BRAZEN FROM ROLLDEEP IS DROPPING SOME SOLO MATERIAL
LIKE WILEY BEFORE HIM ITS A 20 STEP SERIES
BELOW ARE THE LINKS FOR 1-5
SOMETHING OF A RETROSPECTIVE FROM WILEY
I THINK THE TORONTO AIR HAS REAWAKENED THE ESKIBOY
HERE IS ANOTHER NEW FREESTYLE THIS TIME OVER HIS LEGENDARY ICE RINK INSTRUMENTAL
INCIDENTALLY THIS PRODUCTION IS 13 YEARS OLD AND STILL SOUNDS FRESH
SO IT LOOKS LIKE MASRO AND FLOWDANS’S COLLABORATION EP IS NEARLY HERE
WITH ANOTHER TRACK BEING SHOWCASED ON LOGANS KISS SHOW
THIS TIME SEES JAMAKABI AND RIKO LEND THEIR VOCALS TO THE DUOS TRACK
IM LOOKING FORWARD TO THE RELEASE OF THIS EP SO MUCH
SIT BACK TURN UP THE BASS AND PRESS PLAY
THE COLD IS NOT STOPPING WILEY FROM HITTING THE BOOTH OVER IN TORONTO.
I AGREE WITH JME WHO TWEETED SAYING THIS SHOULD OF HAD A VIDEO AND BEEN A SINGLE.
IF THIS IS THE THROWAWAY STUFF THEN WHO KNOWS WHAT SNAKES &LADDERS WILL BRING.
MANGA GOING IN HARD WITH THE BARS AND PUNCHING MAN UP WITH HIS PUNCHLINES
MANGA WAS RECENTLY DISCUSSING HIS NEW MIXTAPE AND SOUNDS LIKE HIS NEW MATERIAL IS SOME OF HIS BEST WORK.
IM LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING IT, IVE SEEN HIM PERFORM LIVE QUITE A BIT RECENTLY AND HES DEFINITELY PUTTING IN WORK.
WE ALL KNOW WILEY LIKES TO SHARE HIS MUSIC FREELY WITH HIS FANS, SO THIS PIC POSTED ON HIS TWITTER FEED SPARKED A BIT FRENZY ABOUT HIS NEW SOLO ALBUM SNAKES AND LADDERS WITH BIG DADDA.
THIS APPARENTLY WILL BE WILEYS LAST SOLO ALBUM WITH HIS NEXT PROJECT BEING A BBK ALBUM.
WILEY IS BACK ON HIS GRIME GAME
BRINGING US GRIME THE WAY ONLY HE KNOWS HOW HARD, BRUTAL AND DIRECT
THIS NEW TRACK WITH GODS GIFT COMMANDING GROWL OVER THE CHORUS IS UNRELENTING
ITS A DEFINITE HEAD NODDER
THE VIDEO HAS BEEN SHOT WHILST WILEY HAS BEEN IN TORONTO, IN BETWEEN STUDIO SESSIONS AND SUSHI JUDGING BY HIS INSTAGRAM FEED
THE SINGLE IS AVAILABLE HERE
WILEY HAS DROPPED THE REMIX TO FLYING AND ITS BIG
FEATURING FELLOW ROLL DEEP MEMBER J2K, MAXSTA, MARVELLS DOUBLE S AND CHIP!!
GOOD TO HERE A MIX OF FLOWS ON THIS AND NICE TO HEAR THE BEAT REMIXED TOO
ON THE 26/8 D POWER AND FLOWDAN HIT UP SPOOKYS DEJA SHOW
SPITTING SOME BIG BARS OVER TUNES BY DARKNESS, FOOTSIE FAZE MIYAKE AND KAHN AND NEEK
AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY SAW FLOWDAN AND DPOWER SHELL DOWN DEJA WITH SPOOKY ON THE DECKS
ENJOY AS SOON AS I CAN TRACK DOWN THE D/L FOR THE SET ILL POP IT UP
THIS E BOOK AND ITS AUTHOR @DANHANCOX CAME TO MY ATTENTION VIA FACT MAGAZINES TWITTER, IM SO GLAD I FOLLOWED ITS THREAD, WHAT I DISCOVERED WAS A BOOK THAT PUTS GRIME MUSICS BEGINNINGS AND DIZZEE’S RISE TO FAME, TOGETHER IN ONE PLACE.
