- Words Cal McIntyre
South West London DJ Halfports is securing the bag in the UK music scene with his eclectic taste and ear that spans every genre. We got the rising star to curate a playlist just in time for the weekend...
Being brought up on rare groove, soul and RnB it’s easy to hear why Halfports has such a distinct taste for fusing old school with London’s melting pot of musical diversity.
Already cementing himself as more than a one to watch in the electronic scene, Halfports has played his sets for Skepta, Octavian, BBC and Rinse FM. If that wasn’t enough to go off, this young pioneer has tunnel-vision on becoming the best at what he does as London presents itself as the landscape where his sound finds its home.
The best way to describe a Halfports set is by the way he effortlessly blends and merges old and new into something entirely his own which undoubtedly sets him apart from the competition. We can’t wait to see what this DJ gets up to next, but until then, enjoy the curated playlist below just in time for weekend antics.
"Who You Foolin" by Gunna
“For me it’s the oriental sample that fully makes this beat so different.”
"Redrum" by Skepta
“The sound is so dark, some of the lyrics relate to me aswell.”
"Deep" by Summer Walker
“Very underrated song by Summer Walker, the production is amazing.”
"Give Me Something" by IAMDDBhttps://youtu.be/vQtgHSKun7s
“IAMDDB’s vocals in this song is truly amazing sends me to another place.”
"FlatBed Freestyle" by Playboi Carti
“I personally feel that this is the best song on the Die Lit album, beat is jumpy.”
"Ravers Gas" by Ding Donghttps://youtu.be/BtJSCHDLfvc
“This song here... damn when it comes on in clubs it turns it into a madhouse.”
"Nevermind This Interlude" by Bryson Tiller
“I don’t know what it is with Bryson Tiller but the production on his interludes for me are the maddest songs and it’s good it’s only 2 minutes because I always repeat it.”
"Move Faster" by Octavian
“The opening dialogue in this song is something everyone should listen to if they are grinding for something but they feel like nobody is by their side, this motivated me to keep pushing when times got hard.”
"Could It Be" by Jaheim
“The vibe of this song can never be beaten by any genre of music now it’s unbeatable.”
"Gmail" by Sheck Wes
“This is way more turnt than Mo Bamba or Live Sheck Wes Die Sheck Wes, this song is so underrated.”