Goldie and Skepta to release vinyl-only single Upstart

Birthday buddies and UK icons Goldie and Skepta have linked up for an exclusive new single.

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Following the announcement of a potential collaboration between British grime king, Skepta, and Metalheadz label-boss Goldie, the two did not let their promise down – its confirmed, their vinyl-only release will be dropping on December 22nd.   

The duo’s collaboration was premiered on Monday, via Charlie Sloths BBC Radio 1 show and the full release will include three more tracks: an instrumental version of ‘Upstart’, a Goldie and Fraims collab ft. DRS called ‘Poisonous Darts’ and an instrumental of that track as well.

“Goldie and Skepta share a birthday, an elemental connection and an impeccable taste in beats. Upstart is the blistering outcome of their studio sessions together – a fierce, futuristic alchemy of tense horror show melodies, street-level rhymes and bangin’ breaks” reads a statement on Metalheadz Bandcamp page. “It’s for the kind of kids who want to ram-raid tomorrow, become a ghost in the machine, a contagion that cannot be stopped.”

The record is available for pre-order now and you can listen to ‘Upstart’ on Charlie Sloth’s show here.

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