Blu & Exile: The Feeling

More good vibes from Blu and Exile, as they continue to feed us nourishment from their latest album. The video for The Feeling was made by Crisanto Santa Ana and Exile. Miles: From An Interlude Called Life is out now on all the usual formats.

Chris Orrick ft. Fashawn: Bottom Feeders

Chris Orrick recently announced the forthcoming release of a new album, Portraits. The Mello Music Group MC’s last release was Instinctive Drowning, back in 2016, which was produced by Ill Poetic. For Portraits he has chosen to work with a lot of different producers of varying styles, including Exile, Onra, Nolan the Ninja and L’Orange. Bottom Feeders is our introduction to the album and is produced by Exile, with a nice feature from Fashawn. You can stream the track below and you can pre-order Portraits over on Bandcamp. The release date is scheduled for 4 May. Continue reading “Chris Orrick ft. Fashawn: Bottom Feeders”

MED & Guilty Simpson: Loyalty EP

New project looming from MED & Guilty Simpson as they join forces for the Loyalty EP. The pair first united on J Dilla’s Jungle Love back in 2006 and after a few more collaborations along the way, they have now decided to bring forth a full project. Production will be handled by Black Milk, MNDSGN, Exile and Preme, with guest spots from Blu, J Mitchell and Joyce Wrice. No tracks have been released yet, but you can pre-order the EP now over on Bandcamp.

Blu & Exile: Sold The Soul

New lyric video from Blu & Exile, lifted from their recent album of insights into their past, In The Beginning: Before The Heavens. The album is a selection of songs that were made back in 2007, when they duo were making Below The Heavens. Sold The Soul focuses on the age old quest by artists to maintain creative control while striving for some mainstream success. The animated video was made by Unjust.

Open Mike Eagle: Happy Wasteland Day

Yesterday was the one year anniversary of Trump’s election win and international commiseration was the theme of the day. Open Mike Eagle also chose it as a suitable day to release his new video for Happy Wasteland Day, which depicts a Mad Max style, dystopian vision of the not so far away future.
As Mike himself said “We’re releasing this video a year to the day of the election of the garbage king. May our national nightmare end sometime soon.” The track was produced by Exile and is yet another gem from Mike’s excellent album, Brick Body Kids Still Daydream. The album is out now via Mello Music Group.

Blu & Exile: On The Radio

It was 10 years ago when Blu & Exile blessed us all with their instant classic, Below the Heavens. Since then the two of them have gone onto pastures new, reuniting for Give Me My Flowers… in 2012. Now the duo are back with some new old music in the form of a prequel album, In The Beginning: Before The Heavens, which features loads of unheard studio session track. Continue reading “Blu & Exile: On The Radio”