January 2014... it’s a brand new year and brand new vibe for the legendary UK Runnings mixtape series. Established back in 2001, UK Runnings was created by Hip-Hop enthusiast Tricksta to help promote unsigned and independent artists from the UK. Now thirteen years on its still remained true to it’s essence as it continues to help push and spread the word on UK acts.
#EstateLife is a brand new mixtape series that will always feature UK tracks with no hosting or no rules. Tricksta explains his love for the UK game in depth…
“I just wanted to take it back, back to how I used to drop it back in 2001. I know a lot of people like it when I host mixtapes, but I thought ‘how about something that is more of a free flowing mixtape, something that is more about the music’? So here it is, #EstateLife a new series that is more of an audio journey. I want each volume to flow and have a vibe as well as exposing that real underground talent from all corners of the UK. Forget your demographic, if it’s UK and its good I’m going to support. For me it’s all about the music.”
Volume 001 features Tricksta, Wordsmiff, Big Ben, Supar Novar, Genesis Elijah, Big Dutty Deeze, KNers, Shakezpeare, Lost Alliance, LATE & Juttla, TBear, Unseen, Big Ribzy, Lullaby, Ragz Sweet Jones, King Respone, K.O.T.T
, Multiple Skillz & Reaper On Beatz, Kapps, Nature The Kidd, Skriblah DanGogh, MC Stern, Izzie Voodoo, DJ Case, ALEXis and Leah Lyriqe.