Poignant bars from DRS, as he blesses us with a new video from his recent Coloured EP, which he made alongside French producer, Redeyes. The EP features seven tracks, all recorded in the seven days following the tragic death of George Floyd and the subsequent protests against police brutality. All proceeds from the EP are being donated to the Stephen Lawrence Trust. You can hear the rest of the EP below, then head to Bandcamp to give them a much needed sale. Continue reading “DRS x Redeyes: Which Hunt + EP Stream”
Following on from the surprise arrival of their first single in 11 years, now Felt are back with a whole new album. Felt 4 U is Murs and Slug’s first full-length project since the release of Felt 3 back in 2009, and on it we find the duo reuniting with arguably the most favoured producer from their earlier offerings – Ant. He’s cooked up a batch of beats which draw on his trademarks influences – funk, blues, country – resulting in an album where Ant is very much the driving force, representing a shift in the dynamic from their previous projects. Some superb guest spots too, with Blimes bringing her vocal excellence to the mix, as well as appearances from Felt 1 and 3 producers, The Grouch and Aesop Rock respectively. And finally a feature from Blueprint, but under his singing alias – Shepard Albertson. The whole album is a welcome surprise for fans and critics alike, judging by the initial reaction, and it also serves as a fitting next chapter in the duo’s journey. You can listen to the album in full below and physicals are available via Rhymesayers. Continue reading “Felt: Felt 4 U (Stream)”
The end of last month saw the arrival of the new EP from Blaktrix. The release of his €5 Euro Shades single signified his union with the Winger Records gang, and now he establishes himself in his new label home with the Dumb EP. The EP is a triumphant blend of accomplished rhymes and on point production from the likes of Sir Beans OBE and Fracas, as well as a couple of tasty remixes from DJ Jaffa and DJ Moneyshot. You can hear the EP for yourself below, with downloads available via Bandcamp. Continue reading “Blaktrix: Dumb EP (Stream)”
Great track from Rye Shabby, as he gets us in the mood for his new EP which is due for imminent release. On Hey Presto, the Ipswich MC has teamed up with friend and collaborator, Forrest Moon, resulting in this laid-back but fully focused number. It’s the first single from the Esta WP, which is set to drop on 14 August. Streams and downloads of Hey Presto are also available.
The funk flows free in the latest release from Pan Amsterdam, as he teams up with producer, GUTS, for Carrot Cake. For those unfamiliar, Pan Amsterdam is the alias of Leron Thomas, who blends his acclaimed horn playing with often left-field lyrics, to form songs which I always find strangely alluring; Carrot Cake being no exception. The track is also available to stream now and stay tuned for a new Pan Am album landing in October.
New music from Fliptrix, as he returns with the lead single from his forthcoming album. Powerizm is the first solo material we’ve heard from the High Focus founder since his 2018 album, INEXHALE, with the track standing as a testament to the great, POW, the legendary London graff writer who sadly passed away last year. Powerizm is produced by Yabu and the video was made by This & That Media. The track is available to stream now in all the usual places, and pre-orders for the 7″ vinyl edition are also available.
Good news from the Rhymesayers camp, as Murs and Slug reunite as Felt after an 11 year hiatus. 2009 was the last time the duo got together, when they released the Aesop Rock produced, Felt 3: A Tribute to Rosie Perez. This latest single sees them once again joining forces with Ant, who held down the beats on their second escapade, with the Atmosphere producer crafting a funk-heavy banger to reintroduce the crew. Name In Ya Mouth is out now on all the usual platforms.
Superb drop here via Fat Beats, as Fatlip and Blu release a surprise new single, Good For The Soul. The track emerged last week, along with hints that a full-length project from the duo might also follow shortly. On this particular joint, Blu and Fatlip have secured a valuable guest spot from Hemlock Ernst. The vocal and instrumental versions are available to download now via Bandcamp.
Strong debut here from the newly formed Deuce Deuce Records, as MysDiggi and Downstroke unite for Make The Cut. As you would expect from two artists as entrenched in the culture as they are, it’s a winning combo with the Downstroke’s production giving even more life to Mys’s already energised flows. The track is also available on download and 12″ vinyl edition.
Good to hear Confucius MC back at it, as he releases his latest single. WW is heavily inspired by the world of wrestling entertainment, which has seen a growing presence in rap, thanks to the likes of Westside Gunn and his seemingly endless referencing. The focus is on the fact that while things in the game might not appear to be real, the pain is definitely genuine. Production on the track comes from California-based producer, Wann Sklobi. WW is out now on YNR Productions.