JP's Underground Tracks of the Month
Allow us to introduce Joseph ‘JP’ Patterson. JP is a UK-based music journalist who focuses on the underground music scene. He joins BBC Introducing in Scotland on Radio 1 every third Sunday of each month with Ally McCrae, profiling his favourite three tracks from underground urban acts.
You can listen to JP's feature on Ally's latest show on BBC iPlayer until midnight on Monday 31 January.
Take it away, JP...
3. Rewd Adams feat. Black The Ripper – Drift Away
My first runner-up for Underground Track of the Month comes from London-based rapper/singer, Rewd Adams. He’s teamed up with north London’s Black The Ripper to create this laid-back number called Drift Away. Although I love the hype tracks, it’s always cool to hear those tunes that you can really zone out to, this one has a real chilled out vibe to it.
2. Tre Mission – Maxin Everything
My second runner-up comes from a guy name Tre Mission. He’s an MC from Canada who is making a lot of noise within the UK grime scene at the moment. Tre partnered with Essex-based producer, Exo Remedy on this potential club banger. It has a bit of a bassline feel to it as well, which is always a hit in my books!
1. TRACK OF THE MONTH: Kozzie, Marger, Merky Ace, Rival, Ego & Scrufizzer - Spartan Remix
Something really exciting has been taking place in the grime scene recently, which we critics have been calling, "the new wave.” This is basically a group of up-and-coming MCs who are really bringing back what it means to be grime, with their gritty bars and flow. It has kind of re-energised the grime scene. Introducing MCs Kozzie, Marger, Merky Ace, Rival, Ego & Scrufizzer, who have all jumped on the remix of Spooky-produced underground hit of 2010.
And finally... my SCOTTISH STREET TRACK OF THE MONTH: Simba and Profisee - Rubicon Don
I’ve chosen Simba and Profisee’s Rubicon Don as my favourite Scottish street track this month. The lyrical content is comical; it’s basically about drinking the soft drink in the title! I’m also feeling the production on this one - it's got quite a Major Lazer feel to it, which each MC manages to flow over effortlessly.
[And you can re-live Profisee's performance on our stage T in The Park 2010 here.]