Struggling to keep up with the flurry of releases from Village Live, as they continue to gift us gems from their new compilation album, Village Live is Five, but had to share this new video from some of my favourites. Bristol very much in the building, with Ded Tebiase reigniting old successes as he joins forces with Axel Holy once more, along with Wish Master and some supreme cuts from DJ Madhandz. The video was made by Max Kelan Pearce Productions. Village Live is Five is available to pre-order now.
Another superb track from the new Axel Holy album, which saw its full release on Friday. Baileys Brown’s alter ego is transported into an animated world in the video for Let It Go, thanks to the ample talents of Monsta Art. The track is produced by Jack Danz, I’ve got a proper post about the album en route, but for now enjoy this video and check the full album, Wonderworld, on all good streaming platforms.
Let’s keep the levels raised with this next one, as the latest single from the forthcoming Axel Holy album is given life. For those still unaware, Axel is the rap alter ego of veteran UK producer, Baileys Brown, and soon he is releasing his debut full-length under that guise. This latest track, Rah Nah, is a self-produced banger, which looms up out of the shadows and gives us further insight into Holy’s world. The album, Wonderworld, is due for release on 29 May via Split Prophets Records.
Axel Holy kicks off the run-up to his debut LP, with this introductory track which welcomes us into this new but familiar world. Familiar because Holy is the rap alter ego of Bristol production don, Baileys Brown, who has already surfaced on a number of tracks over the years, including Baileys own Still Fresh LP. Wonderworld is his first official Axel Holy rap album though, with production handled by a select few kings from Baileys’ own circles. He also handles some of the production himself too, as you will hear in this video. I’ve been lucky enough to hear the album in its full glory and I can confirm it is an album worthy of the Baileys Brown pedigree. More news on that when it drops on Split Prophets Records. The video for Wonderworld Intro was made by Max Pearce.
It’s great to be able to share the full album from Ded Tebiase and Ash The Author with you, having had it in heavy rotation for the past couple of weeks since it found its way into my inbox. If you’re familiar with Tebiase’s 2017 Landspeed LP, then you will no doubt also be familiar with the strength of his creative partnership with Ash, thanks to their initial collab, Yeah. Continue reading “Ded Tebiase & Ash The Author: APEX (Stream)”
Very happy to finally be able to bring you the new Baileys Brown solo LP in all its genre-defying glory. If you’re already familiar with Baileys Brown’s work, you will know he is a producer who is not afraid to venture outside the normal constraints of a genre and draw on musical influences from other areas, to create unique soundscapes which are among some of the most ambitious in the UK right now. When he found a home at Potent Funk it seemed like the ideal setting for his exploits, thanks to their already established love of ‘hybrid rap shit’ and with that in mind, Still Fresh serves as the perfect label debut. Continue reading “Baileys Brown ft. Lee Scott & Dabbla: Something Else Entirely (Not Human) + Album Stream”
This is the latest offering from the forthcoming album from Bristol producer, Baileys Brown. For Reeboks, he has joined forces with Datkid and Stinkin Slumrok, as well as own rap alter ego, Axel Holy. The result is a glitchy, warped beast of a track which only raises the anticipation for the full release. The video was made by Conz. Still Fresh is due for release next month on Potent Funk.
Very pleased to be able to bring you the premiere of the latest EP from Bristol rap outfit, D£DW8. The duo have built up a cult following over the last few years, thanks to their dark and somewhat menacing style, which gives way to an overall sound that refuses to be pigeonholed into one genre. Continue reading “Premiere – D£DW8: ARE WE GODS YET? (Stream)”
Ever since D3DW8 came onto the scene back in 2016, they have continually placed themselves in their own lane. That is not an easy feat these days, with so many soundalikes and carbon copies doing the rounds; even more so when you factor in that they hail from Bristol – a city overflowing with artists and encompassing a wide spectrum of genres, styles and sounds. Continue reading “D3DW8 x ANBU: Die Fly (Stream)”
The long awaited, much anticipated second solo album from Datkid was finally released today. Once again he’s drafted in Baileys Brown to handle the production, following in the confident footsteps of his first solo album, Home By 8.
Pleased to report that the follow up surpasses it’s predecessor, with the same amount of rugged wordplay that made Datkid a firm favourite on the UK circuit. There is an additional level of maturity too as the now London-based MC reflects on his life up to this point. Continue reading “Datkid X Baileys Brown: Teeth Ledger”