Another blinding debut release right here, as Manchester-based producer, Pitch 92, drops his highly anticipated 3rd Culture album. It’s a debut for a producer who has long been a part of the UK scene, making a name for himself off the back of a string of solid collaborations alongside a number of artists including Verb T and more recently, DRS. He released his Lost in Space EP on High Focus last year to critical acclaim, but now he takes things up to new heights with this full-length project. Continue reading “Pitch 92: 3rd Culture (Stream)”
Next month Bristol once again plays host to one of High Focus Record’s legendary parties. In the past the city has given a stage to their summer roadblocks and winter parties, but this time they will be one of two cities taking part in the label’s 8th birthday celebrations. Stepping away from their usual haunt of Lakota for this one, HF are headed to SWX in the centre of town. This means more room, better acoustics and a better sound system, which equals a better night for all involved. Continue reading “High Focus 8th Birthday Party: Competition Time”
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). Continue reading “High Focus Summer Block Party: Review”
The videos keep coming from the latest Fliptrix album, with That’s You being the most recent addition. It features his masked collaborators, The Four Owls, as well as another solid beat from Illinformed. The album is available now from all the usual spots.
Leaf Dog teases us with the intro from his imminent new album, Dyslexic Disciple, which is due out on High Focus some point soon. More details to follow.
This is the latest video from the excellent Ocean Wisdom album Chaos 93, which was released earlier in the year. Featuring fellow HF members The Four Owls, Real Smooth is produced by Dirty Dike.
When 22 year old Brighton MC, Ocean Wisdom burst into our lives back in July 2014 with his track, Walking, I don’t think many of us realised just how much he was going to blow up. It was obvious he had skill on the mic. Just the ease with which he switches up his flow left a lot of rappers, with years of experience, in the shade. But it is a rarity these days for an unsigned rapper, especially from the UK, to clock over a million views on his debut video. Continue reading “Ocean Wisdom: Chaos 93”
Realised I haven’t posted anything from The Four Owls for a while, which is pretty shameful considering they dropped their album recently. To make up for it, here is the latest video from that album, featuring label mate Dirty Dike, for the track Assassination. It is produced by Leaf Dog and the video was made by Tom Jarret. Natural Order is available to buy now from High Focus.
20 July will see the UK DMC DJ Championships reach its climax. The UK final will see some of the country’s best up-and-coming DJs going head to head, with the eventual winner going on to perform in the World Championships later on in the year. Continue reading “Win Tickets to the DMC UK DJ Final 2012!”