The Group Bracil roster has been expanding recently, including the addition of Don Leisure to their ranks. The producer is perhaps best known as one half of Darkhouse Family, as well as a wealth of solo releases over the last decade or so. Now he has aligned himself with the London label and his first offering is this new Russia inspired instrumental project, built from the 70’s and 80’s Soviet gems he’s found on his travels around the globe. You can check out a visual for Drums For Mother Russia above and there are a couple more tasters below. The full thing is also available on cassette and digital. Continue reading “Don Leisure: Drums For Mother Russia + LP News”
Just Remember is the latest track to be lifted from the recent Group BraCil compilation, and it shines a light on a new addition to their roster. Don Leisure is no stranger to the scene, thanks to plenty of past successes with Darkhouse Family, as well as with his solo ventures. He has a new album coming soon on GB, but for now enjoy the sounds of this blissed out, funk-soul driven single. The video was made by Bee Graphics. The compilation, happiness, we’re all in this together, is out now.
Brand new visuals from the ever-elusive Chuck Enzo, as he releases a video for one of his contributions to the recent Group BraCil compilation. The stop-motion animation for The Living Tribunal was done in-house by the suspiciously talented, Norm Oddity. The compilation, happiness, we’re all in this together, is out now on both digital and vinyl.
New sounds from the Group BraCil camp as they release their new label compilation. happiness, we’re all in this together is a fine blend of old and new, as the rising label hit us with tracks from the likes of Verbz and Chuck Enzo, while also bringing new members to the fore with new material from Spectacular Diagnostics and Don Leisure. It serves as a fine showcase for a label who have consistently proven their worth with each new release, and who look set to continue blurring the lines between genres as their roster gains strength. You can hear the album in full below, with physical and digital versions available on Bandcamp. Continue reading “Group BraCil: happiness, we’re all in this together (Stream)”
Beautiful sounds emanating from Group BraCil’s HQ, as they release a single from their forthcoming label compilation. Happiness (We’re All In This Together) is a showcase of the fledgling label’s previous successes from the likes of Verbz and Old Paradice, as well as some fresher faces on the scene, like Chicago production talent, Spectacular Diagnostics. This latest video is a collaboration between vocalist, Violet Springs, and producer, illuzual, alongside some arresting visuals from collage king, Matt Littler, and editor, Huw Caddy. The compilation is due for release on 16 April.
Check out the latest visual from Lewps Hekla, as he continues to build the hype for his new EP. Rose Gold Ruger Pose is the title track from the project, as Hekla kicks it off with some drums that would not have sounded out of place on Endtroducing, before bursting into a mini future funk heaven. The full EP is scheduled for release on 24 February, so stay tuned for more news on that nearer the time. Continue reading “Lewps Hekla: Rose Gold Ruger Pose (Video)”
Group Bracil manage to sneak another dope release in before the year is over, thanks to this new project from Chuck Enzo. Chuck has already had a hand in some of the label’s other releases this year, including the production on Tightrope, which was one of the highlights of Verbz’s superb Pathways album. On Destructo Disc, Enzo breathes new life into tracks from the likes of Anderson Paak, Migos, Kemba and 50 Cent, with a series of innovative remixes that highlight the dexterity and vision behind his production. You can stream Destructo Disc below and downloads are available through Group Bracil. The artwork was done by Matt Littler.
Pathways is the latest arrival from Verbz and it’s another win for the Croydon-based MC, as he finds a new home on flourishing label, Group Bracil. Following on from his single producer album, alongside Mr Slipz in 2017, this latest project features a bevy of talented beat-makers, including Morriarchi, Norm Oddity, Chuck Enzo and 2Late. There are also some notable guest spots too from CLBRKS, NuphZed, Bador and BaggE. There’s a heavy jazz feel to the album, with Verbz taking his voice into new territory, while still maintaining the level of lyricism that has made him one of my favourite MCs at work right now. You can listen to Pathways below and limited edition physicals are available on Bandcamp.
As the anticipation grows for the new Verbz album, the Croydon MC has gifted us another video from the project. Cards Dealt is produced by Arthurr and the video was made by Morriarchi and Norm Oddity. The Pathways LP is due for release shortly on Group Bracil.
New music from one of my favourites, as Verbz blesses the start of our week with the second single from his upcoming album. Run Run follows on from Still Here, which was released six months ago and highlighted the MC’s new relationship with the Group Bracil label. This latest joint also features a couple of guest spots from Bador and BaggE, as well as some jazz tinted production from Purple Clouds. The video was made by Honey JD.