Kiran Gandhi – “M.I.A. Live Session”

F***ing Unclassifiable!!, USA

Score: N/A

In keeping with our recent spate of more eclectic posts, check out this awe-inspiring session of drumming by the wonderful Kiran Gandhi – playing along to various tracks by M.I.A. Great work, and many thanks to one of our regular readers (Rochard Scott) for the tip-off. (By Jesal)


Nsane – “You Want Me” (Featuring Vex Music)

Dance, Garage, Grime, Hip Hop, House, R&B, Rap, UK Asian

Score: 6.4

It’s nice when a random artist comes along and drops a brutally effective song. Whilst Nsane’s new joint “You Want Me” isn’t perfect, it really does the job for the summer. It’s short, sharp and has a superb beat (almost like a less-fussy “XR2”). The rhymes are solid enough, though perhaps the chorus is a touch undercooked. Whilst this breaks new ground in no way whatsoever, that doesn’t mean it’s not a thoroughly enjoyable joint, and Nsane clearly has the confidence to pull it off. Don’t get it twisted, though – this is, first and foremost, about a really hot beat.