Following on from an explosive start to the year with his ‘Graphene, Vol 2’ project, grime veteran D Power Diesle teases the release of ‘Graphene, Vol 3’ with his latest charged-up street heater ‘Cold As Ice’ alongside fellow London MC Kyze.
Enriched with nothing but straight greaze and an unapologetic tone throughout, piercing synths and a heavy bass courtesy of Efflex, build to create a fiery backdrop that enables Dielse to pierce through with the up-most ease. Showering the beat with infectious bars and an effortless swagger the pioneers gruff tone adds that extra punch to the already booming track, “Cold as ice / Gal tell me i taste nice / They want cake so I give them a slice / But that don’t make you wife / Can’t call me Bounty like Mr Price”, he spits. Setting the tone for what’s yet to appear on the highly anticipated ‘Graphene, Vol 3’ project, ‘Cold As Ice’ is a slice of nostalgia mixed in with a contemporary feel that’s reminiscent of a hazy night out with your friends. Calling on Kyze for an assisting verse the pair mirrors each other’s energy and in turn create a wheel-up worthy riddim!
A pioneer and veteran that many within Black British music praise, D Power Diesle is best known for his impact in the early grime days via Déjà vu, Rinse FM, and clashing with Wariko on Lord of the Mics 3. But it doesn’t stop there. Not only housing an impressive catalogue of music, Diesle has also toured with UK heavy-weight Skepta, Wiley, Jammer, and Modestep before outlining a reputation of his own. Flash forward to today, it’s a common discussion amongst UK rap about grime’s positioning in our current landscape, a topic of which not everyone agrees on. However, it’s artists like D Power Diesle that are still holding it up for those gritty, raw, and lively tracks that encapsulate the roots of London’s inner city. Taking his knowledge of the industry and putting it to good use, Diesle formed his own label EB Records that’s committed to guiding the up-and-coming artists of today down the right path.
Housing previous support from Trench, GRM Daily, GUAP, Clash Magazine, Notion, Ministry of Sound, Mixtape Madness, Linkup TV, The Pit LDN, Charlie Sloth, DJ Target, No Signal, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra, KISS Fresh, and many more, look out as D Power Diesle continues to raise the bar this 2022!