With the sweetest of sounds coming from the speakers of the Ticket Arena office it would be mighty selfish of us to keep them to ourselves, so we thought we’d let you in on what our staff use to soundtrack a hard day’s work. Now a weekly feature with the intent of bringing your attention to wonderful new sounds every Tuesday, our Album Of The Week looks at releases from the best in the game, whether fresh new acts about to hit the big time or established artists reminding the world of their continued talent. Simply put, it’s just the best in new music that we think you should hear.
Grime debuts are coming up in abundance this year, and we're so here for them, with Fekky’s first full length release El Clasico being no exception. Although it is something a little different from the current grime scene, with the emcee not fully immersing into the genre, and offering instead a cool crossover that includes catchy choruses and differing beats that borrow characteristics from the dance world.
Having collaborated with the likes of Dizzee and Skepta, Fekky invites the latter back to lend a hand on this album for his previously released single, ‘Way Too Much’, and also hosts talent from emcees Ghetts, Giggs, Shakka and Chip to name only a few, making this album a celebration of the grime scene while still throwing in a complete curveball. The extensive 18 track record not only captures the flow and flair of Fekky, but also gives an insight into the life of a grime artist, with tracks giving references to his experiences and telling raw and honest tales.
Fekky will be hitting stages at this year’s Reading and Leeds festivals, taking place over the August bank holiday weekend. He’ll also be taking a support slot at Manchester’s O2 Ritz for WSTRN on Sunday 8th October.
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