Genre-blurring collective who represent the breadth of London’s metropolitan music picture by including touches of grime, hip-hop, dancehall and R&B. New Gen was founded by Caroline Simionescu-Marin — A&R at XL and editor at GRM Daily — being a innovative space for like-minded music artists to collaborate. The motion began to develop steadily, and presented a revolving cast of youthful London-based talent until it founded itself like a system for advertising up-and-coming performers as varied because they had been talented. By 2015 these were carrying out at numerous showcases across London, ultimately securing a normal broadcast on Radar Radio to help expand the cause. 2 yrs on and New Gen experienced come up with their 1st various-artists compilation; all the creation was overseen by MC Renz, who subsequently recruited Jevon, Nyge, and Spirit to produce something of the constant vibe throughout. The record presented over 22 performers, MCs, and collaborators, including Avelino, AJ Tracey, 67, Ray BLK, Tiggs da Writer, Bonkaz, Kojey Radical, and WSTRN. Their eponymous debut was framed just like a snapshot of background, documenting the growing U.K. metropolitan picture in 2016-2017.