Prolific is definitely the word to use when referring to Dirtbike LB and Young Adz of D Block Europe. Today the trap duo release The Blueprint – Us vs Them, technically labelled as their debut album, although it’s their fourth full-length release in just 12 months. The Blueprint – Us vs Them comprises a grand total of 29 tracks, and is heralded as their best work to date.
DBE premiered their video for bass-heavy album track Destiny on GRM Daily last night as a last-minute teaser before the album drop, a hedonistic video portraying the duo flexing their hard-earned cash, with more announcements in the pipeline over the next few days. Today, they announce a central London DBE pop-up shop, running this weekend with some big events in store, alongside regional pop-ups throughout the week. The team have also launched some exclusive online merch bundles for those who can’t head to a physical store.
Their recent single UFO with Aitch was DBE’s highest charting single yet, slotting straight in at number one on the Official Trending Chart, and also marks D Block Europe’s fifth Top 20 song. The London-based trap duo have been making their mark on the UK scene through a series of successful releases, and last year sold out two nights at London’s 10,000-capacity Alexandra Palace in just four hours.
With a musical chemistry that can only be gained through years of friendship and mutual respect, their melodic flows and hazy beats complement each other perfectly. This year alone, the pair have already scooped five Top 40 hits and a Top 10 mixtape as well as a BRIT Awards nomination for Best Group - they’re also the only UK artists to have three Top 10 mixtapes in one year.