Posts Tagged ‘Royal T’

Hammer – Explosive (produced by Royal-T)

August 20, 2010

After a brief foray into cheesy eurodance with ‘Mic Check’, Hammer is back with new release ‘Explosive.’ Employing the talents of Southampton-based producer Royal-T for the beat (1Up, Mega, Damn It etc), Hammer is back to what he does best – vocalling hard, fast-paced Grime.

This record has a touch of nostalgia about it with a skippy, 2003-era beat and a mellow breakdown that’s more in keeping with bubbly 2-Step than Grime. It is an enjoyable stomper nonetheless that Hammer laces with monotone ease; his vocals commanding the beat much like a Garage veteran:

Royal-T has told me a remix is on it’s way featuring a BIG guest MC…

‘Explosive’ is out October 4th from all major digital outlets.

Enjoy

Kristian

JME & Tempz – CD is Dead (Royal T RMX) FREE D/L

August 9, 2010

All those that love their Grime hard, skippy and forward thinking rejoice! Southampton producer and personal friend of ‘The Fold, Royal T, is giving away his remix of JME & Tempz’ smash, ‘CD is Dead’ here for free.

Having been battered by the likes of Elijah & Skilliam in raves for the past couple months or so, Royal-T’s remix is now available for public consumption. The hard snares, stereo keys and raw bass make this one for the iPods as much as the clubs. The download includes the instrumental too, so DJ’s & MC’s that didn’t get it first time round need not feel left out!

Enjoy!

Click Here

Kristian

Royal T vs. Super Street Fighter IV

June 4, 2010

The Fold is proud to present a mash up of Super Street Fighter IV and Royal T’s Kick Out. Royal alluded in Beat Blog 2 that,

On the drops for example I see explosions, fight scenes and car chases. In fact, try playing this over a Street Fighter 4 trailer and it fits really well!

Couldn’t agree more – here’s the vid:

Dré

Royal-T Beat Blog 3

June 2, 2010

Every month on Welcome To The Fold, Grime producer Royal-T airs rarities, sketches, samples, remixes and other work from his archive. This month, Royal T presents ‘CD is Dead (Royal T RMX)’

With this one I bought the acapella from iTunes, whacked it into Fruity and came up with a nice little 2-Step type beat to go around it. From there I played in the bass melody, built a punchy switch-up to contrast with the melodic intro, and seeing as the acapella was free and I was at liberty to do what I wanted to it, I decided to take a risk and make it a little more ‘techno’.

I’ve received a mixed response so far, which I’m happy about because at least my music is generating conversations and debates and not becoming stagnant. It fuels me to seek out new methods, techniques and styles. With this remix, the techno element came out of nowhere; a complete freestyle.

In a way, this remix was influenced by my first Sidewinder experience a while back. There, for the first time I heard my music in a live environment and it’s made me much more aware of ‘sonics’. I might revisit this techno idea in the future, but for the moment I’m focussing on making music with analogue instruments, branching out a bit from the hard Grime sound I’m known for, but still keeping it true to me.

As a big fan of Tempz and JME, I’d really like to work with them in the future. The original CD is Dead edit isn’t hype or downtempo, but is easy to rework into either style as Rude Kid and myself have shown. With my remix I wanted to show what my influence would be should I ever get to work with them.

The video is jokes, and I think its inclusion in the download highlights JME’s entreprenurial talent. By including the acapella, instrumental and video, he has created his own guerilla remix campaign, for nothing. Big up to him for that, that is the kind of savvy Grime needs.

Enjoy!

Royal T

P.S. As for a download you’re gonna have to wait a bit for that!

Royal T Beat Blog 2 – Kick Out

April 28, 2010

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Every month on Welcome To The Fold, Grime producer Royal-T airs rarities, sketches, samples, remixes and other work from his archive. This month, Royal T presents ‘Kick Out.’

Royal T – Kick Out by Threefold_Media

‘Kick Out’ is just a fast-paced beat that I made to bring hype to a set. No special piano solos or big synth lines – just something simple. I made the original beat ages ago and in the video below you can see Blacks spitting over it:

Looking about on my hard drive I rediscovered this beauty and decided to give it a little update before releasing it again. I kept the intro quite minimal so it could bang into something hard, but keep a continuous melody and theme so the anticipation builds and builds. In terms of inspiration, Buddha Finger, Storm and tracks from that era had a similar kind of dark energy.

