had my best interests. The primary problem of Nothing Great About Britain is slowthai's reliance on UK Hip-Hop tropes, with Grime and Trap playing key roles in the LP's soiled surface. Show. As long as I possibly could. “That’s the image we want people to see, or we believe is us. And being ADHD, this project is for the generation of kids coming up now that are hyperactive, can’t focus and feel like they don’t know where they fit in or who they are. I’ve always appreciated that from being a little kid when my uncle was playing it. I am off-kilter, I’m weird as fuck — this is me. It is no other than Chas Appeti who got behind this one, and there is no doubt that it will be doing up numbers. ]. I’ve been doing this thing for ages where, rather than writing an idea in my notes, I just write it on the internet [. On the whole project, I don’t think I’m that soft-spoken as I am in the first part of the song, but when it gets to the end, it’s my anger, like the last push — all them feelings, just getting it out. I used to think music was a really isolated process. New Music / Chunky: Studio Floor. , his second album, out February 12th, as a much more personal project. 0. We call each other twins. Coventry raised talent PA Salieu has become one of the hottest breakthrough acts within the UK scene over the last 12 months, and after initially bursting into the game with his smash hit ‘Frontline’, the gifted talent has then gone on to hit us with a series of hits. This interview has been lightly edited for clarity. After months in lockdown, it was revelatory: “We just were just making noise like a band,” Slowthai recalls. That’s what I’ve been doing! “It’s not like a pair of trainers. Drugs, disaffection, depression and the threat of violence all loom in Ty’s visceral verses, but so too does hope, love and defiance. Tell me about your relationship with him, and how someone with his stature helped you contend with that moment, both in life and on this song?He’s not like a mentor, but everyone’s got that person who can tell you, “Yo, don’t worry about this.” There’s so much self-doubt; I believe we all have it, even if you’re in the best position in life, or the worst. Largely recorded in early 2018 in East London, with Kwes Darko producing, the album serves up a succession of candid snapshots of British life. Breakthrough MC/Vocalist. Early in the show, he did a bit with the host, Canadian comedian Katherine Ryan. At one point you believe this and it’s the God’s truth. Thom Yorke. Kwes Darko is on Mixcloud. I would rather be a David Bowie or a Daniel Johnston than a polished rapper. ]. Largely recorded in early 2018 in East London, with Kwes Darko producing, the album serves up a succession of candid snapshots of British life. You don’t feel like you’re taking it all in. Then there was the Tyron people saw last February at the NME Awards. I just wanted it to be like, these are two different sides, two different types of people. What inspires me is the way they’re talking, the emotions they’re hitting, how they’re getting the message across. It’s rock & roll, you’re a rock star.” From that, we just banged out that tune. Kwes Darko) Posted 4 years ago 4 years ago. What kind of album did you put on the backburner, and why’d you decide to make this one now?I wanted to play on the irony of life. “It makes people think it’s a bubble here, like this is as far as it goes. You can sit there and go, “Let me re-write it.” But then you’re taking the rawness out of it. #Footsie #JME #PepperStew #KwesDarko #ChasAppeti #NoFavours #CreativeGEnUK #CGuk. East London’s Jeshi is back with visuals for his newest single dubbed “Look Like Trouble”. Join to listen to great radio shows, DJ mix sets and Podcasts And being ADHD, this project is for the generation of kids coming up now that are hyperactive, can’t focus and feel like they don’t know where they fit in or who they are. AOD, Felix Joseph & Kwes Darko - Directed by. 777 plays 777; Followers. ‘ENEMY’, however, is the first new solo slowthai music to come since the album. But I don’t want to be talking about how I’m living this fucking life — I’ll end up making pop and being like, “Yeah, I’m in the Hills, I’m in the Valley! “And working with people you’re close with, they’re gonna tell you when something’s shit or something’s good.”, As much as Tyron is an exploration of self, crafted during a time when it wasn’t exactly difficult to slip into deep solipsism, it’s very much a product of a community. it’s the reason people still converge on Northampton for a pair of shoes. He jumped off stage, there was an altercation, and Slowthai left the ceremony. Just keep it moving, keep making songs. He turned up with his producer, hypeman and DJ Kwes Darko, and we ended up shooting on the street in Hackney with slowthai diving into a pub, charming the locals and challenging them to an arm wrestle. Tyron is split into two halves — opening with fire and rage before cooling into something more meditative and poignant — a creative choice to echo its thematic concepts of contradiction and duality. The release on 15th January of dvsn’s ‘Amusing Her Feelings’ added yet another powerhouse piece to the extensive catalogue of records rel... NEW: #OFB Lowkey x RV x Dezzie x Kush x Bradz - Which One? When I was recording that song, I literally pulled up Twitter and read it out as sporadic as I could, so it had that stuck-in-your-head feel, when you’re battling with your mind. Today, the 24- year-old MC is rapidly becoming notorious as the rarest of commodities: an authentic voice in an increasingly gentrified world. Tracks. “ADHD” closes the album and brings back some of those harder sounds, despite being on the softer second half. 21,647. Pull back the curtain, if you will, and lock in.”, The Tyron most people saw over the last two years was the one who could swallow you with a grin while cursing out the Queen or closing a performance at the 2019 Mercury Prize ceremony by holding up a fake decapitated head of Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Deb just came through with the tone, man. He did a U.K. tour where tickets cost a fiver. But the music for that, we need to get there — I can’t just jump to it straight away. Members