Manchester polymath Murlo makes the leap from musician to label boss, while Brooklyn producer and RBMA alum LiL JaBBa drops a mix.
Every week on Top Flight, journalist Chal Ravens picks the best new tracks from the world of bass, breaks and riddims, tracing the connections between gqom, grime, ballroom, B’more, dancehall, jungle and more. On this episode, she’s joined by Murlo, the producer and illustrator who added a splash of color and a lustrous shine to the world of grime with his releases on Mixpak and Glacial Sound. After taking his stunning audiovisual show on the road last year, his latest project is Coil Records, a label that kicked off last month. Next, LiL JaBBa drops a tasty mix and leads us through the psychedelic landscapes of his new EP MiZo, a collection of knotty beats that heralds a change of direction from the Teklife affiliate. On top of that, expect to hear the best new tracks from the world beyond 4/4, including releases from Helix, Sim Hutchins, BE3K and Aisha Devi.