It’s a great day to be a rap fan as we round the week off with the full release of the latest album from Verb T and Pitch 92. Continuing with the successes of their earlier effort, Good Evening, the High Focus duo have upped the levels once more with an album that finds both Verbs and Pitch on top form.
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As the release date for the new Verb T and Pitch 92 album draws ever closer, High Focus yesterday unveiled their latest video, featuring a lot of undead co-stars. The album, A Question Of Time, is due for release on 30 August. The video for Tragedy & Comedy was made by Storyboard Visuals.
If you read my recent interview with Verb T, you will know that the Four Owls MC has another album on the way with Pitch 92, following on from their superb 2017 release, Good Evening. On Cold Case the duo draft in the amply talented, TrueMendous and in the process have created a very strong start to the new LP. Question Of Time is due for release at the end of August on High Focus.
LayFullStop delivers her latest video for the previously released gem, Cherries. The track features production from fellow MCR resident, Pitch 92. Hoping we get to hear more from them in the future.
Nice selection of tracks from In The Balance, featuring the wealth of talent that makes up their current roster. Regular visitors to the blog will most likely be familiar with some of the tracks already, but having them all compiled together in one place is a great reminder of just how much quality music the label has been responsible for since its inception back in 2015. Continue reading “In the Balance Records: In The Balance Vol. 1”
As has now become tradition, this month sees the return of the annual High Focus Summer Block Party at, Lakota, the legendary Bristol venue. The label have made big waves in the city over the last few years, thanks to a string of huge parties and this year looks set to continue in similar fashion. Continue reading “Competition: High Focus Summer Block Party 2019”
Another successful venture for LayFullStop as she returns with her brand new single. Cherries sees her joining forces with fellow Manchester artist, Pitch 92, as the pair deliver a dreamy little number which will be the ideal compliment to the summer sun, when it finally reappears. Cherries is also available to stream on Spotify.
Overly Fresh is the latest single from Pitch 92’s much lauded 3rd Culture album. This time round he is joined by High Focus label head, Fliptrix, as well as some additional production from Beat Butcha. The video was made by Rakugaki. 3rd Culture is out now on all the usual formats.
Pitch 92 has already been responsible for one of UK hip hop’s highlights this year, thanks to his superb 3rd Culture album. The album features an expertly curated collection of artists, including fellow Manny resident, DRS, who appears on Makes No Sense. The video for the track was released today and was made by Tarnish Vision. 3rd Culture is out now on High Focus.
Next month on 18 April, as is now customary in Bristol, High Focus will roll into town en masse to celebrate their 9th birthday. Following on from last year’s success, once again they will takeover the SWX nightclub which is situated bang in the middle of town and will bring with them a selection of the finest artists that their ever-increasing roster has to offer.
On the bill this year we have performances from The Four Owls, Jam Baxter, Coops, Onoe Caponoe, Ed Scissor, Strange U, Ronnie Bosh and Pitch 92 as well as their latest signing Datkid, plus loads more MCs and DJs to get the place jumping. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of reaching one of these events in the past, then you will know what to expect and that what to expect is something special.
As is also customary, I have the opportunity for one of you lucky so-and-sos to win free entry for you and a faithful companion on the night itself. All you have to do to win is answer the following question:
What is the name of the forthcoming album from Datkid and Leaf Dog?
To enter, stick the answer in an email along with your full name and I will pick a winner at random on 1 April. The email address is email@example.com. For the full line-up check the poster above and if you’d rather invest in some tickets instead, you can find them here.