Lowkey, R... NEW: RA ft. M24, Snap Capone, Ambush, Kemzi & Nolay - Mortal Kombat Remix. Just keep it moving, keep making songs. The backlash was fast online, but also in the crowd: When Slowthai went up to accept his award later, there were boos, someone appeared to call him a misogynist, things were thrown. I always had thoughts of providing for my family, lifting people up, and I suppose that made me want to grow up faster than I should have. Skepta appears on “Canceled,” which seems to be about the NME Awards. But growing up and coming from where I come from, you’ve gotta grasp it with both hands. It’s the best way for me to put my personality and the real me into song form for people to get it. 0. The Tyron most people saw over the last two years was the one who could swallow you with a grin while cursing out the Queen or closing a performance at the 2019 Mercury Prize ceremony by holding up a fake decapitated head of Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Opening for Brockhampton at the theater at Madison Square Garden a few months later, he commandeered the bigger stage with equal ease; a solid chunk of the American crowd even knew all the words. You can hear it in my tone, in my voice — the aging, if you will. A heavy inspiration for me is Alex Turner from Arctic Monkeys. Breakthrough Label 2 B REAL Club Glow Hooversound Recordings Invicta Audio LOCUS. The record also features grime great Skepta (who featured on Nothing Great About Britain), plus new friends and peers like James Blake, A$AP Rocky, Mount Kimbie, Kenny Beats, Dominic Fike, Denzel Curry, and the budding L.A. singer-songwriter Deb Never. Ryan, for her part, said Slowthai. Sammen med dj, producer og mc Kwes Darko leverer han hidsige versioner af sine sange i et tempofyldt og glødende flow. Enable hls playback. Want more Rolling Stone? I always felt like an alien or something. “People travel to get these shoes, and that’s always been the thing we’re known for,” says, The gap-toothed, sharp-tongued MC, born Tyron Frampton, stepped out of Northampton and left a print on his country’s London-centric. 323. [. ] That’s why everything sounds choppy. It speaks to the idea of community, solidarity, and the way we all need each other if we’re going to survive — not just this pandemic, but everything else. Kwes Darko - Directed by. He was inspired by one of my lyrics, the Mariah Carey reference, and he was like, “Oh, if you’re doing that, then I can sing this!”, I met Deb in L.A. through Bearface from Brockhampton, and we just really got along. There’s probably a billion kids that feel exactly the same way, and I just hope they’re taken with it and like, “Yo, this is for me.”. Since then he’s done a song with Gorillaz, recorded a riotous Tonight Show performance with Mura Masa, and scored a Grammy nomination for his track with Disclosure and Aminé, “My High.”. Here was the voice of the disaffected youth who wasn’t afraid to speak truth to power, and sounded like no other MC around while doing it. Beatrice Dillon 'Workaround' … Opening for Brockhampton at the theater at Madison Square Garden a few months later, he commandeered the bigger stage with equal ease; a solid chunk of the American crowd even knew all the words. Did being in this familiar setting offer any kind of clarity?Yeah, we’ve all got that safe haven. Oct 30 . And you’re like, “Yo actually, I’m not alone!” [, ] You meet that person for five minutes and it feels like you’ve known them your whole life. Arriving with the announcement is the first single from the project, ‘Pepper Stew’ a heavy hitting banger featuring fellow Grime scene icon, JME. No one can change the course of my fate based on their views and opinions. Check out the artwork and tracklist below in advance of No Favours’ 22nd May release. Are you seeking that as well?When we were making the album, it wasn’t like, “Yeah, get the big fancy studio with a big mixing desk that we’re never gonna use!” We like doing it in our houses, or someone will have their own studio. Tracklist: 1. KWES DARKO . First up, there’s Kwes Darko who’s put out his own critically-lauded LPs for Black Acre and R&S. I’ve been stewing in that. Deb just came through with the tone, man. The record also features grime great Skepta (who featured on Nothing … And you’re like, “Yo actually, I’m not alone!” [Laughs] You meet that person for five minutes and it feels like you’ve known them your whole life. I just wanted to be with my boys and enjoy it. He took a bit of cheeky banter they’d rehearsed earlier somewhere too lascivious. Matriarch. Along with DJ, producer and MC Kwes Darko, he performs incendiary takes of tracks such as Drug Dealer and Polaroid, which bounce between hard … At another point you’re like, “How could I believe this? 7. Why’d you choose to end the record that way?I felt like that was the summary at the end of the book: what you’ve realized, how you’ve felt. Eliott Smith — but that’s a weird one because it’s not like you can hear any influence from it. She was there when I was drinking too much and was always like, “This isn’t the way.” Just someone who looked out for me, who always had my best interests. Tony Seltzer, Kwes Darko) by Eartheater, released 18 October 2019 Chunky embodies Manchester for a generation who first caught him at Riot Jazz parties and into the genesis and. Sign up for our newsletter. The following day, he, and sent her the award. It was like being the kid again — you’re all in a room, bouncing ideas and flowing. 0. Han pisker sine publikummer til at hoppe omkring, moshe og lave circle pits , mens bassen får synsfeltet til at flimre, beatene klikker som brækkende knogler, og … As we approached the back end of 2020 popular UK rapper R.A dropped off his smash single 'Mortal Kombat'. My mum’s one of my best friends, so I can come back and be like, I’ve been feeling like this. When I had this song, it was only one or two people I wanted on it, either Bearface or Deb. NOS - #SendT. Your friends are putting you on, they push you to be better. Thom Yorke. Today, the 24- year-old MC is rapidly becoming notorious as the rarest of commodities: an authentic voice in an increasingly gentrified world. 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