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More high grade boom bap from Parallax, as he releases the latest video from his Auditory Vision LP. For My People is produced by the late Profound Beats and the video was made by Parallel Media. The album is available to stream and download on all the usual platforms.

Big intro to the forthcoming Skinzmann mixtape, as the Exeter producer draws on some nearby talent, enlisting the help of Plymouth MC, Wyatt Earp, for Always On Job. The track is lifted from Incognito Grinders, which features a bevy of UK talent including Datkid, Obadiah, Shifty and Sniff. The video for Always On Job was made by JDZ Media and pre-orders for the mixtape are available over on Bandcamp.

Revorg Records back at it with another project on the horizon, as Strange Neighbour and Big Toast combine to form Tuff Boyz. As the name might suggest and if you’re familiar with their usual approach, this is not for people who take themselves too seriously, but don’t write it off as comedy rap as the skill levels are still high. Excellent production from Oliver Sudden as usual. Their album, Bat Night, is due for release soon.

Another visual treat from Juga-Naut and Giallo Point, as they create a mini movie for Rock Paper Scissors. The track is featured on their triumphant new album, Back To The Grill Again, which is out now on all the usual platforms, with vinyl available via Tuff Kong Records. The video was made by Derry Shillitto.

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Very much enjoying this new track from Bristol-based MC, Riski. He first came on my radar at a hip hop show last year, when a mutual friend introduced us (shout out to Amy from Momz Spaghetti). Now as a rule, if you’re involved in the rap scene and a young MC approaches you at an event and asks to spit a 16 in your ear, it has tendency to play out quite badly. But as we all know most rules have their exceptions and that’s exactly what I found with Riski. Looking forward to seeing what he’s got in store for the future, but for now enjoy this Ybeats Product produced gem.

All round beat supremo and friend of the blog, HashFinger, has very kindly donated a bunch of download codes for his latest album, Dandelions. If you checked my posts over the last couple of weeks then you will probably already have sampled some of what the album had to offer, but for those of you still in the dark, it’s another sample-heavy venture as the Bradford producer taps into a few sources, including old jazz albums and radio shows. To cop your free download simply copy one of the codes below and then head to https://hashfinger.bandcamp.com/yum. It’s a first come first serve basis though and once they’re done that’s it, so be quick if you want in on the action. The album is also available on Spotify for those who prefer their music streamed, as well as a tasty vinyl edition for you wax fiends.

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Another track from the latest project from Bradford beat connoisseur, HashFinger. Blossom/Grow follows on from the first taster, Skins/Leaves, which emerged not long ago. The full album, Dandelions, is out now and is a stunning example of why HashFinger remains one of the independent scene’s finest producers. You can download the album over on Bandcamp and Blossom/Grow can be heard below.

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If you weren’t already hyped about the debut album from CMPND, then I reckon this latest single will change your mind. E.W.A dropped today and sees the trio going all out over a suitably grimy beat from in-house producer, Wundrop. The levels are raised once again by the accompanying video, thanks to another visually arresting saga from This & That Media. Eagle Court is due for release on 11 October on High Focus.

Another one from Joey Paro and Illinformed’s recent Victory Gin EP, as Paro enlists the help of his fellow Split Prophets brothers, Res One and Datkid on Mobin’. The video was made by the dons over at UKHH.com. Victory Gin is available now via Bandcamp.