Jam Baxter: Bodyslam

Fresh monochrome visuals for one of my favourite tracks from Jam Baxter’s recent album, as High Focus release the new video for Bodyslam. The track sees Baxter uniting once again with frequent lab partner, Chemo, as well as AboveGround who brings his usual skill set to the proceedings. The Touching Scenes album is available now from the High Focus store.

Cappo & Cyrus Malachi: Postmodernism (Album Promo Mix by Evil Ed)

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)”

Jam Baxter ft. Rag’n’Bone Man & OG Rootz: Mask (Video) + Album Stream

Today sees the release of the latest album from High Focus’s resident hallucinogenics advocate, Jam Baxter. Touching Scenes follows on from last year’s acclaimed Mansion 38 album, which saw Baxter reuniting with Chemo, having scored a previous success together back in 2014 with So We Ate Them Whole. For this album he has chosen to branch out into additional production territory, drafting in some strong names – Last Japan, Sumgii, Sam Zircon and GhostTown – giving the entire project a very different feel to his previous two offerings. It all works brilliantly though, with Baxter’s imagery as dark as ever. Continue reading “Jam Baxter ft. Rag’n’Bone Man & OG Rootz: Mask (Video) + Album Stream”

Jam Baxter: S.S.A

The new Jam Baxter is fast approaching and to keep us all salivating like the fiends that we are, High Focus have leaked another track. S.S.A sees the SMB MC team up with Chemo again, the producer responsible for his last two acclaimed albums. There is also a lyric video to accompany the audio, giving you more of an insight into the depth and vision that Baxter enriches his vocals with. Touching Scenes is out on 16 November on High Focus.

Dirty Dike ft. Jam Baxter: Permanent Midnight

Absolutely blinding return to the fore from Dirty Dike, as he drops his latest single, Permanent Midnight. Featuring some killer production from Chemo and an infectious hook from his old Contact Play sparring partner, Jam Baxter, the semi-autobiographical track focuses on the problematic journey of a young boy through his teenage years and beyond. The single is being released on a limited edition vinyl run, complete with a B-side featuring Lee Scott with production from Pete Cannon. More details available over at the High Focus store.

Scran Cartel: Blue Plaque Candidates (Stream)

Having got our hunger pangs raging with a couple of leaked tracks, last Friday saw the release of the full album from Scran Cartel aka MNSR Frites and Benny Diction. As well as their own ample skills, the two MCs have also drafted in a wealth of talent to assist with the album, including features from Oliver Sudden, Tony Skank and Juga-Naut, as well as production credits from the likes of Krang, Chemo and Morriarchi. The album is available to stream in full below and downloads are available on Bandcamp. Continue reading “Scran Cartel: Blue Plaque Candidates (Stream)”