THE STREETS ARE BACK.
Forgive me for starting off this a little excitedly, but for me that’s some of the best news in music of 2018. Original Pirate Material helped shape my musical spectrum in my childhood. It helped me understand British sound at its purest, most unfiltered best, and show me that music in this country didn’t have to be ‘Americanised’ in order to be fantastic sounding, and also successful.
With that excitement out of the way, welcome to December’s playlist. We made it through the year alive (or at least I assume so if you’re reading this, though if you’re dead and reading this, leave me a comment and drop a few spoilers about what comes next. Don’t worry about *spoiler alert* drops).
It’s been an incredible year for music, especially UK music, and the last month hasn’t changed the course at all, as the year seems to be finishing on a high.
One of my favourite artists right now, Knucks, released his latest track 24. Chip pulled another one out of the bag after his album release recently, as he recruited a fresh roster of Alkaline & Stefflon Don for a remix of his track with Red Rat My Girl.
Man of the moment Slowthai also dropped a new one on us, Doorman, as produced by Mura Masa. This one is definitely one for the mosh pit crew, as ‘Thai draws on the already existing Punk elements of his craft to deliver an all-out Punk track. I absolutely love this one.
On the other side of the pond, another of my favourites, Tyler, the Creator, has delivered some incredible music as he provided the sounds for the latest Grinch film. It’s a huge milestone for him, as he steps up his levels once again. His production has gone from strength-to-strength over the last few years, and he’s done more than anyone to prove that he’s far from a one trick pony.
I hope you enjoy this month’s playlist. Time for me to crack on with my Best of 2018.