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LISTEN: Skepta Drops 3 New Remixes

During the most recent Halloween OVO Sounds Radio show, Skepta released three brand new remixes. With the grime emcee’s set a complete surprise, listeners were treated to Skepta’s take on Lock Arff by Section Boyz, Bankroll by Sy Ari Da Kid and a very refreshing rendition of Jumpman by Drake and Future.

The most noteworthy track is definitely Jumpman, which featured on last months joint album What a Time to Be Alive, a huge collaborative effort from Future and Drake. I’m glad to say that out of the copious amounts of Jumpman remixes, Skepta takes the award for best remix. Replacing the word “Jumpman” with “Roadman”, Skepta’s bars are pure fire over Metro Boomin’s produced beats.  Unfortunately, there’s only one extended verse on the track, so we can only hope a full version emerges sometime soon. The grime king’s versions of Bankroll and Lock Arff were also on point, with the artists infectious flow imprinted on both. All of Skepta’s remixes have been presented in a mix by DJ Maximum, which also dropped on Halloween.

To many millennials, grime music began when Skepta’s That’s Not Me went viral on YouTube. This brought paramount exposure to Skepta and the grime scene in general, with grime now being perceived by a hugely diverse audience – not just sweaty teenagers in Nike tracksuits. It’s safe to say that Australia has embraced the north London sound, with Skepta being booked to perform at no less than four events throughout the New Years festival season – we can only expect/hope a few more headline sideshows will be getting announced, too.

Tour dates

Fri Jan 8, Corner Hotel, Melbourne
(Sold out)

Beyond the Valley: Tues Dec 29 – Fri Jan 1, Lardner, Victoria
Buy tickets here

Field Day: Fri Jan 1, The Domain, Sydney
Buy tickets here

Sat Jan 2, Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Buy tickets here

FOMO Festival: Sat Jan 9, Brisbane Riverstage, Brisbane
Buy tickets here