Traditionally, Northampton hasn’t been the first place that springs to mind when one thinks of the epicentres of grime. However, over the past couple of years a few emergent MCs have put the East Midlands town on the map. Along with Statz and Izzie Gibbs, Northants rapper slowthai has proven himself to be one of the town’s most promising new voices. On his debut EP RUNT slowthai mixes the frenetic wordplay of early Dizzee with beats that nod to Road Rap, Eski and the emo-ified new Soundcloud Rap trend. It’s a potent mix.