Very happy to see Sparkz back with a bang, as he makes his first moves with High Focus. One of many killer MCs from the LEVELZ bloodline, he adds another string to his bow thanks to the self-production on Overload. No word on an album yet, but I know he’s got a lot planned for this year, so be on the lookout for more bangers emerging soon.
New takes on old classics are nothing new in rap, however, contemporary rap versions of 19th century Italian stories are pretty niche. But that is Onoe Caponoe all over, so it’s no real surprise that his latest single deals with his own rehash of the tale of Pinocchio, ably assisted by fellow UK favourite, Jehst. The track is accompanied by an animated video, which Onoe also devised, putting him on a creative par with Quelle Chris. Pinocchio is produced by Kehlarj and it’s out now on High Focus.
Next up is another one from High Focus’s newest signing, Renelle 893. The release of Let Go was accompanied with the news that Renelle’s HF debut is going to be produced in full by King Kashmere, which is very good news judging by their first couple of efforts. Once again it’s Honey JD on video duties. More news on the album soon.
There used to be a time when I’d know every artist that was announced as a new addition to a UKHH label, back when I had my finger well and truly on the pulse. Not so these days, as was proved yesterday when High Focus broke the news that Renelle 893 was joining their ranks. Happy to have caught the announcement though, as this rendition of his single, My Demons, served as a fine introduction to his skills and has definitely got me intrigued for what his label debut will bring to the scene. The production on the track comes courtesy of King Kashmere and the video was shot by Honey JD.
New music from King Kashmere arrived last week, as he teamed up with production duo, Letherette, to create the diversely crafted sounds of TR3B. Snake Pie is their second single and provides us with a good insight into the direction that their collaborative partnership has taken. The video – also made by Letherette – is available to watch above and you can find the remainder of the EP below. Limited edition vinyl versions are also available via the High Focus Store.Continue reading “King Kashmere x Letherette : Snake Pie + EP Stream”
What better way to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Verb T’s acclaimed Morning Process LP, with a brand new track from the veteran artist. High Focus recently released an extended anniversary edition of the album, which features – among other gems – a freshly self-produced song called Undivided. There is also a sunflower laden video to accompany the song, courtesy of regular collaborator, Parallel Media. The new version of Morning Process is available now.
Next up we have a return joint from King Kashmere, which sees him teaming up with Alecs DeLarge again. This time the duo have delivered a new perspective on their previously released track, North Star, thanks to DeLarge’s Evil Mix. Once again, it’s Honey JD on video duties and the track is available to stream now from all the usual spots.
New year, new music as I bring you two fresh cuts from the High Focus roster. First up, the latest from Verbz, as he connects with producer, Nil Wan, for I Know. The video was made by Honey JD and the track is available now on all the usual streaming platforms.
New heat from the CMPND gang, as they deliver their latest single. Pick A Card features raps from the trio and production from Wundrop, along with a video courtesy of LookAt TV. The track is also available to stream from all the usual spots.
Another teaser from Verb T and Illinformed, as they continue to set the pace for the third chapter in their Foggy trilogy. The full album, Stranded in Foggy Times, is due for release on 9 December via High Focus.