Flowdan at Joshua Brooks
2nd June 2023
Flowdan has played an integral part within the Grime scene as an MC since the beginning. As one of the original members of UK grime crew Roll Deep and the Pay As U Go Cartel before that, Flowdan has cemented his booming raw delivery on some of the biggest tracks of the past decade – The Bug’s “Skeng” and “Jah Wah”, and Lethal Bizzle’s – “Pow! (Forward)” – and put out on respected labels from Eskibeats to Hyperdub. Having been featured in the BBC Documentary “The Story Of Grime” and as one of the main contributors to Wiley’s autobiography, Flowdan’s legacy in Grime is unparalleled.
After the success of his “Serious Business EP”, he released his acclaimed solo album ‘Disaster Piece’ on Tru Thoughts, which was nominated for Best Album at the Urban Music Awards (alongside the likes of Dave, Slowthai, Giggs, JME and Skepta). The release was praised by DJ Mag, The Guardian, Trench, Clash, EARMILK, Complex, HYPEBEAST, Mixmag, GRM Daily and received support from across BBC 1Xtra, John Kennedy (Radio X), Nemone and Don Letts (BBC 6Music) to name a few.
“The Red Pill EP” (2020) was his first self-produced release and is rife with the definitive Flowdan grime sound, meshed with a selection of inspired musical highlights and talented featured artists, including Jammz, Snowman Baby and Roachee.