Yellow x Green is the latest track to be taken from the SUPERGANG project, which saw its release back in May, courtesy of Lee Scott, Milkavelli, Sniff and Sumgii. This particular track features Lee and Sniff, as they deliver an ode to the halcyon days of Jobcentre Plus and surviving on the dole. The video was made by RSLBM. SUPERGANG is out now on Blah. Continue reading “Lee Scott x Sniff: Yellow x Green”
Sumgii has long been a man who eschews the restrictions that come with placing your music within a specific genre. His label, Potent Funk, have been pushing what they call that ‘hybrid rap shit’ for years, and his production career has seen him crossing from genre to genre, for a whole range of different artists. Now he’s back with, Who Is Genre Anyway, a new solo EP that perfectly encapsulates all the positives that come from simply making the music you want to make. Successfully blending together elements from a whole wealth of different styles and genres, the EP is the product of a producer not only at the top of his game, but also one totally at ease within his surroundings. Who Is Genre Anyway is out now on Swamp 81.
All-round production don, Sumgii, has a new EP en route, on the infamous Swamp81 label. Sumgii has long been one of my favourite producers and so I thought I’d share this new playlist, featuring some of his greatest beats to date. The playlist features audible gold from the likes of Cult Mountain, Jam Baxter, Lee Scott, Milkavelli and Dabbla. There is also an instrumental version too, which you can find here. It should get you into just the right mood for the EP, which is due for release very soon. More info to follow.
As the temperature starts to drop and the evenings get darker, it’s best to have a good source of heat at hand to stave off the winter woes. Thankfully Frosty just released his new mixtape and it’s packed full of enough flames to melt what little is left of the Arctic.
Brand new video from Lee Scott and Jam Baxter, as they kick of the official release of their album, Happy Hour At The Super Fun Time Party Dome Megamix 4000. When Lee first sent me the LP a few months ago, he did so with the warning that it was weird. I like weird, was my reply. And while it might not be your run of the mill rap album, it definitely remains on the right side of weird, complete with drunk style crooning from Lee. It features production from loads of great names, including Sumgii, Drae Da Skimask, GhostTown, Dirty Dike and Jack Jetson, plus there are guest spots from the likes of Jetson, Stinkin Slumrok, Milkavelli, Trellion and Lyza Jane. The whole thing can be heard below and you can see the video for the Dike produced, Who’s Ur M8, above. It was made by Slim Parisoo. Vinyl copies of the album are available over at the Blah store. Continue reading “Lee Scott x Jam Baxter: Who’s Ur M8 + LP Stream”
Lyza Jane is a London-based vocalist who has been blessing us with her own distinct style and sound for the past few years. She first came to my attention thanks to her affiliation with Blah Records, including a triumphant collaborative EP with Sniff last year. Lyza has also just released her debut solo album and so I thought now would be a good time to have a chat with her about the new project, her musical heritage and her plans for the future (spoiler: they might involve a lot of wine). Continue reading “Lyza Jane: Interview”
New wavy anthem from one of UK hip hop’s rarer creatures, as Trellion returns with Bronson Twist. The track is produced by Sumgii and the video was made by breez.
Fresh cuts from the Foreign Beggars family, as Nonames unveils his new project, E Numbers. Featuring a bold list of grime guest spots, including President T, Nolay, Marger and Roachee, the release also comprises some hefty remixes from Chimpo and Sumgii, as well as the instrumentals for each track. The whole thing is available to stream below, plus there is a brand new video for the Jammz, Marger and Grim Sickers laced track, Til I’m Rich. Continue reading “Nonames ft. Jammz, Marger and Grim Sickers: Til I’m Rich + Album Stream”
Today sees the release of the latest album from High Focus’s resident hallucinogenics advocate, Jam Baxter. Touching Scenes follows on from last year’s acclaimed Mansion 38 album, which saw Baxter reuniting with Chemo, having scored a previous success together back in 2014 with So We Ate Them Whole. For this album he has chosen to branch out into additional production territory, drafting in some strong names – Last Japan, Sumgii, Sam Zircon and GhostTown – giving the entire project a very different feel to his previous two offerings. It all works brilliantly though, with Baxter’s imagery as dark as ever. Continue reading “Jam Baxter ft. Rag’n’Bone Man & OG Rootz: Mask (Video) + Album Stream”
Another visual smash from Dabbla and his recent Death Moves LP. Once again he has enlisted the ample talents of Spin City Visuals for the video, with long-term production sparring partner, Sumgii, cooking up another banger for the beat. Death Moves is out now on Potent Funk.