Great track from Rye Shabby, as he gets us in the mood for his new EP which is due for imminent release. On Hey Presto, the Ipswich MC has teamed up with friend and collaborator, Forrest Moon, resulting in this laid-back but fully focused number. It’s the first single from the Esta WP, which is set to drop on 14 August. Streams and downloads of Hey Presto are also available.
Three in one on the latest from the In The Balance family, as they bless us with another video from their recent compilation. On Lightning Bolt, Verb T, Rye Shabby and G00SE go back to back over a heavy, drum driven beat from fellow labelmates, Urban Click. In The Balance Vol. 1 is out now.
I recently had a chat with Muckaniks, a music producer from Ipswich in England. He has a propensity for dark, bass heavy production which has earned him credits on projects with the likes of Ocean Wisdom, Lunar C and Dizzee Rascal. We spoke about his production methods, his roots and how he came to work with those notable artists.
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.
If you copped the In The Balance compilation which saw its release last week, you will have no doubt have heard one of its many gems – Ripped Stoney by Rye Shabby. Now the Ipswich MC returns with a new video for the track, which features production from Taube and visual handiwork from Wavey Times. In The Balance Vol. 1 is available now.
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”
I remember first hearing Verb T rap when his track Showbitchness was included on a Low Life Records compilation, back in 2003. Since then he has been a constant in my relationship with UK hip hop, thanks to his association with High Focus, most notably as part of The Four Owls, as well as a string of projects with the likes of Pitch 92 and Illinformed. I spoke with him recently about a number of things including maintaining his longevity, setting up his own label and his ongoing struggles with Crohn’s Disease.
Brand new single from Press1 and Sylla B, as they continue their run of one-off collaborations, this time teaming up with Rye Shabby for Jetpack. The track was produced by Just Sayin. You can listen to it below and other streaming/download options are available here. Continue reading “Press1 & Sylla B ft. Rye Shabby: Jetpack”
Fresh video from Rye Shabby, lifted from his Die Shabby EP, which was released back in May. Concrete Camouflage sees Shabby teaming up with Muckaniks, who brings his normal dirty, menacing brand of production to the table. The EP is out now on In The Balance Records.
In The Balance Records reppin’ hard on their new video, as Verb T, Moreone and Rye Shabby get busy over a tight beat from Micall Parknsun. If you’re in Bristol, watch out for an ITB showcase happening at The Exchange on 23 November. The video for Hallway was made by WaveyxTimes.