This summer, carnival badman, 1Xtra host, songwriter, producer and DJ Toddla T will be dropping a brand new LP—long-awaited, if you ask us—Foreign Light on July 28. The new album mostly focuses around Toddla's close collaborations with singer Andrea Martin, though there's still a couple of collab peppered in long the way. One such collab is "Beast" which features both Martin and bilingual, multi-genre MC Stefflon Don.
The contrasting, but very well-suited, combination of Andrea Martin's rich, soothing vocals with Toddla's teeth-grinding production and Steff's commanding dancehall flow makes for a track that's as well-suited to a giant soundsystem as it is your stereo at home. Its not often that heartfelt songwriting finds a home in a club banger, but if "Beast" is anything to go by, we'll be getting plenty more of that in Foreign Light.