DJ SEMTEX: UK PRODUCERS RUN NY
19 Feb 2020
UK producers are starting new wave in NY?
The conversation between the UK and US was started by broadcasting legend, DJ Semtex, when he posted a ‘triggering’ tweet:
The award-winning DJ has proved his credibility in music over his decade-long career. However, his statement received mixed responses. Whilst many championed him for giving British producers what they’re due, NY natives grew defensive.
NY’s new wave is undoubtedly a product of U.K. Drill beats. The likes of Pop Smoke, Fivio Foreign, Smoove L and more have crafted their sounds around the British drill influence.
Complex’s hip-hop podcast, Everyday Struggle, briefly discussed the topic.
They concluded that any collaboration between the UK and US should be celebrated — I agree! We’re having a great time and it’s a great wave.