UK grime crew Raw Calibre have released their debut single, titled Madman. Their new EP “Hierarchy” is set to release sometime in mid-July via Waxman Recordings.
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“A hard-hitting, in-your-face, bass-driven tune inspired by the wrongful conviction of the triumvirate’s frontman Guillotine Mack…the song touches on socio-economic issues and pulls no punches.” –Big Shot Mag
In advance of their debut “Hierarchy” EP, UK grime trio Raw Calibre have just released their first single Madman, which compares the treatment of the lower classes in the UK to that of people in mental institutions.
Raw Calibre’s home city of Manchester has gained a notorious reputation over the past few decades for contributing controversial artists to the world of music, such as The Smiths and Joy Division.
A city famed for its industrial roots and rich musical heritage, but plagued with gangland violence and criminality, Manchester is still firmly on the musical map of 2015, spawning genre-defining bass music and hip hop acts such as Dub Phizix, Virus Syndicate, and Shotty Horroh. Enter Raw Calibre, the newest edition to the city’s underground hip hop and bass legacy.
Madman was inspired by the wrongful conviction of frontman Guillotine Mack and the helpless situation he found himself in. “During my time in jail, I finally realized where someone like me sits in the hierarchy of society,” says Mack, and he expresses himself with creative, thought-provoking lyrics in the imitable style of the true Mancunia. Production comes from notorious dubstep producer MRK1 whose heart-thumping bass and infectious melodies pave a platform for Raw Calibre to unleash their verbal assault on the music industry.
Keep an eye out for the forthcoming music video, which brings the single’s lyrics to life in gruesome detail.