Piff Gang have come back strong with Greenhouse, an outstanding collection of eleven tracks that features top notch production from Budgie, Crankz, Sumgii, JD Reid, and S-Type. “Paraphernalia” is my favorite cut from the mixtape, with a ridiculously funked up beat from S-Type that demands to be thrown on repeat. You’ve got to be at their headlining gig next Monday at Birthdays if you’re into this, and download the mixtape [...]
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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 [...]
Fatima clued me in on the work of London’s Piff Gang almost a year ago, and their furious output has brought UK cloud rap to another level. Produced by Crankz, Sumgii, and Budgie (who was just featured on S-Type‘s Billboard EP), the crew’s effortlessly exuberant flow has built anthems that demand international play. Just about everything they’ve done is now available on their soundcloud for free.
LuckyMe had me listen to the work of S-Type, an up-and-coming hip hop producer from Edinburgh whose feature in Rustie‘s Essential Mix got him a bunch of projects with mainstream MCs (including a member the A$AP Mob). “Walrus” has the big beat bombast of other arts on the label (Rustie, Hud Mo, TNGHT), but Budgie‘s auto-tuned, Zapp & Roger-esque melodies add a wickedly fresh element to the form. His Billboard [...]