2017 is drawing to a close but there’s definitely no slowing down in the U.K. scene as every artist keeps their eyes trained on the top spot. We’ve picked out some slick collaborations and a fresh new single from Tom Misch to give you life this Friday and see you through the weekend.
J Hus – Bouff Daddy
The last single to be lifted from his acclaimed gold selling debut album ‘Common Sense’, J Hus drops the ‘Bouff Daddy’ visual. Fresh off the back of his roadblock Brixton Academy tour stop J Hus looks to end 2017 strong as he promises new music soon for fans to tuck into.
Shot in Portugal and directed by Fil Fury, you get the feeling Hus could not wait to style on dem once more, as you take in the plush surroundings of the ‘Bouff Daddy’ video. “In my area, bouff means money, so whenever I go back to my area, everyone’s like ‘the bouff man, the bouff Daddy’,” explains Hus of the title. “A lot of the words I use, people might not know what they mean, so you have to listen to the music to catch on, to work it out. To me, it’s normal, it’s just how we’ve always spoken in east London.”
Stefflon Don X Skepta – Ding-a-ling
Stefflon Don calls on Skepta on her X rated new track Ding-A-Ling. Known for pulling no punches Steff returns with her typically cut-throat delivery. Produced by longstanding collaborator Rhymes, Steff keeps it moving with her gaze set firmly on the throne placed at the top of the UK Rap scene.
‘Ding-A-Ling’ comes as the follow up to her first official major label release and top 20 hit ‘Hurtin’ Me’ featuring French Montana and track plays on the Chuck Berry original ‘Ding-A-Ling’ via a Simpsons rework.
Mr Eazi – Pour Me Water
‘Pour Me Water’ is the laid back new release by Mr. Eazi taken from his upcoming remix project ‘Who Is Mr Eazi?’ Mr Eazi switches up his game, this time taking a minimalist approach to traditional Afrobeats.
Teaming up once more with regular collaborator E-Kelly, the mind behind the hit ‘Leg Over’, ‘Pour Me Water’ is the other side of the coin. Traditional Afrobeats heritage ripples throughout the track as Mr Eazi takes a personal approach to his latest love song.
Tom Misch – Movie
Lifted from his highly anticipated debut album ‘Geography’ comes the new single from Tom Misch, ‘Movie’. Typically soulful, Tom lets loose in this ballad about the art of love. Featuring the grainy black and white home movies of his grandparents from 1945 and Tom’s sister Polly Misch featuring on guest vocals for the track, ‘Movie’ is the tender exploration of a lasting love.
Due for release on April 6th via his own label Beyond The Groove / Kobalt Music Recordings ‘Movie’ is a first look at the depth fans can expect as Tom plays with dreamlike sonics, telling stories of love and loss.
Emeli Sandé X Giggs – Higher
Taken from her brand new EP ‘Kingdom Coming’, Emeli Sandé teams up with Giggs on ‘Higher’. Paired back, sultry and soulful; directors Myles Whittingham and Christopher Cargil choose to revel in the light and shade cast by Sandé and Giggs for this new visual release.
“I can’t tell you how excited I am to share this body of work with you! Fronted by a beautiful photo of me and big paps in 1992, it was made in complete freedom and pure passion.” Sandé said of her new project “I invited some genius friends of mine to join me in the countryside to express themselves with no restrictions, and it’s been an honour to work with three of the world’s greatest in Giggs, Wretch 32 and Dave East”
Purchase or stream ‘Kingdom Coming’ here