Birm­ing­ham pro­du­cer Stil kicked 2020 off with the mon­ster UK Gar­age x hip hop single Bag Down’ which has been ignit­ing the bub­bling new UKG scene since it’s release in early Feb. The play­ful floor filler fea­tures verses from UK hip hop favour­ites Ric Flo and MAE­AR (both from the highly acclaimed col­lect­ive Jungle Brown), who clev­erly jux­ta­pose the ambigu­ous under­tone with some cheeky bars. There’s also an infec­tious vocal hook cour­tesy of multi-tal­en­ted sing­er Karl Wil­li­ams.
Bag Down ’ has already garnered sup­port from media includ­ing RWD MagWord­play MagBBC Asi­an Net­workWest­side and Pulse 88 Radio. Now D’Stil is set to add fur­ther mys­tery to the Bag’ in ques­tion with an offi­cial music video which encap­su­lates the light-hearted approach of the release. The story fea­tures D’Stil and all the fea­tured artists in a chaot­ic bag chase dir­ec­ted and shot by Daz The Dir­ect­or. D’Stil explains:
“Listen­ers have been ask­ing what s in the bag since the single release, so for the video I wanted to keep them guess­ing. The clumsy char­ac­ter Den­nis needs to get the bag to his boss. Sounds easy enough, right? Not if youre Den­nis!”
Since mov­ing to Lon­don from Birm­ing­ham in 2016, D’Stil has col­lab­or­ated with vari­ous Lon­don rap­pers and sing­ers, with such releases sup­por­ted by BBC Intro­du­cing, Rinse FM and Flex FM. After an excit­ing 2019 for D’Stil and Red Side Records (which he co-owns), includ­ing sup­port­ing Art­ful DodgerBag Down’ sets the tone for a series of new col­lab­or­a­tions and singles this year, with plans for a highly anti­cip­ated second EP to fol­low the suc­cess of his debut By Your Side EP in the pipes.
As a proud Brit­ish Indi­an, he has had dif­fi­culties break­ing norms and ste­reo­types as a pro­du­cer, sing­er and song­writer. Through his music and act­iv­ism, he aims to cham­pi­on Brit­ish Asi­an tal­ent, across the arts and bey­ond. As a suf­fer­er of eczema his whole life he also works to raise aware­ness for eczema suf­fer­ers as well as cre­at­ives with eczema who struggle to gain recog­ni­tion due to the stigma attached he high­lights this work with the hasht­ag #EczemaWar­ri­or.
‘Bag Down’ is out now on all stream­ing plat­forms: | Fol­low D’Stil: Ins­tagram | Twit­ter | Face­book

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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.