Ever since the release of 2014’s Froggy EP, Birmingham (UK) artist Dapz On The Map — along with his equally-talented cohort Jaykae — have been touted as the next to blow from the Midlands. Since then, both artists have continued to release quality bangers to the masses, most of which might be considered Grime yet effortlessly breaks the proverbial ceiling as a genre-bending sound all their own.
In Dapz case, he’s been meticulously crafting his long-awaited project Don’t Say A Word, and everything that he’s cooked up during this time (“Champion Champion,” “Murdah,” “Oh My Days” and “I Swear“) is beyond amazing. Recently, he blessed his fans with a new track and visual for “Mini Valet,” which sees production from Thomas Mellor (a frequent collaborator and super-prodigy in his own right)…the Kyle Xay-directed clip begins and ends with footage of recent performances and centers upon the process of getting a wash at a mini valet (hence the title).
Dapz explained the deeper meaning to Complex, who premiered the reflective cut:
…Dapz has seemingly been through the rough-and-tough and comes out the other side fresh — and raring to go. “I knew that if I took shortcuts, in the long run, man wouldn’t see any traffic…”
Enjoy “Mini Valet” below and pick up the single here. As an extra dose for newcomers, we’ve also added the clip for the razor-sharp “Shinobi Part 1.”