Taking off heads with brand-new collaboration ‘I’m Not Hearing That’, Melbourne based UK DJ/Producer Tigs cooks up a monster instrumental as Mancunian MC Goldfinger, of Virus Syndicate fame, seasons it with fire and reload worthy bars.
Finding its roots in classic 140bpm, the choral synths and warped bass are reminiscent of early grime, whilst the ominous atmosphere it creates, echoes contemporary drill beats. Produced by Tigs, who has garnered regular support over the last year from the likes of Radio 1, KISS FM, Rinse Fm and Apple Music, the record is a striking example of his unique blend of bass-heavy, UK homegrown genres, which often takes inspiration from strains of UK Garage, Grime, Dubstep, D&B, Drill and Trap, while maintaining an eclecticism that could be compared to The Streets or Basement Jaxx. Noting how the ‘I’m Not Hearing That’ came to life as a single, Tigs relays: “This tune was a fun collab to make, I grew up to the early sounds of grime, with Virus Syndicate being a big influence. I could just hear in my head that Goldfinger would sound nice on the track – so I reached out and we finished the tune together.”
Adding his exceptional MC artistry to the track, Goldfinger’s unmistakable voice cuts into the record with venom. His gravelly tone instantly finds its own rhythm as his varying pace kicks out with the layered beat and his passionately, animated delivery pulls you in to every bar. Teamed with bold ad-libs and carefully crafted punchlines throughout 4 high octane verses, which also hears Goldfinger excel in his double-time flow, the track holds yet another climax at its core in the shape of an anthemic hook.
A founding member of Manchester’s Virus Syndicate, Goldfinger’s solo career has evolved to position him as a king of bass music and has reaped the rewards of navigating multiple genres with his distinct rap talents. Touring throughout the world, independently releasing, having music featured across TV and scoring numerous Top 10 Beatport singles, Goldfinger illuminates ‘I’m Not Hearing That’ in a way no other MC could. Marrying the equally decorated skills of Tigs, who has recently received major worldwide attention with releases including ‘Run The Riddim’ on Slime Recordings, and ‘Silent’ on his own imprint Raw Tactics Records, the duo create a devilish charm with their collaborative single.
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