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Mr Lif and Akrobatik are back as The Perceptionists, following on from their successful collaboration back in 2005. Yesterday saw the premiere of the latest video over at The Source and it’s another solid track. Hose Down features Syne and it was produced by Synesthetic Nation. The new album is due out on 28 July on Mello Music Group.

It’s been 12 years since Mr Lif and Akrobatik released their Perceptionists album, along with DJ Fakts One. Those years have been stress-laden to say the least, with Lif surviving a very nasty accident on his tour bus and Akrobatik suffering major heart trauma, resulting in emergency open-heart surgery. They both survived to tell the tale though and also make a new album together. Resolution is due out on 28 July on Mello Music Group and you can hear the first track below – Hose Down featuring Syne. Pre-orders are available here. Read the rest of this entry »

Check out the latest and final video from the L’Orange and Mr Lif collaborative album, The Life & Death of Scenery. According to Mello Music Group, the video is a “magical ode to the quiet escapism headphones offer”, something we can all relate to. The album is available to buy now from all the usual spots.

Check out the great new video for Strange Technology, which is taken from the equally great new album from L’Orange and Mr Lif. Featuring Akrobatik, Gonjasufi and a crazy crowd of post-apocalyptic cartoon characters, the video was directed by Alex Thompson. You can buy the The Life & Death of Scenery LP now via Mello Music Group.

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The good people at Adult Swim and Mello Music Group have combined their powers of generosity and are giving away the new project from L’Orange and Mr Lif for free. Entitled The Death of Scenery, the EP focuses on dystopian visions close enough to reality that you might consider tracking down that bunker you’ve always dreamt of.
L’Orange has a habit of finding a sound that fits the MC he’s working with like a glove, as all good producers should and with Lif he has found an ideal creative partner. Features include Akrobatik, Insight and DJ QBert. The EP is available to stream and download here, with an extended version being released on 14 October which you can pre-order here.

Always excited when L’Orange announces new music and this is definitely no exception. News of a collaboration with fellow Mello Music Group artist Mr Lif emerged yesterday, when the label put out a little trailer which you can watch below. There is also a first leak in the form of Strange Technology, which features Akrobatik and the always enigmatic Gonjasufi. Read the rest of this entry »

Bit of treat here, thanks to Cut Chemist releasing this demo from his 2006 LP The Audience’s Listening. What became the psych rock tinted Storm, started out as the funky break laden Siesta. I’m a bit of an Edan nerd, so things like this tend to get me slightly more hyped than they probably should do, but hearing how the creative process evolves is always interesting to me anyway.

This is the next track to be taken from Mr Lif’s forthcoming album, Don’t Look Down. Featuring mic veteran Del The Funky Homosapien, World Renown is available for free download over at Bandcamp.

Mr Lif recently signed to Mello Music Group, a label who don’t seem to be able to put a foot wrong with their releases and roster, and Lif is obviously no exception. This is the first track to be takenĀ from his debut on MMG and it sees him reuniting with one of my all time favourite artists Edan. The Humble Magnificent laces a brilliant beat for Lif and guest MC Blacastan to get busy on. The album sees its full release on 15 April.

The ever impressive DJ Qbert recently released a new project, Extraterrestria/GalaXXXian, which features many examples of musical dope, including this OG BBOY joint. Produced by El-P and featuring Mr Lif, the track is a welcome assault on the eardrums, with Qbert’s intricate scratch work bringing it to a worthy finish. The project(s) is available to buy now, from iTunes.