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Next month Bristol once again plays host to one of High Focus Record’s legendary parties. In the past the city has given a stage to their summer roadblocks and winter parties, but this time they will be one of two cities taking part in the label’s 8th birthday celebrations. Stepping away from their usual haunt of Lakota for this one, HF are headed to SWX in the centre of town. This means more room, better acoustics and a better sound system, which equals a better night for all involved. Read the rest of this entry »

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Another sugary high from the recent Laminated Cakes album, as Ed Scissor, Jam Baxter and GhostTown deliver a fresh video for Cake Gang. The track also features the ample talents of Chester P and Dirty Dike. The video was shot by This & That Media. Laminated Cakes is available to buy now over at the High Focus store.

As I mentioned last week, Farma Beats has been working on a new album and now we get to indulge ourselves in its full splendour, following its official release yesterday. Featuring a strong list of MCs from both the UK and the US, The Sentimental Alien is built on some of Farma’s strongest production to date and the calibre of the beats has enticed the guests involved to bring their best pen game to the project.
There are features from Lee Scott, Salar, Anyway Tha God, Smellington Piff, Remus, Flashius Clayton, Dirty Dike, Skuff and a whole load more. You can stream the album below and you can download it over on Bandcamp, where you can also find a bit more background information on how it all came to be. Read the rest of this entry »

One of Scotland’s most adept MCs kicks off the year with a mixtape packed full of unreleased joints and jams from 2015-2017. Physiks has worked with a whole load of great artists over the years, so the names on the project include the likes of Datkid, Farma G, Pete Cannon and Dirty Dike, plus a load of solo cuts, which provide a good look at his work behind the boards as well. You can stream Wanderlust below and check out his Soundcloud page for more info on the tracklist. Read the rest of this entry »

Check out the next offering from Jam Baxter’s latest album, which has further established him as one of the nation’s most innovative MCs. And with good reason. It’s always going to be hard to follow an album that was lauded as much as So We Ate Them Whole, but he and Chemo have managed to pull it off. Read the rest of this entry »

I had to write ‘everyone’ cos I literally cannot fit all the MCs names into the title. 20 rappers, eight bars a piece. Safe to say this is a monumental track from Leaf Dog, as he continues to build on the intrigue for his forthcoming album, Dyslexic Disciple. Phi Life Cypher, Smellington Piff, BVA, Cracker Jon, Jehst, Jack Jetson, Dirty Dike, Verb T, Sonnyjim, Mysdiggi, Klashnekoff, Fliptrix, Bill Shakes, Eric The Red, King Kashmere, Remus, Task Force and DJ Sammy B-Side providing the cuts. Pre-orders for the album are available here.

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A couple of weeks ago the High Focus squad rolled into Bristol en masse, for what looked set to be a day of good vibes, good people and good BBQ. Taking over the legendary Lakota club for a seven hour rampage, the bill boasted a weighty line-up including Dabbla, Ocean Wisdom, Fliptrix and Dirty Dike.

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This is the latest video from the excellent Ocean Wisdom album Chaos 93, which was released earlier in the year. Featuring fellow HF members The Four Owls, Real Smooth is produced by Dirty Dike.

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When 22 year old Brighton MC, Ocean Wisdom burst into our lives back in July 2014 with his track, Walking, I don’t think many of us realised just how much he was going to blow up. It was obvious he had skill on the mic. Just the ease with which he switches up his flow left a lot of rappers, with years of experience, in the shade. But it is a rarity these days for an unsigned rapper, especially from the UK, to clock over a million views on his debut video. Read the rest of this entry »

More fire from High Focus’ latest signing Ocean Wisdom, as he gears up to release his debut album Chaos ’93. The album is produced in its entirety by Dirty Dike and is available to pre-order now. The video was made by Video by Cillian Farrell & Tom Holborn. Album review coming soon.