Jam of the Week: Nick Brewer – Never Say Never (ft. Sinead Harnett)

Nick Brewer - Never Say Never single (2480x1395)Nothing brings the summer months back like a hot collab’. Leytonstone-born rapper Nick Brewer has joined Sinead Harnett for an exhilarating appetiser for the summer in the form of ‘Never Say Never’. Continue reading

Nick Brewer review – precocious grime coated with heart

The Victoria, LondonJP Cooper and Nick Brewer, The Victoria, Dalston, May 11, 2015, by Aaron Lee, 01 (1920x1080)Grime tempered with clean-cut affection, that’s the music of 25-year-old Nick Brewer. You only need glance at the dissimilar band of artists that jam with him – Stormzy, Ruby Maze, George the Poet, Naomi Scott – to begin to see a vocalist who isn’t your typical grime artist. He likes to change things up, do a number for the ladies, maybe follow a rat-tat-tat cipher with some tweaked dance-hip-hop, or recite a poem. Continue reading

Barney Artist review – wisecracks and animated hip hop

The Victoria, LondonBarney Artist, Victoria, Dalston, May 11, 2015, Aaron Lee, 01 (1920x1080)If any music writers have already wheeled out a lazy comparison between Barney Artist and Barney the dinosaur, congratulations on a thoroughly uninspiring joke. Because if Barney Artist has anything in common with a children’s TV character, it’s not a purple dinosaur: it’s Kel Mitchell of Kenan and Kel fame. Continue reading