A very welcome return from Swindle, with the release of the first single from his upcoming project. LOST features some ludicrously infectious production from the man himself, as well as stellar contributions from Loyle Carner, Kojey Radical and JNR Williams. The latter provides a healthy dose of soul on the hook, while Kojey and Loyle go back to back with the bars. It’s a nice switch up in flow for Carner, something I’ve been hankering from him for a while. Keen to hear what the rest of the album(?) has in store.
A while ago I thought about starting a series of exclusive mixes for my blog, so I put the feelers out and got some great responses, but failed to capitalise on it at the time. However today, I can bring you what will hopefully be the first of a series, thanks to Bristol legend and all-round asset to the music scene, Koast. The Durkle Disco boss has knocked up a wild ride through what feels like a global showcase of grime, UK funky, dubstep and beyond, thanks to tracks emanating from the UK, Holland, France, Ghana, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Congo and Brazil. It weighs in at 64 tracks and 96 minutes, kicking off with Bristol favourite, Snowie, before getting stuck into tracks from Kojey Radical, Naira Marley, Roska, Snowy, Zed Bias, Gabriel Waves and a whole lot more. You can find the full tracklist below, as well as the mix itself. As well as Tom’s Durkle Disco involvement and his DJ sets, Tom has also been a key player in the rise of SWU.FM, the new Bristol radio station which begins broadcasting shortly. For more information on what’s in store, you can find them on all socials as @swu.fm. Continue reading “Koast: Exclusive Mix”
Another superb single from one of the more refreshing voices of the moment, as Kojey Radical releases Cashmere Tears. It’s the titular track from his most recent album, which saw its release in September. It’s well worth checking out if you haven’t done so already.
Another stunning track from Kojey Radical, as he unveils the video for his new single, Can’t Go Back. Despite the title, this is a self-proclaimed return to form for the London artist, as he highlights the dancing that helped him get through some of the more depressive stages of his life. It’s been a couple of years since we had an album from Kojey, but the string of singles this year has me hoping something will emerge soon.
Pleased to see the arrival of a new video for one of my favourite tracks from 2018, as Foreign Beggars release the visuals for Blood in the Sink. Their album was full of fantastic features, including the mighty Kojey Radical, who lent his distinctive flows to this particular joint. The album, 2 2 Karma, is out now on Par Excellence.
The homie Nonames has knocked up a blistering mix of UK rap as a sort of showcase for the thriving scene we have in this country right now. It features a whole bunch of talented cats, including Lunar C, Henry Wu, Kojey Radical, Lee Scott, Savvy, Dream Mclean and of course Foreign Beggars. You might even find a couple of cheeky exclusives in there too. You can stream the mix and find the tracklist below. Continue reading “DJ Nonames: State of the UK (Mix)”
Blinding new track from one of the moe distinct voices around today, as Kojey Radical brings us his latest track. Water is a collaboration with the ever-sublime, Mahalia and Swindle, who pulls some nice laid-back production out of the bag. The track is also available to stream and download here.