Riko Dan needs no introduction, but we'll give one anyway. The storied MC has seen and lived through some of UK music's most exciting eras, having begun MCing at the age of 15 at the height of the drum and bass era. A member of the legendary Pay As U Go Cartel, he was also knee deep in the peak of UK garage and grabbed a piece of the grime pie rolling with the seminal crew, Roll Deep. The guy can't run out of bars, and continues to be one of the most underrated MCs around.
A new EP, Hard Food, is set for release on March 2nd via Tectonic – the label's 100th release – and will feature production from Mumdance, Joker, Tectonic head Pinch (pictured below) and others, and 'Vibration' is the first taste of the project. A monstrous track that's all killer and no filler, Riko is slick as he rides Pinch's production, switching from his normal voice to his Caribbean register, as is his trademark. A fiery cocktail of grime, dubstep and bass will follow on the EP, so don't sleep.
Listen to 'Vibration' below.
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