PENGSHUi: PENGSHUi (Stream)

Ever since PENGSHUi announced their formation a few years back, it has become clearer with each new release and live performance, that these were three seasoned artists who had found the ideal home for their respective crafts. Illaman, Prav and Fatty decided to carve their own niche at the riotous frenzied point at which punk and grime meet, drawing on the parallels between the two genres to devastating effect. Now with the arrival of their debut album, the trio have cemented their position as one of the most rousing and important acts to emerge from the UK in recent times. The self-titled debut is a perfect encapsulation of everything that PENGSHUi stand for, packed to the rafters with the raw energy of their live shows, the humour and sheer entertainment of Illaman’s lyricism, the fierce antiestablishment spirit that permeates both punk and grime, and the absolute FUCK YOU attitude of three artists who are making exactly the type of music they want, because they can. Continue reading “PENGSHUi: PENGSHUi (Stream)”

PENGSHUi x Footsie: Wiseman

Another visual riot from punk-grime advocates, PENGSHUi, as they team up with Newham Generals legend, Footsie, on Wiseman. The production comes courtesy of Pete Cannon. It follows the announcement this week, that PENGSHUi’s debut album is set for release on 21 February. I’ve been pushing these guys since their first track and I am fully confident that we are going to see them reach incredible heights when the LP comes. Considering what they have already achieved in a relatively short space of time, it’s basically a given that they are going to blow up eventually and I think this album will be the touchpaper. More news on the self-titled debut when I’ve got it. Wiseman is available to stream now on the usual platforms. Continue reading “PENGSHUi x Footsie: Wiseman”

PENGSHUi: No Joke

Energy levels off the charts, as PENGSHUi hit us with their latest video. The punk-grime outfit have been making serious waves since their arrival on the scene, with each release raising the anticipation for their debut album, which is looming on the horizon. No Joke is another aggressively joyous outburst, accompanied by a video which sees the trio giving a big performance in a small car. Happy Friday.

PENGSHUi: Nobody Cares

More unadulterated raucousness from punk-grime hybrid behemoth, PENGSHUi, as they unleash their latest effort, Nobody Cares. You know what though? I care, cos this is a fucking banger. The boys are scheduled to join Foreign Beggars on their tour which kicks off in the not too distant future, so if you see them advertised in your town, go experience a few moments of audible anarchy. Also stay tuned for Illaman’s solo EP which comes out this Friday. The video for Nobody Cares was made by Ray Kane.

PENGSHUi: Slang Like This (Live Rework)

More punk-grime crossover mayhem, as the PENGSHUi boys take on another rugged classic – Slang Like This. Originally a big smash for True Tiger and P Money back in 2010, the trio have now unleashed their live reworking on us unsuspecting – yet very welcoming – mortals. If this is how the year has started for PENGSHUi then I reckon we’re going to hear loads more music from them as 2019 progresses. Stay tuned.

The Prodigy: Light Up the Sky (PENGSHUi Remix)

PENGSHUi have been gaining accolades all over the shop since they burst onto the scene a few months back with their unique punk-grime crossover formula. The trio’s latest plaudits come from rave gods, The Prodigy, who approached PENGSHUi to remix their track Light Up The Sky, which is lifted from their forthcoming album, No Tourists. The result is an uncompromising sonic blast that is going to be sure to fuck up many a dance from here on out. You can pre-order the album now from the all the usual spots. PENGSHUi are currently on a nationwide tour supporting Astroid Boys, so keep an eye out for them rolling through your town soon.

PENGSHUi: Don’t Like Me

Happy to see the second single from PENGSHUi get its release. The punk/grime hybrid three-piece look set to make a lot of waves this festival season and beyond, as they bring their unique sound to the stage. This follows on from their debut gig in a more intimate London setting, which went down very well by all accounts. Looking forward to what follows. You can stream Don’t Like Me below and it’s also available on all the other usual platforms. Continue reading “PENGSHUi: Don’t Like Me”

Pengshui: Control

Reggae and punk sounded nothing alike, but found common ground in their anti-establishment themes. Bob Marley in particular found an affinity with the movement when he relocated to the UK, hence the song Punky Reggae Party on Exodus.
Same goes for grime and punk. The anti-establishment sentiment is prevalent once again and also the energy levels reach similar heights in both genres. That’s why I’m happy to see Pengshui come to life cos they are going to show us how those two worlds can unite & make some joyous mayhem. Continue reading “Pengshui: Control”