Premiere: Korma – Silencer Riddim
Alongside Rabit, Mike G, Celestial Trax and handful of others, Korma has lead the charge to put the US on the map as far grime production goes, drawing both ire from his UK counterparts and praise from grime fans the world over. And despite the Atlantic-sized divide, it’s clear that Korma is a student of the culture, remixing everyone from Changing Faces to Riko Dan and churning out a high energy reformulation of the eski template with regularity. Affiliated with the Hush Hush Records clan and several other cool happenings in Seattle, Korma is staking out new territory on the West Coast, far from a grime (or club music for that matter) hotbed, and has released several must-haves in “Skyline” (out now on Car Crash Set’s Ice Rink series) and the collection of R&B refixes released on Hush Hush in 2014. “Silencer Riddim”, a remake of sorts of Africa Hitech’s track of the same name, falls into the classic eski riddim territory, reutilizing the sound palette made ever-so-popular by “That’s Not Me” and translating it into an addicting neck snapper. “Silencer Riddim” is available for free download below.