WISH MASTER x Illinformed – Got Em Shook/Got Em Scared ft Axel Holy

Back to the UK now, with news that Wish Master and Illinformed have an album on the horizon. They have already let loose two singles from the project, including this latest cut, Got Em Shook/Got Em Scared, which also features a welcome verse from Axel Holy. The album, Cold Harbour Tales, is due for release next month.

Cutterz: Sitting In The Dark

New music from Cutterz, as he paves the way for the release of his forthcoming album. A regular on the blog thanks to his work with the likes of Voodoo Black, Ellis Meade and Cheech, the Manchester DJ and producer has now found shelter at the always on-point Village Live label, where he will release his solo album at the start of next year. Sitting In The Dark serves as a fine amuse bouche for what else is in store and has already garnered attention from the likes of BBC 6 Music, which is never a bad thing. Stay tuned for more on the album as and when.

Pitch 92 ft. Verbz : Comin’ Home

A fresh cut from the new Pitch 92 album just landed, featuring another hero from the UK scene. Comin’ Home is the next taster from Pitch’s looming album, Intervals, and features a routinely competent guest spot from Verbz. The video was made by Honey JD (surprise surprise). Pre-orders for the album are available now, with the release set for 27 August.

Spectacular Diagnostics ft. Pertrelli Purple: Fish

A fresh batch of hazy joy from Spectacular Diagnostics, as he treats us to another video from his latest album. Fish features the always enticing flows of Pertrelli Purple, as well as some psychedelia flavoured visuals from Morriarchi and Honey JD. Natural Mechanics is out now on Group BraCil.

LayFullStop: Receipts

Always happy to welcome new music from LayFullStop into my life and this latest dose of melodic brilliance is exactly why. Heavier on the singing side than some of her previous tracks, Receipts features some beautifully woozy production from (Superbeats) and it’s lifted from Lay’s forthcoming mixtape, STiR. More news on that soon.

Little Simz: I Love You, I Hate You

Little Simz goes four for four, with the arrival of the next single from her forthcoming album. Standing out as the most personal song so far and featuring more stellar production from Inflo, I Love You, I Hate You, continues to pave the way for what is shaping up to be one of the most important albums of the year. Pre-orders for Sometimes I Might Be Introvert are available now, with the release set for 3 September.

illiterate & Loop Faction ft. Mr Key: Jump

Very nice sounds here from illiterate and Loop Faction, as they continue to deliver the gems from their equally nice EP. It’s one of the many projects I’ve been enjoying while simultaneously forgetting to show it some blog love. But better late than never and this is a particularly good entry point, as it also features another favourite, Mr Key. The video was made by Nuff Hungry. Ordinary Kids is out now on Yogocop Records.

Juga-Naut & Giallo Point: Smoke Filled Room (Stream)

Following on from the critical acclaim that their first collaboration garnered, today sees the release of the new album from Juga-Naut and Giallo Point. If you heard the titular lead single, then you will know that this is homegrown hip hop of the highest order. In Giallo Point, Juga-Naut has found his beat-making counterpart. They are both artists who hold the culture in a high regard, they both understand the craft and they’re both have an unwavering passion for it. Not to mention the fact that they are both at their top of their game right now. That’s how you pull off a 15 track album with no features and still hold my attention for the duration. Trust me I get bored easily nowadays, so that is a feat in itself. Anyway, you can hear the album for yourself below and then check Bandcamp for the physicals.

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Datkid x Baileys Brown: Grubby Mits (Stream)

More music from Baileys Brown and this time a reunion of sorts, as he joins forces with Datkid once again for a new EP. Grubby Mits follows in the footsteps of joints like Teeth Ledger and the pivotal, Home By 8, which was the release that first brought Datkid to the attention of many UK rap fans. On this new EP, the duo are joined by some familiar names, including Datty’s SP affiliate, Flying Monk, who drops in on Better Than The Rest, alongside fellow Bristol rap advocate, Draper. There is also a Blah link up courtesy of Stinkin Slumrok, on the closing track, Yeah Right. You can hear the EP in full for yourself below, with downloads available via Bandcamp.

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