When Chase & Status' No More Idols dropped in 2011 it was a big deal. I can't remember a single party for a long, long time afterwards where 'Hypest Hype' or 'No Problem' weren't the biggest tracks of the nights. Anyway I'm not reminiscing for the sake of it, I'm just pretty hyped for the London producers once again with the release of their London Bars series which pairs the duo's big instrumentals with a few established Grime MCs and a couple of up and comers.
First up was Frisco with 'Funny', which saw the Boy Better Know veteran come out the gate swinging. Giggs steps up second with 'More Ratatatin', which is arguably my least favourite of the four but is still a solid piece of the puzzle. The recently signed Bonkaz asked 'Wha Gwarn?', and Lewisham don Novelist caps things off with his 'Bigger Man Sound'. All four tracks have been compiled in the above video for your listening pleasure.
The London Bars EP is out now through Chase & Status' own MTA Records.