Happy to be able to post some new music from street soul renaissance champions, Children of Zeus. Their anthology, The Story So Far, has been satisfying fans old and new for the past six months, as well as accumulating cosigns from the likes of Jazzy Jeff, DJ Spinna and Stormzy. But the baying masses are also eager for new material – namely their long-awaited debut album. Continue reading “Children Of Zeus: Slow Down / All Night”
Tis the season for gift giving so Manchester favourites, Children of Zeus, have delivered an unexpected present for our listening pleasure. This Christmas sees Konny use the Donny Hathaway song of the same name to lay the foundation for Tyler to do what he does best. There are also additional vocals from Tyler’s daughter, Aaliyah Rae. The track is available to stream below. Continue reading “Children Of Zeus: This Christmas”
The Manchester wave has been more powerful than ever recently, with the city churning out more and more quality material from their seemingly endless supply of top notch artists. Smoka-Motive sits happily on top of the crest of that wave, with Dubbul O cooking up four tracks of sublime hip hop alongside long-term friend and collaborator, Mankub. Continue reading “Dubbul O x Mankub: Smoka-Motiv”
Last week I told you about the latest release from Children of Zeus – The Story So Far EP – and now we’ve got a new video to go with it. Smoke With Me is one of the new gems that can be found amongst their already established hits like Crown and Still Standing, and it propels them further to the top of a game they already dominate, without even releasing an album yet. The video was shot by Tarnish Vision. The Story So Far is available to order here.
The long-awaited album from street soul duo Children of Zeus is still some way off, but to satisfy the fans like me who have been fiendin’ off the singles that have emerged over the past couple of years, Konny and Tyler have compiled The Story So Far.
The EP features all your favourites – Crown, Still Standing, No Strings Attached – along with some dusty new flavours, like Tonight, which is available to stream below. Pre-orders for the EP are available here. Continue reading “Children Of Zeus: Tonight”
Children of Zeus – aka Tyler Daley and Konny Kon – have spent the last couple of years releasing a smooth blend of rap and soul. In the process they have scored a whole new batch of fans, plenty of critical acclaim and some crazy live shows – including a set in the infamous Boiler Room. I got the chance to speak with both Tyler and Konny about why they started making music together, their influences and the possibility of hearing a full album from them. Continue reading “Children of Zeus: Interview”
Children of Zeus blessed us with a new single this week, a track they first performed at the Boiler Room last year. It’s now been polished up and is going to be available on a limited vinyl run on First Word Records. The flip-side will be a different vibe, as the BPM raises on Don’t Say a Word. The release is scheduled for 7 April, with pre-orders available here. You can stream I Can’t Wait below. Continue reading “Children Of Zeus: I Can’t Wait”
Children of Zeus hit us with a new video yesterday and it’s a beauty. Taken from the First Word Records compilation Two Syllables Vol. 13, Crown features some relaxed bars from both Tyler and Konny, over a laid back, soul laced beat. There are also a load of cameos from some of Manchester’s musical royalty, so watch out for them. You can download the track for just £1 here.
Children of Zeus have been added to this year’s Soundwave line-up in Croatia and to celebrate that fact, they have put together a mix which is pretty much guaranteed to kill any trace of your winter blues. The 50 minute mix features a nice selection of cuts from the likes of Anderson .Paak, BJ the Chicago Kid and Joyce Wrice, as well as Konny & Tyler themselves. You can stream it below and I’ve included the tracklist for easy reference. Enjoy. Continue reading “Children of Zeus: Sunsets & Soulfood Mix”
I first heard Konny Kon on the Microdisiacs track Time You Knew, back in 2001. In fact him and Cappo were two of the first MCs I heard rapping with regional accents, which changed a lot for me. Since then I’ve seen him survive in a scene saturated with MCs, until he found a new direction a few years ago with Children of Zeus. I spoke with him about a few things, including the early days, how Children of Zeus came to be and why the Manchester scene is so strong. Continue reading “Konny Kon: Interview”