I don’t usually post grime, but there’s one guy I think you should know about, as I think it’s only a matter of time before he becomes a household name as an MC crossing over into dance music. I’ve been listening to a lot of tracks from seventeen year old East-Londoner Maxsta; still unsigned, he was first bigged up during our interview earlier this year with Toddla T. Since then he’s released his debut Maxsta mixtape, as well as a bunch of collabs, my favorite of which was recent tune with Lady Chann ‘Dun Dem Season’, produced by Seiji.
While I’m on the subject, Lady Chann’s another one to look out for, she’s been tipped as UK’s Queen of Dancehall, and is set to release her next record later in the year via Toddla T’s own label: Girls Music. There’s a lot of dancehall stuff to get hyped about this year, particularly after the success of Major Lazer in 2009, it seems a bit like the floodgates have opened up. If you were diggin’ that as much as we were, pay particular attention to Ninja Tune, Mad Decent and Girls Music this year, we’ll be keeping you posted on our picks so you don’t miss a beat.