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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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.