London has arguably the best music scene around, with thousands of talented musicians emerging every day, most of which are unsigned acts waiting for their big break.
Unsigned Friday brings you the very best unsigned music artists from around the capital, as well as giving these acts a platform to promote their music.
Keeping it real
24-year-old artist D-Rymez has been creating music since primary school, and has released five online mixtapes in his career so far. Collaborating with a Toronto musician for his latest single How We Roll, D-Rymez is looking to bridge the gap between West London and Canada.
D-Rymez said: "My music is a reflection of my lifestyle and what I aspire to achieve in life.
"My lyrics depend on the type of beat I am writing to, so if I hear a slow jam type of beat I write about real life situations or relationships and when I hear a hype energetic beat I just write whatever comes to mind that suits the beat, from partying in the clubs with my people to writing the hardest metaphors and lyrics relating to myself.
"My inspiration comes from my own life experiences. I write about my progression and the things I've been through.
"As an artist I think its important to keep it real to what you've really been through and your surroundings. It always sounds better when its genuinely coming from the heart, that way your audience can relate to you.
"When it comes to my favourite artists, I grew up on Eminem, 2Pac, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, a lot of West Coast Hip Hop, but these days I listen to Future, Drake, Kanye West."
D-Rymez said: "I started writing lyrics when I was really young, I'm talking Year 6 primary days! I got into freestyling as a hobby while surrounded by friends and got addicted to it, since then I've never lost the love for making music.
"I first started recording music at a friends house using amateur recording software and a PC microphone... We really did start from scratch.
"I first started recording my songs professionally at Bollo Studios in South Acton , where I met Ren The Producer, who was recording and engineering artists at the time. I recorded my first mixtape at the age of 15 and dropped a mixtape every year after that.
"At the moment I'm working on my brand new mixtape #T1G24 - the name will be released very soon. I'm in the studio every night, sometimes until 4am, working on music with my producers and engineers making sure the music sounds perfect when its ready to drop.
"I have so much music ready to release, I actually can't wait to showcase it to my fans and followers."
D-Rymez has just released a new single, entitled How We Roll, along with a Toronto-based artist called Laioung. The single has been released on Soundcloud , with a music video on YouTube.
At the beginning of March, the track will also be released on iTunes, Spotify and Apple Music.
D-Rymez said: "This is the first collaboration with West London and Toronto. The track was recorded in my studio, my producer and friend TerraOne aka Mr. Mulligan introduced me to Laioung who produced the beat and featured on the chorus.
"The chemistry was crazy in the studio, we literally wrote the track, recorded and mixed it in less than an hour.
"The track has been getting a great response from everybody so far. It's a hard hitting tune with a catchy hook. How We Roll is basically about our current lifestyles, I speak about how it was coming up making music when I was younger and being proud of how life has progressed so far."
D-Rymez said: "The feeling of performing in front of a crowd of people that are vibing out to your music is the best feeling ever, thats what keeps me going.
"What I really love the most is the positive messages I get from people I have never met that reach out to me on my social media telling me they enjoy my music. To know how far my music has come keeps me driven to make more.
"People think when you're making music it's all about money and fame, I just love making music. When you put your heart and soul into your dream nothing can stop you, and I want to lead by example."
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