Xpress Grime: 6th March 2016


The legendary DJ EZ completed his 24 hour DJ Set on Sunday, raising over £50,000 for cancer research in the process.

Sam Smith picked up an Oscar for his Bond theme song, Writing’s On The Wall. Let’s not forget he achieved his first UK Number 1 featuring on a Naughty Boy song, who’s produced for Chip, Tinie Tempah, Devlin and more.

Skepta and JME’s mother was over in Nigeria opening a playground the family helped build in their Dad’s old village.

BBK’s DJ Maximum was on Drake’s OVO Sound Radio on Apple Music and kept his mix 100% British.

Brotherhood, the final film in Noel Clarke’s trilogy, had its first trailer released. In addition to Stormzy’s starring role, it features cameros from Bonkaz, Nines and more.

Sian Anderson and Julie Adenuga have launched a new scheme to inspire, train and mentor the next generation of PR people, DJs, Radio Producer and more, check it out at [or].

Following a twitter rant from Jammer, Zeph Ellis, formerly known as Dot Rotten, announced he wanted to sue Link Up TV, SBTV and GRM Dailey for unpaid fees. Link Up TV weren’t impressed.

Following the release of his Made in the Manor documentary, Kano has released his album of the same name. Make sure to buy and stream.

Angel ft. Haile – Rude Boy
Angel returns with a chilled track featuring his brother Haile, of WSTRN.
Chip ft. Burna Boy – Reaching
Chip links up with Nigerian singer Burna Boy to remind us that there’s more to him than diss tracks.
Ironik ft. King – Hear Me Though
Dj Ironik steps back into the scene.
Lethal Bizzle ft. JME & Face – Box
Lethal B shares more fruit from his tree of endless bangers.
Mega ft Swiss – Doin Here
Mega Man, of So Solid Crew fame, returns with this Z.Dot produced track.
Mikill Pane – GNGSTRS
Mikill Pane tackles the gentrification of his area, Hackney, in this characteristically thoughtful track.
Krept & Konan ft. YG – Last Night
Krept and Konan released the video for Last Night, featuring platinum selling American rapper, YG.
Shorty ft Face – Got No Fans
Boy Better Know’s Shorty throws us back to the Wealdstone Raider with this one, featuring fellow BBK members in the video.
Tinchy Stryder ft. JME – Allow Me
Star In The Hood, Tinchy Stryder, is back with this JME featuring tune from his upcoming album.


To celebrate Mega Man’s new track, this week’s throwback is So Solid Crew’s 21 Seconds. This BRIT award winning song inspired many of today’s finest MCs.

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