Mikill Pane // Paper Princess [Feat. Yasmin]
Hackney rapper Mikill Pane has been building up some attention after featuring on Ed Sheeran’s “Little Lady” and releasing two EPs onto Itunes in the past year. He’s now back with collaborations EP “You Guessed It”, which includes features from Ed Sheeran, Example and young, fresh talent Katie Price.
The song that immediately caught my attention was “Paper Princess”, which features none other than the fantastically superamazing Yasmin. The singer’s voice provids a soft chorus against Mikill’s heavy verses, which deal with becoming so obsessed with a woman that he’s never met, that he photoshops photos of him with her. Of course that’s completely unrelatable, as I can’t imagine anyone who could ever become totally obsessed with Yasmin, but it’s a very good song nontheless.
I haven’t heard the rest of the EP yet, but if this dark midtempo’s anything to go buy then it should be pretty impressive to say the least. It’s available for free off SBTV, so click here and hit the download button for temporary happiness.
Maverick Sabre // I Need [SB. TV Acoustic 64 Performance]
This A64 performance from Maverick Sabre would have to be my favourite A64 performance ever. Shot over a year ago, even before the ‘Travelling Man’ EP came out, ‘I Need’ is shown off in its rawest form.
Performing the song on a street corner, it’s amazing to think that people actually walked past as he was performing. His voice, backed only by an acoustic guitar, is amazing. There’s just so much soul in that instantly recognisable voice, it really does tell a story.
'I Need' is one of the best tracks of the year - I know I've said that about a few, but this is well up in my top 10. The track just tells such an honest story and is perfect for chilling in these depressing Winter months. So check out the video, it should blow you away.
Ed Sheeran // You Need Me, I Don’t Need You (Remix Feat. Wretch 32 & Devlin)
Here’s a studio/live performance music video Ed Sheeran & co created for SBTV, who premiered this remix of his next single ‘You Need Me, I Don’t Need You’.
Ed performed the song on SBTV yonks ago and then premiered the single version with added drum loops and new verses, removing the ‘In Da Club’ lyrics. I love how he so effortlessly manages to combine urban music with acoustic stuff in this song, he’s so diverse as an artist.
They’ve really went all out for this remix, with Ed providing us with new verses as well as getting Wretch 32 and Devlin on board. All their verses are on point, this really is a great British collaboration. Watch this, it’s impressive.