EVERYTHING IS RECORDED – RICHARD RUSSELL

XL Recordings boss Richard Russell brings together Giggs, Sampha, Syd, Kamasi Washington, Wiki and so many more on new release ‘Everything Is Recorded’.  The project’s first incarnation came in the form of five track EP ‘Close But Not Quite‘, the title track from which is recycled on ‘Everything Is Recorded’.  The mixture of styles on…

JAMIE ISAAC – DOING BETTER

Croydon songwriter Jamie Isaac returns with his first track since last year’s ‘Couch Baby‘, in ‘Doing Better’.  This year promises an as-yet unnamed second album from the Marathon Artists signee, the first taste of which sees a delightfully delicate piano melody wrap itself around a satisfyingly substantial rhythm section.  Isaac’s vocal is on-point as ever,…

SHIRT – PURE BEAUTY

“Album is pure rap energy; the ugly somehow beautiful. I’ve been waiting to put it out, please enjoy” says Shirt of his debut album ‘PURE BEAUTY’.  The media narrative surrounding the album generally surrounds the fact that this is the first Hip Hop release to come from Jack White’s Third Man Records, but to ignore…

MAC LLOYD – TRAPPED

Mac Lloyd’s debut track is the first to come from his upcoming album ‘It’s Not All Bad, I Promise’ [March 1].  The producer-turned-vocalist tells us it’s “a fusion drawing elements from Hip Hop, Soul, Jazz and electronic production,” which also comes with a monochrome visual accompaniment.  It’s a smooth, wistful sound reminiscent of the likes…

GKR – NEI TAK

The hardest track of 2018 may just have come out of Iceland.  On ‘Nei Takk’ [which translates as ‘No Thanks’ in English] the Nordic MC goes in over a superbly hard-hitting beat from aptly-named producer Ian Boom, delivering a hook that’s suprisingly catchy given that it’s in another language.  Known for his colourful visuals, ‘Nei…

CZARFACE – NAUTICAL DEPTH FT. MF DOOM

Czarface is a Hip Hop supergroup comprised of underground producers 7L & Esoteric and Wu-Tang Clan’s Inspectah Deck.  Five years after the release of their self-titled . debut, the trio announce a new album, and this time they have on board none other than MF DOOM.   ‘Czarface Meets Metal Face’ is due for release March…