Axel Holy: Let It Go

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.

Axel Holy: Rah Nah

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: Wonderworld Intro

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.

Prime Sinister: Out For Me

Prime Sinister is kicking off the new decade with a new album, following on from his 2015 debut, The Blackest Movie. It’s a shift in gears for the UK MC, as he brings in a monumental list of heavyweights to assist him with the production. Featuring contributions from the likes of Leaf Dog, GhostTown, Chemo and Pitch 92, Patient Zero looks set to be a defining moment in Sinister’s career. Out For Me is the latest single from the album and features some typically strong production from Baileys Brown. More news on the album coming soon. Continue reading “Prime Sinister: Out For Me”

Wish Master: Science

Highly entertaining new video from Wish Master, as he continues to polish off the gems from his Boom Bap To The Future album. Science sees the Bristol-based rapper playing both himself and an elderly lady called Blanche, in a riff that Eddie Murphy would be proud of. The video also features a number of cameos, including fellow Bristol lyricist, Buggsy, who finds himself having a smoke and drink with Wish on the moon. The whole thing has a great DIY B-Movie vibe about it, which only adds to the entertainment value. Science is produced by Baileys Brown and is lifted from BBTTF, which is out now on Official Recordings. Continue reading “Wish Master: Science”

Competition: High Focus Takeover @ Concorde 2

This Saturday, the fair city of Brighton once more becomes the epicentre for UK hip hop, as the High Focus gang descend on Concorde 2 for another monumental party.

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Baileys Brown ft. Datkid, Jinxsta JX & Hozay: Swim

Baileys Brown keeps us hooked with another new video from his recent Still Fresh LP. Swim sees the Bristol producer teaming up with fellow SW rap aficionados and regular collaborators, Datkid, Jinxsta JX and Hozay, all rounded off with a slick video from Don Wavey. The album is out now on Potent Funk.

Wish Master ft. Scarboy: Grinding

Another sure shot from Wish Master as the Bristol MC continues his climb to the top with another solid track from his Boom Bap to the Future album. Grinding is produced by Baileys Brown and features fellow rap merchant, Scarboy. The video was made by Chris Lucas. Boom Bap to the Future is available to download now.

Ded Tebiase & Ash The Author: APEX (Stream)

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)”

Baileys Brown ft. Lee Scott & Dabbla: Something Else Entirely (Not Human) + Album 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”