Martin Badder has released on labels such as Crosstown Rebels, Repopulate Mars, Renaissance, Nervous Records, Strictly Rhythm, Toolroom, DFTD and more. For his debut release as part of the Jack Said What family, Badder has teamed up with pal Maria to produce a street-real track aimed for these times.
Over an old skool breakbeat, vocalist MARIA begins to drop bars about the dualities of inner city life. The track becomes more and more anthemic as it progresses, sitting somewhere between Little Simz and The Streets in its depiction of urban existence. MARIA doesn’t hold back with her rhymes — so understandably the label asked for a shorter, clean edit for radio play as part of the package. It’s old skool but it’s new skool.
‘No Two Ways About It’ is the first release on Out Yer Box, the sister label to Jack Said What. The new label has been launched to cater for non-4/4 material, whether it be ambient, trip-hop, breakbeat, guitar-driven or whatever. Out Yer Box tracks may not be in your rekordbox to play on the nightclub dancefloor, but the music is still well worth a listen in its varying shades and hues.
Jack Said What has made a sizeable impact on the scene since launching in the summer of 2022. Helmed by Steve Mac, Irvine Welsh and Carl Loben, it’s already released 15 EPs and two artist albums — and there’s a lot more quality music to come in 2023.