Premiered live to clubbers at the iconic Fabric nightclub In London, Rude Kid announces his new single, "Banger After Banger" featuring his long-term collaborator, Ghetts. Playing to a packed house, Rude Kid dropped the record as part of his high energy set and turned up the voltage of the electric vibe by bringing out Ghetts to spit live for the crowd for the unveiling of the track, just days before jetting off to Texas to take over at SXSW.
If you're already aware of the power that the duo have when creating music together, following their run of releases from the '653' EP, then you will know that "Banger After Banger" has high expectations to live up to, but the aptly titled offering smashes those expectations in what will go down as a future classic for grime, as noted when Mistajam gave the record its radio premiere on BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra.
Rude Kid's insane use of synths & samples create an unruly beat that fits to perfection with the bars from Ghetts. Perfectly timed notes of "I Luv U" sit aside Ghetts' reference to Dizzee Rascal before the track takes a throwback to the rave scene (think DJ Slipmatt & Prodigy vibes). Reminders of the previous carnage that these two have created are evident with snippets that flashback to "One Take" & "Don't Phone Me", whilst Ghetts clearly owns the beat as his persona shines through via his ever-weighty punchlines and entertaining ad-libs.
Like a timeless piece of art, every time you listen to the record you notice something new about it. On first impact, "Banger After Banger" is a certified, erm, well, "Banger" but listen again and you start to break down the intricacies of the instrumental and the dexterity of Rude Kid as a producer.
Taking their home-grown sound worldwide and to one of the biggest stages for music, Rude Kid is representing grime at the prestigious SXSW this week. The crowds in Texas will get to soak in the energy and the grime experience as Rude Kid plays out twice, one of which will be alongside Ghetts where "Banger After Banger" will make it's US debut.
**UPDATE** The visual for this track was released earlier today & you can give it a watch below…