Archives for posts with tag: experimental

I love it when my favourite artists emerge from the shadows with unexpected new material; yesterday it was Blu, today it’s ELUCID and his excellently titled project, Every Egg I Cracked Today Was Double Yolked. According to the Armand Hammer MC, this is a collection of songs made on the fly while he has been travelling and touring throughout the year. And it’s still better than a lot of the material surfacing at the moment, which is further proof of ELUCID’s worth. There are downloads available via Bandcamp, or you can listen to the full thing below. Read the rest of this entry »

Hip hop is in mourning once again, following the sad news that legendary LA producer and child of the cosmos, Ras G, passed away last week. One of those to voice their grief was fellow producer, Flying Lotus, who described Ras as an “ally in sonic warfare”, before going on to share a track that the two of them had worked on the last time they saw each other. Black Heaven was given life when FlyLo was experimenting with his mini keyboard and Ras was recording what went down. The following day Ras sent him a new track and the title was Black Heaven. You can hear it below and then after that go stream as much of Ras’s music as you can. Rest easy, sir. Read the rest of this entry »

The mash up master, Tom Caruana, returns with another incredible project as he continues to blend areas of music that would otherwise remain perfect strangers. Following on from his earlier ventures, including Wu Tang vs. Hendrix and Wu Tang vs. The Beatles, the Tea Sea Records founder has now delved into the instrumentals of German experimental rock band, Can, who were one of the pioneers of the Krautrock explosion that occurred in the late-60s. Read the rest of this entry »

A dreamy new synth driven track from Bristol-based vocalist, Chikaya, as she delivers an ideal accompaniment for these balmy summer nights, in the form of Castles.

Next up we’ve got the debut album from Lyza Jane, which follows on from a string of singles and an EP with Sniff, which was one of last year’s highlights. I find it hard to pinpoint exactly what genres Lyza’s music fits into, as there are a lot of different influences at work, but hip hop definitely plays a big part in her inspiration. Housebound features appearances from Lee Scott, Black Josh and Danny Lover, with beats from Lee, Sniff and Lyza, who handles the majority of the production herself. You can hear the album in full below, with physicals and merch available via Bandcamp. Stay tuned for an interview with Lyza coming soon. Read the rest of this entry »

Two new projects from Blah Records today, starting off with the latest release from Bang On. For Defo Not Normal, the Liverpool MC has joined forces with fellow Blah OG, Reklews, with the pair delivering an EP that is built within the framework of hip hop, before straying off into experimental territories. I’m a big fan of so-called alternative rap and this is a fine example of why. Defo Not Normal is available to stream below and you can find downloads over on Bandcamp. The cover art was made by Matt Littler. Read the rest of this entry »

On the eve of her album release, Lyza Jane gifts us a fresh visual for the Indigo track which surfaced last week. The track features Lee Scott, both on vocals and production, and it is lifted from Housebound, which you can pre-order via Bandcamp.

New music from the always intriguing Nah Eeto, as she blesses us with her latest single. Mafu is produced by Lee Scott and the video was made by @therawwfilmmaker. No word on a full length from her yet, but I’m hoping something appears soon.

Start your week off the right way with the latest single from Blah vocalist, Lyza Jane. Indigo is the perfect vehicle for her soft touch vocals, thanks in part to Lee Scott’s production, who also drops in his own contribution on the mic. The single is the first single from Lyza’s upcoming Housebound album, which features a host of Blah talent including Black Josh and Danny Lover. Pre-orders are available now. Read the rest of this entry »

Big things on the horizon for Flying Lotus as details of his sixth studio album finally emerge. The producer and sometime horror director last released a solo effort back in 2014 with his You’re Dead album and it was such a success that fans have been thirsting for more ever since. Now that thirst is set to be quenched with a new full-length project, boasting a suitably diverse range of guest features, spread across a vast array of 27 tracks. Read the rest of this entry »