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A few weeks ago we were treated to the arrival of a new album from one of my favourite artists at work right now. Chris Orrick has always been a very relatable MC for me, thanks to his lyrical, often misanthropic, explorations of working class life, addiction and even grief. He is one of a few artists who can bring me to tears with one song – Instinctive Drowning – and make me laugh with another – Porn & Milk. Out To Sea is the Detroit MC’s latest effort and it is another raw, honest journey inside his mind and his outlook on life. As Mello Music Group said of the album – “If it hurts to listen to this record, it should”. There are shots at the far right, a comment on feeling isolated from society and bursts of his aforementioned comedy, on tracks like Liquor Store Hustle. For me the album is the ideal soundtrack for the current climate in terms of politics, uncertainty and anger, as well as being a fine addition to Orrick’s pretty much flawless back catalogue. Out To Sea is available to stream in full below and you can find downloads over on Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »

Another jewel from the crown that is Nolan The Ninja’s most recent album, as he delivers the latest video from the project – Bloom. The track is produced by Diego and is lifted from Sportee, which is out now on Mello Music Group.

Quelle Chris reflects on what we leave behind and how well are we remembered when we’re gone, on the latest track to be lifted from his acclaimed new album, Guns. The nostalgic video for WYRM (Will You Remember Me) was shot on Super 8 by GrĂ©goire Verbeke, one afternoon in Brussels. Guns is out now on Mello Music Group.

As previously reported, Chris Orrick has a new album on the way and we were recently treated to our second glimpse of what it holds in store. Out To Sea is the title track from the album, where we hear Chris talking up the idea of escaping the daily grind by heading out to the ocean. The track is produced by SIM and the equally nautical video was made by Jon Webb Out To Sea is available for pre-order now via Mello Music Group, with the official release date set for 24 May.

Great to see the arrival of Nolan The Ninja’s long awaited album on his new label-home, Mello Music Group. SPORTEE weighs in at 21 tracks, with Nolan armed with a particularly sharp form of lyricism. The album boasts a nice list of guest spots, including features from the likes of Jaye Prime, Chuck Inglish, T3 and Boog Brown. You can listen to the album in its entirety below, with downloads available over on Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »

One of a number of undoubtedly strong projects released today is the latest solo effort from Quelle Chris. Having already been treated to a few tasters from Guns, including the title track and Straight Shot which features a surprising appearance from UK comedian, James Acaster, it was already pretty clear that this album was going to be another success for Quelle. Armed with his usual brand of wry humour and social commentary, the NY-based artist allows us to laugh at some of the current situations, where otherwise we might have no choice but to cry. The album is produced by Quelle, alongside Dane and Chris Keys. There are a stack of great features too including Jean Grae, Mach-Hommy, Cavalier and Denmark Vessey. Guns is ready to stream in full below, with downloads available via Bandcamp. Read the rest of this entry »

I am starting the week off right with a new song from one of my favourite artists. Following on from last year’s excellent Portraits LP, Chris Orrick has returned with a new single, about that all too familiar situation – the off licence run. Liquor Store Hustle is produced by Man@Work and is available to stream below. Read the rest of this entry »

After a couple of audio leaks from his upcoming Guns album, Quelle Chris returned to the fore today with the first video to be taken from the project. Obamacare is co-produced by frequent collaborator, Chris Keys, who also plays the drums and the exquisite bassline, described by Quelle as “the real star of the song, the real cherry on top, the Vanjie Drag Race exit”. The animated video is another of Quelle’s projects, something you can tell he has a lot of fun making. He said it has a drip of homage for Terry Gilliam (a favourite of mine), but that’s the first person I thought of when I saw it, especially those old Monty Python interludes.
Guns is due for release on 29 March on Mello Music Group.

Nolan returns with another amuse bouche for his upcoming debut release on Mello Music Group, this time uniting with Chuck Inglish on 2 Cents. The track is produced by 5YNOT and is lifted from Sportee, which is due for release on 19 April. You can stream 2 Cents below. Read the rest of this entry »

Another great cut from the upcoming Quelle Chris album, as the Detroit MC and producer treats us to the next bullet in the chamber – Straight Shot, produced by frequent collaborator, Chris Keys. Featuring a host of great names including Cavalier, Bilal Salaam, Eldar Djangirov and a surprising but welcome poetry appearance by UK comedian, James Acaster, the track is an altogether more mellow affair than its predecessor, which only makes me more intrigued for how the album is going to sound as a whole. Straight Shot is available to stream below, with pre-orders for the album now live via Bandcamp. The release date is scheduled for 29 March. Read the rest of this entry »