Grime has often sampled guitars and harder rock music to great effect, a prime example is Dizzee Rascal’s ‘Jus’ A Rascal’, heavy guitars layered over an erratic grime beat, topped with Dizzee’s distinct disjointed flow. This been said, seldom do we get grime artists that pick up a guitar and use it to full effect, enter – Random Impulse.
In 2008 he released 2 Grime/ Hip hop projects entitled ‘Word On The Street’ & ‘Full Metal Alchemist’ which collectively sold 16,000 units over 10 months on his own independent label; Reignasance Records. Later signing Chipmunk to the label and releasing his early material, as well as engineering for acts such as Tinie Tempah and Wiley.
This March saw the release of his Overload E.P which reached number 76 in the UK album charts despite him still being unsigned. Being championed by the likes of Zane Lowe, Mistajam, Eddy Temple Morris and all the usual suspects, as well as support from NME & Flava TV led to him also gaining sponsorship from drinks powerhouse Jagermeister.
Constantly evolving his style and working out where his unique sound fits into the UK urban landscape, with a full album expected early 2012, not to mention constant touring, we’re sure to see more of Random Impulse – i’m just not sure about his name…
You can check out the video’s for lead track from the Overload E.P ‘Overload’ and live favourite ‘Still They Sing’ Below and find out more at his Facebook.