Merky Ace, from London collective Family Tree, has been bubbling up for a while now. On May 27 he’ll drop All or Nothing, one of two mixtapes slated for release this year.

With production from Splurt Diablo, Faze Miyake, Rude Kid and more, All or Nothing feels much more like a full album that a mixtape, with Merky’s ear for hooks coming through, and the compromises to other genres – dubstep and trap, mostly – sounding natural rather than forced. Those looking for a quick fix, we’d recommend heading straight to ‘Wack’ or the moonlit ‘All or Nothing’, but it’s all pretty strong stuff here.

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