And while it may be SLK’s first release, it’s been a long time coming. Despite their youth (the average members age being 20), individually they’ve been working on the art of street poetry for the last decade. Having now risen through the subterranean ranks to be among the scenes elite, SLK have one thing on their united mind.
Flirta D explains “We just want to bring vibes back to the club, bring a freshness to the scene. We’ve come through the garage scene and we remember the good times, we want to bring that to grime.”
“Hype! Hype!” injects that old skool garage appeal into the more lyrically edgy, bass line rapturous sound of grime. Already an underground anthem, it was the most requested video on Channel U late last year, and the remake is playlisted at MTV Base as well as recording the highest new entry at Kiss TV. Still receiving heavy rotation across the pirate dial - it’s a musical formula looking set to takeover airwaves and dance floors nationwide.
With the original garnering massive Radio One support from Zane Lowe and Pete Tong and a brilliantly deviant underground remix from DJ Wonder (Dizzee Rascal, Kano) featuring Lethal B keeping the underground hot on the track, Tom Neville has now stepped up to craft a very special house respray – currently at No. 4 in The Cool Cuts Chart. There really is no escaping the ‘Hype Hype!’ this winter…