With the consistent drops from UK-based artists, Gen B can only expect a good handful of songs to be truly cream-of-the-crop quality. For June’s edition of Gen B’s ‘Top Tunes Of The Month’ there was a variety of genres. One thing they all have in common is that they are all amazing songs, in this column, Aaron Adade praises the songs that made his ‘Top Tunes Of The Month’.
Knucks – Send Nudes
Knucks is seriously cementing himself In the UK music scene. “Send Nudes” is one of the standout songs not just on his incredible “ALPHA PLACE” project but of the month. Sampling Potter Payper’s chilling “Gangsteritus” song. Knucks brilliantly put his own spin on things. The content is relatable, the rhyme scheme is top tier, and some of the wordplay like “All them chicken head girls, I ain’t miss them, farewells, what I wished them. It went straight off the rail like sh*t then. In the woods, man felt like Tristan.” It is quite simply mind-blowing.
Clavish – Greece
His sound is so refreshing, so you just know I couldn’t leave out Clavish’s new single “Greece”. Traveling there for the stunning visuals, Clavish talks crud in a dynamic way very few rappers are capable of. He does an excellent job balancing all the components you need to create a banger. The bars are hard and memorable, his flow is nice, the hook is executed to perfection, and the beat has a nice bop to it. Greece is a popular destination right now, and Clavish does an excellent job of using that to his advantage.
ELIZA – Heat of the Moon
ELIZA’s new song “Heat of the Moon” is one of the smoothest tunes I’ve heard in a very long time. The tone of her voice in beautiful, and the soothing Bass-led production just makes you feel at ease. There’s something very unique about ELIZA as the visuals are also different from most of the types you see today. “Heat of the Moon” was introduction to ELIZA, and now I know I’ll be hooked for life.
NSG Ft LD – Roadblock
NSG’s vibrant Afro-swing sound has been a breath of fresh air to the UK scene. With their new single “Roadblock” they enlist the help of one Drill legend LD. “Roadblock” personifies the type of time you want to be on this summer. With the usual bop NSG songs have, adding LD is a recipe for enjoyment, and that’s exactly what we end up with. Everyone has fun with their verses with cheeky lines sprinkled throughout. “Roadblock” is an absolute vibe!
BackRoad Gee – Under Attack
You see this one yeah? Big banger! BackRoad Gee’s energy is on 100. “Under Attack” gets you hyped up and will have you breaking out dance moves you never even knew existed. The vibe is like no other tune out right now. On such hard-hitting production, BackRoad shows how to master the beat and not be overpowered by it. His voice and style make listening to him so fun. With “Under Attack” BackRoad has another banger that will go crazy at his live shows on his hands.
May was an interesting month for UK releases to say the least. Make sure you tap into the “Tunes Of The Month” music videos above!
Words by Aaron Adade.