TYLER, THE CREATOR – FLOWER BOY

Following a name change for the less obscene and recent singles ‘Who Dat Boy‘, ‘Boredom‘ and ‘Ain’t Got Time‘ Tyler, The Creator’s new album ‘Flower Boy’ is out now.  On the album, Tyler seems to have perfectly resolved the duality that makes him such a compelling musician; marrying his undeniable proficiency in shock-tactic with his…

DIZZEE RASCAL – RASKIT

Dizzee Rascal’s new album ‘Raskit’ is his sixth.  Since his seminal 2003 debut ‘Boy In Da Corner’ he’s been on quite the journey; topping the charts with the likes of Calvin Harris, but leaving many fans of his original output cold.  ‘Raskit’, however, could certainly be seen as a return to form; lyrically Dizzee feels…

LAPALUX – RUINISM

Lapalux, aka Essex-based bedroom producer Stuart Howard, releases his third studio album on Brainfeeder in ‘Ruinism’.  The album takes Lapalux’ abstract electronic music to new levels of amorphous, discordant beauty.  While previous LP ‘Lustmore‘ was inspired by a phenomenon known as hypnagogia [a suspension of consciousness occurring between wakefulness and sleep], Lapalux says that ‘Ruinism’ pushes…

RUDE KID – MONSTERS

Straight off the back of huge, Ghetts-assisted single ‘Banger After Banger‘, Grime producer Rude Kid releases 6-track instrumental EP ‘Monsters’.  The EP comprises instrumentals of some of the Grime’s most recent smashes, including Wiley’s ‘Joe Bloggs’ and the instrumental to the aforementioned ‘Banger After Banger’, as well as previously unheard material including ‘Bloody Hell’, Brain…

VINCE STAPLES – BIG FISH THEORY

“We making future music,” announced Vince Staples in the run-up to ‘Big Fish Theory’’s release. “This is my Afro-futurism.”  Such claims, as well as a debut [‘Summertime ’06‘] that fused accute political commentary with vivid story-telling that extrapolated from the situation in his native Long Beach, left him with a lot to live up to.…

TEK.LUN & DREWSTHATDUDE – NO MORE FAVOURS

“The bulk of this collaborative project between Baltimore’s Tek.Lun and Queens, NY native DrewsThatDude was made over the span of two weeks in a smoke filled apartment in Los Angeles,” comes the official statement from LA label Huh What & Where.  A lot of bomb sativa + anime were consumed during breaks from writing sessions.”  It’s…

JUMO – DERIVE

Multidisciplinary artist Jumo splits divides his residency between Paris and the Atlantic coast, and his creative time between progressive Electronica and groundbreaking visual displays.  His last release Etape came last February, which of course went hand-in-hand with a stunning set of visuals.  His third EP ‘Derive’ is in places far more accessible; with single ‘Bloom’ featuring Holy Oysters.…