Crooks & Castles has done it again and dropped another banging range. This season’s range features the Tiger Camo Print on baseball caps, down filled vests, t-shirts and sweats. If Tiger Print doesn’t do it for you they have also dropped the Mayan range – inspired by Native American Indian Culture.
Wiley, pictured above is wearing the Crooks & Castles Ranger Tiger Camo Stadium – Men’s Knit Jacket
Wiley Releases new single ‘Heatwave’ on July 30th on Warner Bros. Records
WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO HERE:
“He’s predictably unpredictable, an innovator who doesn’t take himself too seriously… you’d be a fool to ignore him.” – NME
Wiley, the godfather of grime, returns with the new single ‘Heatwave’ which will be released on July 30th on Warner Bros. Records.
Featuring a huge pop hook courtesy of guest vocalist Ms D (who also featured on Chipmunk’s #1 hit ‘Oopsy Daisy’), the immediately addictive ‘Heatwave’ is full of scorching seasonal references and looks set to soundtrack the rest of the summer. The track was produced by Rymez (Wretch 32, Tinie Tempah).
Already playlisted at Kiss, 1Xtra and Choice, ‘Heatwave’ again demonstrates Wiley’s ability to create crossover hits that maintain his longstanding underground credibility, as he has previously demonstrated with the singles ‘Wearing My Rolex’ (#2), ‘Never Be Your Woman’ (#8), ‘Cash In My Pocket’ (#19) and ‘Take That’ (#20).
Wiley has a rich history in collaborating with breaking new talent, having seen the likes of Emeli Sandé, Ed Sheeran, Tinie Tempah, Daniel Merriweather and Tinchy Stryder feature on his tracks. He has also featured as a guest artist on recordings from Dizzee Rascal, Ed Sheeran, Jodie Connor and Chipmunk.
Founder member and leader of the Roll Deep collective who had two #1 singles with ‘Good Times’ and ‘Green Light’, Wiley has also proved to be one of the most prolific artists around. To date, he has released nine studio albums including ‘Evolve or Be Extinct’ which was released in January. Covering topics from ordering a taxi to being stopped by immigration, it also delves into his psyche on tracks such as ‘Weirdo’ (“I’m a weirdo but I’m not a bi-polar”), ‘Miss You’ and ‘Scar’ (in reference to the cut on his face). The album earned glowing reviews across the board from publications as diverse as NME, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Independent, The Sun, Metro, Q, Mojo, Clash and Artrocker.
Wiley remains one of the biggest characters and wildest talents in British music. Whether helping younger artists break through, offloading hundreds of unreleased tracks on Twitter, or doling out private insights on the web, he is always in the studio.
Mynature remake of Niggas In Paris taken from the forthcoming mixtape “THE BEGINNING” – Free download available November 7th from www.mynaturemusic.com.
Management: Unstoppable Music Group/UBC Global Entertainment
Video Produced & Directed by Digital Dan
Copyright Unstoppable Music Group(c) 2011
Ever since S-X – the 18 year old Wolverhampton producer – was catapulted to cult status following the release of “Woooo Riddim” (one of the biggest grime beats of all time), an entire genre has been anxious to see what the young prodigy has in store.
S-X describes his critically acclaimed productions as “S-X Music”, a sound of his own that he doesn’t want pigeon-holed… this has weaved throughout genres such as Hip-Hop for Chipmunk, bassline for Trilla and urban/pop for Encore. Due to initially being championed by the grime scene, and now working on everything from dance records with Roll Deep to trap records with Cash Money CEO Birdman, S-X thought it was only right to thank his initial supporters by making his 5,000 Followers EP strictly at 140bpm. While still being a sound of his own and incorporating an eclectic mix of influences, the “5,000 Followers EP” is a nod to the scene that gave the wonderkid his initial break.
Add to this Dizzee Rascal‘s long-awaited return to grime on D Double E‘s S-X produced “Bluku! Bluku!” single; despite S-X having his sites firmly set on the charts and working with some of the biggest names on both sides of the Atlantic, it’s clear to see that the young Wolverhampton native doesn’t need church bells to channel the sound of Bow.
While it’s still early days, all indicators seem to suggest that we’re witnessing the rise of who’s set to become the first ever global super-producer to emerge from the grime scene.
