184 X Big Toast ft. The Strange Neighbour: F.W.L

Following on from last year’s Prolefeed collab, Big Toast and 184 have reunited for another joint venture which is due to surface in the autumn. F.W.L. is our first taster from the project and it includes a welcome feature from The Strange Neighbour. More news on the album, Who Shit in the Sandpit, as and when I have it.

184 & Big Toast: Prolefeed (Stream)

More misanthropic raps from Big Toast, as he joins force with 184 for Prolefeed. You have already had a sample of what the project has to offer, in the form of Afraid of Americans and fans of that single will be pleased to hear that the rest of the album continues in very much the same vein. There is a lone feature from fellow Revorg resident, Jack Diggs, who appears on the title track, but other than that the stage is left clear for Toast to instill us with more his vitriolic sociopolitical commentary. Prolefeed is available to stream in full below and you can grab a download/physical over on the Revorg Bandcamp. Continue reading “184 & Big Toast: Prolefeed (Stream)”

184 & Big Toast: Afraid of Americans

Strong start to the forthcoming Prolefeed LP, as 184 and Big Toast bless us with their first video. Toast has set his sights on the Orange Menace on Afraid of Americans, as demonstrated in the video which was filmed on location outside the US Embassy. As well as the video, there is also a digital download available which comes with a follow-up to Toast’s anthemic, Fuck Off Tarquin. You find them over on the Revorg Records site.

Button Eyes: Nobody’s Baby (Stream)

Great compilation from genre defying London outfit, Button Eyes, as we finally get all their beautiful songs in one place. Button Eyes first came to my attention with the release of Simple Days and A Fever, back in 2013, which featured vocalists Gemma Williams and Rag’N’Bone Man – still some of my favourite work of his to date – as well Please Don’t Take My Blues, featuring contemporary blues man, CW Jones. Now thanks to Lewis Lindgren (184, Taunton Manor etc.), the man behind the music, we have those tracks alongside later releases like Chemicals and Erase Me. Nobody’s Baby is available to stream below and downloads are available via Western Decadence. Continue reading “Button Eyes: Nobody’s Baby (Stream)”

Big Daddy Rap Beast: Peep My Jawns (Stream)

Solid release here from something of a veteran in the game – Big Daddy Rap Beast – as the UK MC returns to the fore with his new project, Peep My Jawns. The album is fuelled by that 90’s rap energy and even includes some familiar names from the era, as Big Daddy drafts in Tame One, Q-Unique and Copywrite for guest verses. He also calls on talent closer to home, as Gi3MO, Larry Diamond and Tenchoo all bring their respective clout to the mix. Production comes courtesy of Secret Other Family aka 184 and Tyni, so you already know it’s going to bang throughout. For further convincing though you can stream the album below and you can also get physicals over on Bandcamp. Continue reading “Big Daddy Rap Beast: Peep My Jawns (Stream)”

Ill Move Sporadic & Big Toast: Interview

Ill Move Sporadic and Big Toast are already well established and respected entities within the UK hip hop scene, thanks to a number of projects that have emerged from both camps over the past few years. Most recently, IMS joined forces with Tenchoo for the incredible Panic Room EP, while Toast has enjoyed success with his Save Yourself Kill Them All collaboration, alongside Sofa King and also thanks to his part in UK supergroup, Gatecrasherz. Now the three of them have joined forces for You Are Not Special, an album which promises to deliver the best of both their worlds in one tidy and maybe slightly disturbing package. The album is due for release in August, so I had a chat with them to see what we can expect from the album and to find out a little bit more about what makes them tick. Continue reading “Ill Move Sporadic & Big Toast: Interview”

Button Eyes: Burn It Down

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Great new track from Button Eyes, which is taken from a recent compilation by Berlin-based collective, Project Mooncircle. Featuring typically sublime vocals from CW Jones, as well as 184’s ever dope production, I’m hoping we’ll hear more from the crew this year. You can stream the track below and the compilation itself is available here. Continue reading “Button Eyes: Burn It Down”