Verb T & Illinformed: New Paths

Brand new video from Verb T and Illinformed, as they continue to set the mood for their new album. It’s been five years since their first collaboration was brought into this world, an album which still sits proudly in both their back catalogues, leading to a lot of justified anticipation for their sophomore effort. The video for New Paths was made by Honey JD. No news on a release date yet, but stay tuned.

D’Lyfa Reilly: Out of Darkness

D’Lyfa Reilly is the latest MC to join forces with Village Live Records, as the label gears up to release his new album. It’s produced in its entirety by fellow label mate, Aver, which is always a good sign, and as you can hear from the lead single, they have got a good thing going. Extra poignancy too, as this was the last album that was overseen by the late Joey Deez, who was a co-founder of Village Live alongside Doug aka Remulak. The video for Out of Darkness was made by Tarnish Vision. Time & Tide is due for release in the coming months, so more news on that soon.

Res One x Mac Lloyd: Find Space

Different vibe on this new one from the Green Brick camp, where Res One and Mac Lloyd are getting ready to release their new EP. Find Space is the lead single from the project and verges successfully into RnB territory, thanks to Mac’s production and Res’s lyrical lilt. Think Mac Miller’s Swimming, but with a Bristolian edge. The Hindsight Hotel EP is due out on ! October. The animated video was made by Josh Richardson (Shed Productions).

DEDW8 ft. Conway The Machine: Clean The Whole Room Out

Fresh out today is the new AA side from DEDW8, featuring a typically tight guest spot from Conway The Machine. The video is something of a 2 for 1, with the first half showcasing Baileys Brown’s vocal mix, before dropping into 0079’s mix for the final stretch. It’s a smart move, as the contrast between the two versions strengthens the appeal, with Baileys’ heavy drums blending nicely with 0079’s glitchy, bass-heavy formula. The track is available now via the Split Prophets label and there is also a limited vinyl edition too, all of which you can find on Bandcamp.

Nutty P ft. Rodney P: Trials of Babylon

Big tune here from Nutty P as he tackles the topic of racism in the UK capital, while also outlining how it was growing up as a black child and being made to feel like a foreigner in your own country. He’s joined by UK vet, Rodney P, as the pair trade verses over some superb reggae inspired production. The video was made by Chiba Visuals.

Badhabitz: Lost for Words (Stream)

Lost For Words is the latest beat tape from Bristol producer, Badhabitz, as he serves up a fresh batch of instrumental gems. It weighs in at 23 tracks, which should be enough to remind you why he’s been such a staple part of the UK scene for so long. You can hear the full tape below and downloads are available via Green Brick Records. Continue reading “Badhabitz: Lost for Words (Stream)”

Verbz & Mr Slipz: 2202 FM

After a couple of tantalising clips and videos, Verbz and Mr Slipz are ready to deliver their official High Focus debut LP. Today sees the release of the lead single from the album, with Verbz and Slipz proving exactly why their creative partnership is so much in demand. As well as the neck-snapping drum-driven production from Slipz, there are also some tasty cuts from Tom Yum and the video was made by Parallel Media. Keep an eye out for a couple of cameos too. I’ll have more news on the album soon.

Lost Loops ft. Pupils of the Clock: Life on Mars + LP Stream

Fresh sounds from the Suspect Packages camp, as they unveil a new project from the enigmatic, Lost Loops. The Bournemouth-based producer once made DnB tracks under the alias Habitat, before venturing into the world of hip hop and readying his debut LP, which saw its official release last week. Life on Mars is just one of the gems to be found on the album, with LL drafting in GingerSlim favourites, Pupils of the Clock, to assist. The rest of the album is also available to stream below and you can find physicals over at Suspect Packages. Continue reading “Lost Loops ft. Pupils of the Clock: Life on Mars + LP Stream”