[Y]xng Bane has had a great 2017. The Disturbing London signee has racked up tens of millions of plays across Spotify, YouTube and SoundCloud with a catalogue that seamlessly shifts from dancehall-influenced lovesongs like “Rihanna” to the gritty, ominous sounds of latest single “Froze”.
Bane delivers self-taught life lessons over beats that rest somewhere between the spacious sounds of West African pop and the claustrophobic, kinetic sound that forms the foundations of the UK’s ever-diversifying rap scene. “I wouldn’t put any tag on my music,” he states, refusing to conform to arbitrary, restrictive genre tags. As London’s music scene re-invents itself again after the great Grime revival, Bane is at the crest of a wave of artists distilling multiple, worldwide influences into the sound that will dominate 2018.