Cobes: Deja Vu

The good music run continues with the new video from Cobes. Despite being a player on the scene since the early LDZ days, this is Cobes’s first solo release and hopefully a sign that a full project is in the works. For Deja Vu Cobes has enlisted the production talents of regular Potent Funk collaborator, Don Piper, with Spin City Visuals on video duties (a video which could be deemed NSFW, so beware!). Streaming and download options are also available.

Dabbla: Death Moves (Album Stream & Video)

It’s been a long time coming, but yesterday we were finally treated to the full release of the new album from UK favourite, Dabbla. Any regular visitors to my blog will know that I have been championing the album since its coming was announced some months ago. And with good reason because the whole project is a treat for the ears, packed with a standard of lyricism and production high enough to bring the devil himself to tears.
There are plenty of stellar features too from the likes of Rag’N’Bone Man, Eva Lazarus, Illaman, LDZ and Jam Baxter, but the main star is Dabbla who seems to be at his hungriest yet on Death Moves; quite a feat for an MC who has been giving his all to every release since his debut with LDZ.
You can stream the full album below and there is also a brand new video for the title track, produced by Dirty Dike, Pete Cannon and GhostTown. The video itself was made by Obese Aesthetics – the dons behind the hugely successful Psychoville video, from Dabbla’s previous album. You can grab digital/physical copies of the album over at the Potent Funk store. Continue reading “Dabbla: Death Moves (Album Stream & Video)”

Final Boss vs. Harry The Bastard: Low & Behold

The enigmatic production force known only as Final Boss returns with the next wave of his assault on the UK rap scene. This time he takes on the lyrical might of Harry the Bastard of LDZ fame. You can cop a download now over at the Potent Funk store. The video was made by Vid3t and Liquid Odds.

LDZ: Daddy

The bank holiday weekend saw the arrival of a wealth of new music, which I’m going to attempt to bring to your attention today – while nursing a hideous four day accumulative megahangover. First up the latest from the LDZ gang, as they deliver Daddy. This time round it’s Harry The Bastard on a solo mic venture, ably backed up by sounds of Wayne Ross. The track is out now on Potent Funk and keep your eyes peeled for a new album from the Zoo coming very soon.

LDZ: Switcheroo

A very welcome return for one of the UK’s best loved crews and pioneers of that hybrid rap shit, LDZ. Dabbla, Cobes and Sumgii had been talking about reuniting to make new music together, after smashing out a string of successful side projects and then a couple of weeks ago it was revealed that we would indeed be treated to some new music. Switcheroo is the result and it’s a return to fine form for the gang. I’m pretty sure it won’t be the last we hear from them either. The track is available to buy now on Potent Funk.

Dabbla x Sumgii: Self Made

Not long ago I warned you of the imminent arrival of potent hybrid rap shit from LDZ favourites, Dabbla and Sumgii. Well now the track is here and it’s as tight as you’d expect. Remember these two have been making music together for years and so the chemistry is there before they even set foot in the lab. Sumgii has been pushing his own levels upwards ever since I first heard him about 10 years ago and Self Made is a good example of what can be achieved if you take that approach.
There is new LDZ music on the way too, but for now make the most of this tasty little banger. The video was made by SpinCity Visuals and you can buy the single here.

DJ Frosty: Interview

DJ Frosty is probably best known for his longstanding allegiance with the LDZ gang, but more recently he has come to the fore thanks to his role in the new Chapsville project, alongside Dabbla. I had a quick chat with him about his early days, the birth of LDZ, crate digging and supporting Rag N Bone Man. Continue reading “DJ Frosty: Interview”

High Focus Bristol Roadblock: Review

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A couple of weeks ago the High Focus squad rolled into Bristol en masse, for what looked set to be a day of good vibes, good people and good BBQ. Taking over the legendary Lakota club for a seven hour rampage, the bill boasted a weighty line-up including Dabbla, Ocean Wisdom, Fliptrix and Dirty Dike.

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