While the weather might be teasing us with glimpses of the summer, there is most definitely a heatwave brewing in one corner of the country thanks to the latest from The Nextmen, as they team up with Eva Lazarus for Rudegyal. A veritable summer jam, thanks to the reggae roots that pervade the production and Eva’s trademark blend of vocal styles. You can watch the lyric video above, courtesy of Benny Aves and Max Palmer, plus there are streams available which also include the equally superb, Afterglow Dub.
Next up is the final single from this year’s formidable collaboration, between legendary sound system collective, Mungo’s Hi Fi, and all-round vocal powerhouse, Eva Lazarus. Light As A Feather also features rising rudeboy star, Kiko Bun, who appears in the yellow-drenched video in puppet form. The video was made by Parallel Media, with assistance from CW Jones and Nicholas Bailey. Light As A Feather is also available to stream on all the usual platforms. Continue reading “Mungo’s Hi Fi x Eva Lazarus Ft. Kiko Bun: Light As A Feather”
It’s a good day for hip hop, as Ronnie Bosh’s debut solo LP is finally released. Having been a major contributor to the scene for a long time, thanks to his Contact Play affiliation and the numerous features it spawned, Bosh has built up a solid fanbase who have all been crying out for a full-length project. All People Expect is the perfect answer to those cries, with Bosh’s baritone flows perfectly lacing Dike’s production; the result of years of collaborations between the two of them, including on the Dike-produced My Business by Rag’N’Bone Man. Continue reading “Ronnie Bosh: Get Out + Album Stream”
Almost two years on from their initial collaboration, I am very pleased to see the arrival of the full-length project from Mungo’s Hi Fi and Eva Lazarus. Back in August 2017, the Glasgow sound system ambassadors joined forces with the Bristol-based vocalist for Amsterdam. The track proved to be a hit with both critics and fans, and sparked a creative partnership that has now spawned an album that surpasses the levels set by that initial union. Continue reading “Mungo’s Hi Fi x Eva Lazarus: More Fyah (Stream)”
Eva Lazarus reunites with Glaswegian sound system veterans, Mungo’s Hi Fi, as they breathe new life into Max Romeo’s classic, Three Blind Mice. The track tells the all too familiar tale of the police shutting down a party and is the perfect vehicle for Eva’s ability to switch up her flows. Babylon Raid is the first cut to be taken from the forthcoming album, More Fyah, which is due for release next month. The video was shot on location in Kampala.
I have just spent a bit of time digesting the new album from DJ Yoda and I am happy to report that it is another win for the Cut and Paste legend. Last year we were treated to the album’s first single, London Fields, featuring Joel Culpepper, which was a very obvious yet successful departure from Yoda’s previous material. The rest of Home Cooking continues in the same vein, with production levels at such a high standard, you end up feeling like this might have been Yoda’s calling all along. Continue reading “DJ Yoda: Home Cooking (Stream)”
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)”
The collaboration between Eva Lazarus and Mungo’s Hi Fi has given three great tracks, including this little number about the freedom that can be discovered after a break-up. Eva and and the donny ABOVEGROUND headed to Amsterdam to give the video extra credence and the result is this visual treat. The Amsterdam EP is available now from iTunes.
Been waiting a while to hear this gem – the debut EP from Bristol-based singer, Ngaio. Sublime neosoul vibes from an artist who is possibly best known for her work as part of Eva Lazarus’ Afronaughts. She has enlisted Baileys Brown for the production and he has brought four nice beats for her to work her magic on. The result is a quartet of laid back, but powerful songs, which make for a strong debut record. The EP is out now on KonichiWahGwarn Records and you can download it here, or stream it below. Continue reading “Ngaio: Ngaio EP”
Big tune here, lifted from Gardna and Kreed’s new EP. The Boom Sound representatives reeled in an impressive list of guests for My Show – Inja, Eva, Jman and Parly B all sounding wicked together. The video was made by Arun Productions aka the multi-talented Chris Lucas. The EP is available to download now here.