First Word Records: Two Syllables Volume Sixteen (Stream)

A great selection of music here, as First Word Records wheel out their latest end of year compilation. For Two Syllables, DJ Gilla compiled a number of tracks that have been released by First Word artists over the last 12 months, including gems from Don Leisure, Darkhouse Family and 14KT, as well as a brand new song from Manchester soul-rap duo, Children of Zeus. You can stream the selection in full below and free downloads are available via Bandcamp.

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Children of Zeus: Vibrations

On their quest for total world domination, Children of Zeus recently spent some time touring in South Africa. While they were in Soweto they also found the time to shoot a new video, for their Vibrations track, which is the closer on their triumphant debut LP, Travel Light. Vibrations is produced by K15 and the video was directed by Sims Phakisi. Travel Light is available to stream and download now.

Children of Zeus ft. DRS & [ K S R ]: All On You

In case you hadn’t heard me banging on about it, Children of Zeus release their debut album on Friday after much anticipation from their ever-expanding band of followers and fans. To get us in the mood, this morning saw the release of the latest video from the Manchester duo. All On You features Konny’s old sparring partner, DRS, alongside one of MCR’s many rising stars, [ K S R ]. The video was made by Tarnish Vision. Travel Light is available to pre-order via Bandcamp.

Children of Zeus ft. DRS & [K S R]: All On You

Last week we were finally blessed with a release date for the debut from Children of Zeus, as well as a look at the artwork and tracklist. We were also treated to a brand new single from the duo, the next sliver from the album, which premiered over on Complex.
All On You is a very Manchester affair, with Konny and Tyler being joined by long-term friend and collaborator DRS, as well as rising star, [K S R]. As Konny explained to Complex, “[K S R] is the future of UK soul music, so we got him on the album before we can’t afford him, and D.R.S is the glue that holds the city together so we took myself off and put him on the track instead.”
You can stream All On You below and the album, Travel Light, is available to pre-order now with the release scheduled for 13 July. Continue reading “Children of Zeus ft. DRS & [K S R]: All On You”

Children Of Zeus: Travel Light

It’s been a long time coming, but we are now into the final few weeks before the arrival of the debut album from Children of Zeus. “Highly anticipated” doesn’t even cut it. Yesterday saw the unveiling of the artwork, the tracklist and the chance to pre-order what is undoubtedly going to be one of the most popular releases of the year.
It’s also a release that is going to be the much deserved payoff for the many years that both Konny and Tyler have dedicated to their respective fields, so much so that their fans are as happy as their own kinfolk to see the duo getting so much shine.
Travel Light promises to deliver more of the street soul flavour that has proved so popular since Children of Zeus first formed, as well as some reggae and jazz cuts thrown into the mix. There are features too from LayFullStop, [KSR], DRS and Terri Walker, plus production from Sebb Bash, Juga-Naut and Beat Butcha. The album is available to pre-order now on all formats and you can stream a couple of the tracks below. The official release date is set for 13 July on First Word Records. Continue reading “Children Of Zeus: Travel Light”

Children of Zeus: Slow Down/All Night

Children of Zeus recently announced the release of some new music, acting as a sort of bridge across to the day their long-awaited album comes out. Slow Down is the first single from the album, while All Night serves as a bonus for those fans who have been dying for new material from the Manchester duo. Now both tracks have been released in video form too, thanks to the visual handiwork of Karl John. Continue reading “Children of Zeus: Slow Down/All Night”

Children Of Zeus: Slow Down / All Night

Happy to be able to post some new music from street soul renaissance champions, Children of Zeus. Their anthology, The Story So Far, has been satisfying fans old and new for the past six months, as well as accumulating cosigns from the likes of Jazzy Jeff, DJ Spinna and Stormzy. But the baying masses are also eager for new material – namely their long-awaited debut album. Continue reading “Children Of Zeus: Slow Down / All Night”

Children Of Zeus: I Can’t Wait

Children of Zeus blessed us with a new single this week, a track they first performed at the Boiler Room last year. It’s now been polished up and is going to be available on a limited vinyl run on First Word Records. The flip-side will be a different vibe, as the BPM raises on Don’t Say a Word. The release is scheduled for 7 April, with pre-orders available here. You can stream I Can’t Wait below. Continue reading “Children Of Zeus: I Can’t Wait”

Children of Zeus: Crown

Children of Zeus hit us with a new video yesterday and it’s a beauty. Taken from the First Word Records compilation Two Syllables Vol. 13, Crown features some relaxed bars from both Tyler and Konny, over a laid back, soul laced beat. There are also a load of cameos from some of Manchester’s musical royalty, so watch out for them. You can download the track for just ¬£1 here.