Fast-rising grime label Oil Gang has shared audio of its two next releases.
The label’s fifth release will come from Splurt Diablo [above]. Depending on who you believe, Splurt is either the production alias of a well-known grime MC, a figment of your imagination, or simply a producer who doesn’t like showing his face, but regardless of identity his productions are cold. The J3 EP treads that increasingly-popular line between grime and trap but, crucially, keeps things smoky and moody – no comedy dutch synths and over-the-top snare rolls here.
Oil Gang 006, meanwhile, is a series of remixes of the label’s fourth release, recent FACT mixer Spooky‘s ‘Coolie Joyride’. Four of grime’s best up-and-comers, Samename, Trends, Sir Pixalot and Brenmar collaborator Murlo are on board; you can stream audio of both releases below.
In January, we picked Oil Gang as one of our Record Labels to Watch in 2013 – you can read that piece here.