Camden’s reload-specialist PK (Bad Ombre) unleashes his explosive grime / drill cut Bad Energee – partnered with a chilling visualiser and beat from producer Marlon Loud.
Since bursting onto the scene with the infamous grime collective YGG, PK has continuously delivered sleek offerings that push the sonic boundaries of contemporary grime. Known for fluently fusing textures from the worlds of grime, drill and garage, he’s rapidly become one of the most innovating artists across the underground soundscape, as he supplies another grimed heater to his solo discography.
Through Bad Energee, we hear the Camden native’s classic unrelenting kinetics and complete creative capacity. Heavy 808s and sharp drill percussion set pace as PK boldly reflects on the challenging road to his fruition – crafty pen and pad ability on show as he expresses “In myself I had to invest, can’t be broke no I can’t be stressed. Trying to make a mill (meal) like dinner before bed”.
All starting at the local youth centre, the young grime collective YGG sent waves across the UK with their high-energy aura and distinctive rampage bars. Supporting AJ Tracey on tour and later releasing their devilish debut project World Domination – receiving extensive airplay on Rinse FM, BBC Radio 1 and NTS as well as acclaim from key tastemakers including I-D, CRACK MAGAZINE, GRM DAILY and NOTION. All leading to a first major performance at Glastonbury 2017 and YGG’s first headline show at Camden Assembly.
While heat continued to build around YGG, PK had visions for solo stardom. Becoming one of the first grime MCs to feature on Kenny Allstar’s Mad About Bars and gaining appearances across SBTV’s Warm Up Sessions and Lord Of The Mics 2019. 2020 saw PK drop his experimental Warrior Chant/Ps In EP produced by the retro-futuristic wonderkid IZCO, becoming PK’s most popular release to date and sparking the growth of his cult following within the scene.
Features on Sir Spyro’s 2021 freestyle with the likes of JME, Frisco, Shorty and Capo Lee surrounded PK with grime royalty ahead of his debut album Street Symptoms – firmly solidifying the young MC as an undeniable force in the new Grime era.
After dropping a stream of ignited war dubs in 2022, PK is primed and ready to make his mark on the UK sound sphere – as we anticipate another standout year for the genre-bending talent on the cusp of mainstream glory.