A fresh track from slowthai here as he capitalises on his recent trip to the US with a tasty Kenny Beats collaboration. Having already teased us with a snippet of the track last month on Instagram, now they have hit us with the full thing. And you’ll be pleased to hear it works well, with Kenny moving his production towards something more slowthai’s style, as opposed to the other way round, which might have ended up sounding very different and maybe would have fallen short. But MAGIC works well and makes me curious to know if they’ve got more coming. I guess we shall see. MAGIC is also available on streaming platforms.
Pleased to see the return of Benofficial to the blog, as he unveils the lead single from his new EP. Still From The Sauce sees the Potent Funk MC reconnecting with producer, Prozac, who remains at the helm for the whole project. You can check out the video for Ranch above and you can hear the rest of the EP below. Continue reading “Benofficial x Prozac: Ranch + EP Stream”
Twisted trap flavours in the new video from Onoe Caponoe, as he delivers a couple more gems from his recent album. Ghosts In Ma Alleyway and Walking Thru Tha Forest are both lifted from Invisible War, and feature production from DJ Murky Banger and Marceyy respectively. Streams and downloads are available now via High Focus. The video was made by Onoe and EllisDawg.
Jam Baxter makes a return to our celestial plane with a new video for All Clear. The track is taken from his recent Off Piste EP and features a slick guest spot from Lee Scott, as well as a nice mix of trap and keys from Lenkemz on the beat. The video was made by Vikki Digby-Johns and Dew8. Off Piste is out now on High Focus.
A second drop this week from Lunar C, as he hits us with the next video from his most recent album. Desperado is brimming over with the same punchlines and braggadocios lyrics that have earned Lunar his tight following (“I’m not messing, Bradford repping/Where a 12 year-old gypsy girl will smash your head in”), along with some slick production from Killmoney. The album, Very Important, is out now.
Ever since PENGSHUi announced their formation a few years back, it has become clearer with each new release and live performance, that these were three seasoned artists who had found the ideal home for their respective crafts. Illaman, Prav and Fatty decided to carve their own niche at the riotous frenzied point at which punk and grime meet, drawing on the parallels between the two genres to devastating effect. Now with the arrival of their debut album, the trio have cemented their position as one of the most rousing and important acts to emerge from the UK in recent times. The self-titled debut is a perfect encapsulation of everything that PENGSHUi stand for, packed to the rafters with the raw energy of their live shows, the humour and sheer entertainment of Illaman’s lyricism, the fierce antiestablishment spirit that permeates both punk and grime, and the absolute FUCK YOU attitude of three artists who are making exactly the type of music they want, because they can. Continue reading “PENGSHUi: PENGSHUi (Stream)”
A loosie from Lunar C, as he joins forces with Lefty and Henny Hurtz for Blood Orange. Apparently the track and video were recorded and shot within 24 hours, sparked by a heavy blood orange gin session. The track is produced by Ocelot. Stay tuned for my new interview with Lunar coming soon. Continue reading “Lunar C, Lefty & Henny Hurtz: Blood Orange”
Another visual riot from punk-grime advocates, PENGSHUi, as they team up with Newham Generals legend, Footsie, on Wiseman. The production comes courtesy of Pete Cannon. It follows the announcement this week, that PENGSHUi’s debut album is set for release on 21 February. I’ve been pushing these guys since their first track and I am fully confident that we are going to see them reach incredible heights when the LP comes. Considering what they have already achieved in a relatively short space of time, it’s basically a given that they are going to blow up eventually and I think this album will be the touchpaper. More news on the self-titled debut when I’ve got it. Wiseman is available to stream now on the usual platforms. Continue reading “PENGSHUi x Footsie: Wiseman”
A blitzkrieg of a project from SkinzMann as he returns with a fiery new quartet of bangers. For the aptly titled, Fourtunes, the UK producer has enlisted the talents of rising MC star, Obadiah, and battle rap veteran, Unanymous. It’s a fairly trappy feel throughout, which works well with the MCs involved, especially on the EP’s closing track, Juice, which also features a great spot from Wyatt Earp. Fourtunes is available to stream below and you can grab a download over on Bandcamp. Continue reading “SkinzMann x Obadiah x Unanymous: Fourtunes (Stream)”