Mancunian rap powerhouse Aitch shares new EP POLARIS. The hefty 8-track project is proof of just why the 20-yr-old is the name on everyone’s lips. Paying homage to his northern roots, the EP is named after the Polaris star, located at the end of the handle of the Little Dipper, approximately 408 light years from Earth. Polaris is also known as the NORTH STAR.
Following on from his high-octane performance of ‘Raw’ and ‘Rain’ with AJ Tracey at Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Aitch hit his already ecstatic fans with another dose of new music – this time in the form of new single ’30’, which surfaced overnight with a Manchester-filmed, fast and furious visual (below). Just hours earlier, Aitch generated fan hysteria with the announcement of Polaris.
The new EP features never before heard tracks ‘Safe To Say‘, ‘Zombie‘,’Triggered‘,’Like Them‘ and – an ode to Aitch’s hometown – ‘Moston’, alongsidehit single ‘Rain’, a collaborative release with AJ Tracey, which after charting Top 5, has stuck in the UK Top 20 ever since.
With his witty and rapid wordplay and versatility, Aitch is a shining light on the UK music scene – a chart dominating force to be reckoned with. Adapting his trademark flow to any beat, Aitch has enlisted production on Polaris from long term-collaborator and fellow Mancunian Whyjay, (‘Moston’, ’30’, ‘Raw’ alongside Sangy), as well as US heavyweight Kenny Beats (‘Safe To Say’, ‘Zombie’); Cubeatz (‘Safe To Say’) and Nils (‘Zombie’); the Grammy nominated Tay Keith (‘Rain’); AOD (‘Like Them’); and the incredibly talented Nastalgyia x Sykes (‘Triggered’).
Polaris lands just one week after ‘Raw’ – a declaration of confidence and truth that recaps on Aitch’s success so far. The track is accompanied by a dark and moody visual (directed by KC Locke) – watch below.
Aitch is undoubtedly one of the biggest success stories of the last year. Covering The Guardian Guide last month, and garnering support from the likes of NME, GQ, Vogue, Clash and beyond, Aitch is on the rise – even Stormzy and Ed Sheeran are fans. Debut offering ‘Straight Rhymez’ has garnered more than 19 million views, credited as the video that propelled the then-teenage Aitch, into the limelight.
Since then, Aitch has gone on to make his mark globally – he is YouTube’s ‘Artist On The Rise’, has a Brit Award nomination under his belt and a Global Award win for ‘Best New Artist’. His video for single ‘Taste (Make It Shake)’ has accrued 28M views, and at one point he even featured on four songs in the UK Official Chart at one time. A keen collaborator and integral part of the UK Rap Scene, Aitch has seen huge success with his features on Young T and Bugsey ‘Strike Me A Pose’, Russ x Tion Wayne ‘Kesha Becky (Remix)’, Ed Sheeran ‘Take Me Back To London’ and more recently, alongside DigDat on ‘Ei8ht Mile’.
AITCH20 – AUS/NZ TOUR
with special guest NERVE
THU 01 OCT | Tuning Fork, Auckland *new show
FRI 02 OCT | Tuning Fork, Auckland *sold out
SAT 03 OCT | Meow, Wellington *final tickets
WED 07 OCT | Metro Theatre, Sydney *venue upgraded
THU 08 OCT | 170 Russell, Melbourne *venue upgraded
FRI 09 OCT | The Triffid, Brisbane *venue upgraded
SAT 10 OCT | Villa, Perth *sold out