The transformation of Southampton's Royal T, from talented up-and-comer in early 2011 to scene lynchpin a little over a year later, has been nothing short of meteoric. With bags of ability and a work ethic that befits his years, Rinse's decision to release the excellent 'Inside the Ride / Cool Down' on their own in-house label is a testament to just how far he's come. A lot of credit must also go to Elijah and Skilliam who were first to recognise his potential, not only giving him the platform that provided his first solo release in 'Orangeade' early last year, but also giving him support and confidence at a time when success was not guaranteed. Their faith in him has been thoroughly rewarded in the shape of notable remix work for both Katy B and Yasmin, sell out shows and now releases with Rinse, all of which have aided Butterz in their mission to see grime fully appreciated for its musical merits. A real milestone on a number of levels, Inside the Ride / Cool Down is available from tonight on 12'' vinyl via Rinse Recordings.
You can preview the tracks via Soundcloud here:
Rinse Presents: Royal-T 12" #1 - Inside The Ride/Cool Down by Royal-T
Inside The Ride / Cool Down at Picadilly Records (lovely review also included): http://www.piccadillyrecords.com/products/RoyalT-InsideTheRideCoolDown-Rinse-81485.html