Following on from the release of Devlin‘s most recent album ‘Eyes For The Blind‘ which released in February 2022, Devlin took to Instagram earlier this week to announce his retirement from music, with this album being his last. In celebration of the pioneers incredible career within the UK music scene, it is only right that we take a look back at some of Devlin‘s most iconic moments.


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Born in Bermondsey but raised in Dagenham, Devlin found his love for music through old school Garage around the age of 12 but it wasn’t until he heard Sharky Major on the radio that he would really find his love for the darker sound of Grime. Tuning in to weekly radio sets, Devlin found himself writing lyrics of his own before going onto join O.T Crew, a well established Dagenham collective at the time. Building a fanbase of his own through sets on Rinse FMDevlin would build a fanbase of his own before becoming a member of The Movement alongside Ghetts, Wretch 32 and Scorcher just to name a few. Achieving his first hint of chart success in 2010 with the release of ‘Brainwashed‘ taken from his debut album ‘Bud, Sweat and Tears‘, Devlin would go on to give us a total of 5 studio albums, including features from all generations of the UK music scene including Ed Sheeran, JME, Potter Payper, Tommy B and countless others. Cementing himself as a staple in not just the Grime scene, Devlin’s work will go on to live forever.

Fuck Radio – Compilation of Devlin’s Bars

The Grime Show: Logan Sama with Devlin & Syer B

Westwood – Sir Spyro x Marcus Nasty w/ Ghetts, DollaMan, Devlin, Dogzilla & Griminal

Devlin – SBTV F64

RiskyRoadz Bedroom Set – Maximum, Frisco, Devlin, Syer B & Monkstar

Devlin – Fire in the Booth

1Xtra Westwood – DJ BigBeats w/ Ghetts, Devlin, Griminal, Lil Nasty, Maxsta & Dolla freestyle

Devlin – Mad About Bars

Westwood – Ghetts, Devlin, Dolla & DeeperMan freestyle

Devlin – Fire in the Booth Part 2