THISISDA – THE BLUE

British MC ThisisDA takes us to church in a new video for ‘The Blue’.  The visuals for the Jakuta-produced track come from Director Theo Watkins, who shoots DA as he wanders around a church with his brother.  ‘The Blue’ happens to be the second in a string of new music produced by Jakuta; the first…

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,”…

THISISDA – THE SUFFERBUS

The syrupy beat from Eyedress coupled with ThisisDA’s relaxed flow made ‘The Sufferbus’ one of the highlights of the British MC’s most recent EP ‘21 & Done‘. Thanks to animator Antonia Blakeman, the track has been re-imagined into a suitably trippy, lo-fi visual. “In early discussions we pictured ThisisDA ‘slipping and gripping’ on a coin and…

THISISDA – OVER [VIDEO]

Bristol MC ThisisDA re-visists ‘21 & Done‘, a “confessional piece of work that took a lot out of [him] – emotionally, mentally and spiritually” with a new video for ‘Over’.  This time he turns to a host of new directors and two very talented dancers to bring the cinematic, Spacedtime-produced track to life.  “Jodelle and Ramelle have…

THISISDA – 21 & DONE

“This EP is a confessional piece of work that took a lot out of me – emotionally, mentally and spiritually,” says Bristol MC ThisisDA on new project ’21 & Done’.  The EP took me down a path of scrutiny and self-inquisition as I documented my thoughts on just about everything that occurred during my 21st…

THISISDA – LOCKJAW

Fresh of the back of new track ‘Ego Stroke‘ ThisisDA and reportedly with a new album in the works, ThisisDA drops off ‘Lockjaw’.  Fulled by a beat from producer The Deli fuelled by a Spanish guitar sample, it’s a decidedly summery cut from the Bristol MC.  Stream below via SoundCloud.

THISISDA – EGO STROKE

Bristol MC ThisisDA brings us a laid-back new offering in the form of ‘Ego Stroke’.  Producer Realms provides the backdrop; sleazy saxophones and sputtering hi-hats, over which DA’s bars are a perfect fit. Stream below via SoundCloud.

THISISDA – NO MORE MIND [VIDEO]

ThisisDA releases a final offering from 2015’s ‘Based Off Black‘ EP in the form of new video ‘No More Mind’.  The Spacedtime-produced track gets a visual interpretation from CPJ Production, which sees the Bristol MC silhouetted against an alternating black and white backdrop.  Stream below via YouTube.

THISISDA – BASED OFF BLACK

Having released a run of singles and a video for latest track ‘Hotsteppa‘, ThisisDA releases ‘Based Off Black’.  The album is the Bristol MC’s follow-up to last year’s ‘Super Arkane‘ on which his verses are darker and more introspective than on his debut: “You could say this record is about my darkest days,” he told Complex.  “The…

THISISDA – WON’T CHANGE [FT. BLU]

With his ‘Based Off Black’ EP due out at some point in July, ThisisDA links up with producer Mankub once again on new track ‘Won’t Change’.  The sunny beat takes some influence from Dub in terms of instrumentation but is rhythmically rooted in classic Boom Bap.  Bars from LA rapper Blu and scratches by Audiosnax provide the…