He came firmly on to my radar with his single “Lights Turn Green” and he has stayed there ever since, not an easy position to maintain with the amount of new music that is spilling out of my inbox every single day. Pretty much everyone and anyone who I chat to about new music and grime, I always say check out Isaiah Dreads, this guy is the future. He has music played on pretty much every single one of my shows on Itch FM, because he is not just talented he has a style that is broad, deep and he is wise beyond his years. If you listen to “Work” that’s a typical example of his high energy, dance floor stomping grime style. Then you can listen to “Thankful” which sees him rapping over a laid back hiphop production with conscious, heartfelt lyrics that Common would be proud of. This is one of many reasons why I love this guys music, he is mindful and he doesn’t follow the typical trends in grime, although he did step up and drop one of the best “One Take Freestyles” of that trend. coming from outside of London has really given Isaiah Dreads a great perspective on music and you can tell he makes music he wants to not because he thinks its going to fit in well as the soundtrack to your local trapstars day to day. That said bar for bar, lyric for lyric, track for track, he is not someone you would want to send for. He doesn’t need to hide behind 30/40 hangers on or shoot videos in moody locations. He has the ability to pretty much body any MC in the country and he could do it all from his sitting room over a cup of tea. Although I doubt he would as he is arguably one of the most mellow, laid back and honest MCs I have come across in a long time. We catch up here and there via twitter and he is always very humble and genuine, not easy going for someone who is still gaining huge fame and kudos from one of the most talked about “Fire In The Booths” of recent times.
This has been around for a few weeks now and this has featured heavily on my show for the last few weeks as well. Without a doubt this is not your normal love song, this is however a total banger. Hardy Caprio is a man who consistently drops banger after banger. Produced by Westy this has all the essential grime elements, melodic, catchy with a killer bass line. Hardy Caprio rides the production with ease, with heartfelt lyrics and some tongue in cheek punch lines. If you don’t know about Hardy Caprio, you do now and this is the perfect introduction to a gem in the grime scene.
Scrufizzer is a militant lyricist and never ever disappoints with every track he drops your getting a certified grime banger.
Taking on Ghetts “You Dun Know Already” we find Scrufizzer on top form as always, giving us a flawless remix, taking the rift from So Solid Crews “Oh No”. This is an instant smash, with one of the best grime productions since Rude Kids “One Take” beat. UKG meets 2016 grime this is without a doubt one of the seemingly endless instant hits coming out of grime in 2016. Having sampled “Oh No” its only right that So Solid crew members Swizz & Mac get in on the action giving us another anthem to go crazy to!
Mya is on top form in every single way on her eighth studio album “Smoove Jones”. The project celebrates her 18th anniversary in the music industry and the release of her debut single “Its All About Me”.
Going with a radio show theme throughout the album, Mya plays our host and takes us on a 12 track journey through 45 minutes of R&B, Soul, HipHop and pure Slow Jams. Without a doubt a one of the most iconic voices in R&B its beautiful to see her reign supreme on every single track here. The lead single “Team You” has already been championed by myself and most urban DJ’s across the UK. All the elements are here for any fan of R&B or laid back soulful vibes. Just in time for spring 2016 this is going to be the soundtrack to lost summer days in the park and your late night after hours chill time. Forget your Netflix and chill #SmooveJonesAndChill will be trending next. A smooth, soulful, sexy, seducing album from an incredible R&B superstar Mya we salute you. All we need to do now is get Mya to co host with yours truly on the Saturday morning breakfast show on Itch FM, The Myme and Mya show coming to your airwaves soon! (Well we can hope cant we.)