‘The tunes I made were right for him. We just get along. He gets me, I get him. My style is good for him. He does well with my beats. That’s how it is.’
Rude Kid and Ghetts came to together to smash last night single Launch Party at the the Relentless Records HQ.
The event was supported by the likes of Splurge Boys, Belly Squad and Grime veteran (that used to be in Roll Deep) Manga. Free drinks and good music from the likes of SK Vibesmaker, Jampak, Silencer and Stevos was the perfect cues for a Thursday late night out in London. With players such as Yinka Bokinni, Lisa Maffia as well as comedian Klayze Flamz quietly in attendance.
‘I’m a music producer. I make what makes me happy. It just happens to be that I’m sick making Grime music. I love grime so I’m making that, but there’s no way that I won’t make other genres of music. All the labelling and stuff is dead. I make beats.’
After securing an official radio show on KISS FM, Rude Kid can add on his resume that he’s a radio presenter, who’s gradually becoming one of the huge influences in the ‘popping’ UK scene. Despite being of Asian descent, he doesn’t label himself an ‘Asian’ producer, but just a producer…which is helpful to know. Dr Dre, Timbaland, LongLivThePlug, Tom Misch and others have all worked with diverse artists. All of whom have been applauded for their music productivity and over the past year has become a popular demand.
‘I’m Rude Kid the producer, the artist now…and the DJ.’
From his perspective, the UK scene‘healthy as hell’. Kojo Funds, Mista Silva, Maleek Berry, J Hus and Belly Squad producing Afrobeats, with a new subgenre emerging as AfroSwing. Section Boyz and 67 continue with the collective rap group bring fast-pace catch smash hits. Then you have Giggs, Wiley and Skepta who are heavy on the rap and Grime. Giggs and Skepta are among the UK acts that Drake is loving and placed on his #MoreLife album, with Giggs blowing up like wildfire overnight.
He spoke really highly of Ghetts, who is also a veteran of the UK music scene. How did the long term collaboration come about? Well it was something that Rude Kid describes as ‘organic.’
‘He did sing for me, which was back in the day (that was sick). There was a period of time when we didn’t talk – not because we didn’t like each other, we just lost contact. He contacted me…came round to mine, heard my tune and was like ‘Woah man, these tunes are mad.’
Ghetts on his own has become predominant figure in UK music alongside the likes of Wretch 32, and it definitely showed last night, as the rapper shut it down, with Rude Kid spinning the decks. IT WAS MAD, but a safe haven and reminiscent of the vibes of the early underground party during the golden ear of the underground. Veterans, legends and current stars were all under one roof, having a good time.
Now that ‘Banger After Banger’ is officially out to stream and purchase, Rude Kid assures us that an album will be in the works. In fact, all these hitting tracks are leading the momentum for the album – just not yet.
‘Banger After Banger’ is available to purchase via iTunes and stream on Spotify and Soundcloud.