Armed with enough British talent to program a mid-sized all-day party, legendary soundman Shy FX releases his new Raggamuffin Soundtape (a mixtape) on March 15, and is now sharing its second single "Bad After We". Pairing supermodel/singer Cara Delevingne with Sweetie Irie was the move on lead single "Rudeboy Lovesong", and this time around Shy calls on East London rhymers Kojey Radical and Ghetts.
"Everything fits together — it's tight, it feels like one piece," he says of the track. "The 15-year-old me would be overly gassed by this record — I wouldn't have been able to imagine making all these genres, all these styles." Announced as Annie Mac's Hottest Record In The World last night on BBC Radio 1, "Bad After We"'s plodding beat lays the space for the stark and brooding bars of Kojey Radical, which is then contrasted by the sharp and incisive wordplay from grime emcee Ghetts.
Listen to the track below and grab the Raggamuffin Soundtape this Friday.