At first, it’s a traditional rapiverse song - opening with a contemplative riff oscillating between minor chords, forming the background to Recky’s voice. What Do You Mean soon edges ahead of the background with the quality of vocal performance, the oh-so-satisfying rhythm of the chorus and the Drill coming in at the edges. Based in South East London, check out his video to Run It Up.
Podcast: Spencer's Genre Hop
Once the new year head has worn off, let Cam pick you up with a special edition - co-hosted with Spencer Flay! They explore his musical adventures and listen to Recky Reckz’s grime release What Do You Mean, following it up with Spencer’s reggae-inspired Little Bro before rounding it off with VCage’s rock track Million Miles.
A firm fan favourite, it’s about time we gave Little Bro some love on the show! It's possibly the most personal track from Spencer’s new LP Sound Waves, its light and bouncy instrumentation forms the perfect backdrop to childhood memories and family bonds. Not to mention being way too addictive to be healthy.
VCage’s Million Miles is earthy rock, spicy and sweet - like barbeque sauce. Sung with passion and backed up with bang-on guitar chords, it’s a indulgent few minutes for anyone on that end of the genre spectrum. Having also released Lobotomy and Lovely in 2021, look out for his album next month and his follow-up tour in April.
Happy New Year
Another year older, everyone - we’ve seen the signing of a new artist (hello George Croucher), the release of our first proper LP (sorry Alex) and general goodness and growth after the apocalyptic year that came before. For 2022 we can promise you new artists, new music, new events. It’s gonna be a big one - how do we know? You’ll have to wait and see.