Rising Grime collective The Manor spoke to Goal.com about Arsenal strikers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, meeting Ian Wright and Peter Crouch and more as part of the leading football website’s Goal Playlist series on YouTube.
Two thirds of the group, Danny Graft and Jonny Dutch, also spoke about their experience of seeing England beat Colombia on penalties in the World Cup whilst filming the music video for their song ‘Ibiza’ on the Spanish party island this summer.
Beginning as three friends from Beckenham, South London scheming on their fag break during college, MCs Danny Graft, Scotty Stacks and Jonny Dutch started fusing UKG with elements of grime and rap to a fierce sense of local pride and a love of their community. Starting to put on shows – essentially parties for themselves and their mates – they started building a serious reputation.
Inner-city hustle mixed with local love has swiftly caught the attention of the increasingly heavyweight tastemakers including Noiesy, RWD, Shortlist, Red Bull, CLASH and BBC Radio 1Xtra, as well as The Streets’ founder Mike Skinner, who personally secured them as main support for their upcoming UK tour.
Whilst they have since gone on to release latest single ‘I’m On That’ ahead of a headline show at London’s Roundhouse earlier this month, The Manor’s big release in the summer was the aforementioned ‘Ibiza’
Taking a hook from Bob Marley’s classic ‘Sun is Shining’, the family loved it on first play and it’s one of the only samples in recent years that’s been cleared by the Marleys themselves.
The track sees Scotty Stacks flowing through an epic holiday encounter in his trademark laid-back style, and you can now listen to it alongside other tunes by football supporting artists on the Goal Music Playlist on Spotify.
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