Never content with being run of the mill, the latest offering from Blah sees Nobodies Home, Lee Scott and Sniff branching out into new creative areas.
Friday saw the arrival of the trio’s new project, ADHD Concerto 77 and to accompany the release they also put out this 10 minute film/extended music video, which covers the first ‘side’. The music itself is another left-field gem in Blah’s crown, with that style of wavy, monotone rap in full effect. The full project is available to stream below and you can cop a limited edition vinyl over at the Blah store. Read the rest of this entry »

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Another strong cut from the recently released Armand Hammer album, Paraffin. billy woods & ELUCID connect with Career Crooks’ own Small Pro for Dettol, which is laced with more of that powerfully evocative lyricism. Paraffin is available exclusively via Backwoodz Studioz.

Another album released today that is worthy of your attention is the latest offering from L’Orange, as he teams up with Solemn Brigham to form Marlowe. Their self-titled debut has already given us a couple of gems, but now we get treated to the whole album, which lives up to the high standards L’Orange has been setting over the years with his previous projects. No features, but Brigham is more than capable of keeping the momentum going on his own. You can stream the album below and Bandcamp has downloads available. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s Friday, the sun is shining, Trump is getting the British welcome he deserves and we can finally indulge ourselves in the debut album from Children of Zeus. It has been a very long time coming and any regular visitors to my blog will know the work that the Manchester duo have put in over the years to get to this point. Weighing in at 13 tracks, Travel Light is everything I was anticipating. The MCR family vibe is as strong as ever, with guest spots from LayFullStop, [KSR], Metrodome and DRS, plus further production credits from Juga-Naut, Sebb Bash and Beat Butcha. Their trademark hip hop-soul sound is the most prevalent on the album, but there are elements of reggae and jazz at work too, making Travel Light a highly ambitious album, but one that works incredibly well. You can stream it in full below, with downloads and physicals available via Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »

New music from The Du-Rites as they get us in the mood for their third album, Gamma Ray Jones. It’s not due out until November, but there will also be a new 7″ release in the interim. Keep an eye out for The Mean Machine b/w Corinthian Leather coming in September. You can stream Horse Pills below and downloads are available on Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »

There is a new project looming from the Midwest as Sims, Air Credits and ICETEP unite for Artería Verité. Billed as a dystopian concept album, it is starting to sound more like a report from the near-future, as is the case with most things of that ilk when combined with the current state of play in the world. Hologramme is the first track from the project, with SIMS and ShowYouSuck from Air Credits handling the raps, while ICETEP and Steve Reidell smashing the production. You can stream the track below and watch out for more from the group coming real soon. Read the rest of this entry »

In case you hadn’t heard me banging on about it, Children of Zeus release their debut album on Friday after much anticipation from their ever-expanding band of followers and fans. To get us in the mood, this morning saw the release of the latest video from the Manchester duo. All On You features Konny’s old sparring partner, DRS, alongside one of MCR’s many rising stars, [ K S R ]. The video was made by Tarnish Vision. Travel Light is available to pre-order via Bandcamp.

Wiki was responsible for one of 2017’s best albums, in a year that was consistently peppered with musical high points. Litt 15 is just one segment of the dope that was on display on No Mountains in Manhattan, and features a tight appearance from Your Old Droog. The track is produced by DJ Earl Teklife. No Mountains is out now on XL Recordings.

Is it worth me celebrating six year anniversaries? Not really but its worth me reminding you lot what’s good or even introducing you to some new oldish shit you never heard before. I had been an Aesop Rock fan since Labor Days but this album was a change of lane for him as far as I was concerned. It was the first project where I felt like his production came into its own; it all seemed less convoluted than on previous jawns. It’s also sounded a lot more reflective and personal than his earlier efforts. I think it was his first album since Camu died, which would obviously have an impact. Lines like “Here is how a great escape goes/When you can’t take your dead friends names out your phone” resonated a lot with me back then and still do today. Read the rest of this entry »

Nice mellow joint from the recently released Astro Travelling E​P, from Jordan Nathaniel and Wish. The video was made by This & That Media and the EP is available now via Bandcamp.