In a post-’German Whip’ universe, with a mainstream grime scene dominated by the shadows of stalwarts Skepta and JME, future-minded producer Mumdance and teenage MC Novelist are something completely fresh. With all the sharp beats and lyrical flex of their predecessors, the beatmaker and the Lewisham don keep grime’s recognisable pulse beating through their huge single ‘Take Time’, while always playfully pushing it to the extremes of minimalism.
For a clean, angular track like this, nothing fits the bill quite like a straight-up performance for the video. Shot in crisp black and white, the ‘Take Time’ visual gives plenty of space for Novelist’s tongue-in-cheek charisma to shine. Stream the video exclusively here, cop Mumdance’s EP via Rinse on the 16th June and see his metallic grime visions going off live at KOKO as part of Camden Crawl on the 21st.