Foreign Beggars: It’s Gonna Be Fine / Forget Dem

As the curtain falls on Foreign Beggars’ illustrious career, they have treated us to two more videos from their final album, Matriarchy. The two videos are a perfect encapsulation of the Beggars’ broad approach to making music, as they move from profound, misty-eyed reflection, to raw unadulterated griminess. The first track, It’s Gonna Be Fine, sees the trio reuniting with one of the original collaborators, Dr Syntax, as as well as acclaimed singer-songwriter, ADMT. It’s definitely one of my favourites from the album, if not the favourite, and it’s particularly nice to hear Synners back on a Beggars track. The second video – which you can see below – is for the epic banger, Forget Dem, and features Roll Deep and BBK OGs, Flowdan and Jammer. Both tracks are produced by Seemore Beats. Matriarchy is available now from all the usual spots.

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Foreign Beggars: Matriarchy (Stream)

As the end of the decade looms ever closer, so does the final act from Foreign Beggars as they release their last ever album, Matriarchy. It’s some what of a return to their roots, as the ever-innovative crew depart from the more genre-bending sound they have cultivated over the last decade or so, and circle back to the music that first introduced them to the world. Produced in full by Seemore Beats, it’s an album that feels full of love and hope, which is welcome today more than ever, and it also plays like the perfect goodbye ofrom one of the most influential and respected groups to ever exist. The features are reflective of the respect the Beggars command, with Maverick Sabre, Jammer, Blak Twang, DRS, MysDiggi and Dr Syntax among the guest spots. The full album is ready to stream below and downloads can be found over on Bandcamp.

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Dr Syntax & Pete Cannon: Fact Check

Last minute call to the ballot box from Dr Syntax and Pete Cannon, as they take up arms in the fight to rid the UK of Conservative rule. The name, I suspect, is a shot at the Tories recent underhanded tactics during the debate, which saw them temporarily rebrand their website as Fact Check UK, before shooting down Labour’s policies using their usual brand of tainted truths. The surge of new voters has been incredible over the last few days and there is still time to register if you haven’t done so already. Registration closes at midnight.

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Dr Syntax & Pete Cannon: Wallop

More visual antics from Dr Syntax and Pete Cannon, as they carry on delivering gems from their most recent collaboration. Wallop is the title track from the album and features Syntax taking on a nice bit of trap, courtesy of Pete. It works far too well and now I just want to hear a whole trap album from them both. The video for Wallop was made by Si Haze Films and you can download the rest of the album over on Bandcamp.

Dr Syntax & Pete Cannon: Wallop (Stream)

Today we welcome the latest album from Dr Syntax and Pete Cannon into the world, as they release their umpteenth collaboration, Wallop. If you’ve been following their movements over the last few weeks, you will have heard tracks like Mayhem, which show that the creative partners are embracing some of Pete’s other areas of expertise – namely old skool hardcore and DnB.

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Premiere – Dr Syntax & Pete Cannon: Facial Hair

Beards and hip hop are two things that are close to my heart, so it’s a great pleasure for me to be able to bring you the premiere of the latest video from Dr Syntax and Pete Cannon. Facial Hair is the next track to be lifted off their recent EP, The Tonic 2, and as the name suggests, it serves as an ode to the follicles which grace our faces, in all their varying styles. The video was made by Luke Glover. The Tonic 2 is available to download now via Bandcamp.

Pitch 92: 3rd Culture (Stream)

Another blinding debut release right here, as Manchester-based producer, Pitch 92, drops his highly anticipated 3rd Culture album. It’s a debut for a producer who has long been a part of the UK scene, making a name for himself off the back of a string of solid collaborations alongside a number of artists including Verb T and more recently, DRS. He released his Lost in Space EP on High Focus last year to critical acclaim, but now he takes things up to new heights with this full-length project. Continue reading “Pitch 92: 3rd Culture (Stream)”