Oakland, CA — When we talk about mainstream music, America tends to get credited most for churning out global superstars. However, we can’t forget that we aren’t the only country producing popular acts. Grime artists have steadily garnered more and more attention in the states with acts like Skepta and Stormzy creating crossover hits. It’s clear that artists from across the pond are tired of sitting shotgun; by blending elements of trap, dancehall and electronic music, what we’re hearing coming out of the UK right now is as eclectic and captivating as ever. These artists are part of a new wave you don’t want to miss out on. Here are six artists from the UK to look out for:
Chillah ft. Mike Sherm - Wells Fargo
From London to The Bay, rapper Chillah delivers us playful bar after bar. His thick UK accent mixed with Bay Area bounce makes for a great song to cut up to day or night, and/or “run up on a check like you doing cardio.” Just when you think the track couldn’t
A2 ft. Octavian, Yxng Bane, & Suspect - Flair
If you’re into mosh pits this
Last Night In Paris - Soirée
This one’s goin’ up at the Soirée (aka kickback)! On this slow-paced party hit, Last Night In Paris wants everyone to “pull up to the Soirée” as he talks about everything that goes down at his parties.
Octavian - Revenge
First off. GAS. Octavian’s playful bounce keeps you engaged the entire one minute and 50 seconds. The spacey beat with bangin’ 808’s compliments bar after bar making you want to cut up through traffic.
Nafe Smallz ft. M Huncho, & Gunna - Broken Homes
The catchy cadence and bounce of the beat
Suave Sinatra - Maybach Dreams
In “Maybach Dream” Sinatra