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It’s Friday, the sun is shining, Trump is getting the British welcome he deserves and we can finally indulge ourselves in the debut album from Children of Zeus. It has been a very long time coming and any regular visitors to my blog will know the work that the Manchester duo have put in over the years to get to this point. Weighing in at 13 tracks, Travel Light is everything I was anticipating. The MCR family vibe is as strong as ever, with guest spots from LayFullStop, [KSR], Metrodome and DRS, plus further production credits from Juga-Naut, Sebb Bash and Beat Butcha. Their trademark hip hop-soul sound is the most prevalent on the album, but there are elements of reggae and jazz at work too, making Travel Light a highly ambitious album, but one that works incredibly well. You can stream it in full below, with downloads and physicals available via Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »

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In case you hadn’t heard me banging on about it, Children of Zeus release their debut album on Friday after much anticipation from their ever-expanding band of followers and fans. To get us in the mood, this morning saw the release of the latest video from the Manchester duo. All On You features Konny’s old sparring partner, DRS, alongside one of MCR’s many rising stars, [ K S R ]. The video was made by Tarnish Vision. Travel Light is available to pre-order via Bandcamp.

Two legends unite on the latest release from Village Live. Micall Parknsun and Mr Thing, both hugely respected in their own right, first blessed us with a single in 2017 and have now combined their ample talents to bring us a whole album. The aptly titled Finish What We Started is produced entirely by Mr Thing, with Parky on mic duties. He is joined by some familiar names, with Konny Kon, Melanin 9, Joker Starr & Essa fka Yungun all blessing the album with verses. The album went up for pre-order last night and there is a promo mix from Mr Thing which you can listen to below. Read the rest of this entry »

Last week we were finally blessed with a release date for the debut from Children of Zeus, as well as a look at the artwork and tracklist. We were also treated to a brand new single from the duo, the next sliver from the album, which premiered over on Complex.
All On You is a very Manchester affair, with Konny and Tyler being joined by long-term friend and collaborator DRS, as well as rising star, [K S R]. As Konny explained to Complex, “[K S R] is the future of UK soul music, so we got him on the album before we can’t afford him, and D.R.S is the glue that holds the city together so we took myself off and put him on the track instead.”
You can stream All On You below and the album, Travel Light, is available to pre-order now with the release scheduled for 13 July. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s been a long time coming, but we are now into the final few weeks before the arrival of the debut album from Children of Zeus. “Highly anticipated” doesn’t even cut it. Yesterday saw the unveiling of the artwork, the tracklist and the chance to pre-order what is undoubtedly going to be one of the most popular releases of the year.
It’s also a release that is going to be the much deserved payoff for the many years that both Konny and Tyler have dedicated to their respective fields, so much so that their fans are as happy as their own kinfolk to see the duo getting so much shine.
Travel Light promises to deliver more of the street soul flavour that has proved so popular since Children of Zeus first formed, as well as some reggae and jazz cuts thrown into the mix. There are features too from LayFullStop, [KSR], DRS and Terri Walker, plus production from Sebb Bash, Juga-Naut and Beat Butcha. The album is available to pre-order now on all formats and you can stream a couple of the tracks below. The official release date is set for 13 July on First Word Records. Read the rest of this entry »

Children of Zeus recently announced the release of some new music, acting as a sort of bridge across to the day their long-awaited album comes out. Slow Down is the first single from the album, while All Night serves as a bonus for those fans who have been dying for new material from the Manchester duo. Now both tracks have been released in video form too, thanks to the visual handiwork of Karl John. Read the rest of this entry »

Happy to be able to post some new music from street soul renaissance champions, Children of Zeus. Their anthology, The Story So Far, has been satisfying fans old and new for the past six months, as well as accumulating cosigns from the likes of Jazzy Jeff, DJ Spinna and Stormzy. But the baying masses are also eager for new material – namely their long-awaited debut album. Read the rest of this entry »

Tis the season for gift giving so Manchester favourites, Children of Zeus, have delivered an unexpected present for our listening pleasure. This Christmas sees Konny use the Donny Hathaway song of the same name to lay the foundation for Tyler to do what he does best. There are also additional vocals from Tyler’s daughter, Aaliyah Rae. The track is available to stream below. Read the rest of this entry »

Last week I told you about the latest release from Children of Zeus – The Story So Far EP – and now we’ve got a new video to go with it. Smoke With Me is one of the new gems that can be found amongst their already established hits like Crown and Still Standing, and it propels them further to the top of a game they already dominate, without even releasing an album yet. The video was shot by Tarnish Vision. The Story So Far is available to order here.

The long-awaited album from street soul duo Children of Zeus is still some way off, but to satisfy the fans like me who have been fiendin’ off the singles that have emerged over the past couple of years, Konny and Tyler have compiled The Story So Far.
The EP features all your favourites – Crown, Still Standing, No Strings Attached – along with some dusty new flavours, like Tonight, which is available to stream below. Pre-orders for the EP are available here. Read the rest of this entry »