New year, new music as I bring you two fresh cuts from the High Focus roster. First up, the latest from Verbz, as he connects with producer, Nil Wan, for I Know. The video was made by Honey JD and the track is available now on all the usual streaming platforms.
Confucius MC: Somewhere (Stream)
Continuing that run of beautiful releases with the latest album from Confucius MC. Somewhere is a reunion of sorts, as it is produced in full by Keor Meteor, who was the man behind the boards on The Highest Order, back in 2014. This new album captures the same creative spark they discovered back then and builds it up into an inferno of lyrical insights, compelling narratives and jazz-soaked beats. Plenty of notable features too, thanks to appearances from Jehst, Sonnyjim, Verbz, Strange U and Lee Scott. You can get lost in the full brilliance of the album below, while Bandcamp is the spot to find your downloads and physicals.Continue reading “Confucius MC: Somewhere (Stream)”
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.
Verbz: The Low
Something of a slow jam from Verbz here, as he brings us the first single from his forthcoming solo EP of the same name. It’s nice to hear something a little different from him to be honest and this more subdued style works well with Lonewolf Mcquay’s production. The full EP is due for release on 2 July.
Verbz: Calling Me Back
Sticking with the High Focus camp, another loosie popped up this week, thanks to Verbz’s latest offering. Calling Me Back features a fresh collaboration with the ever-prolific, Illinformed, and yet another slick video from Honey JD (that’s three in a row). Streams and downloads are available here.
Confucius MC ft. Sonnyjim, Verbz & Jehst: Lanterns (Official Video)
There is now an official video for the latest single from Confucius MC. The track was released a few weeks ago, alongside a lyric video, but now the YNR MC has returned with a suitably slick video, shot in the lantern laden streets of London’s Chinatown. The track is produced by Keor Meteor and Jehst, and also features verses from Sonnyjim, Verbz and Jehst. The video was made by Bee Graphics.
Confucius MC ft. Sonnyjim, Verbz & Jehst: Lanterns
New music from Confucius MC as he kicks off 2021 proceedings with a fresh banger. Lanterns brings a bit of light to the early year blues, thanks to a lyrical extravaganza involving four top tier rappers. As well as the man himself, there are also contributions from SonnyJim, Verbz and Jehst, raising the bar early for 2021 in the process. The track is produced by Keor Meteor and the lyric video was made by Bee Graphics. Streams are also available.
Verbz & Mr Slipz ft. Confucius MC & Coops: Decline Of Self
The latest album from Verbz and Mr Slipz was finally given life last week, and to coincide with the release the duo decided to bless us with another video from the project as well. Decline of Self is just one of the more thought provoking tracks on the album, strengthened by a couple of tight features from Confucius MC and Coops. The video was made by Honey JD. Radio Waves is out now via High Focus.
Verbz & Mr Slipz ft. Fliptrix: My Wonders
Another new dose of visual bliss from Verbz & Mr Slipz, as the hype for their forthcoming album continues to build. My Wonders also features fellow label-mate, Fliptrix, as well as video from Parallel Media, which uses a colour palette that Outkast would be proud of. The album, Radio Waves, is due for release on 13 November via High Focus.
Verbz & Mr Slipz: The Feeling
Verbz and Mr Slipz keep the hype building for their new album, with the release of their latest single. The Feeling is more of that straight up boom bap brilliance we have come to expect from the duo, accompanied by a typically slick video from Parallel Media. The album, Radio Waves, is due for release on 13 November via High Focus.