Good to see the return of Moose Funk Squad, as they reunite for an unsurprisingly solid EP. National Geographic Shit continues in the same vaguely irreverent vein that has been a theme through all their projects, while still upheld by thoroughly engrossing raps and equally enticing production, the latter of which comes from Luca Brazi. An enjoyable listen overall and a much welcome breath of less serious air. You can check the video for 2One above, while the rest of the EP is available to explore below. Downloads are available via Broke Records.
Very happy to see Benny Diction return with a new solo project. I’m pretty sure Facepalm / Brainwave? is the Corners MC’s first solo effort since his Able8 produced, Oak Dreams EP, which he released in 2019. This time round he has gathered together an assortment of producers and guest stars to assist, resulting in a very well crafted album. Production credits include regular collaborators, Oliver Sudden and Deeflux, as well as beats from the likes of Tom Caruana, Krang and some self-produced cuts too. The features include some more familiar names, with Mnsr Frites and Beit Nun both making appearances, alongside cuts with Doberman, EF Knows and Eliza. You can stream the album below, then head to Boom Bap Pro to grab a download.Continue reading “Benny Diction: Facepalm / Brainwave? (Stream)”
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”
Yesterday saw the return of Benny Diction and his new Oak Dreams EP. Once again teaming up with Australian producer, Able8, for what is now their third project, the duo deliver six fresh cuts which were first given life when Benny visited Able in his homeland. The Australian influence is noticeable throughout, including a feature from Perth MC, Mathas. There is also another guest spot from Benny’s fellow Scran Cartel member, MNSR Frites. You can stream Oak Dreams below, with other streaming and downloads available via Millennium Jazz Music. Continue reading “Benny Diction & Able8: Oak Dreams (Stream)”
Start your week with the latest video to be taken from Scran Cartel’s Blue Plaque Candidates LP. For Dundee, Benny Diction and MNSR Frites brought in the ever-reliable Chemo to handle the production. If you haven’t checked out the album yet, downloads are available on Bandcamp.
Having got our hunger pangs raging with a couple of leaked tracks, last Friday saw the release of the full album from Scran Cartel aka MNSR Frites and Benny Diction. As well as their own ample skills, the two MCs have also drafted in a wealth of talent to assist with the album, including features from Oliver Sudden, Tony Skank and Juga-Naut, as well as production credits from the likes of Krang, Chemo and Morriarchi. The album is available to stream in full below and downloads are available on Bandcamp. Continue reading “Scran Cartel: Blue Plaque Candidates (Stream)”
This week sees the arrival of the new project from MNSR Frites and Benny Diction – aka Scran Cartel. The food loving duo are hitting us with 12 tracks, including the previously highlighted Bon Appétit and this freshly baked intro, Scrantro.
It’s produced by Morriarchi, who is just one of the talented heads involved in the album, alongside the likes of Krang, Juga-Naut and Chemo. You can stream Scrantro below and you can cop a pre-order for the album over on Bandcamp. The release date is scheduled for 3 August. Continue reading “Scran Cartel: Scrantro”
Happy to announce the imminent arrival of the collaborative album from Benny Diction and Mnsr Frites – aka Scran Cartel. Food-based wordplay and culinary references in abundance, as this amuse-bouche demonstrates with the Cartel joining forces with fellow foodie, Juga-Naut, for Bon Appétit. Jugz also produced the track. The full album is scheduled for release at the end of the month; stay tuned for more on that coming very soon.
A great debut from a great group of established MCs, who have come together to form something of a UK supergroup. Beit Nun, Benny Diction and Deeflux have all been familiar names on the scene for years and have made some classic tracks as their own entities, but Corners may be their best work yet, as the combined power of the three creates something a little bit special. Continue reading “Corners: Corners LP”
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”