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Next month on 18 April, as is now customary in Bristol, High Focus will roll into town en masse to celebrate their 9th birthday. Following on from last year’s success, once again they will takeover the SWX nightclub which is situated bang in the middle of town and will bring with them a selection of the finest artists that their ever-increasing roster has to offer.
On the bill this year we have performances from The Four Owls, Jam Baxter, Coops, Onoe Caponoe, Ed Scissor, Strange U, Ronnie Bosh and Pitch 92 as well as their latest signing Datkid, plus loads more MCs and DJs to get the place jumping. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of reaching one of these events in the past, then you will know what to expect and that what to expect is something special.
As is also customary, I have the opportunity for one of you lucky so-and-sos to win free entry for you and a faithful companion on the night itself. All you have to do to win is answer the following question:

What is the name of the forthcoming album from Datkid and Leaf Dog?

To enter, stick the answer in an email along with your full name and I will pick a winner at random on 1 April. The email address is allgingereverything@gmail.com. For the full line-up check the poster above and if you’d rather invest in some tickets instead, you can find them here.

There are a few terms that get bandied about way too often in hip hop – classic, GOAT, legend, movie etc. – but that last one is pretty apt for the latest video from Dirty Dike. The track Whoops is lifted from his recent Acrylic Snail LP and features a couple of stellar features from Jam Baxter and Rag’N’Bone Man, with the three roaming around what can only be described as a dystopian caravan park. The track is produced by Chemo and the video was made by Xiphi Films. Acrylic Snail is out now on High Focus.

New karaoke style lyric video for one of my favourite tracks from Jam Baxter’s most recent album, Touching Scenes. Sometimes videos of this ilk feel a bit pointless, but that turns to intrigue when we’re dealing with one of the most profound lyricists on this side of the Atlantic. Right Here is produced by Chemo and the album is available now on High Focus.

Fresh monochrome visuals for one of my favourite tracks from Jam Baxter’s recent album, as High Focus release the new video for Bodyslam. The track sees Baxter uniting once again with frequent lab partner, Chemo, as well as AboveGround who brings his usual skill set to the proceedings. The Touching Scenes album is available now from the High Focus store.

Lee Scott returns with a surprise new album, closing off another triumphant year for him and his Blah cohort. Runcorn’s mnost infamous cult leader had already blessed us with two singles from the project – Rocket Fuel and F U Save Me – the latter featuring Philly MC and producer, Sadhu Gold. Sadhu is not alone on the roster, with fellow Blah OG, King Grubb, making his presence known on two of the tracks, as well as a fine feature from Jam Baxter on Colossal Jones. Production for the most part is handled by Lee, with his Nobodies Home partners assisting him on one track and Jack Chard bringing his instrumentation skills to the mix. The album is only available via Bandcamp for the moment, with a full release on all platforms following shortly. The two singles are available to stream below. Read the rest of this entry »

Today sees the release of the latest album from High Focus’s resident hallucinogenics advocate, Jam Baxter. Touching Scenes follows on from last year’s acclaimed Mansion 38 album, which saw Baxter reuniting with Chemo, having scored a previous success together back in 2014 with So We Ate Them Whole. For this album he has chosen to branch out into additional production territory, drafting in some strong names – Last Japan, Sumgii, Sam Zircon and GhostTown – giving the entire project a very different feel to his previous two offerings. It all works brilliantly though, with Baxter’s imagery as dark as ever. Read the rest of this entry »

The new Jam Baxter is fast approaching and to keep us all salivating like the fiends that we are, High Focus have leaked another track. S.S.A sees the SMB MC team up with Chemo again, the producer responsible for his last two acclaimed albums. There is also a lyric video to accompany the audio, giving you more of an insight into the depth and vision that Baxter enriches his vocals with. Touching Scenes is out on 16 November on High Focus.

Last week saw the release of the next video from the upcoming Jam Baxter album, following on from the arrival of lead single, Saliva. Vulture is produced by Last Japan and the video was made by Spin City Visuals. The album, Touching Scenes, is due for release on 16 November on High Focus. There will also be a tour underway soon in support of the album release and tickets are available here.

Hyped to see the announcement of a new album from Jam Baxter. It’s a step away from the MO of his last two offerings, which were produced in full by Chemo, as the first leak demonstrates. Joining forces with fellow Dead Player, GhostTown, the pair deliver a solid lead single with a great video that was shot on location in Spain. Touching Scenes is due for release on 16 November, boasting features from the likes of Kate Tempest, OG Rootz fka Durrty Goodz and Rag’N’Bone Man. The video was made by Spin City Visuals.

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 »