Look at the atmospheric chicken stains on Toddla’s T chops – last week we had an all star 1Xtra session over at Toddla and Redlights studio. We had three hours of Mista Jam’s evenin show to craft a track from scratchings with drop-in slabs from J2K, Jammer, Lady Chann and Roses Gabour. One bucket of Sainsbury BBQ chicken, 4 cartons of juice, a multi pack of Wheat Crunchies and plenty of paint fumes in the lunchbox scale room got it kicked at 7pm. Things were tight and intimate y’know – and the whole thing was blasting out on live video through Get Darker TV for the duration (watch it back next week when the podcast is ready, Lady Chann gets frisky with some viewers asking about bra tings…) Roses laid down a syrup-smooth chorus as Jammer squawked his MONSTER 12 bars – watching the murkle man spasm in the palm size booth was intense like a tequilla bath. The space was getting sweaty and Jam was pacing around, dropping slices of the track as it came together with some extra juice from DJ Mumdance – Lady Chann went bouncin in and spat her bars like verbal fire – if you haven’t watched this woman making heat just get on to YouTube and bang it out. SRSLY she was peri-peri-hot. Toddla and Redlight shoved in a few samples supplied by R1/1Xtra includin some ‘a-woooooo’s from Annie Mac and J2K dropped some heavy, steady bars to smooth things out. Now I ain’t one for grins and giggles, but that room was more hyper than a sweet shop, and to make something musically REALLY FUCKIN GOOD in 3 hours, live on air and video, is a triumph only the Saints can top.
SUSHI RIDDIM was born. Ere it is, hotter than wasabi: