Review: As far as active legendary producers go within the Grime scene, there aren't many with the same high level of consistency as Silencer. Fresh off the back of his super popular 'Butcher' EP, he teams up with the electric energy of Maxsta on 'Black Mask'. Silencer goes to work to provide a dark and thunderous instrumental backing for Maxsta to run riot over with his skippy vocal patterns and uniquely creative grasp of multisyllabic patterns whilst describing some of the dark events of his past and present. It's dark, weighty and an instant must for grime DJ's nationwide.
Review: If you're spitting bars right now, there's only one man you want to go to...Silencer, once again is going in hard with his 6 track EP on his very own Teddy Music. As you may have been able to gage from the apt name, 'Tedskimo' is heavily influenced from the days of grime past, particularly Wiley's most celebrated era, taking the classic bouncing sound and added a darker tinge. 'Deep' is on a tip of complex simplicity with the main emphasis of the track surrounding the sub, until that sinister horror film twinkle comes in. 'Crush' uses intense layers of strings which sound as though they've been plucked form a orchestra, while 'On The Run' mixes creepy ghoulish howls with a sprinkling of sparking magic sand, and ends up sounding like something Ludacris would jump on. The last two tracks 'Not For The TV' and 'Licence' have more of an America swag to them, the former, slower and drawing influence form early 2000's Atlanta and the latter adding trap type shuffles and shakers.
Review: A lesson in how to make it in the industry, Teddy smoothly spits out the rules of the game over a dramatic hook. With a style that's not dissimilar to the Footsie Newham General, he puts forward a convincing case for ears well beyond the grime scene. BassBoy jumps on the remix scene for a sexier, stripped back blend with heavy nods to R&B and classic UKG.