By limiting plays of ‘We Run The Block‘ to frenetic live performances and radio, Grime MC Bonkaz ensured that the track was considered an anthem long before its release.
Over typically hard production from Heavyhitterz, Bonkaz proclaims that the block belongs to the creatives that thrive in that environment, rather than the police. In the hands of London production trio The Writers Block, ‘We Run The Block‘ is transformed; elevated to a whole new level with pitched-up vocals, huge synthetic horns and new drum patterns that vary from the Trap origins on the original. TWB earned their stripes in the UK’s House scene, but remixes like this one are an excellent indicator of their versatility.
Words by Lewis Lister
Tip by Kristi Shinfuku
Generator North East, The Manse, Kingsland Church Studios, Priory Green, Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE6 2DW
Newsletter Sign Up
Sign up to one of the Generator mailing lists to keep up to date.
Connect with Generator
© Generator 2022 - All rights reserved.
Delivered with Cargo Creative