No results

1
6am in Brighton
ArrDee
03:14
2
30
Aitch
02:17
3
I Dunno (feat. Dutchavelli & Stormzy)
Tion Wayne, dutchavelli, Stormzy
02:58
4
The Great Escape (feat. Central Cee)
Blanco, Central Cee
03:12
5
Spaghetti
Che Lingo
02:29
6
Too Lit
JAY1
02:27
7
G.O.Y.D.
Lava La Rue
03:19
8
Same Old
ENNY
02:53
9
Mains
Skepta, Chip, Young Adz
03:50
10
Woman
Little Simz, Cleo Sol
04:29
11
Neighbourhood
DC
03:27
12
Corn
2smokeyy
03:21
13
Nothing to Lose
D3zz, Pusha T
02:00
14
No Mercy (feat. Pa Salieu and BackRoad Gee)
Ghetts, Pa Salieu, BackRoad Gee
03:25
15
Hello - A COLORS SHOW
Jelani Blackman
02:58
16
High Right Now
M24
02:54
17
Screwface Capital
Dave
04:13
18
Little More Love
AJ Tracey
02:40
19
Mozambique (feat. Jaykae & Moonchild Sanelly) - Single Version
Ghetts, Jaykae, Moonchild Sanelly
04:09
20
Wa’hum
IAMDDB
01:41
21
Ain't It Different (feat. AJ Tracey & Stormzy)
Headie One, AJ Tracey, Stormzy
03:16
22
Airplane Mode (feat. NSG)
Nines, NSG
03:57
23
Latest Trends (feat. Aitch) - Remix
A1 x J1, Aitch
02:38
24
Gunn
Paradoxxbeats
02:48

UK Streets

A selection of UK rap, trap, drill, grime and garage spanning January 2020 to April 2021.

In the land of Ken Loach and Stormzy – that king of British rap who recently graced the cover of Time Magazine – the rhythms are rougher than on the other side of the Atlantic. British rappers are still practiced in the art of killer rhymes and whip-smart flows.

Sometimes, UK trap, grime and drill boil down to a series of ferocious raps without choruses, the words slicing through sound, machete-like. The production of pitched, distorted, vocoded, looped and filtered voices is usually central to these minimalist soundscapes. All it takes is a few mournful piano chords over a chiseled beat to launch a new London gutter classic.

However, the old recipes still work of course – a sung chorus and a psychedelic guitar, and Headie One has over 100 million streams with “Ain’t It Different”. In contrast, the young unknown ArrDee from Brighton has only released three tracks so far, but his phrasing is already impressive for its mastery and ease on “6am in Brighton”. With hits and discoveries, superstars and newcomers, this playlist covers the year 2020 and the first quarter of 2021. And it definitely doesn’t shy away from notable hits, hybrid digital sounds or street anthems too hardcore for the radio.
 

Share