Agro feat. Riko Dan - Warlord

Agro feat. Riko Dan - Warlord

Release: 7 October 2021

Label: Nuusic

Catalog: DUBCLTR 002

For the second release on Nuusic’s brand-new imprint Dub Culture, London-based DJ/producer Agro joins forces with veteran East London MC and Roll Deep original Riko Dan for a piece of heavy artillery entitled “Warlord”—backed with its instrumental counterpart.

Originally hailing from the Isle of Wight, Agro boasts a wealth of recent releases on esteemed drum and bass labels including Sub-Liminal, Murky Digital, Pick The Lock and Audio Addict Records. Between appearances on platforms like DnB Allstars, Data Transmission and iconic radio station Flex FM, he’s garnered a loyal following of over 10,000, proving himself to be one of the genre’s most exciting breakthrough acts.

Counting collaborations with a plethora of top-tier MCs including fellow Roll Deep member Flowdan, inimitable Birmingham MC Devilma and SLK’s Flirta D among his recent oeuvre, Agro has a clear affinity for an MC-led approach, so this link-up with one of grime’s pioneers should come as no surprise.

Introducing itself with reverberating, spliced vocals before launching into a gritty groove, “Warlord” soon brings barbed synths, frantic breakbeats and Riko’s signature patois-inflected taunts into the equation, culminating in a rowdy stepper dominated by quaking sub-bass and intricate percussive arrangements. “Me ah real badman, ah nuh speculation”, the self-proclaimed London City Warlord repeatedly assures listeners over bellowing basslines and snapping snares. In this moment, it’s abundantly clear.

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