A very welcome return to the blog from Twizzy, with the release of his latest album. It’s been a few years since we heard a full-length solo project from the Bristol MC; his hiatus fuelled by a mixture of personal struggles and disillusionment with the rap scene, both of which I’m happy to hear have been curtailed, giving him some new creative zeal in the process. Crabs in a Bucket is testament to that, as we hear Twizzy sounding more enthused and focused than ever. The production on the album is handled in full by fellow Bristol artist, Chillman, and boasts features from Komposa, Genesis Elijah, G00SE, CAM, Jinxsta and Jolene, as well as cuts from DJ Rogue. You can check out the full album below, with downloads and physicals available on Bandcamp. And it’s Bandcamp Friday today, so what better excuse to support some independent artists.
Big tune here from Bristol-based producer, Sam Krats, as he rounds up some more notable names for his latest single. On 360, Krats has drafted in Boston legend, Edo.G, everyone’s favourite Dirty Rotten Scoundrel, Jeru the Damaja, and Artifacts OG, El Da Sensei, for a triumvirate of dope. The track is all tied up nicely with some cuts from Bristol turntable stalwart, DJ Rogue. The single is out now on Revorg Records, with instrumental and acapella versions available on the download.
Today sees the full release of the new EP from Bristol MCs, Twizzy and Jinxsta JX and local producer, Chris Lucas. It’s a solid EP from three artists who have been immersed in the scene long enough now for anything other than the music itself to filter away, leaving six tracks of quality rap forged in the group’s collective passion for the culture. Twizzy and Jinxsta’s flows are well-matched by their differences too, which only adds to the project’s appeal. There is also a good selection of features, thanks to on-point contributions from Press1, Ambush Tactics and DJ Rogue. First Word Last is available to stream below, and there are plenty of physicals and bundles up for grabs too. Continue reading “Twizzy x Jinxsta JX x Chris Lucas: First Word Last (Stream)”→
To celebrate the arrival of the new Percy Filth EP, today the Louis Den producer dropped his second video from the project. Precious Metals features a lot of lyrical muscle, as Percy channels the power of Geechi Suede, Malay Sparks and Guilty Simpson into the track. There are also some nice cuts, courtesy of Bristol scratch master, DJ Rogue, and a superb animated video from the forever on point, Chris Lucas. You can stream Vibranium Deluxe below and downloads are available now via Bandcamp.
Bristol MC, Upfront, is hitting us with a new album shortly, the follow-up to his Upfront & Personal LP from 2014. The Split Prophet member has obviously been putting in the work in the meantime, as is demonstrated on the first single from the project, Contagious. The track is produced by fellow Bristol artist, Chris Lucas (Arun Productions), with cuts from DJ Rogue and a wicked video from Parallel Media.
Straight outta Bristol comes the brand new EP from The Bastard Sunz, “Waiting For ‘Tilla”. As the promo blurb says “B’Tilla decided to take a summer’s afternoon to do his usual midweek activity – sitting outside of his local primary school drinking and regaling tales of Bastardry gone by… and did not return for 6 months.” Continue reading “The Bastard Sunz “Waiting For ‘Tilla EP””→