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KDA × Tinashe – Die a Little Bit



KDA released Die A Little Bit VS. Tinashe and featuring Ms Banks & Karnage Kills.

Like all modern romances, Die A Little Bit started in the DMs. Having previously worked together on his Just Say smash, KDA messaged Tinashe to let her know how much he loved the track and she immediately sent him the stems. He then enlisted Ms. Banks and the unstoppable Grime talent [Vice], Karnage Kills – who refers to himself as The Grime Barbie – to add some bars.

Within hours of KDA leaking his version of Die A Little Bit to Annie Mac, she was hammering it on her Radio 1 show. Cue a massive and overwhelmingly positive reaction, and a flurry of demand for the track to be released. It fell to the legendary Pete Tong to seal the deal, and Die A Little Bit was confirmed to be released via his ThreeSixZero label in the US and powerhouse British label Black Butter in the UK.

Die A Little Bit is the lead single from KDA’s forthcoming KDA Live Club Show EP and sets the tone for what is to follow. With an emphasis on energy and diversity, it fuses the worlds of RnB, Grime and the Black gay underground, highlighting KDA’s daring, lawless approach to music making and passion for bringing daring and different elements into the same space, purely to see what can happen.

A broad, scintillating collection, a mini-manifesto, KDA’s forthcoming KDA Live Club Show EP, is centered around his coming of age in London’s Soho. Steeped in his own personal history, it brings out the colour he remembers from iconic LGBTQ+ nightspots there.

I came to realise that I spoke about Soho in the past tense, says KDA. London has changed; it was all bright lights, neon signs, there was a danger to it. And when you walk around in Soho now, that’s not there anymore. I want to talk about those stories, with some of the friends and musicians that I’ve met over the past 10 years.

Kris di Angelis, (KDA), has led one of British music’s most remarkable careers. A shy South London kid who found his identity amid the debauchery of the city’s network of underground gay clubs, he’s renowned for his 10-year-long DJing stint alongside Jodie Harsh at Soho’s wildest clubs and spending two decades at the top, notching up more triumphs than virtually any of his peers. He’s been named official DJ for London Fashion Week three years running, scored a number one single with Turn The Music Louder (Rumble), (crafted alongside Katy B and Tinie Tempah), and, more recently, released a torrent of projects during lockdown. This includes his Honey Dijon refix, his sought-after Moi Renee Miss Honey VIP edit, his universally beloved The Human Stone ft. Angie Stone, and his stellar take on the hit Rudimental x Annie-Marie and Tion Wayne link up Come Over. KDA has earned his place in the spotlight, and he’s done it while staying true to the passions and beliefs that first fired his clubbing imagination.


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Ms Banks at GRM Gala presented by GRM Daily & Beats by Dr. Dre on 9th August at the V&A_photcredit_ Richie Shots from Kate Head, Stoked PR for use by 360 Magazine

GRM Gala Presented by GRM Daily × Beats by Dr. Dre

Artists, entrepreneurs and key industry figures came together at the GRM Gala in London to celebrate black excellence in the UK Entertainment and Music Industry.

Collaborating with Beats By Dr. Dre, GRM Daily co-hosted their annual Pre-Rated Awards Gala at the iconic V&A Museum. The illustrious event was attended by a number of GRM’s extended family of influential artists and industry friends including: Adeola Patronne, Akala, DJ Semtex, Eva Apio, Krept & Konan, Miss La Familia, Tim Westwood, Tion Wayne and Zeze Millz. Also in attendance were GRM Rated 2021 award nominees: AJ Tracey, Arrdee, Fredo, Ghetts, Ivorian Doll, Michael Dapaah, Ms Banks, Nella Rose and Stormzy.

The GRM Gala, whose official sponsors included Chivas Regal Whisky and AU Vodka, brought the best in style and opulence to the V&A, creating an ambience befitting of the celebration. The event was curated by GRM Daily CEO and founder, Post.

Post says: “I was honored to celebrate the outstanding success achieved by friends and peers at Monday’s event”.

The GRM Gala took place for the first time last year. It was held in partnership with Beats By Dr. Dre at One Marylebone in Westminster, ahead of the GRM Rated Awards 2020.

GRM Daily, is an award-winning platform at the epicenter of UK Rap & Grime music culture for over a decade. An outlet where the very best of UK music is whole heartedly celebrated, GRM is renowned as an influential launch pad for the country’s emerging and established talent and as the hosts of Britain’s premier award ceremony for UK Rap & Grime music, The Rated Awards. With over 4 billion YouTube views, 4 million subscribers and a social reach of over 3 million, GRM is the most viewed British music platform in the UK.

Beats is a leading audio brand founded in 2006 by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. Through its family of premium consumer headphones, earphones and speakers, Beats has introduced an entirely new generation to the possibilities of premium sound entertainment. The brand’s continued success helps bring the energy, emotion and excitement of playback in the recording studio back to the listening experience for music lovers worldwide. Beats was acquired by Apple Inc. in July 2014. Beats’ latest product the Beats Studio Buds are available now.