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“Set Yourself On Fire” – Envy (Stop/Start) [SINGLE] September 3, 2009

Posted by rocketsciencemedia in Press Releases.


TITLE: Set Yourself On Fire / ARTIST: Envy / LABEL: Stop/Start / RELEASE DATE: 19TH OCTOBER 2009

1. Set Yourself On Fire (Original mix)
2. Set Yourself On Fire (Yesking remix)
3. Set Yourself On Fire (Heavy Deviance’s Dark Drum remix)
4. Set Yourself On Fire (Yesking Dub mix)

Envy is 22 year old Nicola Varley, a kinetic MC from the UK’s rainy city, Manchester. Envy waxes lyrical over the cool, smoky beats of Medasyn, with a bold, unhurried flow that smacks of future stardom. Writing song lyrics at the age of 12, it wasn’t until the age of 15 that she developed an interest in hip-hop and decided to put her lyrics to use over rap beats. Influenced by artists such as Nas, TLC, Missy Elliot and Ms Dynamite, Envy developed a passion for rapping and began playing around with her flow developing her unique and original sound with every new track.

Her music profile was raised through involvement in numerous rap battles that took place in and around Manchester. Winning the acclaimed freestyle competition Battlescars in March 2006 brought Envy both respect and publicity, and led to an entry into the Scribblejam Qualifiers which featured some of the best battlers in the UK, followed by an invite to open the MOBO awards 2006. Envy stormed a string of gigs in Germany, London and her hometown, supporting 50 Cent’s G-Unit in November 2007 to promote the impossibly quick “Tongue Twister” single. She has also supported Kano as part of his Home Sweet Home tour performing in front of thousands.

Set Yourself On Fire” is a devastating grime anthem with an incendiary chorus line, showing off Envy’s incredibly sassy lyrical nous. Rhys Adams and his Yesking partnership come correct with a slice of 4×4/ funky house action for track 2 with the dub on 4, while Heavy Deviance’s Dark Drum remix provides a moody yet driving alternative.

This single is currently Radio 1s Nick Grimshaw record of the week and is being supported by Huw Stephens!

If you would like some more information or you want to preview or review this release and would like to receive a promo copy, please contact simon@rocketsciencemedia.com



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