Erstwhile Roll Deep OG Syer B has re-emerged at an opportune time; eagle eyed fans may have spotted him releasing a slew of gem-packed ‘Archive’ compilations on his Bandcamp page. The Dagenham producer and MC, known also as Syer Barz, developed a reputation as one of the hardest spitters on pirate radio back in the day. While production wise, he slots somewhere in between the aggy, adrenalised element of grime and the more melodic, out-there branch of the genre that producers have been toying with recently.
If you’ve been tuning into J-Cush’s recent Rinse sets or any of the Boxed shows, you’ll have probably heard Syer's new wheezing instrumental ‘Mushrooms’, which has just been released alongside five others on Cush’s Lit City Trax and is a must-have for fans of both the original sound and new, spidering mutations of grime.
Each track on his Clash mix features Syer in some form, whether it’s on the mic over Danny Weed and Wiley productions or his own instrumentals, and takes us all the way back to the sound of mid noughties London tower blocks.
Press play below for some *flame emoji*. Tracklist after the jump.
Mushrooms (Lit City Trax)
Pussy Fukri (Dub Plate)
Warfare Remix (feat. Syer B Wiley & Brazen)
Crackle Dub (Syernide Records)
Ghosts & Ghouls
'You Don’t Know Me' (Prod. By Danny Weed)
Milk Dub (Syernide Records)
Year 3000 (Lit City Trax)
Dats Hype (Feat Syer B, JME, Wiley & Scorcher)
Prank (Lit City Trax)
Scared of what
Grave Digger (Syer B & Boylan)
'Wen I'm On' (Prod by Wiley)
Horror Shop (Syer B & Boylan)
Troll (Lit City Trax)
Tyrant (Prod by Filthy Gears)
Eski Dub Clipzz (Lit City Trax)
Pop Dub (Syernide Records)
Rek (Lit City Trax)
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Words: Felicity Martin
Lit City Trax released ‘Mushrooms’ EP on 28th October, on digital and limited edition 12”. Head here to grab a copy.
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