‘Disaster Piece’ is the heavy new album from one of the founding members of UK grime crew Roll Deep, MC Flowdan. Carving his own path with his debut on Tru Thoughts, the record is a melodic grime symphony built up of standout tunes which take you on a dark path, crossing all ilks of grime. Fuelled by over 15 years in the game and influenced by his upbringing in East London’s Bow, Flowdan’s ‘Disaster Piece’ is a hard, gritty and bracing listen.
“Calling the album Masterpiece would have been a liberty”, Flowdan states. “I feel like I’m coming from disaster. Like my area. I witnessed disaster from just a needlepoint. It just felt like it fitted.” ‘Disaster Piece’ unites unforgettable characters in the grime scene today, linking both purists and its younger disciples. Flowdan works alongside key producers like Masro, Swifta Beater and Dexplicit (who produced Lethal Bizzle’s “POW”) who hold nothing back on this release, and collaborates with original Roll Deep crew members Tinchy Stryder and Manga, alongside the refreshing vocals of newcomer Animai.
After the success of his last release, “Serious Business EP” [Hyperdub, 2014], Flowdan continues the charge with his album, fronted by the unstoppable “Horror Show Style” single. The project has received overwhelming early radio support from Sir Spyro (Rinse FM) and picked up traction from grime royalty like Wiley, Logan Sama and Dub Phizix & Strategy (BBC R1), Youngsta (Rinse FM), plus Julie Adenuga (Beats1), Toddla T (BBC R1), DJ Target (BBC 1Xtra) and Radar Radio’s essential BBK show.
01. Chosen feat. Animai
03. Curtain Call feat. Animai
04. Groundhog feat. Animai
05. No Way Out feat. Animai
07. Bob Marley
08. Dons and Divas feat. Manga
09. Gunfingers feat. Tinchy Strider
11. Horror Show Style
The album Flowdan “Disaster Piece” (Tru Thoughts) is going to be released July 15, 2016.