As far as upcoming grime producers to get excited about go, As.If Kid should be up there on your list. He caught our ears recently at this year’s Bugged Out weekender, where Mumdance was banging out his refix of ‘Functions On The Low’ in Butlins’ bowling alley.
Real name Sid Akhurst, the Swindon producer’s dizzying grime instrumentals have been spun on the regular by Slimzee on his coveted Rinse show, with Wiley unleashing bars over them in recent weeks, as well as having had cosigns by the likes of Slackk, Logos and Dappa.
He’s just pieced together a 100% production mix for us, and it’s a mega showreel of what he’s made of - walking that tightrope between melodic, brutal, and sparse. You can also catch him playing on Rinse next Tuesday with Slimzee, so keep an ear out for that.
Check it out below.
Words: Felicity Martin