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Energy levels off the charts, as PENGSHUi hit us with their latest video. The punk-grime outfit have been making serious waves since their arrival on the scene, with each release raising the anticipation for their debut album, which is looming on the horizon. No Joke is another aggressively joyous outburst, accompanied by a video which sees the trio giving a big performance in a small car. Happy Friday.

Today we welcome the latest album from Dr Syntax and Pete Cannon into the world, as they release their umpteenth collaboration, Wallop. If you’ve been following their movements over the last few weeks, you will have heard tracks like Mayhem, which show that the creative partners are embracing some of Pete’s other areas of expertise – namely old skool hardcore and DnB.

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Keeping the high octane vibes going, I thought I would share the new video from punk-grime trio, PENGSHUi. For Leave It they have teamed up with hip hop, DnB and all round production powerhouse, Pete Cannon, resulting in another wild audio escapade. The video was made by Krupa. Leave It is also available to stream/download on the usual platforms.

Here is the second video from the long-awaited solo EP from Illaman. As with the rest of the EP, Shook is produced by Norm Oddity and is taken from Give Us A Smile, which is out now on all the usual platforms.

Great video from the recently released Illaman EP, Give Us a Smile. Times of Change is produced by Norm Oddity, with a typically tight feature from DRS. The video was made by Tarnish Vision. The EP is out now on Potent Funk.

Potent Funk unveiled their latest release today, in the form of Illaman’s long-awaited solo EP. The MC has been a firm favourite over the years, thanks to his work with ProblemChild, Chinese Man and more recently PENGSHUi, as well as a whole bunch of features and collaborations. Now the time has come for a proper solo release, namely his Give Us a Smile EP, for which he has enlisted the production talents of Norm Oddity. Oddity brings a nice selection of beats to the project, ranging from the simple stripped down pleasure of the opening track, Sequence, to the pure glitchy joy of Air Max & Avirex, allowing for plenty of experimentation (and resultant success) from Illaman. There is a superb lone feature too from Illa’s old pal, DRS, who drops in on Times of Change – the video for which is dropping later today. Give Us a Smile can be heard in full below, with downloads available via Potent Funk. Read the rest of this entry »

More unadulterated raucousness from punk-grime hybrid behemoth, PENGSHUi, as they unleash their latest effort, Nobody Cares. You know what though? I care, cos this is a fucking banger. The boys are scheduled to join Foreign Beggars on their tour which kicks off in the not too distant future, so if you see them advertised in your town, go experience a few moments of audible anarchy. Also stay tuned for Illaman’s solo EP which comes out this Friday. The video for Nobody Cares was made by Ray Kane.

It’s been a long time coming, but yesterday we were finally treated to the full release of the new album from UK favourite, Dabbla. Any regular visitors to my blog will know that I have been championing the album since its coming was announced some months ago. And with good reason because the whole project is a treat for the ears, packed with a standard of lyricism and production high enough to bring the devil himself to tears.
There are plenty of stellar features too from the likes of Rag’N’Bone Man, Eva Lazarus, Illaman, LDZ and Jam Baxter, but the main star is Dabbla who seems to be at his hungriest yet on Death Moves; quite a feat for an MC who has been giving his all to every release since his debut with LDZ.
You can stream the full album below and there is also a brand new video for the title track, produced by Dirty Dike, Pete Cannon and GhostTown. The video itself was made by Obese Aesthetics – the dons behind the hugely successful Psychoville video, from Dabbla’s previous album. You can grab digital/physical copies of the album over at the Potent Funk store. Read the rest of this entry »

Happy to see the second single from PENGSHUi get its release. The punk/grime hybrid three-piece look set to make a lot of waves this festival season and beyond, as they bring their unique sound to the stage. This follows on from their debut gig in a more intimate London setting, which went down very well by all accounts. Looking forward to what follows. You can stream Don’t Like Me below and it’s also available on all the other usual platforms. Read the rest of this entry »

Reggae and punk sounded nothing alike, but found common ground in their anti-establishment themes. Bob Marley in particular found an affinity with the movement when he relocated to the UK, hence the song Punky Reggae Party on Exodus.
Same goes for grime and punk. The anti-establishment sentiment is prevalent once again and also the energy levels reach similar heights in both genres. That’s why I’m happy to see Pengshui come to life cos they are going to show us how those two worlds can unite & make some joyous mayhem. Read the rest of this entry »