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KLIMEKS – SHARDS

The latest from Camp Klimeks is ‘Shards’, an immersive, atmospheric instrumental.  Keeps things simple, the London-based producer bases the track around a deep, undulating and stripped-back synth melody.  His last EP, ‘Depths‘, dropped back in April, so here’s hoping this is the start of a new project from this serious UK talent.  Stream below via SoundCloud.

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IMPERIAL X K.I.N.E.T.I.K. – JUST ANOTHER DAY

Producer Imperial and MC K.I.N.E.T.I.K. release ‘Just Another Day’, a single taken from their ‘Pencils Not Pistols EP‘.  All organs and percussion, the beat screams Summer, which pairs brilliantly with K.I.N.E.T.I.K.’s light-hearted subject matter.  The duo have a relationship built on their shared appreciation of grammar, Parma ham and pavlova – a far more British…

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TOKIMONSTA – REALLA [FT. ANDERSON PAAK]

With her upcoming mini-album ‘Desiderium’ on the way, LA beatsmith TOKiMONSTA enlists the help of Anderson Paak for single ‘Realla’.  Over the mellow, Trap-influenced beat Paak switches between smooth rap and even smoother, Frank Ocean-esque melodies.  Stream below via SoundCloud, or click here to name your download price at BandCamp.

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THE GREEN SEED – DRAPETOMANIA

On their new album, ‘Drapetomania’, The Green Seed’s MCs C.O.M.P.L.E.T. and R-Tist hark back to the De La Soul/ATCQ era of backpack rap, while DKs FX and Jeff-C provide hard-hitting boom bap on the production side of things.  Fans of ‘real’ Hip Hop will delight at their borderline throwback sound, but there is enough craftsmanship here to satisfy just…

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FEKKY X DIZZEE RASCAL – STILL SITTIN’ HERE

To my mind, Grime has never been able to top Dizzee Rascal’s archetypal ‘Boy In Da Corner’. Eleven years later, the album’s continued influence is borne out in Fekky’s re-work of the BIDC classic, ‘Sittin Here’. The track samples that original twanging melody and perfectly brings it up to date, beefing it up with Trap-inspired…

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KWAMIE LIV – COMIN THRU

Danish-born Kwamie Liv must tire of comparisons of her latest track ‘Comin THRU’ being to M.IA., but both Baby Duka’s production and the DGAF, street corner aspirations in that catchy chorus bear a striking resemblance to the ‘Kala’-era Bangladeshi.  Comparison aside, the track treads a brilliant line between in-your-head hype track and feel-good, summery nostaliga.  Stream below via SoundCloud.

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CHET FAKER X GOLDLINK – ON YOU

Frequent Flume-collaborator Chet Faker teams up with Goldlink for ‘On You’, a Hip Hop-centred song about saving money, rather than spending it.  It’s a smooth and swirling love song, accentuated wonderfully by the Goldlink’s verses.  The track is part of Adidas Originals’ #songsfromscratchseries, following collaborations from Angel Haze & Lunice, Danny Brown & AraabMuzik, Chance The Rapper &…