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 […]
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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 […]
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.