New music from Lunar C and Hashfinger, as they join forces to bring us Pink Lagoon. Fans of the blog will know I’m a big Lunar fan anyway, but I think this is my favourite from him so far. He definitely benefits from sticking with one producer, and his creative chemistry with Hashfinger has been on point since they first started making music together in the early Bradford days. The whole album is a treat on the ears, but there are definite highlights, like the bars-laden Oil Painting, which features not one, not two, but three battle rap legends, as Lunar is joined by Tony D and Shotty Horroh. Lefty also drops in on a couple of tracks, and P Solja brings the grit on Death Row. No Bandcamp streams, but I’ve included the Spotify preview below. Get stuck in.
A new loosie here from Lunar C, as he reunites with the always reliable Mash, who’s knocked up a nice mellow beat with a bit of a throwback vibe to it. It works really well and I’d be keen to hear Lunar rap more on this style of production. Puffer Jacket is also available to stream at the usual spots.
Great idea from Lunar C here, as he finds a way to make a new video in spite of the current lockdown restrictions. He had been wanting to make a video for Wowzers for a while, so he decided to collaborate with his fans and get them to send in clips of them either rapping along to the track, dancing, or just being weird. It turned out really well, as you can see for yourself above. Wowzers is produced by Hashfinger and is taken from Very Important, which is out now on all streaming platforms.
Entertaining visuals from Lunar C and his latest album, as he drops off a new video for Something in the Water. The footage Lunar has used is from the exceedingly odd cult black comedy, Trash Humpers, which is probably worth watching if you’re not already familiar. The track features production from Pete Cannon. Very Important is out now.
A second drop this week from Lunar C, as he hits us with the next video from his most recent album. Desperado is brimming over with the same punchlines and braggadocios lyrics that have earned Lunar his tight following (“I’m not messing, Bradford repping/Where a 12 year-old gypsy girl will smash your head in”), along with some slick production from Killmoney. The album, Very Important, is out now.
A loosie from Lunar C, as he joins forces with Lefty and Henny Hurtz for Blood Orange. Apparently the track and video were recorded and shot within 24 hours, sparked by a heavy blood orange gin session. The track is produced by Ocelot. Stay tuned for my new interview with Lunar coming soon. Continue reading “Lunar C, Lefty & Henny Hurtz: Blood Orange”
Brand new video from Lunar C, as he gives a nod to his pals on Friends, which you can find on his excellent new album, Very Important. It’s available to stream now in all the usual places. The track is produced by Mash and the video was made by Killmoney.
Another important release that has surfaced in the end of year flurry, is the latest album from Lunar C. After the success of his Dirtbrain LP last year, the Bradford rapper delivers an album which finds him sharper and more entertaining than ever. It’s the same blend of depraved humour, killer punchlines, self-deprecation and hilarious braggadocio, but with a more focused and cohesive feel. There are guest spots this time too, including VVV’s Juga-Naut, who kills his verse on Last Action Hero, and Roll Deep favourite, Mango, who joins Jehst and Lunar on Zero Fux. I can’t find much information on the production credits, but I know Pitch 92 and Jehst definitely both played a part, and I would hazard a guess that beats from HashFinger and Muckaniks are probably in the mix as well. The whole album can be streamed below and downloads can be found on Bandcamp.
A very welcome return to the blog from Lunar C, as he kicks of a new week with a brand new track. On Very Important, the Bradford MC outlines just how important he is compared to the rest of us mere mortals, over some stunning production from Jehst and Pitch 92. For a man who is already renowned for his highly skilled wordplay, Lunar seems to be getting even better which means his new album should push him ever higher into the UK rap stratosphere. The video was made by Killmoney and keep an eye out for a couple of cheeky cameos.
I recently had a chat with Muckaniks, a music producer from Ipswich in England. He has a propensity for dark, bass heavy production which has earned him credits on projects with the likes of Ocean Wisdom, Lunar C and Dizzee Rascal. We spoke about his production methods, his roots and how he came to work with those notable artists.