CONTROL, SHIFT – THISISDA

Producer Jakuta provides the Jazz-tinged instrumental for ‘Control, Shift’, the latest track from Bristol MC ThisisDA.  “I was at my boy Jakuta’s place and he said he flipped an old guitar sample he recorded in some time ago.  He played the track and it was exactly the sound I was looking for at the time,”…

CASHMERE CAT – 9

Cashmere Cat’s ‘9’ as a particularly star-studded release, featuring collaborations with the likes of The Weeknd, Kehlani, Ariana Grande & Selena Gomez.  It’s an interesting approach; fusing his other-worldly, experimental production with a selection of mainstream vocalists to produce some incredibly compelling, left-of-centre Pop music.  Stream below via Spotify, click here to download via iTunes.

CURATOR PLAYLIST 004 – SOUTH SPACE RECORDS

The latest in our series of curator playlists comes courtesy of Stan Sorrell, owner of South Space Records.  Also a producer in his own right under the name 5tatic, Sorrell founded the fledgling creative collective in the summer of 2015 while still at school. The label’s roster includes seven diverse artists; 5tatic, E.K.A. Beats, +44Rapture, Cil,…

BOSSMAN BIRDIE – WALK THE WALK [VIDEO]

Bossman Birdie follows up huge-sounding new single ‘Walk The Walk’ with a brand new video for the Skepta-produced track.  The new visual from Director Luke Davies takes you behind the scenes as the Bloodline MC move between a variety of spoof magazine covers, perfectly articulating the track’s bravado with an acute sense of humour and self-awareness.  Stream…

BARNEY ARTIST – OUI 2

To celebrate his birthday, Barney Artist drops a new Jake Milliner-produced track.  It’s the first we’ve heard from the East London MC since his superb debut ‘Painting Sounds‘, but clearly laid back beats coupled with some real precision on the mic remains a winning formula.  Stream below via SoundCloud.

808INK – JEEP CHEROKEE [VIDEO]

808INK follow ‘45 With Sam‘ with another visual from last year’s ‘Hungry‘ LP.  Opting to eschew the obvious route, the duo play pool and hang out in a launderette rather than posing next to the SUV-producer’s most successful vehicle.  The video comes just as 808INK & Mumblez Black Charmer’s headline show at London’s Kamio.  Stream below via YouTube.

LAPALUX – ROTTED ARP

Brainfeeder producer Lapalux announces new album ‘Ruinism’ [June 30] with a new track which, according to the man himself, “sums up the whole idea of this record.”  The album’s title is taken from “a made-up term [Lapalux] use[s] to describe the way in which blended sound palettes and inspirations interact with one another to form this…