It’s Friday, and once again we’ve rounded up the best bits on our radar to bring you five tracks that’ll see you through to the weekend. New releases from Krept & Konan, Dizzee Rascal and Amber Simone means we’ve got every mood covered.
Krept & Konan ft Stormzy – ‘Ask Flipz’
Fresh off the back of their ‘7 Days & 7 Nights’ mixtape release, Krept & Konan have dropped the third visual from the double tape project, ‘Ask Flipz’. The pair link up with Stormzy in this shimmering nocturnal club anthem that’s shot in London.
Not my brudda, stop calling me Akhi
I eat Plantain, you eat batty uh
Don’t put in work, you’re a fool; nerd
Sixteen, murdered you all; hearsed
The video was helmed Carly Cussen, the mind behind their 2015 smash hit, ‘Freak of The Week’. Unapologetic, this one delivers on the punchlines.
Dizzee Rascal – ‘Bop N Keep it Dippin’
Directed by Romain Chassaing and lifted from his latest ‘Raskit’ LP, Dizzee Rascal drops the ‘Bop N Keep It Dippin’ visual. Produced by Solab & Pulse Films ‘Bop N Keep It Dippin’ sees Dizzee Rascal go the full Guy Ritchie route in a tale of mob bosses and stolen identities. Lyrically, the track is firmly rooted in the lawless early days of Grime:
Went to PFC and watched my bredrin jump up on the counters
Stab the boss across the till
It was probably over nil
Must have dropped a dodgy pill
Given his recent Twitter spat with Wiley, it’s probably no coincidence this track was the next one to drop.
Ebenezer – ‘Ask Around’
Following the release of his debut single ‘Cliché’, Ebenezer comes through with ‘Ask Around’.
Having already worked with Craig David, Jeremih, Ty Dolla $ign and Rejjie Snow, Ebenezer continues his march to wider recognition. ‘Ask Around’ mingles R’n’B with Trap influences in a blend already being coined ‘conscious turn up’ music. Ebenezer, who was born in Homerton and now lives in Tottenham, was raised with a family first mentality: “My brother was like the father, looked out for me, made sure I was straight, gave me hand-me-downs, put me on game, don’t do this, do this,” he’s a London boy, with plenty more stories to tell.
Amber Simone – ‘Mountains’
Amber Simone comes through with brand new track ‘Mountains’, sultry synth laden R’n’B melodies, flecked with Funk and Soul ‘Mountains’ is produced by London duo Shy Luv.
“Mountains came from having been through a rough few months dealing with a combination of difficulties in music life and also in personal relationships.” Amber said of the new track, “It was one of those rare cases where a song pretty much writes itself. My best work comes from a place where I ignore other peoples expectations and run with what what I genuinely feel – this was one of those songs. Looking back, it makes me happy to think that during one of my most difficult times despite the realities I was facing I still had so much optimism.”
Da Beatfreakz ft C Biz, Young T & Bugsey
Hot on the heels of their summer hit ‘Quavo’ production duo Da Beatfreakz are back with an infectious new track, ‘Left Right’. Taken from their upcoming EP ‘Family Business, ‘Left Right’ sees the duo link up with C Biz, and Nottingham’s break-out stars Young T & Bugsey for this straight street anthem.
“Working with people who inspire you and push your creativity is always something that we strive for”. The production pair said of the track, “making this with these guys was so much fun and authentic. It made so much sense to us.”