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.
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.
Brand new visuals from Homeboy Sandman, as he delivers the latest video from his most recent album. Waiting on My Girl features production from Quelle Chris, who is at the helm for the whole record, and the video was made by Photo Rob. Don’t Feed The Monster is out now via Mello Music Group.
Last Friday saw the release of a bunch of potential classics, including the latest from Homeboy Sandman. Again, I’ve got a full review coming in The Wire, so for now enjoy this latest video from the album, which features production from Quelle Chris. Don’t Feed The Monster is out now on Mello Music Group.
The Holy Mountain is the latest gem to be plucked from Namir Blade’s recent Mello Music debut, Aphelion’s Traveling Circus. According to Namir, the track was inspired by the movie of the same name, in particular by a dialogue between the Alchemist and the film’s protagonist. The video was made by Joel Davis. Aphelion’s Traveling Circus is out now.
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$on, which apparently marks the beginning of a string of collaborations between him and ELUCID; more news on them when I have it. The Small Bills album is due for release on 30 October via Mello Music.
To celebrate and coincide with the release of his new album last week, Namir Blade blessed us with a new video for Space Ghost. Self-produced, the track is just one of the highlights on another superb album from the Mello Music camp. If you haven’t checked the full release yet, you can listen below, with downloads/streams also available on the usual platforms. Continue reading “Namir Blade: Space Ghost + LP Stream”
A newly formed duo have emerged under the Mello Music banner, as ELUCID and The Lasso join forces to become Small Bills. Both artists are already celebrating wins this year, thanks to Armand Hammer’s triumph with Shrines, and The Lasso’s psychedelic adventure alongside Psypiritual. Now they look set to rack up another one with Don’t Play It Straight, if the first single is anything to go by. Featuring fellow Backwoodz affiliate, Fielded, The Lasso’s punchy horn-flecked production gives a new sense of vigour to ELUCID’s rhyming and leaves me intrigued as to what the rest of the album will offer. Features throughout, including billy woods, Koncept Jack$on and Moor Mother. The album is due for release on 30 October. Continue reading “Small Bills ft. Fielded: Safehouse + LP News”
Free is the latest single from the superb Blakk Soul album, which was released earlier in the year. The track is produced by Kuddie Fresh and it’s lifted from Take Your Time, which is out now on Mello Music Group.
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”