Pleased to see the arrival of a new video from Dr Syntax and Tom Caruana, along with the announcement that a new album is swiftly following. The video was made by Si Haze and the album, Crumbs, is due for release on 5 November via Tea Sea Records. More news on that when it drops.
In my seemingly endless game of catch-up, I’m shining a light on the latest from Tom Caruana, which surfaced back in March. Thanks to Tom’s dedication to his craft and his flawless ear for pairing rappers and beats, you already know that any release he puts his name to is going to be praiseworthy before you even press play. Brewing Up carries on that long-standing tradition, thanks to another selection of finely crafted production gems and an impressive line-up of featured artists from across the UK. The list is long but to give you an idea of the pedigree of rappers involved, there are tracks with Melanin 9, Lunar C, Juga-Naut, MysDiggi, Scorzayzee and Skuff, to name but a few. You can get a taste of the whole project for yourself below and then head over to Bandcamp to cop a download, or one of the physical formats that are available.Continue reading “Tom Caruana: Brewing Up (Stream)”
The mash up master, Tom Caruana, returns with another incredible project as he continues to blend areas of music that would otherwise remain perfect strangers. Following on from his earlier ventures, including Wu Tang vs. Hendrix and Wu Tang vs. The Beatles, the Tea Sea Records founder has now delved into the instrumentals of German experimental rock band, Can, who were one of the pioneers of the Krautrock explosion that occurred in the late-60s. Continue reading “Tom Caruana: Inner Space (Stream)”
Great release from the Tea Sea Records camp, as mash-up master Tom Caruana unites with Atlanta MC, Boog Brown for a new album. The Boog Brown LP boasts an impressive list of players, as Caruana and Brown are joined by Nolan the Ninja, BIGREC, Dillon and Flo, who each bring their vocal stylings to the mix, plus there is instrumental support from Son of Sam brothers Joe and John Sam, as well as some stunning guitar work from Andy Vickery. The album was released in full yesterday, with digital and vinyl bundles available over on Bandcamp. You can also stream a couple of the tracks below. Continue reading “Tom Caruana x Boog Brown: Boog Brown LP”
New video for one of my favourite tracks, lifted from one of my favourite albums of 2017 – Cinder Hill by Son Of Sam. In case you were sleeping last year, Son of Sam are a band from the UK, who enlisted the ample talents of a whole range of great US artists to bless their debut album. The names involved included J-Live, Guilty Simpson, Masta Ace and Dumbtron aka Paten Locke and Willie Evans Jr. The latter came through in fine form on Moose Python, which has now been given the video treatment, courtesy of Willie Evans Jr himself. The album is out now via Tea Sea Records.
Every time Son of Sam release a new single, it becomes my favourite track of the moment. This time round they have enlisted the plentiful skills of Crown Nation affiliate, Denmark Vessey, on System Animal. It’s the next track to be taken from their excellent new album, Cinder Hill, which is out now on Tea Sea Records.