As far as debut projects go, self-managed grime collective Stainless have hit six with STAINLESS001 which is sounding very heavy at the moment. The refreshing release captures the core essence of grime and it's everything you would want from a grime collaboration mixtape.
Situated in North/North West and West London, the group have been in the game for a couple of years now – first having their very own show on Mode FM, they now feature on Don City Radio every Tuesday 9-11pm. Stainless emcees consists of Arkay, Major Dot, Lord Leng, R1, Zulu and Jonny. While Blitza and Konscious operate the buttons, cooking up the smoke in the studio.
The 15-track-tape is crammed full of hard-hitting vocals, features and also instrumentals which let you take a much needed breather from the straight up shelling evident in each track. Shangooli, Catacombs, Gilgamesh and Sinister Settings are the riddims that equip quirky names to match the dark and haunting sounds they all portray very well and set the tone for the rest of the project.
All in all, a must listen for any grime fan out there and props to the crew for setting about their ways to create such a promising and professional project that will no doubt stand the test of time and help elevate the collective further in the game. Hold tight for visuals from the EP coming your way soon!