Spectacular Diagnostics: Natural Mechanics (Stream)

Following on from a couple of exquisite singles, the full album from Spectacular Diagnostics is given life today. Natural Mechanics sees the Chicago producer taking proceedings in a different direction to last year’s Raw Unknown, with a decidedly more mellow and dreamy sound threaded through the duration of the album. Heavier on the instrumentals too, although there are some superb features from Jeremiah Jae, lojii, Pertrelli Purple and Immi Larusso. You can explore the full album below and then check out the vinyl edition via Group BraCil. Shout out to Matt Littler on the artwork.

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Vic Spencer & Sonnyjim: Spencer for HIGHER 3 (Stream)

Another solid project from Vic Spencer and Sonnyjim, as they reconnect to bring us the third instalment of Spencer for Higher. If you checked the first two releases, you will be happy to hear that this latest offering follows suit, with a whole bunch of added dope on the features. Hus Kingpin, Che Noir and Jeremiah Jae are just a few of the names on the bill, adding further heat to an album already aflame. There is also a typically tight remix from Big Ghost Ltd. to bring the album to a close. You can listen to the whole thing below, with downloads available via Bandcamp. Continue reading “Vic Spencer & Sonnyjim: Spencer for HIGHER 3 (Stream)”

L’Orange & Jeremiah Jae: Complicate Your Life With Violence (Stream)

Yesterday was a good day to be a rap fan, as we were blessed with the arrival of three very strong albums from across the board. One of those was the reunion album from L’Orange and Jeremiah Jae, as they returned to the studio to build on the successful foundations of their 2015 offering, The Night Took Us In Like Family.

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L’Orange & Jeremiah Jae: After Alley Life

The third single from the forthcoming L’Orange and Jeremiah Jae album emerged this week and it’s another good omen. Featuring some excellent conceptual animation from Eric Power, the track is laced with pitched down sample, with Jae’s lyrical stream flowing freely as per. Complicate Your Life With Violence is due for release on 4 October via Mello Music Group.

L’Orange & Jeremiah Jae ft. Zeroh & Lojii: Borrowed Brass

Another chapter from the upcoming L’Orange and Jeremiah Jae album has been revealed, in the form of Borrowed Brass. This time round they are joined by the always on point, Zeroh, as well as Philadelphia rapper, Lojii. You can stream the track below and free downloads are available over on Bandcamp. Continue reading “L’Orange & Jeremiah Jae ft. Zeroh & Lojii: Borrowed Brass”

L’Orange & Jeremiah Jae: Dead Battery

More good news from the Mello Music camp, as L’Orange announces his latest album – a reunion with the ever-impressive Jeremiah Jae. Their previous album, The Night Took Us In Like Family, is still my favourite work from L’Orange, which is saying a lot considering how much gold he has produced over the years. Today sees the release of the first single from the new album and it seems as if they have picked up exactly where they left off, as the song opens with a sample from some old hard-boiled gangster movie – a running theme in The Night Took Us… You can pre-order Complicate Your Life With Violence over on Bandcamp.

Jeremiah Jae: DAFFI (Stream)

Jeremiah Jae returns to the fore with a new self-produced album. The LA artist drafted in his Black Jungle Squad members to assist with the project, including The Koreatown Oddity and Busdriver, as well as his father, Robert Irving III, who was once a bandleader for Miles Davis. DAFFI is available to stream below, plus there are a range of vinyl editions available via Bandcamp. Continue reading “Jeremiah Jae: DAFFI (Stream)”