Sir Spyro is on a mission to push forward a new sound, a sound reminiscent of not only his influences but a sound that is the backbone of Grime and Bass music. It’s the skippy, slightly shuffled type of rhythm that’s built up on a foundation of rugged, hard hitting uncompromising drums, sprinkled with stylistic idiosyncratic melodies. It’s Bass music that commands your attention, a call to arms, and Sir Spyro’s first release on his new imprint Dragon Punch Records.
Round 1 will mark the start of a new era for Sir Spyro, the DJ and Producer who’s been DJing since age of eleven and Producing since age of thirteen. Sir Spyro has been a Rinse FM resident since 2005 and toured extensively with Tinchy Stryder as his official DJ.
There’s no questioning his credentials and certainly no questioning his decision to setup his own record label to release his music independently, following his initial collaborative effort with D.O.K on Pitch Controllers entitled The Dragon Punch EP. After supporting Tinchy Stryder, DJing around the globe whilst producing and remixing in between, Sir Spyro decided that it was time to supply the ever-growing demand for his productions on his own terms by creating a platform of his own, Dragon Punch Records.
The Round 1 EP features 5 tracks, two of which are features. The first collaboration, Suspect, sees Spyro join forces with Grime’s new producer on the block, Faze Miyake to create a bridge between their two distinct Grime styles. The second collaboration is between Sir Spyro and Grime’s rising star Merky Ace, who alongside fellow Family Tree member Ego, add vocals to the standout instrumental Joseph, resulting in the 2012 Grime statement Get Along Gang. The other tracks, Transfer Window and Shape Up, are slightly laid back but remain hard hitting, smooth, and bassy, resulting in balanced continuous playback from start to finish.
The Round 1 EP is a melting pot of innovation with twists of stylistic nostalgia so whether its unexpected bass drops, subtle transitional changes, idiosyncratic melodies or something you can dance and sing along to, look no further than Sir Spyro’s Round 1 EP.
ROUND 1 EP TRACKLIST
- Shape Up
- Transfer Window
- Suspect featuring Faze Miyake
- Get Along Gang featuring Merky Ace & Ego
- World of Tinchy Stryder, grime artist (telegraph.co.uk)