Great Wave Mag talks to young, upcoming grime artist Yizzy, at the O2 Academy in Islington.
The crowd wasn’t what we expected for a grime set, as he was opening for teen American singer Billie Eilish. But after seeing Yizzy’s set with BBC Introducing at the O2 Academy Brixton (as the only grime artist there too), we were right in expecting the crowd to be hyped when he came on.
Having only started making music in 2016, it’s an understatement to say Yizzy is doing pretty well for himself. From getting attention with his track ‘Grime Kid’ last December, and releasing his debut EP ‘This Is Life’ in April this year, then his big set at the O2 Academy Brixton in front of thousands, an advert with Nike this month, and now with a new EP coming soon, the grime artist has come up fast.
At the O2 Academy Islington, Great Wave Mag were invited backstage before the show, so we spoke to the 17-year-old grime artist from Lewisham about his experience with BBC Introducing, Red Bull’s Grime-a-side, and what’s next for Yizzy.
Watch the interview here, and see more of Yizzy on his Youtube channel
Jumpin Jack Frost
Jumpin Jack Frost – FABRICLIVE Promo Mix
A legend within the Drum & Bass scene of the 90’s, Frankie Frost aka Jumpin Jack Frost has provided the dance scene of the 1980’s/1990’s with mental jungle bangers and collaborated with fellow Junglists such as Roni Size, Goldie, Congo Natty (aka Rebel MC) and Byran Gee. Starting out as a Pirate Radio DJ in Brixton, he’s still as wicked as ever and maintains his 30 year career. He did a mix for Fabric’s Soundcloud to promote his slot at Fabric for ’21 Years of Jungle’ 22/08/14, and it delves deep into a filthy jungle, plentiful of skatty rhymes and trembling bass, again shows why Jumpin Jack is still one of the hottest DJ’s in the D’n’B scene.
Danny Brown – Dance
After catching his Radio 1 Xtra Tent headline slot at Reading Festival 25/08, it’s fair to say Danny Brown has supported his reputation as a hard, bassy, lyrically colourful performer. He came on stage to a misted tent and dropped heavy beats off his 2016 album Atrocity Exhibition such as Really Doe and Pneumonia, which feature big name Kendrick Lamar, and ruined lives with bass levels and an intense light show.
We’ve chosen a track from his album Hot Soup, 2008 called Dance. Far from the dark and twisted material he has expressed on his more recent albums, this tune has the old-school, funky rap groove that sounds as if you have just put a needle on a James Brown Vinyl. But don’t worry, it still oozes Danny Brown hood confidence and works clever rhymes into a tasty 3 minute gem that shows the creative depth of a true talent.
Puta Volcano – Dune
Attention fans of heavy rock acts such as Fu Manchu, Kyuss and Orange Goblin. Puta Volcano are a 4 piece band hailing from Athens, Greece who have certainly caught our ear. Combining elements of Doom Rock, Desert Rock and sludgy riffs, Puta Volcano have released two 8-track albums since 2015. They bring back old elements of the 90’s harder rock scene with strong reverb vocals and thundering drums.
Their track Dune is well produced and a mad song, check them out and like them on Facebook and Spotify.
Palm Honey – Hot Simian Weather
Psychedelic-indie four piece Palm Honey have had a busy summer indeed. Playing a number of UK festivals such as their hometown Reading Festival and Glastonbury as well as releasing their new single Hot Simian Weather in July.
On this track they delve into a synthy based funky jam, following the footsteps of Superfood and Swim Deep in a more experimental form of the indie scene. They are always doing gigs, so would highly recommend seeing a live show if ones near you peeps.
Check them out on Facebook & Spotify .