Small Bills: Banneker’s Almanac

A new arrival from Small Bills, as ELUCID and The Lasso continue to deliver the gems from their recent collaboration. Standing as one of the highlights from last year, the abstract brilliance of the project is experienced in all its glory in the glitchy joy of Banneker’s Almanac (Google: Benjamin Banneker). The track is accompanied by some absorbing visuals from Joseph. Don’t Play it Straight is out now on Mello Music Group.

Quelle Chris & Chris Keys ft. Merrill Garbus, Cavalier & Homeboy Sandman: Sacred Safe

A good start to the week as I bring you the latest video from Quelle Chris and Chris Keys. Not only was Innocent Country 2 one of the best releases from this year, but Sacred Safe was also one of my most played tracks of the last 12 months. The track features superb contributions from Cavalier, Homeboy Sandman and Merrill Garbus, as well as a new layer of dope, thanks to the video from Santa West & Quelle. Innocent Country 2 is out now on Mello Music.

Small Bills ft. Koncept Jack$on: ET Diamond

From one intriguing collab to another, as Small Bills (ELUCID and The Lasso) continue to build the anticipation for their debut. ET Diamond also features Koncept Jack$on, which apparently marks the beginning of a string of collaborations between him and ELUCID; more news on them when I have it. The Small Bills album is due for release on 30 October via Mello Music.

Namir Blade: Space Ghost + LP Stream

To celebrate and coincide with the release of his new album last week, Namir Blade blessed us with a new video for Space Ghost. Self-produced, the track is just one of the highlights on another superb album from the Mello Music camp. If you haven’t checked the full release yet, you can listen below, with downloads/streams also available on the usual platforms. Continue reading “Namir Blade: Space Ghost + LP Stream”

Small Bills ft. Fielded: Safehouse + LP News

A newly formed duo have emerged under the Mello Music banner, as ELUCID and The Lasso join forces to become Small Bills. Both artists are already celebrating wins this year, thanks to Armand Hammer’s triumph with Shrines, and The Lasso’s psychedelic adventure alongside Psypiritual. Now they look set to rack up another one with Don’t Play It Straight, if the first single is anything to go by. Featuring fellow Backwoodz affiliate, Fielded, The Lasso’s punchy horn-flecked production gives a new sense of vigour to ELUCID’s rhyming and leaves me intrigued as to what the rest of the album will offer. Features throughout, including billy woods, Koncept Jack$on and Moor Mother. The album is due for release on 30 October. Continue reading “Small Bills ft. Fielded: Safehouse + LP News”

Homeboy Sandman: Trauma + LP News

News emerged this week, that Homeboy Sandman is preparing to release a new album. Don’t Feed The Monster was announced a few days ago, along with the release of the lead single from the album. It’s produced in its entirety by fellow label-mate, Quelle Chris, which is a definite plus point as Quelle remains one of the most consistently strong, yet underrated, producers of the last decade. You can hear Trauma below and pre-orders for the album are available now, with a release date set for 16 October. Continue reading “Homeboy Sandman: Trauma + LP News”