As we gear up for the Trenchtown District line up on Wednesday, here’s a few new tunes from a mixed bag of artists playing at this year’s Boomtown. Even if you’re not coming to the festival, these are all essential listening for anyone craving something a little different from the usual blog fodder out there.

Killa’s Army & Chimpo – Which One

Although we might not have the whole army, Chimpo and Killa P will be on Sector 6 this year for an epic back to back session alongside Sir Spyro and Spooky. Even if they just play their own tunes, that would be one of the heaviest Grime sets going. To be honest they could play this tune on repeat for an hour and I’d be happy.

Taiwan MC feat. Miscellaneous (Chill Bump), Paloma Pradal, DJ Idem – A Mi Lado

As well as coming to rock Poco Loco this year, Taiwan MC will also be guesting with Gentleman’s Dub Club on the Lion’s Den. Both times he’s touched down with Chinese Man previously have been extra special but his solo material is always to a seriously high standard so I’m excited to see him perform it live. In fact both Chinese Man and Taiwan have 2 of the best albums around right now, this tune is the latest from Taiwan’s ‘Cool & Deadly’ release.

Wax Tailor feat. Lee Fields – The Road is Ruff

France is represented even further at Boomtown by one of their finest producers, who certainly must have been an influence on Chinese Man. His new album is also incredible, showing no sign of losing his magic touch anytime soon. I doubt Lee Fields will be with him sadly, but he will be bringing the full band along for the show on our Town Centre stage.

Dub FX – Thinking Clear

I’m really excited by the Windmill stage line up this year. Although there’s a largely Jazz leaning to it, there’s also some great Reggae from the likes of Jesse Royal, Brinsley Forde (the founder of British Reggae legends, Aswad for this who don’t know), Mike Love, Wrongtom & Ragga Twins, Benjamin Zephaniah (with his latest music project) and Laid Blak. Now despite the name and the fact this video was released through Reggaeville, Dub FX sits well on the fringes of Reggae rather than right in the middle, however he is perfectly suited to the surroundings of Whistler’s Green, and his show is likely to be one of the highlights of the weekend for anyone who makes it up there.

If some of the videos above don’t work, try these audio links.

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