Out 16th October, “For The Love feat. Amy True” & “Wind Up Your Waist feat. Shiffa Dan, RTKal & G.O.L.D” is the next single from supernatural Sound System duo Ghost Writerz (GWz), fresh from releasing their acclaimed July debut LP ‘GWz All The Way’. After a series of heavy hitting singles to date (the Trap-infused “Back It Up”, the Junglist anthem “How We Living” in collaboration with Pete Cannon, Future Dancehall banger “Tell Me” and Lovers’ Rock ballad “Rose”), this new digital double A-side further highlights the striking range of influences and twists at play in the GWz sound, with two more contrasting cuts from the LP alongside a brand new remix from forward-thinking bass merchants Matta.
Fiery and conscious, dub-inflected Hip Hop track “For The Love” sees the pristine stylings of main GWz vocalist Jason “Jimmy Screech” Bradshaw joined by one of the UK’s fastest rising MCs, Amy True (whose recent exploits include vocals on Akala’s ‘Knowledge Is Power Vol. 2’ LP), to build a headstrong ode to the art that keeps them going, regardless of the madness that goes along with it.
A crowd hit at Boomtown, Nozstock and Ministry Of Sound – to name a few GWz showcases this Summer – “Wind Up Your Waist feat. Shiffa Dan, RTKal & G.O.L.D” brings the carnival mode, producer Harry “Sleepy Time Ghost” Metcalfe infusing and expanding on the Future Dancehall sound with an insistent tropical heat. Contrasting MC styles come from regular crew Shiffa Dan, G.O.L.D and Birmingham’s young upstart RTKal, whose Skunk Rock mixtape recently premiered via Complex, and whose collaborative EP with Ed West will be the next Sharp And Ready release in November.
Matta’s rework of “For The Love” sees them demonstrating the signature rolling, sub-heavy style that has gained acclaim from Björk, Rudimental, SKisM, Foreign Beggars, Annie Nightingale, RacknRuin, N-Type, High Rankin, Happa and more. “We heard the original of this track and knew it was something huge”, say the revered production duo of the tune, which they skilfully spin into a big, club orientated version that amps up the punchy urgency.