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More gold on the way from the Village, as Benaddict, Ella Mae and Slim unite their ample talents for Teal. The pre-orders went live last night and considering how popular all Village Live’s other releases have been, you would be wise to make your move soon.
Benaddict and Ella already worked together on The Garden of England, so I can vouch for their chemistry on a track. Along with the addition of Slim’s relaxed yet intricate production, Teal looks set to be another must have. There is a little preview mix from Evil Ed, which you can stream below and then head over to the Village Live store to get your orders in. The official release date is 28 August. Read the rest of this entry »

The new Ill Move Sporadic and Big Toast album is nearly upon us, but to keep the misanthropy at the required levels in the meantime, they have released another track from the project. This time it’s Unspecial, featuring IMS’s regular sparring partner, Joey Menza. The album, You’re Not Special, is released on 28 August on Starch Records. Pre-orders are available here. You can also read my interview with the three of them here. Read the rest of this entry »

Juga-Naut has been off travelling round the US for the past couple of weeks, but that hasn’t stopped him putting the work in. The Notts MC recently released a video for In A Week, filmed on location in Vegas and the Grand Canyon. The track is lifted from his forthcoming project, Stolen Art Pt. 2. More news on that soon.

This is probably my favourite video from Chairman Maf so far. He decided to make it himself to cut some costs and it worked out a treat. Filth is the next track to be lifted from his recent Alcoholic Soul album, which is out now on Gorilla Finger Records.

Da Flyy Hooligan released an excellent EP earlier this year, which has spawned a couple of singles, including this joint, Romero Bryan. DFH has more dope on the way in a couple of months, as he links up with US label, 22 Entertainment to release his S.C.U.M. LP. Features include Westside Gunn and Hus Kingpin, so it looks set to be another smash. Fucc Ya Life Praise Mine is out now on Gourmet Deluxxx.

Another great track from Tha 4orce and his slew of collaborations that have been given life over the past few months. This time round he links up with AKD (Arise King David) for Mind That Gap! and it’s more of that golden boom bap you should be accustomed to by now. Once again it’s Global Faction behind the camera. The track is available to buy here.

G.Rich and Drapes have an album on the way and so they are hitting us with a few teasers, including this tight track, featuring production from D£DW8’s finest, Baileys Brown. Winners & Sinners is out soon. The video was shot by JMB Media.

You wait six years for a new Antiheroes track and then two turn up at once. It was in 2011 that Lee Scott and Salar released their last project under the moniker, Antiheroes, but rumours of new material had been in my mind ever since I spoke with Lee and Salar at the end of last year. Those rumours came to fruition today, with the release of two new tracks, both of which are produced by Task Force veteran, Farma G. No word on a full length project yet, but make the most of these for now.

Got another new video from The Mouse Outfit for you, following on from Revolution and Bring Me Down, which emerged over the last few months. This new one features Black Josh and TrueMendous, over a nice beat from Chini.

Lowkey has long been a champion of the underdogs and a fighter against injustice, both here and abroad. The recent tragedy of Grenfell Tower has not only destroyed hundreds of lives, but has now become a huge bone of contention between residents and various official bodies, largely due to the latter’s inability to provide the survivors with the answers they desperately need and deserve.
Ghosts of Grenfell picks up on that theme and uses residents and other people who were affected, as a mouthpiece for Lowkey’s typically powerful lyrics. It is a genuinely moving song anyway, but the video adds a lot more to the impact. Big love to Lowkey and all the people who participated in what must have been a very emotional shoot.