th February 2019, UK – Legendary grime MC Meridian Dan, returns with his first full independent release ‘Vegan Chat’ today.
Following teaser track ‘Fatality’ featuring grime royalty God’s Gift at the end of 2018, ‘Vegan Chat’ serves as a forewarning that the MC who pioneered the resurgence of Grime is back.
Dan has long refused spurious hype in the place of authentic tracks that waken the streets, he lays down his feelings about his new work. “I didn’t want to put something out for the sake of it, it’s about being out of the norm and able to express myself freely on the mic, as soon as I heard the beat, the words came out so comfortably”
Produced by Jackum Stackum and written by Dan, ‘Vegan Chat’ will drop alongside a music video created and executed by filmmaking duo Blok, Paul Casey (Director) and Richard Jobson (DOP), with assistance from international award winning visual effects studio The Mill (Sean Francis post-producer, VFX supervisor Gaz Brannan & Colourist Alex Gregory). Shot in numerous locations across East London, including the iconic Repton Boxing Club and featuring British boxer Dillian Whyte; the video delivers spectacular and provocative visuals which serve to highlight Dan’s personal development in both life and as a vegetarian moving towards veganism.
Commenting on the visual, Blok note “We knew this song would lend itself to a strong visual and we were over the moon to have the Mill on board! The new possibilities posed by having one of the country’s leading VFX supervisors on the team allowed us to make infinitely more impactful images. We wanted to slap the viewer around a bit, make them work for it and leave them exhausted: from multiple characters, to hyper-real worlds like the abattoir where Dan is hanging up like a piece meat, the severed head, Dillian Whyte dressed in a bull costume to the suspiciously familiar looking clown getting water boarded with carrot juice. This is without doubt one of the most collaborative and fulfilling experiences we’ve had in film-making ”
It has been well documented that since his inception in the music game as member of Meridian Crew, Dan has been evolving and breaking barriers whilst carving out a career in what is now a multi-million pound cultural movement. With huge respect in the game, Radio 1, 1Xtra, Toddla T, Annie Mac, DJ Target, CharlieSloth, Complex, to name but a few, the three times MOBO nominated Tottenham MC is ready to bring it once again.