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Kurupt FM and Craig David link up for hotly-awaited collab ‘Summertime’

Legends in their own lunchtime Kurupt FM team up with Craig David to celebrate the easing of lockdown

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Kurupt FM. Photo credit: Ewan Spencer

London pirate garage crew – and stars of BBC Three mockumentary ‘People Just Do Nothing’ – Kurupt FM haved teamed up with singer Craig David for the release of their first original single, ‘Summertime’, out now via Polydor Records.

After the demise of the Brentford collective’s inimitable pirate radio station of the same name, ‘Summertime’ is a new leaf for the crew and the first in a series of big plans for 2021.

Taken from their forthcoming debut album ‘The Greatest Hits (Part 1)’, the track was produced by FRED, MJ Cole and Emmanuel Franklyn Adelabu. The new track also heralds their upcoming tours of nights, festivals and garden parties across the UK.

The track channels old school garage vibes, with Craig David contributing vocals and ad-libs before Kurupt provide a darkside flip – treating listeners to a verse from Kurupt’s frontman, MC Grindah.

Grindah said: “Craig David is a living legend and I think I speak for him when I say that we are too. This is the collaboration that summer 2021 needed and it was only right that we stepped up and provided the vibes. You’re welcome.”

It follows Craig David’s viral Radio 1Xtra takeover for MistaJam and Kurupt FM, where he performed his UK classic ‘Fill Me In’ over Jack Ü & Justin Bieber’s ‘Where Are U Now’ instrumental. The number one album ‘Following My Intuition’ followed in 2016, preceding 2018’s ‘My Time Is Now’.

Craig David said: “Not only are Kurupt FM living legends, but they will continue to be so for generations to come!! Such great guys! I loved working with them and felt inspired in the studio as they really do live for Garage Music!”

Alongside the new album, Kurupt FM will be releasing the feature film adaptation of their BAFTA-winning BBC comedy series in August. ‘People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan’ follows Grindah, Beats, Chabuddy G, Steves and Decoy on their journey to international stardom, after hearing the news that one of their songs has been used on a popular Japanese game show.

“You know me, I can sell anything mate,” says Kurupt FM manager Chabuddy G, of the experience. “Ice to an Eskimo, halal meat to a racist vegan… selling garage music to Japan is water off a duck’s beak mate.”