With the beginning of a new month, it’s easy for new music this week to have flown under your radar, but here at Keepin’ It Grimy, we’ve compiled every Grime release in one place, so you can catch up on anything you’ve missed!
Capo Lee x Frisco x Short x JME – Norf Face
Ending a week on a high note, the Tottenham collective have released their highly-anticipated joint album. The 9 track project brings the highest levels of the North London sound but also gives each MC their time in the spotlight with their ‘Pattern‘ solos. Even though we’re only 1/4 of the way through the year, ‘Norf Face‘ has cemented itself as one of the defining Grime releases of 2021.
Frisco – Frisstyle Edition 1
In anticipation of the release of the aforementioned ‘Norf Face‘ album, Frisco took to YouTube to unveil the debut episode of his new series ‘Frisstyle‘. The straightforward video did away with the editing bells and whistles and instead kept the focus on Frisco shelling.
DJ Oblig – Percys002 with Frisco
Rinse FM resident DJ Oblig sat down with Frisco back in late October 2020, and the pair listen to Oblig’s favourite releases by the Boy Better Know member, discussing the motivations for the tracks and the behind-the-scenes info in this unique interview format.
D Double E – Daily Duppy
Despite making regular appearances on the GRM Daily channel, veteran D Double E had never performed on the platform’s signature series Daily Duppy. Until now. As expected, the Newham General dropped potent lyrics with his trademark flow & storied ad-libs, making the debut worth the wait.
J Oh Zee – Mode FM set ft. Capo Lee, Swarvo, PK, Martz
Bristolian DJ & Wine-n-Grime member J-Oh-Zee took to the decks in the Mode FM studio and was joined by Capo Lee, PK, Martz, and SLK veteran Swarvo, spinning a wide range of instrumentals while the MC’s spat bars old and new for a 45-minute showcase of inter-generational talent.
Mak10 ft. Tommy B, Agz – Situations (Griminal Remix)
Earlier this year, veteran DJ Mak 10 teamed up with Essex MC’s Tommy B and Agz to give us a heart-wrenching single titled ‘Situations‘, reflecting on their struggles in building and maintaining romantic relationships. Now, NASTY Crew veteran and Mak10’s younger brother Griminal has taken to the buttons to give the tune a reskin, enhancing the sombre vibe with a trap-inspired instrumental. To round off the track, the Greengate MC offers his own verse, expressing his love to his girl. You can listen to it on all streaming platforms by clicking HERE.
Nasty Jack – ETA
After releasing ‘ETA‘ as part of his album ‘Opp Farda 12‘ in August of 2020, Nasty Jack gifted us with visuals for the track earlier in the week.
Grandmixxer vs Duppy – Versus001
Bridging the gap between veteran and new-gen, Grandmixxer teamed up with Duppy for a Bandcamp Friday release of a 2 track release, with the SLSA founder providing a bouncy production for the Peckham MC to spit over on the track titled ‘72 Ways‘, given to us alongside the instrumental stripped of all vocals. You can purchase the project exclusively on Bandcamp HERE.
Tempa T – Don’t Want
Former Slew Dem Mafia member Tempa T dropped a new single titled ‘Don’t Want‘, sharing his views on current world affairs.
Genesis Elijah – Mad One ft. Jammz, Scotty Stacks
South London’s Genesis Elijah enlisted Jammz and Scotty Stacks (1/3 of The Manor) to drop Grimy banger titled ‘Mad One‘, alongside a lyric video presenting every punchline being thrown over the instrumental produced by Shapes. Stream it on all platforms by clicking HERE.
Genesis Elijah – My Bredda ft. Manga Saint Hilare, PAV4N
Continuing his work rate in 2021, Genesis Elijah released a single titled ‘My Bredda‘ featuring Manga Saint Hilare and PAV4N, marking his 10th release of the year so far. CLICK HERE to listen to ‘My Bredda‘ on streaming platforms today.
