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      music i-D Staff 5 July 2016

      video premiere: jd reid ft. d double e, rōshi

      With 'rōshi' translating directly in Japanese to ‘old master’, let D Double E share essential bars of wisdom on this JD Reid track.

      video premiere: jd reid ft. d double e, rōshi video premiere: jd reid ft. d double e, rōshi video premiere: jd reid ft. d double e, rōshi

      Up-and-coming producer JD Reid recently followed up his series of classy grime and hip hop edits with his first full EP for Rinse FM, and on it was a monster of a track featuring the legend that is grime's D Double E. Now, i-D are pleased to share the visual for the track. 

      "I bought a Koto based compilation (a traditional Japanese stringed instrument) on Record Store Day, then took it to the studio and lit up some Nag Champa. After a couple hours I ended up with the instrumental Rōshi. To me it felt like the theme tune for some sort of Grandmaster or Sensei. When it came to thinking of who represented that kind of legacy, D Double E was the first person who came to mind."

      Buy JD Reid, Rōshi here and catch him playing Lovebox Festival next Friday 15th July. Head here for tickets and info.

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      Topics:music, music news, video premiere, jd redi, d double e, lovebox

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