Leeds label 1Forty has taken the leap to paid releases, and their first offering does not disappoint. "Dance Dun" is a heavyweight in every sense, as Slay and Trigga combine their blistering flows with an infectious chanting chorus; making it clear that 0161 is as alive and kicking as ever.
The scattering dubstep-and-grime beat of Zed Bias’s production carries the MCs as they trade 16s back and forth. The instrumental is unexpectedly brutal, using powerful sweeping bass balanced by ethereal chimes. 1Forty continues to promote the best of the Northern scene, bringing fresh sounds that combine great homegrown UK genres.
Following the premiere with Complex UK and support on 1Xtra from DJ Target, "Dance Dun" is out now to download and stream.