Another gem from the recent Alchemist EP has been given the visual treatment, this time featuring regular collaborator, Boldy James, and a nice appearance from Sideshow. It’s lifted from This Thing Of Ours, which is out now on ALC Records.
The crud is thick on this new release from Datkid, which sees him teaming up with Illinformed for a double whammy of unadulterated street stories. The mini-movie that accompanies the tracks was made by Honey JD. Fat Lip and One Way or Another are both available now via High Focus.
While the weather might be teasing us with glimpses of the summer, there is most definitely a heatwave brewing in one corner of the country thanks to the latest from The Nextmen, as they team up with Eva Lazarus for Rudegyal. A veritable summer jam, thanks to the reggae roots that pervade the production and Eva’s trademark blend of vocal styles. You can watch the lyric video above, courtesy of Benny Aves and Max Palmer, plus there are streams available which also include the equally superb, Afterglow Dub.
The long-awaited collaboration from Datkid and Skinzmann was finally given life this week. Sleepless in Pinhoe is the perfect partnership, with Datty’s mettlesome and often brutally honest lyricism, sitting comfortably atop Skinzmann’s suitably rowdy production. Features come from the usual suspects, including Axel Holy, Wish Master and Wyatt Earp. You can catch a preview below and then head to the Split Prophets Bandcamp to cop a download. Stay tuned for more from Datkid coming soon.Continue reading “Datkid & Skinzmann: Sleepless in Pinhoe (Stream)”
Spectacular Diagnostics has a new album on the way and yesterday he treated us to the lead single, which features Philadelphia favourite, lojii. _less than is accompanied by a summery, psychedelia flecked video from Loudhouse. The album, Natural Mechanics, is due for release on 28 May via Group BraCil.
Skyzoo is preparing to release his new album and today saw the unveiling of the first single. When Mello Music first announced that the NY rapper had a new project on the way, I was particularly happy to see Hypnotic Brass Ensemble listed in the credits, and so I was even happier when they ran with their feature as the lead single. They provide their usual jazzy accompaniment on Bed-Stuy is Burning, Skyzoo’s ode to the rapidly changing Brooklyn neighbourhood. The track is produced by Rashid Hadee. The full album, All The Brilliant Things, is due for release on 11 June.
Another album to look forward to is the latest from DJ Format, which includes the most recent single, Brainstorm. It’s a soulful, sample-heavy track that encapsulates all the sucessful elements that have made Format one of the more enduring producers of the last 20 years. Devil’s Workshop is due for release on Friday.Continue reading “DJ Format: Brainstorm”
Little Simz makes a typically strong return with her first new music since last year’s Drop 6 EP. Introvert is produced by Inflo and is the lead single from Simz’s forthcoming album, Sometimes I Might Be Introvert, which is due for release on 3 September.
New music from The Alchemist, as we ready ourselves for the arrival of his latest EP. Nobles features Earl Sweatshirt and Navy Blue, who trade bars over some triumphant production from Alc. The track is lifted from This Thing of Ours, which is due for release this Friday and also features appearances from Boldy James, Maxo, Pink Siifu and Sideshow. Early digital releases are available now via ALC Records.
Another beautiful cut from Village Live’s Live & Direct series, as Lost Loops delivers the luxuriously laid-back and jazz fuelled, Velvet Smoke. If you want to catch up with the whole series, you can find the label’s playlist on Spotify.