Joe James Combines With Wilfred And oakland On 'love riddims' EP

Joe James Combines With Wilfred And oakland On 'love riddims' EP


April 15, 2024

Producers Wilfred and oakland have made their names by reinventing and reinvigorating grime with their edits of classic freestyles and verses, much in the style of KwolleM and WIZE before them.

They've just linked up to provide East London MC Joe James a beat pack of lo-fi, soulful instrumentals that suit his style perfectly. Named love riddims, Joe glides on every single one, sounding as comfortable as he always does—treating the tape almost as a practice exercise. Profound observations about life and love dished out over top-tier production, love riddims is an easy but essential listen.

Blackburn-bred producer Wilfred turned a lot of heads with his Wilfred Edits series, while oakland has racked up spins from his oakland refix series as well as producing for the likes of Skrapz and mixing Ghetts' latest album, On Purpose, With Purpose. Joe James was also on a tear in 2023, dropping a bunch of EPs and anchoring KwolleM's Melo LP.

Take in the trio's link-up below.



Words: Dwayne Wilks
Image via COLORS Studios


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