Is this the new wave of subgenre we’ll see blow up in 2019?
So in recent years the UK has been taken over by drill music, and there have been no signs of that slowing. With the likes of 67 and Harlem Spartans among others, the scene has truly captured the attention of the youth and you can see that. But in 2018 (Happy New Year by the way), we noticed a new more rhythmic drill get released. First coming to the forefront with Homerton B by Unknown T, whose vocals manage to retain crazy levels of rhythm. The song seemed to take the UK by storm, leading to some quite unfortunate covers by teen girls among other people, but it’s impact was still undeniable.
This brings us onto Trap Mash by the Hope Dealers, a polarising track to many, considering
The two songs highlighted definitely influenced the use of dances in Drill, as it hadn’t been something prevalent until 2018 hit.
So let’s start with the smash hit of late 2018, Gun Lean. Russ, known prior for Splash Out 2.0 and Link Up, definitely came in too late for the Christmas number 1 (shoutout to LadBaby) but the song still made waves last Christmas due to it’s accompanying dance. The video, which has now amassed over 4 million views, features the dance prominently and with it, a new dance was added to the skanking repertoire. Russ has recently described this type of music in a recent noisey article as “Crashment”, a hybrid blend of drill and bashment blended together to form a less violent, murky sounding track.
Next is Poundz with Skengbop. A track following the same template as Gun Lean with the titular skank being seen in the video. The
We’re still waiting for one of the new
This is definitely a motive I’m happy to endorse as I try to perfect my Gun Lean.