Nico Lindsay is on top form with self-produced 'The Codename Lin EP'

North London wordsmith Nico Lindsay has long been celebrated for his lyrical ability, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Trim and Capo Lee for freestyles and sets on a regular basis. Equipped with enough bars to fill a book, as well as some recently-perfected skills in record production, he has returned with his first project in a number of years, the self-produced Codename Lin EP.

On opening track "Black Magician", Lindsay couples tribal drums reminiscent of golden-age UK funky with a gnarly bassline, and weaves some of his signature lines into the song's hook. The sparse, eerie "False Representation" is another highlight, and sees topical bars about fake gangsters set against a trap-influenced backdrop of siren FX and 808 kick drums.

The project's haunting, sample-driven lead single "Gee Owe Dee" recently received video treatment, with a shortened edit of "False Representation" also slapped onto the end of the clip as an exciting Easter egg for loyal viewers. You can check the video out below:

March has been an eventful month for Nico. He recently took on the infamous #BleepTestFreestyle challenge on Snoochie Shy's Radar Radio show. Watch him shell down everything from classic hip hop to drum and bass here:

He also rolled through A.G's maiden Grime Show on Rinse FM, following the show's recent change in format to a rotating cast of four DJs. Full visuals for the show can be found below. It's clear to see that 2018 is Nico's for the taking.