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Henry Canyons recently unveiled the third video from last year’s exceptional Cool Side of the Pillow. As with the rest of the album, production on Not Today comes from Matt ‘Bones’ Bowen and the video was made by Ryan Calavano. Cool Side of the Pillow is available now on Backwoodz Studioz.

New noir hop heaters from Zilla Rocca, as he provides a little something to tide us over until his Future Former Rapper album drops. Hard Boiled is a seven track selection, all with that “snubnose pressed to the back feel to them”, as the man himself explained. Two features from Henry Canyons and Nex Millen, with production coming from The Expert, Messiah Musik, Newstalgia and Zilla. You can stream the EP below, with downloads available via Three Dollar Pistol Music. Read the rest of this entry »

Its been a few months since I dropped an interview on here, so I am pleased to be able to present a recent conversation I had with one of my favourite MCs, Henry Canyons. Having blessed us with two new projects this year – La Côte West and Cool Side of the Pillow – as well as touring North America and Europe with PremRock & Fresh Kils, the Backwoodz MC has already made 2018 his own. We spoke about making Cool Side, how much jazz has influenced his career and his recent artist’s residence in Biarritz, among other things. Read the rest of this entry »

Experimental flows on the latest video from Henry Canyons. Easy Come, Easy Go is the next track to be lifted from his Cool Side of the Pillow album and hears Canyons utilising his voice as more of an instrument, resulting in a track that’s a bit reminiscent of Chemical Calisthenics by Blackalicious. The track is produced by Matt ‘Bones’ Bowen. Cool Side of the Pillow is out now on Backwoodz Studioz.

A little loosie from Henry Canyons and gang, following on from the triumphant arrival of his recent Cool Side of the Pillow LP. Once again the track is produced by Matt “Bones” Bowen and once again it features the vocal stylings of Zoe Rose Palladino. Cool Side of the Pillow is out now on Backwoodz Studioz.

One of my favourite songs, from one of my favourite albums of the recent era, has been given its own video. Goodnight Moon is lifted from the unapologetically good album that Henry canyons recently released called Cool Side of the Pillow. The track features some nice upbeat, bass-driven production from Matt ‘Bones’ Bowen, who is responsible for production throughout the album. The video was filmed while Canyons was on a solo trip to Japan and to my mind is the best use of a selfie stick to date. Cool Side of the Pillow is out now on Backwoodz Studioz.

Henry Canyons follows up the sublime sounds of January’s, La Côte West, with a brand new full-length project which could be named after his whole demeanour. Cool Side of the Pillow was one of a few notable releases from Friday 13th, proving that it was definitely not bad luck to be a hip hop fan. While the previous project brought with it a multitude of different producers, Canyons has enlisted just one for Cool Side, in the form of Matt “Bones” Bowen. Read the rest of this entry »

Intriguing project from Backwoodz Studioz representative, Henry Canyons.
He recently spent some time in the French Basque town of Biarritz, where he was taking part in an artist residency. The result is this six song EP, which draws on inspiration from the coastal town, all filtered through Canyons’ unique creative vision. Each track is produced by a different producer.
In a similar play to ELUCID’s 2017 Valley of Grace release, the EP is accompanied by a short documentary, which Canyons made as a companion piece. You can stream the EP below, where you can also watch the film and downloads are available via Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »