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SB.TV’s Alternative Corner #6 – Indie music for rap fans.

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In a music world full of diversity our blogger Dan Kemp recommends some alternative music for SB.TV‘s loyal rap, grime and hip hop fans…

Here are five alternative corner artists we think are worthy of a listen…

Troumaca
There is something gloriously enchanting about Troumaca, it’s hard to compare their style to anything else. Hip hop fans will enjoy the unpredictable variety of beats the group use; some ideal for A$AP Rocky and others for Childish Gambino – Troumaca provide soundtrack to a variety of settings.
Listen to: Sanctify, Paradise, Fire (below).

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BIGkids
Since Mr Hudson burst onto the scene with Supernova featuring Kanye West he has always been held in high regard by the rap community. He has now teamed up with the supremely talented Rosie Bones to create big sounds with a homemade vibe.
Listen to: Superhero, Drum In Your Chest, Good For You (below).

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Dry The River
Debut album Shallow Bed propelled this five piece folk-rock act to mainstream success and drew inevitable comparisons to Mumford & Sons, but Dry The River are more rock than folk. Infectious hooks and a jaunty backing beat should appeal to most.
Listen to: No Rest, Weights & Measures, New Ceremony (below).

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Bastille
Widely touted as one of the most exciting indie prospects in years, an act whose songs seem to have a deeper meaning than some of the typecast electro acts who seem to try and follow in the footsteps of The xx. Still need convincing – they’ve even covered City High‘s What Would You Do? and it sounds pretty damn good.
Listen to: Bad Blood, Laura Palmer, Overjoyed (below).

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Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip
Whilst there are clear rap elements to this duo they are by definition indie, signed to the cult label Sunday Best much of their early material was recorded in a bedroom. Scroobius Pip’s flow is a match for almost any other UK rapper and his clever wordplay should endear him to a more hip-hop minded audience.
Listen to: Letter From God To Man, Fixed, Get Better (below).

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If there is anyone you would like to see featured in the Alternative Corner tweet @sbtvonline or @dankemp.

Words by Dan Kemp.

Edited by Natalia

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