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Children of Zeus – aka Tyler Daley and Konny Kon – have spent the last couple of years releasing a smooth blend of rap and soul. In the process they have scored a whole new batch of fans, plenty of critical acclaim and some crazy live shows – including a set in the infamous Boiler Room. I got the chance to speak with both Tyler and Konny about why they started making music together, their influences and the possibility of hearing a full album from them. Read the rest of this entry »

Children of Zeus blessed us with a new single this week, a track they first performed at the Boiler Room last year. It’s now been polished up and is going to be available on a limited vinyl run on First Word Records. The flip-side will be a different vibe, as the BPM raises on Don’t Say a Word. The release is scheduled for 7 April, with pre-orders available here. You can stream I Can’t Wait below. Read the rest of this entry »

Children of Zeus hit us with a new video yesterday and it’s a beauty. Taken from the First Word Records compilation Two Syllables Vol. 13, Crown features some relaxed bars from both Tyler and Konny, over a laid back, soul laced beat. There are also a load of cameos from some of Manchester’s musical royalty, so watch out for them. You can download the track for just £1 here.

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Children of Zeus have been added to this year’s Soundwave line-up in Croatia and to celebrate that fact, they have put together a mix which is pretty much guaranteed to kill any trace of your winter blues. The 50 minute mix features a nice selection of cuts from the likes of Anderson .Paak, BJ the Chicago Kid and Joyce Wrice, as well as Konny & Tyler themselves. You can stream it below and I’ve included the tracklist for easy reference. Enjoy. Read the rest of this entry »

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I first heard Konny Kon on the Microdisiacs track Time You Knew, back in 2001. In fact him and Cappo were two of the first MCs I heard rapping with regional accents, which changed a lot for me. Since then I’ve seen him survive in a scene saturated with MCs, until he found a new direction a few years ago with Children of Zeus. I spoke with him about a few things, including the early days, how Children of Zeus came to be and why the Manchester scene is so strong. Read the rest of this entry »

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More soulful vibes for you, but this time from our side of the Atlantic. Children of Zeus are back with their next song, as they continue to keep us fiendin’ for a full project. IWantYou is available to stream below and you can grab a free download here. Read the rest of this entry »

Back in August, Children of Zeus hit up the Boiler Room for a special set. Joined by Mr Thing on the decks, Konny Kon and Tyler Daley smashed out the soulful sounds that have got them so much attention over the past couple of years.

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Fresh soul vibes from Children of Zeus, as they link up with UK legend Caron Wheeler for this remix of U Alone. Free download too. Treat yourself. Read the rest of this entry »

The first video from Children of Zeus debuted on Complex yesterday and it is a beauty. Check out Still Standing and then go cop the single over at Bandcamp.

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Its been a long time coming, but finally Children of Zeus are dropping their debut release. After many months of hype building and general setbacks, the duo are set to grace us with their first drop on digital and vinyl formats. Still Standing is the debut single from the duo and will cement their already strong positions in the UK music scene. Read the rest of this entry »