THE BOOK STARTS IN THE LEGENDARY DEJAVU ROOF TOP STUDIO, WITH THE FIGHT FROM A NOW BARELY WATCHABLE VIDEO OF A FIGHT BETWEEN 2 OF THE SCENES LEADING LIGHTS, CRAZY TITCH AND DIZZEE RASCAL.
THIS BOOK IS INVALUABLE FOR SOMEONE LIKE ME WHO LOVES THE GENRE BUT DOESN’T UNDERSTAND THE LIFE THE GUYS LEAD, IN WHAT WAS THEN A ROUGH NO GO ENDS, BEFORE THE GOVERNMENT DID A MODERN DAY SLUM CLEARANCE TO HOLD THE OLYMPICS, THE BOOK COVERS NOT ONLY THE MUSIC, BUT ALSO THE INFLUENCE OF GROWING UP IN BOW AND THE DARK SHADOWS OF EAST LONDON’S GLEAMING SKYSCRAPERS WHERE THERE WAS UNIMAGINABLE MONEY, SUCCESS AND INFLUENCE ‘CANARY WHARF’
IF YOU ONLY BUY ONE BOOK THIS YEAR I ADVISE YOU BUY THISONE
AVAILABLE IN EBOOK FORMAT SO IT C AN BE READ ON YOUR IPHONE, ANDROID ETC VIA THE KINDLE APP [FREE]
CAN ALSO BE BORROWED FOR FREE VIA PRIME MEMBERSHIP
I CAUGHT UP WITH THE LEGENDARY FLOWDAN BEFORE THE LAUNCH OF ‘SHUTDOWN’ HIS NEW SINGLE
TO TALK ABOUT HOW THE SINGLE CAME ABOUT, WEIRD VIDEOS, AND JETSETTING AROUND EUROPE
Hi, so I’m here to talk about your new single ‘Shutdown’, which is a collaboration with Suspicious Stench?
So can you tell me abit about how the collaboration came about?
They hollared at my manager, sent the beat over. I think my manger is cool with them differently they passed it on to me I liked it. It was a weird beat because it doesn’t really fit any genre that is around right now meaning grime/ dubstep you know the ones I work with, so it was a weird beat I liked it it took a while for me to find the strategy of the song to me to approach it with. Once I’d done that I sent across to them they really liked it and then months later the process of music [you know how its goes] we are here today with the video about to launch and the single is about to come out.
Ok so your premiering the video on sbtv , when was it filmed ?
It was shot a bout a month ago.
Are you allowed to tell me anything about it?
It was a weird one, its weird its not just performance based there is a weird underlining script running through it with the video. I really think people are gonna be confused about it, but its just gonna have loads of talking points. Like ‘what the hell is this is?’ is better than just seeing an average video.
Yeah definitely, Videos that give you something to talk about are always fresh.
I’m really happy with that its a different look its a dark tune but not necessarily a dark video is all i wanna say.
Ok, so have you worked with ‘Suspicious Stench’ before?
No, I’ve never worked with them before. Stenchman and suspect make ‘Supicious Stench’ .
Where are they based?
I cant remember you know, somewhere like Kent.
Oh so they are UK based then?
Yeah, yeah but out of London.
So is this direction a new direction? This more Dubstep themed, darker sound?
You see you just said three different directions there [laughs] so straight away.
Well your not ‘Roll Deep’ Flowdan anymore are you ? Or are you ?
Yeah I am, its just that Roll Deep Flowdan, the Flowdan I am when I’m by myself isn’t necessarily the one I am in the group because ~I just have a different role in the group. So its just that when your working in a team you get roles and you stick to your position. It’s just about when I’m working by myself I do all of those roles by myself so you see more diversity and more Flowdan based product rather than someone that is part of a team.
