The new album from Sylla B was released on Friday and marks a honing of skills for the Bristol-based MC. His last few releases have all demonstrated a growth in confidence and penmanship, leaving The Walls Have Eyes feeling like the culmination of all that progress. Straight up grime bangers sit next to more thought-provoking tracks, with the variety of styles strengthened by Sylla’s production choices. There are beats from Oozhe, xeno, DROG Beats, Moody Lew, Just Sayin, Yung Toro and sam.makes.beats, along with features from Toro, Gabriel Waves, Moody Lew and Solo Jane. This is a very strong release from an MC whose talent refuses to let him go unnoticed and one who’s only going to keep getting better. You can stream the album in full below and downloads are available from Bandcamp.
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Bristol in full effect on this brand new track from rising producer, DROG Beats, as he brings in two generations of local MCs. Any regular visitors to my blog will already know about Sylla B and his rise over the last couple of years, thanks to his often devastating flows. He is joined on the track by Bristol double-time OG and all-round lyrical monster, Buggsy. As you can imagine the final product is pretty special and highlights Bristol’s lengthy history of producing great lyricists. Enemies is also available to stream on all the usual platforms.
As the temperature starts to drop and the evenings get darker, it’s best to have a good source of heat at hand to stave off the winter woes. Thankfully Frosty just released his new mixtape and it’s packed full of enough flames to melt what little is left of the Arctic.
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New Bristol charged banger from Jay0117, as he continues to rep the city to the fullest with 9Tree Hill. The track is produced by fellow Bristol artist, Sir Hiss, and the video was made by PatchUp Productions.
If you caught the recent Skinzmann project then you will probably already be familiar with this grimy banger, featuring one of Bristol’s finest, Datkid. And today the video for Get Out was unveiled, which only adds to its impact. The video was made by Parallel Media and the track can be found on Incognito Grinders.
Energy levels off the charts, as PENGSHUi hit us with their latest video. The punk-grime outfit have been making serious waves since their arrival on the scene, with each release raising the anticipation for their debut album, which is looming on the horizon. No Joke is another aggressively joyous outburst, accompanied by a video which sees the trio giving a big performance in a small car. Happy Friday.
More fast-paced filth from Ocean Wisdom, as he teases us with another banger from his forthcoming Big Talk Vol. 1 project. For Breathin’, the double-time expert drafts in assistance from UK grime heavyweight, P Money, as they both get busy over some Kostaki production. Big Talk Vol. 1 is due for release on 11 October.
I recently had a chat with Muckaniks, a music producer from Ipswich in England. He has a propensity for dark, bass heavy production which has earned him credits on projects with the likes of Ocean Wisdom, Lunar C and Dizzee Rascal. We spoke about his production methods, his roots and how he came to work with those notable artists.
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Following on from my recent post, where I threw the spotlight on the new video from Skinzmann and Wyatt Earp, you can now hear what the rest of the project is offering. Helmed and curated by Skinzmann, Incognito Grinders sees the Exeter beat maker selecting a host of talent from the UK rap pool, as he brings to life collaborations with the likes of Datkid, Shifty, Obadiah and Lukuss, as well as more features from Wyatt Earp. The tape is available to download now over on Bandcamp and you can stream it in full below. Continue reading “Skinzmann: Incognito Grinders (Stream)”
Big intro to the forthcoming Skinzmann mixtape, as the Exeter producer draws on some nearby talent, enlisting the help of Plymouth MC, Wyatt Earp, for Always On Job. The track is lifted from Incognito Grinders, which features a bevy of UK talent including Datkid, Obadiah, Shifty and Sniff. The video for Always On Job was made by JDZ Media and pre-orders for the mixtape are available over on Bandcamp.