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Fanatic Energy: Flowdan's Favourite Records
Ollie Zhang , August 3rd, 2016 06:34

Following the release of the grime MC's new album, Disaster Piece, he talks Mollie Zhang through 13 records, from N.W.A to Lexxus, stopping by Shy FX, DJ Krust and Vanilla Ice, that he blames for getting him into music


Ward 21 – 'Bloodstain'
Again, reggae is just a kind of music that has been part of my DNA from day one, so sometimes I don't even notice it's around. It's just subconsciously what I am. But when I heard this song, it stuck out to me. Wow, new voices and a new approach. It just sounded like a whole revamp of reggae. It sounded like something that I would want to actually keep my eye on, I wanted to see if more of this happened. And it did. Ward 21 is a group of artists, but there are about three lead vocalists, and two of them sound like me, or maybe I sound like them now. So when I heard that, I liked it. I didn't make music yet, I just liked it. But when I've made a song and I've heard my voice and heard that it's a bit like this, I started to think, "This is a formula that can work, because I've watched it work already."

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