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ItsNate & JD. Reid - ME+1
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ItsNate & JD. Reid

ME+1

Astral Black

Released: 11th September 2015 | 6 track alternative rap/hip-hop ep

Astral Black continue their 2015 winning streak with 'Me+1' - the collaborative release from LDN-based word slinger, ItsNate and Soulection/Rinse FM affiliated producer, JD. Reid. Set for release this September - 'Me+1' sees Nate & JD each combine elements of their individual sounds to create something far more stylistically advanced. Joining the dots between Hip-Hop, Grime & UK club music to create a sound that is both truly unique & unmistakably British. Radio support for the release comes so far from Julie Adenuga, who premiered 'WG1KLG' & 'Code Switching' on her Beats1 radio show for Apple Music & Plastician (Rinse FM). The track 'Chopper' was also premiered via Boiler Room, who described the project as consistently honing in on the vertex between hip-hop/trap & grime with flick-of-the-wrist ease.

ItsNate has been a mainstay in London's recent hip-hop resurgence, a prolific artist - releasing a slew of independent projects that have seen him work alongside esteemed producers such as Darq E Freaker, Budgie & skwlkr and earmarked by Danny Brown as one of his favourite UK mc's. Nate continues to challenge the perception of British MC's with his trademark delivery and savvy production choice, demonstrated with finesse here on 'Me+1'

JD. Reid has also been busy building up his profile, with tastemakers in both the UK & US observing his every move. JD has released a string of production-focussed EP's since 2013 - including a release on Plastician's Terrorhythm imprint, a feature on Soulection x Stussy's 2014 compilation and a recent collab with Grime wunder-kid, Faze Miyake, finding it's way into all your favourite DJ's Serato folders.

'Me+1' is due for release September 11th via Astral Black on limited edition cassette tape & digital download.

"Blew me away...incredible"
Julie Adenuga, Beats1/Apple Music/Rinse FM
"Sucessfully hones in on the vertext between hip-hop/trap and grime with flick of the wrist ease."
Boiler Room
"excellent...a look at what the future of UK rap sounds like"
Constant Gardner, Pigeons & Planes
"Impeccable... club music (with) a desire to inject the dancefloor with both emotional and cerebral moments."
James Keith, Complex Magazine
"..Nate and Reid‘s ability to meld the genres of soulful hip-hop and trap with the grime tendencies that come naturally to young Londoners"
Grant Brydon, RWD Magazine
"The whole EP is fire...Sounds very homegrown and very honest. That Mr Mitch remix melted my senses though"
K15, Wild Oats/Eglo
"Astral Black do it again! ItsNate perfectly completing the masterful soundscapes, expertly crafted by JD. Reid… Best track ‘Chopper' feat. Tree"
The Purist, Action Bronson/Danny Brown