Wretch 32 (real name Jermaine Sinclair) is a grime MC and rapper from Tottenham, North London. He was a member of the grime collective “Combination Chain Gang”, before forming The Movement with Scorcher, Ghetto, Devlin and Lightning.
Since the release of his debut mixtape “Learn From My Mixtape”, Wretch 32 has gone from strength to strength has firmly established himself as one of the elite artists in the UK Urban scene, especially after he released his debut album “Wretchrospective” (2008) which features guest appearances from the likes of Ghetto, Chipmunk, Darren B, Scorcher, Hayden and many more.
Respected within the scene Wretch recently featured on Chipmunk’s repackaged “I Am Chipmunk” album on the track “History” along with features on the official remixes of latest releases from Labrinth and Professor Green. He also worked with such artists as The Streets, Tinie Tempah, Bashy and Scorcher.
Now signed to Ministry of Sound, though, he seems to be moving in a more commercial direction. “Traktor” his first major label single, is instantly, insanely infectious stuff. It has as its motor the rumbling guitar line from Dick Dale’s Misirlou (as featured in Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction), a whiplash dancehall beat and a subsonic bassline.’Traktor’ is already building up unstoppable momentum, having been Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record In The World and received support from Annie Mac, Mistajam, Trevor Nelson, Ras Kwame and Seani B, while award-winning director Ben Newman takes you into the true urban underground with the visually stunning video.
Popularity of this single is more higher with the help of amazing remixes from dnb masters Brookes Brothers and Friction. It will be coming 16th January 2011 on Ministry of Sound/Levels Recordings.
He is currently working on his new album “Black And White” which is due for release later this year. The first single from this album “Superhero” was released on 27th July, with video from Staplehouse Studios.
Wretch 32 – Traktor (Explicit Edit)
Wretch 32 – Traktor (Friction Remix)
Wretch 32 – Traktor (Brookes Brothers Remix)
Wretch 32 – Wretrospective (Feat Vis)
Wretch 32 – Tracktor
Wretch 32 – Superhero
Wretch 32 – Punctuation
Wretch 32 – Be Cool (Feat Wizzy Wow)