Denzel Curry Links Up With AJ Tracey For The “Knotty Head” UK Remix

AJ Tracey certainly wasn’t lying when he said on Beats 1 he had some big overseas remixes in the works. Linking up with Florida’s Denzel Curry, it’s a massive move for each of them, who have both been having absolutely huge years.

From releasing his breakout album Imperial to being on the cover of this years XXL Freshmen series, Denzel has quickly become one of the most talked about artists to date. Similarly, AJ has been making some serious waves with his Lil Tracy EP, earning a spot on the BBC Sound of 2017 list, along with dropping one of the year’s biggest tunes, himself and Dave‘s grime anthem Thiago Silva.

Originally released in February, Denzel has returned for what is being branded as the ‘UK Remix’ of his single Knotty Head. The fast paced trap inspired beat fits perfectly with the AJ’s grime sharpened double time flow.

Armed with heavy, lyrically sharpened bars, there’s no doubt he absolutely murked this track. Denzel too comes through with a newly penned verse for the remix, even more energetic rhymes which cement his ‘punk-rap’ persona. It’s a shame that the rest of the track is basically the same, with Rick Ross’ verse being left untouched, but alas the track is hard as hell.

Filmed by AJ’s frequent cinematographer Mornix, the clip features the pair flexing in his area, outside West London’s Trellick Tower and again at London’s Jazz Café venue, yet another high quality visual from these collaborators.

If you didn’t already know, Denzel fans are in for a treat, as it’s less than two weeks until he touches down for a string of shows around the New Years period. Check out the tour dates and watch the remix below!

Denzel Curry Australian Tour Dates

31st December,
Origin Nye Festival, Perth

4th January,
The Basement, Sydney (Sold Out)

5th January,
The Toff In Town, Melbourne

Get festival tickets HERE, headline tickets HERE


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