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)”
Village Live are finishing off another triumphant year with a collaborative album from two of the UK’s most respected lyricists. Postmodernism will unite Cappo and Cyrus Malachi, alongside production from some more of the scene’s top ranks including Evil Ed, Chemo and Wytfang. Pre-orders went live on Monday, including a limited edition vinyl run. If you want to get an idea of the levels at work here, you can check the promo mix below courtesy of Evil Ed. Continue reading “Cappo & Cyrus Malachi: Postmodernism (Album Promo Mix by Evil Ed)”
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)”
Was hyped to see this drop into my timeline last night. Apollo Brown is the first producer to be involved with a new series of releases in conjunction with Sydney-based label, Low Key Source. Across the Globe is going to see well-known producers collaborate with MCs and other vocalists from all over the world, including this gem featuring VVV’s finest. There is also a track featuring Jehst and Tyler Daley, which sounds like it will be worth our attention. You can stream Time’s Different below and pre-orders for the EP are available now. Continue reading “Apollo Brown ft. Juga-Naut, Vandal Savage & Cappo: Time’s Different”
Check out the latest video from one of last year’s UK rap high points, as VVV unleash a fresh visual for Polo Zeus. Superbly retro feel to this one too, complete with a nod to Teletext, which is all the more welcome for an 80’s kid like me. Cappo, Juga-Naut and Vandal Savage are all formidable MCs in their own right, but something extra is added when they all get together on a track. Bozo Boyz is available to purchase now over on Bandcamp.
VVV – Cappo, Juga-Naut, Vandal Savage – released their Bozo Boyz album a few weeks ago and it’s as accomplished and enjoyable as you would expect. A solid 17 tracks from the Nottingham trio, with enough quality drums, synths and effortless gold standard lyricism to warrant this ending up on some Best of 2017 lists. You can stream the album below and you can purchase it over on Bandcamp. Continue reading “VVV: Bozo Boyz”
They say good crews come in threes. To be honest, I don’t think anyone says that, but they should do based solely on the fact that VVV exist.
The Nottingham trio, comprised of Cappo, Vandal Savage and Juga-Naut recently released an unsurprisingly strong mixtape, full of flaming nuggets of dope, including this beast, Golden Axe. Great concept for the video too. Continue reading “VVV: Golden Axe”