DJ Frosty is probably best known for his longstanding allegiance with the LDZ gang, but more recently he has come to the fore thanks to his role in the new Chapsville project, alongside Dabbla. I had a quick chat with him about his early days, the birth of LDZ, crate digging and supporting Rag N Bone Man. Read the rest of this entry »

Bradford producer, HashFinger, has been putting out quality instrumental projects for a good few years now and is arguably one of the country’s most prolific artists. He has become a favourite among fans and peers alike, thanks to the largely sample-based beats he creates. I caught up with him for a chat about crate digging, taking his music to Israel and his plans for future projects, among other things. Read the rest of this entry »

Mr Thing and Micall Parknsun have combined their ample talents and made an album together. Lets Finish What We Started is due out soon and The Raw gives us our first glimpse of what the rest of the project has in store. No more news on the album yet, but keep your eyes peeled.

Check out the next track from Leaf Dog’s new album to be given the video treatment. The Reminder features fellow Four Owls member, BVA, as well as verse from the Ultramagnetic OG himself, Kool Keith. Dyslexic Disciple is out now on High Focus.

There is now a video for the new track from DJ Shadow and Nas; a collaboration that seems long overdue. Systematic was made as part of the soundtrack for Mike Judge’s latest comedy show, Silicon Valley. You can download the track here.

Wish is back with a new video, the next to be taken from his recent Third Perspective EP. Don’t Make Me features a nice guest spot from fellow Bristol MC, Ellis and the video was shot by Chris Lucas (Arun Productions). In case you missed it, I recently interviewed Wish for Brapp; you can read it here.

More heat from my locale, as Drapes drops his new track, Oh Dear. Featuring his usual brand of frenetic wordplay, over a solid beat from Audioslugs, Oh Dear is the first featured video on Drape’s new YouTube channel. Check back for more bangers and an EP coming soon.

More dope from Rye Shabby and his Arthur Lager EP. Trench Coat is produced by Illinformed and features Verb T. You can cop the EP right now from In The Balance Records.

Check out this new release from Bristol-based MC, G.Rich. George’s Marvellous Medicine follows on from last year’s Adfrift EP and features a few fellow Bristolian sparring partners, including Drapes, Stil Bizzy and Springa. Read the rest of this entry »

This is the latest banger from Vard, who is definitely on a mission to make himself known this year. Once again he has teamed up with Baileys Brown to bring us Overdrive, which also features WalterBlack. The video was made by Chris Lucas. Watch out for Vard’s solo LP, A Tower of Dank, coming soon.

Pleased to see the arrival of the first single from the upcoming Hypnodic collaboration between Ramson Badbonez and DJ Fingerfood. Verses Eye Spit sets the bar high for what is to follow, with Badbonez’s inimitable flow fitting Fingerfood’s hard drums and cuts like the proverbial glove. The full album is due out on 16 June on High Focus, with pre-orders available here.

Last year’s Attack the Monolith album from Mongrels was a highlight among listeners and critics alike. Kid Acne and Benjamin brought their unique styles together to form an album that harked back to years gone by, while looking directly towards the future. Now we have Attack the Megalith, which is a remix project featuring some of the most exciting producers from UK hip hop and beyond. Hashfinger, Morriarchi, Third Person Lurkin, Sam Zircon, Charlie Dark, Midfield General, Juga-Naut and King Kashmere, all step up to the plate, with a fresh polish for eight of the album’s original gems. The EP is out today and you can buy your copy here.