One sec let me chat about this Lewisham youth

Make sure you’ve got your gun fingers at the ready for Mumdance and Novelist. Both artists have taken the spotlight in the grime scene and are set to have big things gwanin’ during 2015.

Mumdance produced ‘Take Time’ in 2013, a sparse tune, but with the gritty elements of grime we’ve all come to love. Upcoming MC Novelist has laid his swift bars over it, and it’s quite a good fit.

Novelist @ Fabric, London on Boxing Day 2014. Photo via

On ‘1 Sec’ Novelist tells us what he’s about, reiterating the line “be a wasteman that’s long, bad boy, I’ve got my head screwed on.” The track was eventually released in the summer courtesy of Rinse, the station has been home to multiple radio shows from Mumdance.

On behalf of XL Recordings, the pair has linked up again and their collaborative EP 1 Sec will be released on January 20. The same day Lewisham boy Novelist turns 18. The EP will feature ‘1 Sec’ and ‘Shook’, along with the instrumentals of both tracks. Novelist is being hailed as the first grime star to have seemingly grown up with the genre.

Novelist is being hailed as the first grime star to have seemingly grown up with the genre.

You can check out the video for ‘1 Sec’ below and listen to Shook from the upcoming release here.

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