Last week Red Bull Studios dropped ‘Mixtape Vol II’ featuring nine tracks of fierce underground music curated by Radio 1’s B.Traits. If you watched the insightful promo video, you will have seen behind the scenes footage of Inkke making a track with the incredible Novelist; the result was ‘Mmm Yeah’, a swaggering slice of contemporary grime which captures both artists at their best. Download the mixtape here.
This is just all kinds of nasty. Unleashed on Prizma’s track ‘Clash Concept’, local lad Kyle Bolton aka Nativ has absolutely destroyed the dance, with a dark and dangerous broken beat which we can only imagine goes off in the club. With his twisted take on what you could loosely describe as UK Funky, Nativ has once again proved why he’s one of Glasgow’s hottest new producers.
According to his Facebook page there's an album on the way, but while we wait (impatiently) for that, here is a gem from Arm Watches Fingers called ‘Mori Kara’ which features as a free download on the new compilation from Crater Cove. Quirky, textured and unhinged, this track encapsulates everything we love about AWF’s brazenly unique and absorbing sound.
JETSAM – SHORE (Soundcloud)
Those who know will already be aware of Jetsam and his work as Konchis, but those who don’t should keep an ear to the ground, because like so many of Glasgow’s beat producers, this guy has talent. One of his latest uploads, ‘Shore’, caught our attention in particular, sounding beautifully reflective with lush pads and a wandering bassline. To coin a well beaten phrase, ‘watch this space’.