Rossi B & Luca – TenOuttaTen04 ft. Manga Saint Hilare
Veteran DJ’s Rossi B & Luca team up with another veteran in Manga Saint Hilare for the fourth instalment of their show ‘TenOuttaTen‘, with the MOBO Nominee spitting over classic Grime instrumentals.
Deputy – Flipside ft. Flirta D
Two opposite ends of London unite for this high energy track, as East London’s Deputy hails West London veteran Flirta D for the ‘Flipside‘ music video, with the pair shelling off over Ruff Sqwad‘s ‘Move 2 Dis‘ instrumental.
Duppy – Da Guy
Having released the audio for ‘Da Guy‘ earlier in February, SE5’s Duppy provided us with a music video to accompany the self-produced single, which you can stream by clicking HERE.
Rawza – Vibes
Wellingborough MC Rawza brought the spirit of Drill to his latest offering ‘Vibes‘, firing off bars over a drilly Young Chencs production, which you can stream HERE.
Ten Dixon x Vagrant Real Estate – How am I here? ft. J Smart, Pawz
South London’s Ten Dixon and Aberdeen’s Vagrant Real Estate have teamed up to bring us brand new single ‘How am I here?‘, featuring J Smart and Pawz, with the Scottish producer’s instrumental bringing a calming vibe rarely seen in Grime, with the MC’s reflecting on their opinions on the Grime Scene.
Jakebob – Bandcamp Releases
For Bandcamp Friday, Jakebob has dropped 3 new instrumentals: ‘Headback Dub‘, ‘Sex Face‘, and ‘The Loser‘ (Co-produced with Spooky) and a vocal of his dub ‘Hymn List‘ by South London’s Ten Dixon and Jon E Clayface. CLICK HERE to be directed to Jakebob‘s Bandcamp page to purchase any of the tunes listed above. Wake Up [Prod Jakebob] by Jon E Clayface & Ten Dixon
Hitpoint – Warp EP
Spanish producer Hitpoint dropped a 5 track instrumental EP, his second of 2021, exclusively on Bandcamp, which you can purchase HERE.
Miz – Running
Putting on for the female community in Grime (also as one of the Female Allstars founding members) Miz released her first single of 2021 titled ‘Running‘, where she reflects on past difficulties and future aspirations.
Tiatsim – The Basement Vol.1
Mode FM resident DJ Tiatsim released a 4 track instrumental EP titled ‘The Basement Vol.1‘, which was released exclusively for purchase on Bandcamp.
The Basement Vol.1 by TiATSiM
Tantskii – Gone Beyond Caring
Birmingham MC Tantskii dropped ‘Gone Beyond Caring‘ during the last days of February, with the former Grime-A-Side finalist bringing rapid flows over the instrumental courtesy of Coatse Beats.
Logan – Logstrumentals Vol.1
West London’s Logan is more than just an MC, and today released a pack of 3 instrumentals titled ‘Logstrumentals Vol.1‘ which is exclusively available to purchase on Bandcamp.
JoSoSick – Purpose
JoSoSick is back with his first release of 2021, a Bandcamp exclusive track titled ‘Purpose‘, produced by Laizu.
Purpose by JoSoSick
GYRO! Fallen Shards EP
GYRO! has gifted us with a pack of 4 FREE instrumentals titled ‘Fallen Shards‘, which you can get exclusively on Bandcamp.
Riddla – 2 Sides of a Story
Nottingham producer Riddla brings us a Bandcamp Friday exclusive release consisting of a 4 track instrumental project titled ‘2 Sides of a Story‘, which he produced in 24 hours!
2 Sides of A Story by Riddla
Joe Fire – Hardship EP
Joe Fire rounds off our list with a Bandcamp exclusive instrumental EP titled ‘Hardship‘, with the 5 tracks showing us a darker side of Grime instrumentals.
Hardship E.P by Joe Fire