Lots of beautiful music surfacing today, including this latest offering from Damu The Fudegmunk. If you’ve been checking the blog over recent weeks / months, you might well have seen me talking about this one already as it marks the beginning of a new series of releases between Def Pressé and KPM / EMI. Created using samples exclusively sourced from KPM’s legendary library, Damu’s Conversation Peace is an album that sounds at once nostalgic and timely. Features include some usual suspects, in the form of Raw Poetic, Blu and Insight, as well as a superb cut from Nitty Scott. Check the full splendour for yourself below, then head to Bandcamp for all your download and vinyl needs. I was lucky enough to talk with Damu recently, where we dissected the making of the album. You can read the interview in full via Grown Up Rap.Continue reading “Damu The Fudgemunk: Conversation Peace (Stream)”
Following on from the introduction to the upcoming Damu The Fudgemunk project, which featured a superb appearance from Nitty Scott, he now returns with the next single. God Speed features some exultant production from the man himself, as well as another tight feature, this time from the always reliable, Blu. The track is taken from Conversation Peace, which is the first in a series of collaborations between UK record label, Def Pressé and iconic library music label, KPM. The album is due for release on 3 September. You can hear God Speed below and more streaming options are also available.Continue reading “Damu The Fudgemunk ft. Blu: God Speed”
Exciting new developments on the horizon, as Def Pressé enter into an exclusive partnership with KPM/EMI, that will allow hand-picked artists to explore the KPM music and sound design library for the first time in the label’s history. Things kick off with Damu The Fudgemunk, who has created a new album made entirely from samples selected from the KPM library. Four Better of Worse (Pt. 1) is the first single from the album, which is blessed by a tight feature from Nitty Scott. The full album, Conversation Peace, is due for release on 3 September. Stay tuned for more on that, as well as future ventures from Def Pressé and KPM, coming soon.Continue reading “Damu The Fudgemunk ft. Nitty Scott: Four Better or Worse (Pt. 1)”
TheDeadCanRap is a newly formed duo who announced their arrival this week, with the unveiling of the lead single from their debut album. Comprised of art rap favourite, Mike Ladd, and British abstract artist, Remi Rough, TheDeadCanRap aim to create art that encapsulates both their worlds in one left-field amalgamation. As well as the forthcoming album, there will also be an accompanying art-book, which you can find more info on via their Bandcamp page. The lead single, Imitations, also features fellow art rap advocate, Open Mike Eagle, while the rest of the project boasts appearances from Malik Ameer of Madison Washington and Nosaj of New Kingdom. You can hear Imitations below and then the full album is due for release on 11 December, via Def Pressé.
Pleased to see the arrival of the latest from Pan Amsterdam, as he continues to pave the way for his forthcoming album. This new single is another notable collaboration, as Pan Am unites with Sleaford Mods’ own Jason Williamson for the excellently titled, Hannibal Lecture. The track also features production from Jimi Goodwin of Doves fame, under his new alias, Coup Diablo. You can listen for yourself below and then pre-orders for the album are available at the usual spots. Continue reading “Pan Amsterdam ft. Jason Williamson: Hannibal Lecture”
Debtors Skyline is the latest single from the forthcoming Pan Amsterdam album, which is due for release in October. The album is the creative culmination of Leron Thomas’s touring as Iggy Pop’s bandleader, and features some of the artists and musicians he met along the way. There will be contributions from Jason Williamson of Sleaford Mods fame, as well as Jimi Goodwin from Doves. The album is due out on 2 October via Def Pressé, with pre-orders available now over on Bandcamp. You can also hear Debtors Skyline below. Continue reading “Pan Amsterdam: Debtors Skyline + LP News”
The funk flows free in the latest release from Pan Amsterdam, as he teams up with producer, GUTS, for Carrot Cake. For those unfamiliar, Pan Amsterdam is the alias of Leron Thomas, who blends his acclaimed horn playing with often left-field lyrics, to form songs which I always find strangely alluring; Carrot Cake being no exception. The track is also available to stream now and stay tuned for a new Pan Am album landing in October.
More refreshing raps from the Madison Washington duo, as they release their latest video. My N.Y. is an ode to the city that rapper, Malik Ameer, calls home, with the video documenting the aspects of New York that have made him feel like that’s exactly where he is. The track is taken from Mad Wash’s album, ((((Facts))))), which is out now on Def Pressé.
Okay so Pan Amsterdam and Iggy Pop may not be the first collaboration that you would expect to hear, but neither of them have ever been one for following the status quo. Plus if it works, go for it. The recording for Mobile took place while Pan Am was travelling through Texas and is an allusion to that most notable of Texas assets – oil. It’s also part of the forthcoming Pan Amsterdam EP series, Elevator Music, which will feature a bunch of other talented special guests. You can stream the track below, as well as the B-side, 15 Seconds, which features production from Malik Ameer of Madison Washington fame. There is also limited 7″ vinyl edition available via Bandcamp. Continue reading “Pan Amsterdam x Iggy Pop: Mobile”
A double hitter from Madison Washington, as they bless us with two new videos. Plantation Earth (above) sees the duo hooking up with international collective, The Abolitionists, while on Divine Frankensteins (below) they are joined by spoken word artist, Nicole Goodwin. The latter is lifted from Mad Wash’s recent (((((FACTS))))) album, which is available via Bandcamp along with their other releases. Continue reading “Madison Washington: Plantation Earth / Divine Frankensteins”