With a highly distinctive voice and sound, Grim Sickers has spent years being an influential artist within the music scene. Grim has a very successful year in 2016 as he released the popular grime track Kane which was produced by Warner-Chappell and featured BBK’s JME. The track was everywhere, from grime playlists to popular festivals and radio playlists including Kiss FM and BBC Radio 1Xtra. But, he’s still going. This time, it’s Open The Till which is going to be mashing up every single playlist you lay your ear on.
This song was, of course, going to be full to the brim of energy and mad flows, as grime emcee Ghetts takes on a verse as well as non-other than grime veteran Mike Skinner who now goes by the title Darker The Shadow.
If ever there was an instrumental made for these three hugely differing and remarkable grime artists, this would be it. Mike Skinner is distinctively producing for this one as the balance of dark, bassy and merky sound epitomises Ghetts, the brash and bouncy tones compliment Sickers flow and the melodic garage tones for Darker The Shadow instantly makes this gold.
Speaking of the track, Mike Skinner says,
“Open the Till Is a big moment for me, I’ve never featured on someone else’s record before. I’ve been working with Grim for a while since I signed KANE, and so we’ve been in studio’s a lot, mainly talking about chicken wings“