Sleep Sinatra: No Anthems (Stream)

Sleep Sinatra is back with a new EP, following on from a triumphant 2019, which saw him release a handful of very well received projects. No Anthems is a worthy successor to those earlier releases, with the Nebraska MC finding the ideal creative balance with newly formed production duo, Parish & Bird, who are at the helm for the whole project. Syncopated drum loops and meandering horns, gel perfectly with Sinatra’s brand of lyricism which successfully stalks the line between abstract and reality. There are a couple of great features too, which only add to the EP’s potency, as BrainOrchestra and Nowaah the Flood bring their respective flows to the mix. You can hear the EP for yourself below and there are physical/digital options available via Bandcamp. Continue reading “Sleep Sinatra: No Anthems (Stream)”

Elaquent: Forever Is A Pretty Long Time (Stream)

It always seemed like a safe bet to say that the forthcoming album from Elaquent was going to be a winner, and now that it is out in the open, I am happy to confirm the Ontario producer has done it again. In a step away from the instrumental projects he’s blessed us with over the last couple of years, on Forever Is A Pretty Long Time we find Elaquent bringing in a number of artists to accompany him. Kicking off with the lead single, Guidelines, featuring fellow Mello resident, Oddisee, the album also features some great contributions from Chester Watson, Guilty Simpson, Cavalier and Blu. The vocal tracks are mixed in with a few instrumental joys, including one of the album’s highlights, Joloff, along with the stone cold flyness of the Blu assisted, Reminisce, and the G-Funk echoes of Lottery Check, which features Brainorchestra. The album can be heard in full below and you can find downloads over on Bandcamp. Continue reading “Elaquent: Forever Is A Pretty Long Time (Stream)”