If you thought you heard the last of electro-grime, we've got some news for you: it's back! But stay with us, because the track we have to show you is actually pretty tight. Between the years of 2007 and 2009, everyone from Tinchy Stryder and Lethal Bizzle to Wiley and Skepta dabbled in electro-pop, softening their lyrical blows for the mainstream and earning a few coins in the process. Some of it was okay. Most of it was awful. And today, thanks to a 16-year-old from the West Country, it's about to creep back into our consciousness.
Regarded as one of the brightest lyrical talents among the "new wave" of grime, Isaiah Dreads is out to prove he's worth all the current hype surrounding him—following up this summer's well-received "U See Me" with his latest effort, the electro-sprung "Funhouse". Rhyming "I rate grime and I rate house and anything that drops with the bass nice", it's quite clear this teenage whiz holds the sensibilities that could see him follow in the footsteps of UK greats before him.
Isaiah Dreads' "Funhouse" has been getting love on-air from the likes of DJ Cameo (BBC Radio 1Xtra) and Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1), and now you can show it some online love via Complex UK's exclusive stream right here: