KOJEY RADICAL – 97: PURE

“Music has been my soul’s therapy for quite some time now,” says Kojey Radical of his new double A-side. “Although ’97’ is about the loss of a close friend I want the song to feel like a celebration; something we can both smoke to in heaven. ‘Pure’ is a conversation I would have with myself…

TYLER, THE CREATOR & A$AP ROCKY – POTATO SALAD

In what must surely be one of the most exciting collabs of the summer, Tyler The Creator & A$AP Rocky join forces on new track ‘Potato Salad’, which hints at a forthcoming project entitled WANG$AP. The track is as loose, funny, and relaxed as the video, with the Odd Future and A$AP Mob head honchos…

CHANCE THE RAPPER – 4 NEW SONGS

Although its not quite the album fans have been waiting for, Chance The Rapper drops four new songs in the form of new EP, ‘4 New Songs’. Each track comes with its own artwork, that of track two ‘I Might Need Security’ being a stylised version of anger meme ‘Arthur’s Fist’, with the hook and…

EVERYTHING IS RECORDED – CARRY ME

After the critical acclaim with which the first Everything Is Recorded project was met, XL Recordings boss Richard Russell announces that there’ll be a follow-up EP alongside new single ‘Carry Me’” featuring Nigerian vocalist Obongjayar and British Bahraini trumpet and flugelhorn player Yazz Ahmed.  The forthcoming project will be entitled ‘8AM’ and is set to feature 6-tracks,…

808INK – I FEEL THE LOVE / SOL

Alongside the news of two headline shows in Manchester and London, comes a new double A-side from 808INK. This time the South London duo enlist the help of House Of Pharaohs’ Sam Wise. Stream ‘I Feel The Love / Sol’ via SoundCloud.

JMZ – DIVIDE

British producer JMZ is back with a new single, ‘DIVIDE’,  his first since Province-released mixtape ‘Let Me Be Great‘.  The places haunting piano melodies alongside the kind of looped vocal sample that’s fast becoming something of a JMZ motif, accompanied by crisp snares and heavy hi-hats.  Stream below via Spotify.

THINGS GET UUGLY: AN INTERVIEW WITH DUCKWRTH

It’s fair to say that South Central Los Angeles has a pretty rich music heritage.  Areas like Inglewood, Compton and Hawthorn have spawned a generation of artists like Dr Dre, Snoop Dogg and Eazy E that have refused to conform to industry clichés, and their combined discography is a sound that’s not only borne of…