New music from Manchester, as Chimpo releases his first solo LP on his recently established Box N Lock label. In true Chimpo style, HIA is an eclectic blend of styles, with the overarching electronic vibe complemented with bursts of live instrumentation. Plenty of switches in tempo too, from the more mellow cuts like the previously released single, Name Your Price, and the bluesy Rolla-assisted, Nothing Good, to the DnB rush of Get So Mad and the obscenely funky Like I Luv U; it’s a perfect reflection of the label as a whole and their ethos – go with what feels right. There are features too, including the aforementioned Rolla verse, plus appearances from DRS, Chunky and Slay. There is a stream available below and head to the label’s Bandcamp to cop a download. Continue reading “Chimpo: HIA (Stream)”
The Manchester collective return with their latest single, accompanied by a great illustrated and animated video. The MCs on board this time round are comprised of Chunky, Fox, Skittles, Truthos, Sparkz, T-Man and Chimpo, with production being handled by Metrodome, Chunky, Bricks and Skittles. There are also downloads available via Bandcamp. The animation comes courtesy of Stemfour Visual.
Kickstart your Monday with the new video from LEVELZ. Reach For The Sky is a lot more subdued than their last single, Front Face, with Fox, Skittles, Chunky, T-Man and Truthos Mufasa dropping their bars over a nice live bass-laced beat from Metrodome, Bricks and Skittles. The bass comes courtesy of Ben Price, who you may know from his work with Jenna & the G’s. The video was shot on location in India. You can get a free download of the track via Bandcamp.
I love Levelz. Everything the Manchester collective does seems to be founded on the basis that they have a shit load of fun in the process and this latest joint is no exception. Front Face was filmed during the madness of Outlook Festival and features bars from Skittles, T-Man, Truthos Mufasa, Chunky, Chimpo and Black Josh, with Biome and Metrodome on production. The track is also available as a free download, which you can grab via Bandcamp. The video was made by Tarnish Vision.