Helsinki Booze Merchants: Film Poster Whips

New music from Helsinki Booze Merchants, as they announce the release of their debut album. While the name might not be familiar in this form, their individual IDs will no doubt be, as the crew is made up of Luca Brazi, Benny Diction and Mnsr Frites, who have worked as solo artists and on plenty of collaborations together over the years. This latest offering is entirely produced by Brazi, as well as two remixes from Chemo and Chuck Enzo chucked in for good measure. You can sample a couple of the tracks below, including that Enzo remix, and then get set for the full release of the album, Film Poster Whips, on 1 August. There is also a Qrates push to get a vinyl edition made, so get involved with that if you can. More info here. Continue reading “Helsinki Booze Merchants: Film Poster Whips”

Granville Sessions: Monument

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Another solid album from Granville Sessions has been given life and is now available for your delectation. Monument is the third album from the South London crew, following on from 2011’s No State and 2013’s Forward, both of which were well received by critics and helped earn a reputation for strong lyricism, alongside notable live performances. Continue reading “Granville Sessions: Monument”

Luca Brazi X Joe Represci ft. Benny Diction: Organ Failure

Moose Funk Squad representatives Luca Brazi and Joe Represci (aka Jester Jacobs) have gone and made an album together. Entitled the Truffle Barons LP, this is quality rap with a good understanding of not taking yourself too seriously. This video features friend and frequent collaborator Benny Diction. Check the video, then check the LP over at Broke Records.

Moose Funk Squad: Getting Paper

Yet more new music from the Moose, as they drop their second EP in as many weeks: Hoof Prints Vol. 2. This time the release is produced in its entirety by arguably the UK’s best coiffured producer, Pte Cannon. The track is great and is made even greater by the excellent video by Cowboy Tactics. Good shit. The EP is available to download over at Bandcamp.

Moose Funk Squad: Hoof Prints Vol​.​1

New music from one of the best named crews out here, as Moose Funk Squad drop Hoof Prints Vol​.​1. This is their second release, following on from the very popular Moose Funk Vol.1 and is produced in its entirety by P739. It is available to download now over at the Broke Records Bandcamp.

Granville Sessions: Leave It

Next up is a track that marks the very welcome return of Granville Sessions. Leave It is the first we have heard from the gang since they released their excellent album Forward in 2013. They have obviously been putting in the work in the interim, because they have come back with a very different sound, a move which only makes me want to hear more of what they have been concocting in the lab. You can buy Leave It over at Bandcamp now for the princely sum of £1.00.

Benny Diction & Mnsr Frites: Rubicon & Pasties

New one from two of my favourites in rap and real life, Benny Diction and Mnsr Frites. The collaboration sees them tackling a subject close to both of their hearts, that of food and very well they do it too. Benny says the video is dedicated to Madlib and uses the Strong Arm Steady joint Chitlins and Pepsi for the beat. The video was shot by Idiot Village.