Dabbla: Legs to a Snake

Dabbla kicks off his year with a new video, taken from his acclaimed 2018 album, Death Moves. The video sees Dabbla channeling his inner sensei, as he delivers some typically intricate wordplay over some tight production from Don Piper. The video was made by Spin City Visuals. Death Moves is out now on Potent Funk. Continue reading “Dabbla: Legs to a Snake”

Sumgii: Production Playlist (Stream)

All-round production don, Sumgii, has a new EP en route, on the infamous Swamp81 label. Sumgii has long been one of my favourite producers and so I thought I’d share this new playlist, featuring some of his greatest beats to date. The playlist features audible gold from the likes of Cult Mountain, Jam Baxter, Lee Scott, Milkavelli and Dabbla. There is also an instrumental version too, which you can find here. It should get you into just the right mood for the EP, which is due for release very soon. More info to follow.

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Dabbla ft. Rag’N’Bone Man: Tweeters

Dabbla ups the levels once again with the latest video from last year’s acclaimed Death Moves album. Ably assisted by Rag’N’Bone Man and backed up with some solid production from Foreign Beggars own, Dag Nabbit, Dabbla once again proves his worth on Tweeters. The video features some epic animation and CGI action from Pose Works. Death Moves is out now on Potent Funk.

Baileys Brown ft. Lee Scott & Dabbla: Something Else Entirely (Not Human) + Album Stream

Very happy to finally be able to bring you the new Baileys Brown solo LP in all its genre-defying glory. If you’re already familiar with Baileys Brown’s work, you will know he is a producer who is not afraid to venture outside the normal constraints of a genre and draw on musical influences from other areas, to create unique soundscapes which are among some of the most ambitious in the UK right now. When he found a home at Potent Funk it seemed like the ideal setting for his exploits, thanks to their already established love of ‘hybrid rap shit’ and with that in mind, Still Fresh serves as the perfect label debut. Continue reading “Baileys Brown ft. Lee Scott & Dabbla: Something Else Entirely (Not Human) + Album Stream”

Competition: High Focus Summer Block Party 2019

As has now become tradition, this month sees the return of the annual High Focus Summer Block Party at, Lakota, the legendary Bristol venue. The label have made big waves in the city over the last few years, thanks to a string of huge parties and this year looks set to continue in similar fashion. Continue reading “Competition: High Focus Summer Block Party 2019”

Baileys Brown ft. Datkid & Dabbla: Gimme

Another huge track from Baileys Brown as the release date for his solo album draws ever nearer. This time round, the Bristol producer has drafted in his old accomplice, Datkid, as well as his label-mate, Dabbla, with the trio going off in pursuit of that elusive cash money. And once again it’s another stunning visual accomplishment from This & That Media (keep your eyes peeled for plenty of UKHH related cameos too). The album, Still Fresh, is due for release on 26 July on Potent Funk.

Dabbla: Death Moves (Album Stream & Video)

It’s been a long time coming, but yesterday we were finally treated to the full release of the new album from UK favourite, Dabbla. Any regular visitors to my blog will know that I have been championing the album since its coming was announced some months ago. And with good reason because the whole project is a treat for the ears, packed with a standard of lyricism and production high enough to bring the devil himself to tears.
There are plenty of stellar features too from the likes of Rag’N’Bone Man, Eva Lazarus, Illaman, LDZ and Jam Baxter, but the main star is Dabbla who seems to be at his hungriest yet on Death Moves; quite a feat for an MC who has been giving his all to every release since his debut with LDZ.
You can stream the full album below and there is also a brand new video for the title track, produced by Dirty Dike, Pete Cannon and GhostTown. The video itself was made by Obese Aesthetics – the dons behind the hugely successful Psychoville video, from Dabbla’s previous album. You can grab digital/physical copies of the album over at the Potent Funk store. Continue reading “Dabbla: Death Moves (Album Stream & Video)”

Dabbla ft. Jam Baxter: Long Gone

A personal favourite from the forthcoming Dabbla album, as the Potent Funk MC unleashes his latest video. Long Gone features fellow Dead Player, Jam Baxter and a filthy beat from long-term collaborator, Sumgii. Just wait for that drop. The video was made by Spin City Visuals. Death Moves is due out on 5 October.