Uk Focus With Dj Limelight
I had the honour of inviting Giggs back down to my radio show last month for a massive freestyle session and catch up. Five years on from when we first had him pass through the show, a lot has happened for the South London rapper. Despite the continued attempts by the authorities to shut down events to do with Giggs, the UK rapper seems to find his way on top of every situation.
Having released ‘When Will It Stop’ with XL Recordings, Giggs spent the first couple weeks of release signing CD copies outside various HMV Stores across the UK, again building hype and showing love back to his supporters.
The album has been my favourite UK release this year, with consistent tracks, big features with Styles P, Anthony Hamilton and Ed Sheeran and big productions.
When passing through my radio show, Giggs seemed hungrier than ever, hyped to drop some new bars and he certainly delivered the goods. Check the freestyle HERE.
The last month has seen some big UK releases, including the Rascals with the ‘Class 90’ album, Dru Blu releasing 'Double Or Nothing' and also an EP coming courtesy of Big Narstie and True Tiger.
I'm really feeling the new Rascals CD, packed with some classic sounding Grime and a touch of Hip-Hop. With plenty of features and keeping it close to home with the genres, Rascals still have a deal with Virgin EMI and will be releasing an album with the label very soon.
The 'Hello High' EP courtesy of True Tiger and Big Narstie is definitely a project I was excited to hear when I first came across the single 'Baracuda'. Speaking to Stanza from the True Tiger collective, he said the 'Hello High' EP was all about making fun music and not worrying too much about making a hit single. The project was recorded and made within a mere space of two days in the studio. You guys should check these projects out and #SupportUK!
ONE TO WATCH
D DARK has been busy these past twelve months, racking up over two million YouTube views, performing week in week out across the UK and also being mentioned by Tinie Tempah in a recent interview. In his early 20s, D's work rate and consistency has been evident in his ever growing fan base, radio support and the amount of times I've seen his name appear on an event flyer.
D Dark first came through the Grime scene in the mid 2000s with The Aftershock collective. Now on an independent journey, he aims to release a project in 2014 starting with a single titled 'All Day Everyday'.
Words: DJ Limelight (@DJLIMELIGHTUK)
Online Edit: @MazHalima