YUKI AME – ANAMNESIS REVISITED

London label Panel return to Yuki Ame’s ‘Anamnesis’ for a re-imagining of the Bristolian producer’s EP. The stems are handed over to friends of the label new and old, with Ted Jasper, Taika, similarobjects and Yuki Ame himself. Each track is fresh and minimal, with one exception; similarobjects’ powerhouse re-working of ‘Blue Room’. Stream below…

LAZY H – ONLY AN OUTLINE

North London producer Lazy H has been working behind-the-scenes for years as a producer, multi-instrumentalist, engineer and songwriter. Releasing his own material for the first time, his debut EP is a vibrant fusion of misbehaving electronics and exotic samples that draws as much inspiration from modern electronic artists like Sam Gellaitry and Photay as it…

GHETTS – GHETTO GOSPEL: THE NEW TESTAMENT

Despite being an original Grime fixture, Ghetts has never crossed into the mainstream to the extent that the likes of Skepta, Wiley, Kano and Dizzee Rascal, mostly due to a ocmplete lack of interest in the genre’s noughties flirtation with chart Pop.  That hasn’t stopped him assembling something of an all-star cast for new album…

DIZZEE RASCAL – DON’T GAS ME EP

Following the release of Skepta-assisted singe ‘Money Right‘, Dizzee Rascal releases new EP ‘Don’t Gas Me’.  His first release since sixth studio album ‘RASKIT’ is a switch in style, with Dizzee switching to upbeat Garage beats in the main.  Speaking to Julie Adenuga on Beats 1, Dizzee said “you’re just getting the whole me… it’s…

SLOWTHAI – RUNT

Slowthai hasn’t dropped anything longer than the singles he’s been drip-feeding us singles since last year’s ‘I Wish I Knew’, until now.  Only one of the seven individually-released tracks [‘Drug Dealer‘] makes it on to ‘RUNT’, a new five track EP that comes courtesy of Method Records.  It’s every bit as abbrasive as you’d hope; with…

EMINEM – KAMIKAZE

Eminem surprised us all this week with the unexpected release of his tenth studio album ‘Kamikaze’, a follow-up to December 2017’s ‘Revival’. Executive-produced by Dr. Dre & Em himself, Slim takes aim at ‘Revival’s critics as well as a multitude of current rappers including Drake, Lil Xan, Tyler The Creator, Migos and Lil Pump. With…

MAC MILLER – SWIMMING

Mac Miller releases a fifth studio album in ‘Swimming’, his first since – and in many ways a counterpoint to – 2016’s ‘The Divine Feminine’.  Mac’s public break-up with singer  Ariana Grande is evidently a source of inspiration, but happily it’s self-love, healing, and psychological growth Mac dwells on, rather than wallowing in self-pity.  “Tell them they…