This tune is typical of my style – retro touches incorporated into Grime music, although I try and stay away from gimmickry. Sometimes I picture my tunes as backing music for Movie and Game Trailers. On the drops for example I see explosions, fight scenes and car chases. In fact, try playing this over a Street Fighter 4 trailer and it fits really well!

The sample is there to break up the rhythm and add focus to the tune. When I first made it, I envisioned Jammer spitting over it because of his appearance on Wiley’s ’16 Bar Rally’. I think he’d suit the early 2000 vibe.

My ‘Hot Ones’ remix is released this month on Butterz so go support that! Also watch out for my ‘Air Bubble’ remix coming out soon on limited edition clear vinyl and my ‘Stomp’ remix for Big Shot. I’m also working on my new E.P. watch out for more news on that coming soon!

Enjoy!

Royal-T

1 Day To Go – Royal T 1UP Giveaway

December 27, 2009

It’s one day to go until ‘1UP’ hits those digital stores ladies and gents. So before you all navigate to iTunes and the like to buy it with your ill-gotten xmas money, Royal would like to give you one more giveaway.

P-Money’s version of 1UP has been a 2009 smash putting both producer and MC at the top of their game. Hopefully 2010 will see the pair collaborating again, as their styles go together like bread and butter.

Here, with a special live version of the 2009 smash, Royal T presents:

P-Money – 1UP (Live P.A. with band)

Yeah boi!

Enjoy!

Kristian

2 Days To Go – Royal T 1UP Giveaway

December 26, 2009

Put down those stupid turkey sandwiches Grime Fans and get your fingertips ready, because with two days to go until Royal T’s ‘1UP’ EP hits digital stores, he has another exclusive fo’ yo’ ass! As if you didn’t know, Royal T has had a fantastic year and is a sure bet for Best Newcomer 2009. His productions have peppered sets and backed some of the most memorable radio performances of the year (Big H on 1UP or P-Money over Mega anyone?)

Therefore, Royal T has compiled all of them (along with some of his favourite beats from other producers) into a short but devastating mix.

Royal T presents:

Royal-T – Boxing Day Mix

Tracklist –

1. Royal-T – Gargoyle (Silencer Remix)
2. Royal-T – Beat Fighter
3. Royal-T – Axel
4. Rude Kid – Emergency
5. Swindle – Airmiles
6. Royal-T – 1UP (Rockz Remix)
7. Royal-T – 1UP
8. Rude Kid – Electric
9. Rude Kid & Terror Danjah – Best Crawler
10. P Money, Blacks & Little Dee – Hot Ones (Royal-T Remix)
11. Royal-T – Mega (J-Beatz Remix)

Enjoy!

Kristian

3 Days To Go – Royal T 1UP Giveaway

December 25, 2009

Royal T is, without doubt, one of the brightest Grime talents to emerge this year. His fast-paced productions contain a ferocious energy that brings the best out of MC’s and DJ’s alike. The 28th of December sees the digital release of his debut, the ‘1UP’ EP on No Hats No Hoods, and to celebrate, the Southampton producer is over the next 3 days uploading a handful of exclusives.

These exclusives are just that and cannot be found anywhere else!

And so, without further a do, today Royal T presents:

P-Money – Hot Ones (Royal T Remix)

This exclusive remix features some of the hardest Royal T production to date. Beneath those OG vocals, the beat switches between breaks and 4/4 throughout, underpinned by some truly disgusting bass.

Enjoy!

The 24 Days of Christmas – Day 13

December 13, 2009

As we all know, Christmas is fast approaching and as we all also know, many of you will be struggling to think of interesting gift ideas for your nearest and dearest. ‘What shall we buy to show our love?!’ we hear you cry. Well, fear not, for we at the Fold know that sometimes, thinking beyond the usual DVD boxsets/smellies/Xbox games can be a little difficult, and so over the course of December we endeavour to bring you a new gift idea each day on the run-up to Christmas, totalling 24, and with each one we shall also bring you an accompanying song that somehow represents the gift in some way. ‘Gift ideas and related entertainment?!’ we hear you now crying! ‘How on Earth do they manage it?!’

