Birmingham grime producer Defiant significantly raised his profile back in April during the Beat Boss 7 qualifiers on Mode FM. Exchanging war dubs with remnts, Abmanrah and Jakebob, he finished as the runner-up of the tournament, gaining major plaudits from judges and narrowly missing out on a spot at the ensuing clash at Five Miles in July.
During the second round of his war against remnts, Defiant let loose a vocal special from Nottingham MC Rame entitled "Warlord", which combines rapid, arpeggiated violins with choppy choir samples and a floor-shakingly resonant bassline. The song, and its accompanying instrumental version "K9", have now been released onto streaming services.
Check it out below and follow @DefiantGrime and @RameOnline on Twitter for more updates.