“I was raised off tapes by Skibba
Learnt the streets off Skinner
Where the walls are thin and the grey cloud thick Tick tock, another day’s lost
As I drown in smog..."
Peckham MC & DJ Pinty is set to release his debut EP ‘City Limits’ this March on Rhythm Section International. Following the recent release of his debut single ‘Tropical Bleu’ , a laid-back broken-beat roller produced by friend and collaborator King Krule under his DJ JD SPORTS alias, Pinty has quickly become the talk of the town.
As the new voice of South London, Pinty’s witty wordplay and effervescent club sound take influence from the introspective poetry of The Streets, the downbeat moods of King Krule and the jazz tinged house tones of production partner Maxwell Owin. Since his self-released 2015 mixtape, the ten-track spectacle ‘Midnight Moods’, he has also begun to make waves with his distinctly individual live performances, playing in Paris with hip-hop star Rejjie Snow, in New York with RATKING, and locally for the likes of Boiler Room and Just Jam. Features on Glenn Astro and Jamie Isaac tracks along with gracing the Autumn issue of the Peckham Peculiar round off a noteworthy rise to prominence.
Lead single ‘Tropical Bleu’ boasted the hallmarks of Marshall’s late-night production coupled with Pinty’s unique MC-led approach to the dancefloor.
Now ‘Nightcrawler’ presents a simmering nocturnal dance cut, charged with glowing bursts of deep house, candid lyrics and aself-directed video portraying a woozy tale of London’s underbelly.
Flitting between hip hop, house, UKG, and darker electronic sounds, Bradley Zero’s Rhythm Section International makes perfect sense for Pinty’s debut release, which takes its title from a prolific early 2000’s South London graffiti legend. With deeply personal lyricism and wry humour, ‘City Limits’ adds colour to a mostly grey city. Music and creativity was a core part of Pinty’s youth, his dad was a poet and older brother an MC during the golden age of garage and jungle. Fast forward to 2019 and he’s part of a dynamic collective of producers, singers, musicians and rappers, as well as hosting radio shows on influential stations Reprezent and Balamii.
Already a major pull in the capital, ‘City Limits’ marks Pinty’s graduation from local sensation to international proposition, as he prepares to fly the nest of the city that spawned him.