Day #13 – Super Mario Chess Set

super mario chess set

I could talk about the combination of a beloved franchise with the thinking man’s Playstation. But I won’t. I could talk about the beautifully crafted figures and the joy this gift could bring to both young and old. But I won’t.

Look at that picture again. Closer.

Yeah, Luigi is the queen – not Princess. I always thought they were brothers; the moustache should have been the give away I suppose.

Joking aside, this looks like a great family gift and in the age of waggling motion sticks and weight boards, a bit more lateral thinking wouldn’t go amiss. Plus Gza would approve (no homo).

Here is the description. What exactly is a classic Mario pose? Apparently the one above.

This chess set is the first and only chess set that features the most beloved and popular Super Mario characters in their classic poses, making this a must-have for every Nintendo fan!

The chess board and pieces feature unique designs, taken directly from the Super Mario video game franchise. The 32 hand-painted figurines include including Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Toad, Bowser, Bowser Jr., Birdo, Goomba, and Magikoopa, and come packaged in a collectible tin!

Purchases can be made here.

As for the music – there could only be one tune. Enjoy.

Dré

One To Watch – P-Money

September 24, 2009

Grime music has always had a healthy fascination with violence and videogames. Boy Better Know member JME is renowned for his love of the virtual platform, frequently infusing his lyrics with playful references to Street Fighter and Call Of Duty. ‘Chillin’ Wid Da Mandem’, Dizzee’s romantic ode to his compatriots on latest album ‘Tongue ‘N’ Cheek’, details a particularly boisterous Pro Evo sesh.

Grime’s heady combination of brutal lyrics and synthesized Gameboy beats is almost poetic; a metaphor for how modern consumerist lifestyles and digital entertainment have eroded our sense of empathy, understanding and respect for fellow man and replaced it with a ‘carrot-on-a-stick’ pursuit for 1up-manship.

God I’m good…

And so, on that light and refreshing note, allow me to introduce the number one contender for Grime’s poet laureate, P-Money.

Hailing from Lewisham, South-East London, P-Money’s responsible for some of the most exciting Grime music to have been released this year. His debut mixtape ‘Coins to Notes’ – made available for free download in early 2008 – was widely applauded by Grime fans for it’s diversity in sound and constantly high level of barring. Peppering tracks such as ‘Back in Time’ and raucous street anthem ‘What Did He Say?’ with breathless tenacity, P’s skippy flow was lauded as one of the most exhilarating in the scene.

Since then, P-Money has made 3 releases which, despite some solid features, failed to excite as much his debut. ‘Coins to Notes’ follow-up ‘A Little Back Then With Now’ was exactly what the name suggested and featured a collection of P’s previous hits as well as snippets from the brooding, although ultimately disappointing ‘P-Money Is Power’ album.

His third and latest release however, ‘Money Over Everyone’, signals a return to previous form and is going down a storm in the scene, placing him firmly in the top third of the Grime MC league table.

Don’t just take my word for it. Giveaway paper The Metro did a feature on him last Friday, and lead single ‘1up’ – his Super Mario themed banger (produced by Royal T) – is all over the radio. On it, P displays an aggressive, yet playful wit that is a breath of fresh air in a scene that takes itself too seriously.


P-Money – 1up

It is unashamedly juvenile and all the more appealing for it. Other standout tunes from the CD include ‘Left the Room’ and ‘Fruit and Veg’, both of which are irresistibly catchy and draw P’s larger-than-life persona to the fore. With Funky grabbing all the attention and MC’s flocking to commercial markets, it’s good to see P-Money secure a niche that is hard, fast and wholeheartedly Grime.

P-Money’s appeal therefore, much like Mario after consuming a mushroom, can only get stronger.

P-Money’s CD ‘Money Over Everyone’ is available from HMV and iTunes.
Check out his myspace here.
Search Facebook for ‘King P-Money’

Kristian