New music from arguably one of the most consistent and hard-working artists of his generation, as Juga-Naut returns with what is purported to be his magnum opus. Time & Place is a weighty collection of 20 songs, each one forged in the fiercely independent fire that Jugz has been stoking for years. DIY artistry at its finest and deeply rooted in his hometown of Nottingham, as demonstrated by the album’s featurs, which include appearances from Cappo, Vandal Savage, Scorzayzee and Liam Bailey. Even the artwork is an original painting by local talent, Emily Catherine, resulting in a true celebration of the East Midlands cultural scene and its interlinked communities, as well as another flawless display of Juga-Naut’s all encompassing abilities in the studio. Time & Place is available to stream below, as well as plenty of other streaming and physical options offered over on the usual platforms.
Another visual instalment from the Oblique Strategies album, as Cappo and Mr Brown deliver their latest video. This time the penmanship levels are increased thanks to a solid feature from Confucius MC who brings his talents to the suitably titled, Cognoscenti. The video was made by Zygote and the album, Raw Pastiche, is out now on We Stay True.
Numbers Up is the latest jewel to be released from last year’s Oblique Strategies collaboration from Cappo and Mr Brown. Featuring some typically sublime lyricism from Cappo and some weighty boom bap production from Mr Brown, it’s a definite high point on an already strong album. Raw Pastiche is out now on We Stay True.
We need all the reasons to be happy at the moment; after a year of misery and uncertainty, being able to celebrate the good things in life is more important than ever. One of those celebratory moments is the arrival of Village Live’s fifth birthday and their decision to release a special label compilation to mark the occasion. Featuring a stack of brand new material, from some of the artists who have helped to build the label into the success story it is today, Village Live is Five stands as the perfect testament to Doug and Joey’s ongoing legacy and achievements. The label kicked things off back in 2015 with a collaborative single from Remulak and Cappo, so it makes sense that for the new compilation the duo have reunited to deliver more of the magic they stumbled upon many moons ago. You can watch the video for the track above and then head over to the Village Live shop to reserve your vinyl pre-order.
New sounds from We Stay True, as Mr Brown joins forces with Cappo to form Oblique Strategies. They have a whole album en route, one that promises to further solidify Cappo’s reign as the UK’s supreme lyricist, with the first single given life last week. You can hear Bar Cardio above and pre-orders for the vinyl edition are available now. The release date is set for 23 November.
Tasty cut from the recent collaboration between Cappo and Cyrus Malachi, as a new video emerges for Aqua Lungi. The track is produced by DJ Drinks and can be found on the Postmodernism LP, which is out now on Village Live. The video was made by Ringz Ov Saturn.
Pleased to see the arrival of Juga-Naut’s latest solo album, Bon Vivant. It rounds off another strong year for the Nottingham artist, following on from a string of solid collaborations, including his Purple Door project with SonnyJim, as well as his own Found Objects release back in February. Bon Vivant sees Jugz summoning the collective strength of a number of UK luminaries to assist with the project, including Joe Buhdha, Micall Parknsun and his fellow VVV brothers, Cappo and Vandal Savage. You can stream the album below and there are physicals/merch available via Bandcamp. Continue reading “Juga-Naut: Bon Vivant (Stream)”→
On 2 November, Village Live are going to be releasing the new album from UK producer, Aver; the follow up to his stunning 2017 project, Die Berlin Dateien.
Something From Nothing is the lead single from the album and today I am pleased to be able to bring you the premiere of the brand new video. The track features Nottingham heavyweight, Cappo – the sole feature on the project – and the pair deliver a strong start to what looks set to be another jewel in the Village Live crown.
Dressed For CCTV will be available on all the usual formats, via the Village Live store and there will also be a one-off test press of the vinyl available for sale on 28 October, which you you will be able to find here. The album itself will be available to pre-order from 7pm on 29 October.
Pleased to see the arrival of the new album from Nottingham favourite, Juga-Naut. The Purple Door is produced in its entirety by SonnyJim, which in itself is a testament to Jugz’s popularity amongst fans and peers alike, as Sonny has been pretty vocal in the past about how few UK Mcs he holds in high regard. The album weighs in at 12 tracks and there are features from fellow VVV members, Vandal Savage and Cappo. You can stream the album below and physicals are available via EatGood Records. Continue reading “Juga-Naut x SonnyJim: The Purple Door (Stream)”→