Most of the EDM and hip hop fans in the U.S. haven’t been exposed the hype and hysteria surrounding singer-songwriter Ben Drew, aka Plan B. A singer and actor, Plan B was thrust into the limelight in the EDM community a few years ago after appearing on Chase & Status’s debut album More Than Alot. His latest creation is a politically-charged EP that is a “coming home” of sorts–returning to the guttural lyrical prose that launched the MC’s career. He may have taken a detour from his hip hop roots to explore the more melodic side of his passion for music, but his newest tune Ill Manors on 679 Recordings is an explosive return to form for the east Londoner.
Ill Manors, which also happens to be the title of his upcoming film due to be released in May, is also a preview for his forthcoming album. Getting two proper remixes from none other than one of the UK’s top electronic acts, The Prodigy, and superstar dubstep producer FuntCase, this EP goes from rare to bloody raw one second after the drop. The Prodigy remix features bone-crushing breaks, ground shaking sub-bass, and a violent violin riff that is as imposing as it is inviting. The FuntCase remix is packed with wobbly goodness, staggered and lingering in the lowest audible bass register. With appropriate Plan B vocal samples placed sporadically throughout the track, FuntCase has transformed a hip hop banger into dubstep massacre. If these two remixes aren’t enough, check out the original version of the tune in the official video below.