METRO BOOMIN & BIG SEAN – DOUBLE OR NOTHING

Possibly one of Hip Hop’s hottest producers, Metro Boomin is responsible for the beats that underpin hits like Post Malone’s ‘Congratulations’, Migos’ ‘Bad & Boujee’ and Future’s ‘Mask Off’.  This time around, he’s teamed with G.O.O.D Music’s Big Sean for a full collaborative album in the form of ‘Double or Nothing’.  Featuring single ‘Pull Up…

ALL THE SAMPLES FROM ENTER THE WU-TANG [36 CHAMBERS]

In 1993, Wu-Tang Clan made their debut with ‘Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’.  The album was a sampling game-changer; borrowing from classic Soul & Jazz records as much as it did from 1970s Martial Arts films. Almost 25 years later, ’36 Chambers’ remains one of the most significant albums of all time. Underpinned by consistently…

AZEKEL – CAN WE HAVE FUN [IN THIS HOUSE TONIGHT]

“‘Can We have Fun…’ is a pre-apocalyptic celebration of life,” Azekel told The FADER. “Every time I’m on my timeline or hear the news it’s full of fear. Yeah, it’s pretty obvious that the world as we know it is coming to an end, but don’t mean we can’t turn up.”  Perhaps it’s that very…

CYHI THE PRYNCE – NO DOPE ON SUNDAYS

He may be one of the most underrated MCs around, but CyHi The Prynce’ new album is a surprisingly star-studded affair, with the likes of Pusha T, ScHoolboy Q, 2 Chainz & Kanye West showing out.  CyHi isl, of course, the star of the show, displaying his usual amount of personality and sharp wit.  After…

HAICH – STONE

British producer Haich releases in the shape of ‘Stone’, a new track which sees him possibly at his most experimental.  Breezy, incomprehensible backing vocals accompany his lead, atop an up-tempo beat.  That is, until the whole thing falls away to reveal a slightly more sinister, creeping bassline.  Think DIY Mount Kimbie and you’re halfway there.  Stream…

NXWORRIES – YES LAWD! REMIXES

NxWorries [vocalist Anderson .Paak & prolific producer Knxwledge] release a remix package of recent album ‘Yes Lawd!’; a full-length reworking of their 2016 debut. The remixes come courtesy of Knxwledge himself, re-interpreting his own work as only he can and stripping back his own beats for an even more laid-back accompaniment to Anderson .Paak’s smooth vocals. …

LUNICE & THE ALCHEMIST – MOVING PARTS

One is an electronic producer and Trap innovator, the other a Hip Hop production mastermind.  Both legends in their own right, Lunice & The Alchemist are an unlikely pairing but come together perfectly on new project ‘Moving Parts’.  The Alchemist’s unrivalled knack for sampling finds a new home amidst Lunice’ soundscapes, finding a new “similarity…