WISH MASTER x Illinformed – Got Em Shook/Got Em Scared ft Axel Holy

Back to the UK now, with news that Wish Master and Illinformed have an album on the horizon. They have already let loose two singles from the project, including this latest cut, Got Em Shook/Got Em Scared, which also features a welcome verse from Axel Holy. The album, Cold Harbour Tales, is due for release next month.

Portishead: SOS

It’s been a while since I’ve been in a position to post anything new from Portishead, but that changes this week thanks to the release of their cover version of the ABBA classic, SOS. Originally recorded as part of the High-Rise soundtrack back in 2016, they have now given the track an official release through SoundCloud’s fan-powered royalty program. It’s quite amazing how much the song sounds like the perfect vehicle for the band, as soon as Beth Gibbons’ vocals emerge. The Swedish pop original is brimming with lament, which translates beautifully into this more atmospheric version. You can stream it for yourself below, with proceeds from the streams going to mental health charity, Mind.

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Datkid x Baileys Brown: Grubby Mits (Stream)

More music from Baileys Brown and this time a reunion of sorts, as he joins forces with Datkid once again for a new EP. Grubby Mits follows in the footsteps of joints like Teeth Ledger and the pivotal, Home By 8, which was the release that first brought Datkid to the attention of many UK rap fans. On this new EP, the duo are joined by some familiar names, including Datty’s SP affiliate, Flying Monk, who drops in on Better Than The Rest, alongside fellow Bristol rap advocate, Draper. There is also a Blah link up courtesy of Stinkin Slumrok, on the closing track, Yeah Right. You can hear the EP in full for yourself below, with downloads available via Bandcamp.

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Baileys Brown: An EP (Stream)

Earlier this month, Bristol producer Baileys Brown treated us to the next release from his extensive catalogue. An EP takes things on a more soulful turn than his work with say DEDW8 or his rap alter-ego, Axel Holy, but if you know Brown’s work you’ll also know it’s definitely not new territory for him. And we’re not just talking in terms of the production, but also thanks to the features, which include contributions from Maddy, Marie Lister and Bukky, as well as a single rap appearance from Verb T. You can test the EP out for yourself below, with downloads available over on Bandcamp.

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Split Prophets: Kept Humble

Bristol represent in the latest video from Split Prophets. It’s been a while since we heard from the crew, so it’s good to hear Res and Upfront going back to back on this tasty cut from Badhabitz. Also props to This & That Media, who pulled out all the stops to put the video together, resulting in a sublime patchwork tour of the city.

Ded Tebiase ft. Wish Master, Axel Holy & DJ Madhandz: Queen Camel

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.

Slowie & $H The Producer ft. Komposa: Signs

Heavyweight banger here from new Bristol label Dee Oh 7, as they continue to showcase the city’s musical talents. Signs is a collaboration between D07 co-owners, Slowie and $H The Producer, as well as a suitably hard feature from fellow local, Komposa. The video was made by Blue Hat Visuals. Stand by for a lot more music en route from this lot.