Two of the UK’s hottest and most influential producers in the current UK soundsphere go head to head as Rude Kid & FTSE release brand new joint ‘Honey Dew’, which features Birmingham’s own Jaykae.
Featuring the unmistakable and wholly Brummy vocals of grime legend Jaykae, ‘Honey Dew’ is a testament to all three of its creators. Delving in to all of the awesome elements that make genres such as Grime, UKG and House, timeless and loveable, the record instantly stands out as a future club classic and was clearly created to emit feel-good vibes rather than being governed by the constraints of any genre.
With a soft female vocal opening the track against the magical, melody of strings, ‘Honey Dew’ is an instant ear grabber, but as soon as the bass drops out with reverb and Rude Kid’s ‘Are You Ready’ tag kicks in, you know this one is about to get even more serious. Queue Jaykae’s skippy flows, witty, magnetizing lyricism and a vibsey bassline, and this one will instantly have you hooked.
Having become a vital component in the rise of the UK urban scene, Rude Kid has put his sound to remixes for the likes of Marshmello, Laura Mvula, Gorgon City, Chase & Status and Wilkinson. His own productions are probably some of your favourite records by the likes of Skepta, Wiley, Kano or Ghetts whilst his passion and understanding of musical genres has seen him take the helm at Kiss FM’s destination grime show #KissGrime.
Meanwhile Birmingham producer FTSE has been on the buttons for remixes for the likes of Little Mix, Kideko and Elderbrook as well as writing and producing tracks for Mø, Peking Duk and Burna Boy whilst also releasing his own catalogue of music including the Donae’O & Shola Ama featuring ‘Work U Out’, followed by ‘Pork Chop’ and ‘I’ll Show U A Good Time’.
Grime master Jaykae is the final piece of the puzzle to make up the anthemic ‘Honey Dew’. Known equally for his dexterity and ferocity in MC battles as he is for his lyrical genius and delivery in his singles, Jaykae has worked with everyone from Skepta, Rudimental and Mike Skinner to Lotto Boyz and Mist. Stand out singles such as ‘Moscow’, ‘Pull Up’, ‘No’ and ‘Toothache’, which featured on hit TV series Power, all roll in to millions of streams and views making him one of the biggest and most popular UK emcees.
Tipped for big things by everyone from DJ Mag, who states “it’s time for the Rude Kid to have his moment to shine” to DJ’s at the BBC who have tipped FTSE as “one to watch”, the producers are individually in high demand for their ever evolving sound and ability to create monster records. With their collaboration for ‘Honey Dew’ and their unique styles merging together, the results couldn’t get any sweeter.