The use of drill lyrics in criminal trials is to be reviewed by The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in the UK.
New research by the BBC suggests drill music is increasingly being brought forward as evidence in court cases, spurring the decision to assess the impact on fair rulings, with lawyers and academics raising concerns about the practice.
Point Blank is back with another tutorial with The Fanatix, this time the production duo showcase how you can make a weighty UK drill beat in Logic Pro X.
If you're unfamiliar with the drill music genre, it's a style of trap music that is renowned for its gliding 808 sub-basses, clicky snares and dark lyrics. Rising to popularity in mid-2012, following the success of rappers and producers like Young Chop, Chief Keef, Lil Durk, King Louie and others, drill music began to influence UK rappers and producers to create the sensation it has become today.
Cooly G has announced her return to Hyperdub with the 'Save Me' EP. You can hear the lead track, 'We Can Find Love Too', below.
The two-track release marks Cooly G's first release for the label since 2017, and touches on influencesincluding amapiano, drill and UK Funky.
'We Can Find Love Too' features vocals from Ruth Brown, who was a finalist on the first series of BBC television show, 'The Voice'. The title track was co-produced with Marcus Damon.
Ireland’s drill scene has been blowing up since 2018, with homegrown rappers and producers putting their own spin on the world-conquering sound.
In a recent feature for DJ Mag, Robert Kazandjian spoke with key figures in the scene about experimentation, accents, and developing a new form of expression for Black Irish youth.
The injunction that stopped London MCs Skengdo & AM performing UK drill music has been lifted after two years.
Speaking about the interim gang injunction, AM posted on Instagram, "After two long challenging years, the injunction is finally over, back to doing what we know best."