‘We own the ball now’: How UK producers set a new standard for drill

UK drill cannot be stopped. In its fairly short history the potent rap subgenre has percolated through localised London communities against the forces of police censorship and mainstream media moral panic to rise up as a dominant musical force. Now a talented generation of British beat makers, producers and engineers have emerged as influential figures inspiring the sound’s spread worldwide: most notably, across the Atlantic, where US rappers are calling upon UK artists to soundtrack a fresh wave of groundbreaking party anthems…

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