Mista Silva, the pioneer and figurehead of one of the most important scenes in inner-city London right now in Afrobeats, releases his huge new track ‘Murda’. Watch here
One of the most exciting and genuine underground sub-cultures bubbling in inner-city London in 2016, Afrobeats is where many of Grime’s own stars find themselves at following the increasingly mainstream exposure Grime is experiencing: Mercury-prize winning emcee Skepta already embraced the genre this year with his remix of Wizkid’s ‘Ojuelegba’ (which Drake also jumped on) and one of the most exciting new stars J Hus featured Silva on his breakthrough mixtape ‘The 15th Day’, showing the influence Silva has already had on his music. The dancehall sound parties and culture is the newest reincarnation of the inner-city scene London prides itself on creating and is as compulsive and vibrant as you’d expect.
‘Murda’, produced by Fanatix, encapsulates the heat, style, sweat and raw energy around a sound and subculture that’s seeing itself propelled into the cultural spotlight. Infectious and bass-line heavy, Mista Silva adds new visuals to what’s become a major dance track. The Ghanaian originator was rightfully nominated for his 3rd MOBO this year for Best African Act and with ‘Murda’, cements his continuing legacy as a catalyst of perhaps the most exciting and vital new subculture in the city. Performing recently at BOILER ROOM with L-VIS, the new Reebok alongside The Streets andVICELAND Lagos – it feels Silva is moving towards the prominence in the scene he was destined for.