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I first heard Aim – aka Andy Turner – on an Ibiza chill out compilation back in 1999, thanks to the crossover appeal of his track, Cold Water Music. That whole album was a big success and since then he has gone onto release some equally strong projects, as well as set up his own label, Atic Records. I recently spoke with him about a few things, including his early days, his plans for the label and his father’s influence on his career. Read the rest of this entry »

MURS has a new album out, as well as a new video for one of the featured tracks, Lemon Juice. The track was produced by Seven. The Captain California LP is out now on Strange Music.

Slovenian production trio Urban Click just released their new beat tape, which includes two bonus vocal tracks. One features fellow label mate, Rye Shabby and the other one features label head, Verb T. The latter just got itself a new video to celebrate the release, which was made by one of the click – Goran Gambiro┼ża. Bread Slices is available to download now on In the Balance Records.

Genesis Elijah gifts us a great reworking of Stay Positive by The Streets, in homage to the monumental Original Pirate Material album, which turned 15 this weekend. You can stream it below. Read the rest of this entry »

Check out the next track to be taken from the excellent new EP from Juga-Naut and Micall Parknsun. The Notts MC teamed up with the Akai veteran for the Six Bricks EP, which has already spawned a strong lead single in the form of Build a Bridge. The full EP was released on Saturday and you probably won’t be surprised to hear the entire project follows in the footsteps of the initial leak. It is available to download now via Bandcamp and you can stream it below. Read the rest of this entry »

You’d be forgiven for thinking we’d all surreptitiously time travelled back about a decade cos not only are Phi Life Cypher and Task Force reforming and putting out new music, but Doc Brown has stepped back into the game (he never really left) and he’s brought his old crew with him. Read the rest of this entry »

Run The Jewels love to do things without warning, like release an album or drop a new video. The latter happened just this week, with the arrival of some visual mischief for Legend Has It. The track was already one of my favourites due to the sheer number of quotables – on an album which is basically just one long quotable anyway – and this video is definitely worthy of accompanying it. Read the rest of this entry »

More dope from the Corners trio, as they continue to ride the wave of acclaim for their debut LP. Pepper Sauce is produced by Downstroke and the video was made by Marco Vallini. The album is out now on Innit Records.

Another tight collaboration from Endemic, as he continues to make his mark in the US. This time he has teamed up with Brooklyn MC Skanks for an album, which looks set to be full of heat if the first leak is anything to go by. Prison Riot features Ruste Juxx and Kasim Allah. The album, Rapsploitation, is out on 30 May. You can stream Prison Riot below. Read the rest of this entry »

Children of Zeus blessed us with a new single this week, a track they first performed at the Boiler Room last year. It’s now been polished up and is going to be available on a limited vinyl run on First Word Records. The flip-side will be a different vibe, as the BPM raises on Don’t Say a Word. The release is scheduled for 7 April, with pre-orders available here. You can stream I Can’t Wait below. Read the rest of this entry »

Another day and another supergroup, as Revorg Records’ Gatecrasherz unleash their debut LP on the world. The five man crew is comprised of Downstroke, Gee Bag, Oliver Sudden, Jack Diggs and Big Toast, so we know the quality is going to be high and we have already had a couple of tasters, thanks to their lead singles, Say Rah and 2-3 Break. Read the rest of this entry »