Skilf – Shuffle
“Skilf stands out from the crowd with well crafted beats and strong wordplay”
“An exciting talent breaking barriers with his own agenda”
“If I had to tip one act for the top it would be Skilf”
Hip Hop Connection
Skilf is a North London based Rapper/Singer known for his heartfelt lyrics and distinctive flow.
He started out as a Garage MC at the age of 16 and honed his skills listening to Oldskool artists such as Luck and Neat and Heartless Crew, but quickly branched out to Drum ‘n’ Bass then Hip Hop proving his ability to rhyme over different tempos and sounds.
Since independently releasing his debut album ‘Original Visions’ in 2008, Skilf has received airplay on stations such as 1Xtra, BBC Introducing, BBC Asian Network and Kiss FM. He has shared stages with the likes of Pendulum, Ghostface Killah (Wu Tang Clan), Tim Westwood, Chipmunk, Taio Cruz, The Futureheads and many more.
His collaborative work spans from Dance music legend Ashley Beedle to Dubstep star Youngman, producers Agent X and Hip Hop talents such as Genesis Ellijah, Dizraeli and Supar Nova. Skilf is also part of Brighton based 5 piece collective Astro-Physics and has played with them at a number of different festivals and live events.
His forthcoming album ‘Second Thought’ is more upbeat and Dance based than previous with bass driven Electro/House beats, soulful hooks and bouncy, energetic flows. Second Thought will be dropping this summer through SOI Records following the release of debut single ‘Shuffle’ produced by Leeds based duo Stoxx & Hills.
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Words by Yasmine Fontaine
Reading based “Hot Property” drop a brand new e.p, produced by Nate Prophet. Esa Kwame, Shock & Yaks bring in some nice features in the likes of Tanch (Blak Magik) and Carly B.
‘One Line Times’ is the lead single of the Ep and here is a strong visual, directed by Aukes Media.
3.One Line Times Feat. Tanch 04:22
4.Seems Like It’s Been 03:54
5.Thinking Out Loud 03:41
6.Nobodies Battle 03:56
7.Reflect Feat. Carly B 04:39
8.Last Word (Chasing The Dream) 01:36
Download ‘Revisited’ HERE
Look out for many future projects coming from the HPcamp, along side some homegrown talent that will feature.
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Crit-hop pioneers “Makings of a Maniac” release their debut single ”so that wer all bullsh*t then”?
This week amid reports of an exceptionally high number of graduates unable to find meaningful employment in a system that appears to be collapsing. The northern duo mix Critical Theory with spoken word poetry, and set it to funk-infused hip-hop beats.
Originally from Doncaster, South Yorkshire, this unlikely crit-hop duo now reside and perform in Manchester.
For more information, dates and bookings email email@example.com
or Visit facebook.com/makingsofamaniac