Happy to see we are nearing the release date for Inja’s debut on Hospital Records. The first extract was revealed earlier on in the month, with fellow label mate, Pete Cannon, on hand for the production. These two have worked together a lot, both on stage and in the studio, so it’s a given that whenever they emerge from the lab they are going to have something banging for us. This one is just the intro to the album, but manages to pack a hell of a lot of substance into just under two minutes of music. Hold onto your hats when the full album drops on 29 June. Pre-orders are available from the usual spots.
Next month Bristol once again plays host to one of High Focus Record’s legendary parties. In the past the city has given a stage to their summer roadblocks and winter parties, but this time they will be one of two cities taking part in the label’s 8th birthday celebrations. Stepping away from their usual haunt of Lakota for this one, HF are headed to SWX in the centre of town. This means more room, better acoustics and a better sound system, which equals a better night for all involved. Continue reading “High Focus 8th Birthday Party: Competition Time”
The new album from rap friends Dr Syntax & Pete Cannon is now out in its full glory and to celebrate the release, the duo recently dropped a new video too. Nuggets is a rugged little number, complete with moody hood style visuals and a double-bass laced gem from Mr Cannon. Let’s Talk is available to stream below and you can download it over on Bandcamp. Continue reading “Dr Syntax & Pete Cannon: Nuggets + Album Stream”
One of UK hip hop’s more enjoyable unions over the years has been that of Dr Syntax & Pete Cannon. The start of next month sees the release of the next instalment of their ongoing collaboration, as they bring us the Let’s Talk LP. It will be their third full length project together and at 17 tracks deep, it looks set to be a bit of a beast. One of The Illest is the first single and should serve as a good entree to the main course, which is due for release on 2 February. Pre-orders are available now.
The tracklist for Ocean Wisdom’s new LP was released this week and it contained a couple of surprises. Alongside appearances from UK heavyweights such as Rodney P, Roots Manuva, Chester P and Jehst, the High Focus MC has also bagged features from Dizzee Rascal and Method Man. Yesterday saw the release of the next video from the album, this time for the track Don, which is produced by Pete Cannon. Pre-orders for Wizville are available now over at the High Focus store.
One of Scotland’s most adept MCs kicks off the year with a mixtape packed full of unreleased joints and jams from 2015-2017. Physiks has worked with a whole load of great artists over the years, so the names on the project include the likes of Datkid, Farma G, Pete Cannon and Dirty Dike, plus a load of solo cuts, which provide a good look at his work behind the boards as well. You can stream Wanderlust below and check out his Soundcloud page for more info on the tracklist. Continue reading “Physiks: Wanderlust”
Stepping up the tempo now as Inja and Pete Cannon unite for the blistering No Regrets. Inja – arguably the happiest MC in the UK – recently paved the way for more time to be spent with his famous grin on his face, as he announced he had signed to the indie DnB powerhouse, Hospital Records. No Regrets is his first offering on the label and between him and Mr Cannon, they have made one hell of an introduction. No Regrets is available to download and/or stream here.
Dr Syntax should be a name known to anyone who has followed UK rap at any point during the last 10 years. Since his early days working with the likes of Foreign Beggars, to his more recent success as front man of The Mouse Outfit and his work with Pete Cannon, Syntax has built up a worthy following of fans. I recently had the chance to chat with him before The Mouse Outfit show in Bristol last month. We spoke about how he came to work with Mouse Outfit, where hip hop could be headed and his future plans with Pete Cannon. Continue reading “Dr Syntax: Interview”
Next month will see the official release party for Fliptrix’s new album Patterns of Escapism, go down at the legendary Brixton Jamm. The album promises to be some of Fliptrix’s most accomplished work, no doubt thanks in part to the fact it is produced in full by Illinformed, with the legend Jazz T on hand with the cuts. Continue reading “Fliptrix Album Launch: Win Tickets”
Fresh off the reels comes the latest video from Dr Syntax & Pete Cannon. Friends is taken from their excellent EP, The Tonic, which is available to download here.