GAWD Status: Admiral Byrd

More psychedelically charged raps from GAWD Status, as they release their latest video. Admiral Byrd is taken from their debut project, Firmamentum, which saw its release last year and earned them a lot of critical praise in the process. This particular track is named after a famed US naval explorer, who was rumoured to have flown into the Hollow Earth – a theory which attempts to cast doubt on current scientific beliefs regarding the Earth’s structure – during a particularly infamous Arctic expedition. The track itself goes into those theories in more detail, thanks to Joker Starr’s conspiracy fuelled bars. The track also features cuts from the legend that is Jazz T. The video was made by Pietro Biasia. Firmamentum is out now on Tru Thoughts.

Da Flyy Hooligan x CRIMEAPPLE x Oh No: FLYYAPPLE

A big transatlantic bars fest here, as Da Flyy Hooligan joins forces with CRIMEAPPLE for this new single. And the collaborations’s strengths don’t end there, as the track is produced by the mighty, Oh No, with cuts from the legendary, Jazz T. It’s a pleasure to see these sorts of partnerships sparking up across the waters and I hope more follow suit. The video was made by Ringz Ov Saturn.

Frosty: Crush (Stream)

As the temperature starts to drop and the evenings get darker, it’s best to have a good source of heat at hand to stave off the winter woes. Thankfully Frosty just released his new mixtape and it’s packed full of enough flames to melt what little is left of the Arctic.

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Competition: High Focus Summer Block Party 2019

As has now become tradition, this month sees the return of the annual High Focus Summer Block Party at, Lakota, the legendary Bristol venue. The label have made big waves in the city over the last few years, thanks to a string of huge parties and this year looks set to continue in similar fashion. Continue reading “Competition: High Focus Summer Block Party 2019”

Ramson Badbonez: BADOOM

New mixtape from Ramson Badbonez, an MC who is more than capable of taking on some of hip hop’s greatest producers and making their beats his own. This time round he is drawing on DOOM’s great legacy, specifically his Special Herbs Collection. There are six tracks to savour, all mixed and mastered by the OG Jazz T, and it’s available as a free download. You can stream it below and downloads can be found here. Continue reading “Ramson Badbonez: BADOOM”

Ramson Badbonez: Lock Your Doors

Badbonez is back and he’s bringing with him a new album. High Focus announced the imminent arrival of Jason Bonez the other day and now we have a new video to get us all in the mood. The album draws on inspiration from Friday the 13th, so expect his lyricism to be as raw as ever. Lock Your Doors is produced by Dr Zygote and Jazz T. The album is due for release on 25 May.

Lee Scott: Oh, The Fun We’re All Having

Surprise release from Lee Scott, as he sneaks out Oh, The Fun We’re All Having – probably just one of 1,700 projects he’s sitting on right now. The EP stands at six tracks long, including the previously released, What If Lee Was a Lil Rapper… joint. Production comes from Lee, Nobodies Home, Sniff and DEW8. There are also a few features from Sniff, Black Josh, Lyza Jane and Jazz T. You can stream the EP below, with downloads available via Bandcamp. Continue reading “Lee Scott: Oh, The Fun We’re All Having”