Welcome to the Weekly Roundup, where we give a summary of the latest additions to our “Frosted Beats” Spotify Playlist. Updated every weekend, it is the ultimate curation of the coldest sounds from Ireland. Make sure to give it a follow to stay up to date.
Malaki & Lucy McWilliams – Fair Play
Genre: Hip-Hop / Soul
Frosted Fact: This track is the first release from Malaki’s “Cocoon” Project, a collaborative collection of 5 singles that amalgamates various local singers, rappers and designers. The following 4 songs will be released biweekly, so stay tuned.
Instagram: @malaki_dublin & @lucymcwilliams_
UD Ft. Mick Jenkins – Felt
Frosted Fact: “Felt” is taken from UD’s debut EP, “Fruitless Grapevine”, which focuses on turning potential into results. We aren’t sure how, but he managed to get Mick Jenkins on the tune and if he continues in this manner, he’s on course to reap the fruits of his labour.
Instagram: @ud353_ & @mickjenkins
Bobbi Arlo – Breathe
Frosted Fact: After discovering that people close to her had been affected by the Coronavirus, Bobbi decided to react in the best way she knew, through music. “Breathe” is a ballad of strength as well as endurance to act as a reminder to ground yourself in times of anxiety and stress. Kick back, relax and give it a listen.
Ama Millieir – Bank
Genre: R&B / Hip-Hop
Frosted Fact: Fresh off the back of his outstanding debut album, Ama has returned with “Bank” and he doesn’t seem to be slowing down. He is currently gearing up to drop his second full length project later this year, so stay tuned.
Skripteh – Boyz in the Hood
Frosted Fact: Skripteh has been working hard in silence for some time now, however he has been stacking up a library of tracks with fellow Wexford producer New Machine that are set to drop in the coming months. Be ready.
Trever Ft. Travis – I.S.I.D
Frosted Fact: Not only are Trever and Travis a cold duo over a beat, they are also brothers. After spending some time experimenting to refine their sound and build out a home studio, it appears they are ready to establish themselves as serious contenders within the scene. Watch this space.
Instagram: @trev_errr & @travisinih
Flynn Johnson – Pray
Frosted Fact: Flynn is another artist that has been quiet in recent years. Other than teasing us with a quality performance on Bitter Rocc’s “Man Cub”, he has been inactive since 2015. Although, this set to change as he too has an album in the works. Keep your eyes peeled.
Year of the Real Ireland (Y.O.T.R.I) – Cubez, Chuban, Mac & Reggie
County: Westmeath / Louth
Frosted Fact: The Irish drill scene has found it tough to live up to the lofty heights it set for itself in 2018 and early 2019. This single sees some of the heavyweights from Athlone and Dundalk come together to bring a much needed revival to the genre. Let’s hope this sparks another surge from all involved and beyond.
Instagram: @cubez_090, @chuban0, @mac_ubae & @reggi3_b
Alicia Raye – Shining
Frosted Fact: Originally from Cameroon, Alicia now resides in Drogheda where she began releasing music in 2019 with her official debut single, “Jxhnny”. Since joining the Trust It Entertainment roster, she has went from strength to strength and even secured a spot on the New Music Friday UK playlist with this latest effort.
Donkobz – 3 in Da Poxy Mornin’
Frosted Fact: Donkobz is a member of the Heavy Head Athletic rap group as well as the newly formed Craic Cartel collective based out of North Dublin. After releasing his first solo single last year, his raw lyricism and unapologetic attitude have us excited for what’s to come.