6 Songs, 22 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Among the growing number of UK acts fusing dancehall, Afrobeats, grime, R&B, and hip-hop together, few have alchemized all the elements as infectiously as Lotto Boyzz. A salute to the duo’s hometown, “Birmingham (Anthem)” is an urgent call to the dance floor, riding choppy beats and swooping synths. However, the duo truly excel when they dial down the BPMs to bask in their indelible melodies and unhurried, Auto-Tuned vocals on “No Don” and “Afrobbean (Bumper).”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Among the growing number of UK acts fusing dancehall, Afrobeats, grime, R&B, and hip-hop together, few have alchemized all the elements as infectiously as Lotto Boyzz. A salute to the duo’s hometown, “Birmingham (Anthem)” is an urgent call to the dance floor, riding choppy beats and swooping synths. However, the duo truly excel when they dial down the BPMs to bask in their indelible melodies and unhurried, Auto-Tuned vocals on “No Don” and “Afrobbean (Bumper).”

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About Lotto Boyzz

Birmingham duo Lotto Boyzz (aka Last of the Trill Ones, aka Ash X Lucas) cut their teeth making grime tracks before transcending the genre and pursuing their own style, Afro-bashment. Ash and Lucas met at a youth club in 2011, where they spontaneously decided to collaborate on a grime track. Their instant creative chemistry persuaded them to join forces, and they honed their craft over the following years until breaking through in 2016 with the singles "Hitlist" and "Bad Gyal." The duo garnered more attention in 2017 with the release of "No Don," which racked up millions of streams online. ~ Liam Martin

ORIGIN
Birmingham, England
FORMED
2011

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