Another unapologetic banger from the recent Ill Move Sporadic album, as they release a new video for Drug Slur. This time round they have drafted in long-term ally and collaborator, The Strange Neighbour, who gets to work over some suitably murky production from the duo. Their album, Drug Corpse 2, is out now on all the usual platforms.
Fresh out today is the latest release from UK production duo, Ill Move Sporadic, as they return from their hiatus with a follow-up to their 2013 Drug Corpse album. This time round Ben81 and One Boss have enlisted the help of more UK rap talent, including Ash the Author, Gee Bag, Strange Neighbour, Tenchoo and a welcome return from their old friend and collaborator, Joey Menza. Production-wise, you might already know the M.O. – hard, gritty sample-driven beats with basslines the register on the Richter Scale. It’s a fantastic follow-up and also a solid album in its own right, from two producers who have established and consistently nailed a trademark sound. Drug Corpse II can be heard in full below and there are downloads on Bandcamp. Continue reading “Ill Move Sporadic: Drug Corpse II (Stream)”
Ill Move Sporadic have a new project en route, the follow up to their excellent 2013 Drug Corpse album. Having already treated us to the first single with Joey Menza a few weeks ago, now they’re back with the second leak, Drug Slur, which features Strange Neighbour. Other streaming options are available here. Drug Corpse 2 is out soon on Starch Records.
Pleased to see two of my favourite collaborators reunited for a new single, as production duo Ill Move Sporadic (IMS) join forces with their old lyrical crack peddler, Joey Menza for The Wake.
The track is lifted from IMS’s upcoming project, Drug Corpse 2, a follow on from 2013’s first instalment, on which Menza was a major player.
More news on the full release coming soon, but for now you can stream/download The Wake from Bandcamp.
New video from the Ill Move Sporadic & Big Toast album which was released last year. Toast decided to head out to the streets and make his own video for The Cult of the Individual, which contains plenty of his takes on the global cesspit we call home; it also happens to be one of my favourites from You Are Not Special. The album is available to buy now over on Bandcamp.
Pleased to see the arrival of another video from one of the more enjoyable albums of the year, You Are Not Special. Authenticity sees Big Toast taking deserved shots at everyone from hypocritical songwriter and tax dodger, Gary Barlow to paranoid lunatic and friend of Trump, Alex Jones, all fired over some suitably heavy drums from IMS. The video was shot on location in Amsterdam. You Are Not Special is available to buy now.
Another joint from the IMS and Big Toast album has been given the video treatment. Bumpy Town takes some much deserved shots at the perpetual gentrification of London, which has been swallowing up boroughs and sucking the soul out of them for far too long.
The album has been getting a lot of praise since its official release last week and with good reason. IMS and Toast have found a healthy amount of united scorn for the current state of affairs and have been able to channel that hate into a solid 10 tracks of misanthropic rap, which is the ideal soundtrack for the inevitable nuclear and/or class war that is looming. You Are Not Special is out now on Starch Records.
The new Ill Move Sporadic and Big Toast album is nearly upon us, but to keep the misanthropy at the required levels in the meantime, they have released another track from the project. This time it’s Unspecial, featuring IMS’s regular sparring partner, Joey Menza. The album, You’re Not Special, is released on 28 August on Starch Records. Pre-orders are available here. You can also read my interview with the three of them here. Continue reading “Ill Move Sporadic & Big Toast ft. Joey Menza: Unspecial”
Ill Move Sporadic and Big Toast are already well established and respected entities within the UK hip hop scene, thanks to a number of projects that have emerged from both camps over the past few years. Most recently, IMS joined forces with Tenchoo for the incredible Panic Room EP, while Toast has enjoyed success with his Save Yourself Kill Them All collaboration, alongside Sofa King and also thanks to his part in UK supergroup, Gatecrasherz. Now the three of them have joined forces for You Are Not Special, an album which promises to deliver the best of both their worlds in one tidy and maybe slightly disturbing package. The album is due for release in August, so I had a chat with them to see what we can expect from the album and to find out a little bit more about what makes them tick. Continue reading “Ill Move Sporadic & Big Toast: Interview”
Panic Room 9 was one of the strongest releases from last year, securing day time airplay on BBC 6 Music among other things. If you were a fan you might be interested in this mini-doc that just surfaced on the Starch Records YouTube channel, as it gives you a bit of insight into how the record was made. We will be hearing more from both IMS and Tenchoo this year, including a mixtape from the latter called When Planets Collide. More on those as and when.