Our latest Substitute Teachers mix comes from Piff Gang, a group of artists from London who have brought UK cloud rap to another level. DJ Motive (@MotiveUK) curated the selection you’re hearing today, and we spoke a bit after I listened to the mix.
Who started Piff Gang? Has it always been a set group or do artists come and go?
Piff Gang started as a group of friends, most of which made music, sometimes together basically joining forces & pushing through a new idea for Hip Hop in the UK
How would you describe the process of making Piff Breaks & 808s?
We basically got a load of beats from Crankz & a couple from elsewhere that we felt came together & worked as a project, spent a while writing it together & then had a week where we just went in & laced the whole thing.
When we look back at the processes from then to now its crazy how things have stepped up. We didn’t expect that tape to get as much love as it did.
What’s next on the release front?
Another mixtape drops in a few weeks! We’ll be leaking some stuff prior to the tape dropping too.
Do you have any other producers lined up for your next release?
Piff Gang – PG On My T-Shirt
Piff Gang – Tanqueray & Piff
Piff Gang – Jet Pack
Kings – That’s A Story Huh
S-Type ft. Budgie (Piff Gang) – Walrus
ItsNate – ? You Came For
Kings – Surfin On Dry Land
Piff Gang – Let’s Make A Sandwich
Piff Gang – Mixtape Shit
Piff Gang – High
Piff Gang – Got Bitches
Piff Gang – Fly Shit
Piff Gang – That’s That Chronic
Piff Gang – Candy Cup
Piff Gang – Exodus
Evian Christ – Fuck It None Of Y’all Don’t Rap
Piff Gang – Million Dollar Dream
Piff Gang – After Hours