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You Haven't Heard Trap Like Kadiata's "Dumb" Before

The South Londoner self-produces a unique blend of twisted and infectious trap—one that feels far more at home here, in Britain, than anywhere else.

This article originally appeared on Noisey UK.

Oi, you lot. In case you've been sleeping, here's a quick catch up on Kadiata. He's 22 years old, he's from South London, and he self produces a unique blend of twisted, infectious trap—one that feels far more at home here, in Britain, than anywhere else. It's music that bangs in the backseat of a smoked-out Vauxhall Astra as much as it does in the club.

Last year we premiered Kadiata's track "Goodnight," a track that served as an introduction to the twilight zone, street-lit atmospherics his music encapsulates. Today, Kadiata releases a new track called "Dumb"—and, in all honesty, he's not messing around. His flow drives forward like a hot knife slicing through butter; his hooks latch like a bed bug that refuses to leave its host body. By the time the second verse concludes, the melting pot Kadiata is quickly becoming known for is evident. There's a flow that's almost grime like in its movement, a sound laid into the instrumental that sounds halfway between some bag-pipes and the ringtone of a dealer's burner phone, but then it all backs up into a hook that's so addictive it's difficult to deny its potential to compete with some of the scene's more established trap artists.

Take a listen below.