Look Out For:
S-X productions pending release with Birdman, Tinie Tempah, Roll Deep, Chipmunk, P Diddy, Lil Twist, Wretch 32, Skepta, Loick Essien, Alley Boy, Maxsta, Ruff Diamondz, Scorcher, Marvell and more
Check out (selected discography):
D Double E featuring Dizzee Rascal “Bluku Bluku”
SAS featuring Chipmunk and Eric B “Ready”
Toddla T featuring Roots Manuva “Watch Me Dance” (S-X Remix)
Encore “Tit for Tat” (S-X Remix)
Marvell “London To Atlanta”
Chipmunk feat Sincere, Wretch 32 & Loick Esssien – Last One Standing
Skepta featuring Chipmunk “Big”
Marvell “We Know”
JME “Music Ting”
S-X “Woooo Riddim”
Release date: 21st March 2011 Label: fM Inc. (independent) Style: Grime, Hip Hop, R&B and Bashment “So Grimey” is available for pre-order on iTuneshttp://itunes.apple.com/gb/preorder/so-grimey/id426327883
Born in Barbados and raised in NY, Toronto, Manchester (UK) and Harare (Zimbabwe) Fdot1 (or Flo as he is known to most) brings a melting pot of international experiences to his music.
Now based in London, Fdot1’s style is influenced both musically and lyrically by his global upbringing. You will hear a mix of American, West Indian and UK accents in his flows and a fusion of Jamaican bashment, Bajan calypso and Zimbabwean rhumba on top of a foundation which is firmly rooted in Hip Hop. Fdot1’s style is truly unique.
Since returning to the UK Fdot1 has been the catalyst behind a number of the UK and Jamaica’s most prominent artists. Fdot1 has produced tracks for Tony Rebel, Queen Ifrica, Sizzla, Fredi Kruga, Asher D (So Solid), Malarchi, Giggs and produced over 40 tracks for Durrty Goodz.
Fdot1 now comes out of the studio and into the spotlight with the release of his EP “So Grimey”. The EP features 4 tracks all of varying musical ‘flavas’, displaying his versatility as an rapper, lyricist, singer, songwriter and producer. “So Grimey” is Grime/UK Hip Hop, “Put it On Ya” a more soulful R&B feel, “Gal Ah Bawl” Bashment, and “Fyaah..!!!” is a throwback to the traditional boom bap days of Hip Hop.
Fdot1 has appeared on Ras Kwame’s 1Xtra show, winning his Home Grown talent competition and been a regular on DJ 279′s Friday Night Flava on Choice FM. Fdot1 has performed with Ms Dynamite, Hip Hop icons De La Soul, Immortal Technique, Omarion, Lil Wayne and Malarchi.
Fdot1 was previously known as Floriginul and you can find his first studio album “Part of Me” on iTunes.Fdot1’s next studio album “Money MusicK”, a fusion of Hip Hop, Grime, Bashment and soulful R&B, is out 4th May 2011. “..this album came about out of frustration with the current state of the industry. Being in the studio and being given so many demos that all sounded the same, no depth, whether it be a singer or a rapper, in my opinion, it was the same song just by a different person. The lyrical content either glorified violence, cash, cars and jewellery or sang about broken hearts like there is nothing else to talk about. I just stopped listening to music.
Instead of complaining about it I decided to challenge myself creatively to show there are still artists out there who are creative and not just a machine marching to a major label’s drum. Money MusicK is an album full of good music and good vibes proving that you can make money without selling your soul..”
“So Grimey” is the first single from the forthcoming “Money MusicK” album. A sampler of the album can be listened to at Fdot1.com
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Jigsaw Jay – If You Don’t Know Ya Slow
A real smooth vid from jigsaw jay
Bigzer, Swizer & Methz – Get Your Bread (Stack It Away)
A new vid from Methz, Swizer and Bigzer from Clapham.
Shot by: Jigsaw Jay.
Edited by Scamz.
Twitter: JigsawJayBC / ShaunPants / DontKnowYaSlow
01. Intro [Produced by Benga] 02. Gal Dem [Produced by Smasher] 03. Getaway [Produced by Sly] 04. Sometimes [Produced by Mighty Moe & Smasher] 05. Arriba [Produced by Suspect] 06. Old Skool Daze (Dub) [Produced by 28 Hurtz] 07. Old Skool Daze (Mash Up) [Various] 08. Todd Freestyle [Produced by Todd Edwards] 09. Gassed [Produced by Smasher] 10. Make That Crack feat Smasher [Produced by Smasher] 11. Lion Freestyle [Produced by Mark Pritchard] 12. Midnight (Mash Up) feat Smasher [Various] 13. Smokers Interlude [Produced by Smasher & Mighty Moe] 14. Zoom feat Smasher [Produced by Smasher] 15. Dangerous (Mash Up) [Various] 16. Arriba (Remix) [Produced by Zed Bias] 17. Ride Again [Produced by Smasher] 18. Yagga Yo [Produced by Smasher] 19. Outro