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Not long ago I warned you of the imminent arrival of potent hybrid rap shit from LDZ favourites, Dabbla and Sumgii. Well now the track is here and it’s as tight as you’d expect. Remember these two have been making music together for years and so the chemistry is there before they even set foot in the lab. Sumgii has been pushing his own levels upwards ever since I first heard him about 10 years ago and Self Made is a good example of what can be achieved if you take that approach.
There is new LDZ music on the way too, but for now make the most of this tasty little banger. The video was made by SpinCity Visuals and you can buy the single here.

It was already in the mid-20’s when I rolled down to this year’s High Focus Block Party in Bristol and it was only going to get hotter, given the days running up to the event. Last year’s party had been a smash and this year looked set to at least rival it, if not surpass it. Doors opened at 2pm so I got down there at about 3pm and already had to deal with the huge queue that had formed; a teeming mass of the new generation of UK hip hop fans all fully loyal to the HF brand (and all of whom I’m pretty sure I was old enough to be their dad). Read the rest of this entry »

Bisk is back with a bang as he prepares to take us all on a trip to Gutter City. The Swamp Harbour general has been steadily releasing solid project after solid project, laying waste to the idea that quality and quantity are mutually exclusive. Read the rest of this entry »

A week can be a long time in music. In the time I’ve been away, Milkavelli has released four new videos, which are presented to you here in all their grimy glory. Fellow cult followers and Piff Sticks fans might recognise the track in the first video – named after Milk’s OG moniker – as the background music from the Piff Sticks Promo video, which was doing the rounds a few years ago. Read the rest of this entry »

The start of April saw the release of one of the more intriguing projects of recent times. Curious Alice is an interpretation of the Lewis Carroll classic, told through the beats of some of the UK’s most innovative independent producers.

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This is the latest visual cut from the HAPPYPPL project, one of my favourite releases of 2017 so far. Lee Scott & Trellion are on point, on another sweg-laden beat from Sumgii. You can cop the EP here.

DJ Frosty is probably best known for his longstanding allegiance with the LDZ gang, but more recently he has come to the fore thanks to his role in the new Chapsville project, alongside Dabbla. I had a quick chat with him about his early days, the birth of LDZ, crate digging and supporting Rag N Bone Man. Read the rest of this entry »

More video action from the recent HAPPYPPL project, which Lee Scott and Trellion released. This particular joint features fellow Cult Mountain dweller, Milkavelli and a great video from frequent collaborator, Vikki Digby-Johns. The animated bits were put together by Spud Kingett. You can buy Things To Do In Happy Land When Ur Dead over on Bandcamp.

The latest track from Dabbla’s forthcoming Chapsville project is here. This time production is handled by fellow LDZ badman, Sumgii. The full release is due out very soon on High Focus Records.

Another new video from the forthcoming HAPPYPPL project, brought to us by 616 cult members Lee Scott and Trellion. The video was apparently filmed in 15 minutes on a Bangkok rooftop, in the midst of a lightning storm, which is probably a first for UK rap. Things To Do In Happy Land When Ur Dead is available to pre-order now over at the Cult Mountain Bandcamp.