Bashy Takes Us From Harlesden To Hollywood On New Drop "Sticky"

Bashy Takes Us From Harlesden To Hollywood On New Drop "Sticky"

June 03, 2024

Bashy continues the rollout for his imminent album with new single "Sticky". Named after garage pioneer Sticky, the track is inspired by Bashy's years in the early grime scene and his time spent perfecting his craft on pirate radio.

Production for this one comes from Toddla T and Bashy himself who combine to make a punchy grime riddim, made tense with violins and booming basslines. Over the breathless beat, Bashy tells his life story, recounting his journey from Harlesden to Hollywood.

Bashy has explained the track, saying "I'm taking you on my journey from Harlesden to Hollywood, standing in my truth, chronicling the harshness and reality of the life I experienced along the way, over a hardback bass inspired by the basslines of 140bpm and with Sticky's personal blessing to sample his classic, 'Triplets II'. This feels like how it was at the time; rough and raw, spitting with the same veracity as I did as a 19 year old on the Risky Roads 2 DVD."

The new album Being Poor Is Expensive is due for release July 11. Features will include Skrapz, Roses Gabor and Haile. While we wait for more, hit play below.

Words: Dwayne Wilks
Photography: Dennis Morris