EP Review: Skatta – Fight Night Flows

In Grime by James Wijesinghe

Coventry’s Skatta comes out swinging in his new EP, Fight Night Flows. The MC ties the six tracks closely to his career in boxing, making for a thematic and punch-heavy project.

Stepping into the ring, ‘They Don’t Do’ opens up the EP. This is the most trap-tinged track, and also the first appearance from Los Angeles’ PRKR. His autotuned ad libs are an unique addition, blending different sounds from both sides of the pond. Next up is ‘Shutdown’, not a Skepta cover thankfully, but still a gully grime tune. K Dubz’ wobby production shines here, as well as on the lead single ‘Try’, featuring fellow Midlands rapper Kriptik. Also, Brum’s Tarju Le’Sano picks up the gloves on tough-talking tracks ‘Foot In The Cage’ and ‘Title Shot’. Elements of classic dubstep back Skatta’s quick flows across the EP, making for a strong balance in pace.

Fight Night Flows is about defeating obstacles and knocking down targets. Pulling from the grime of now and before, get pumped with Skatta’s knockout EP. Stream Fight Night Flows now and watch the music video for ‘Try’ below.

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