OK, well maybe what I meant to say was do you prefer the more Dub sound now to the grime?
No, I don’t prefer the dub sound I prefer whatever I can work with. There is Grime beats that I think are rubbish! also there is Dubstep beats that are rubbish. I just like beats that are compatible with my creativity, my sound.
Has the time come that you now prefer festival PA’s to compared to places like Eskimo Dance? Because you do seem to be doing alot of festivals!!
Well there isn’t alot of Eskimo Dances!!
There has been a few recently you’ve been at most of them!
I’ve been at all of them! apart from the one they’re holding at the beach. No I don’t have a preference of the type of show i do i have a preference of the type of people i perfom too! I like to perform to people that are they for the music, that are there for the sound, them people are easy to please. People are there because they’ve heard its the place to be that weekend.
You want a reaction don’t you as an artist, I understand that especially a good one!
Yeah, yeah I want people that are in to it and that gives me incentive to wanna do what I know I can do, opposed to people that are just having a drink and talking and your there jumping up and down performing in the background.
Your part of the Outlook line up I’ve noticed anymore festivals lined up abroad that your part of this summer?
Yeah, I just don’t know their names, its all work there just a list of bookings to me.
Do you have any idea what countries your going to?
No, because I don’t look til a few days before when I get a phonecall or check my calendar, so no I couldn’t tell you anything more. [keep tabs on Flowdan here]
So you’ve got a busy season ahead of you?
It’s not even that I tour all year, like I leave the country a couple times a month so I don’t look forward to anything in particular.
Going back to ‘Shutdown’ is a digital, vinyl, hard copy release?
Its digital on itunes, juno, beatport etc, I know because I spoke to my manager this morning and they confirmed that.
Have you got anything else lined up that you want to talk about? Is there an album coming because I see you working hard and putting out all this work??
No, there is not an album coming, I’ll be honest because I think that irrelevant til I’ve got THAT SINGLE to give people that incentive and drive to pick up a batch of tracks. I know people trust Flowdan and I’m an established name but at this time I wanna work on the right music and when the time is right things will happen.
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TEASER FOR THE ROLL DEEP VIDEO, FILMED AT THE NOTORIOUS SUGARHUT WITH VARIOUS TOWIE CAMEOS….
THE FULL VIDEO IS RELEASED 16TH JUNE
TWITTER LIT UP ON SATURDAY WITH VARIOUS LINKS FLYING ABOUT FOR THE INTERVIEWS BELOW.
LOTS OF PEOPLE HAD LOTS TO SAY AS EVER IN THE GRIME SCENE.
I THINK PERSONALLY WE’VE GONE PAST A STAGE WERE WE WILL EVER SEE THEM WORK TOGETHER, THOUGHT I CANT LIE THE IDEA OF THEM
BEING ON A TRACK TOGETHER ON ACTUAL 140 GRIME MAKES ME WANT TO CRY WITH HAPPINESS.
HERE ARE THE VIDEOS
NEW FROM THE ROLL DEEP CREW FEATURING CAMILLE IS THIS NEW SUMMER BANGER
MADE STRICTLY FOR THE DANCEFLOORS THIS TRACK IS A FEEL GOOD TUNE YOU WILL HEAR FROM MARGATE TO MALIA.
So I was sat in the M.O.D.U. studios on Saturday and we were talking about grime MC’s that extend beyond their grime backgrounds. Flowdan; one of the scenes fore runners, is the name we all completely agreed on and as we sat on YouTube showing each other remixes, samples and tracks I was shown this video.
Released nearly a year ago this track is absolutely banging and is made all the more darker by Flowdans delivery. I fully recommend you add this to your tunes library and check out the video below.
Nottingham’s annual Splendour Festival returns with Grime headlining !!!!!
The genres forerunner Dizzee Rascal alongside Dubsteps favorite Katy B are the headline acts for the festival which is set in the gorgeous grounds of Wollaton Hall on 21st July.
To buy tickets visit here http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.splendourfestival.com%2F&h=wAQHXa4ru
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