BEARCUBS – UNDERWATERFALL EP

Having already shared the title track, Bearcubs releases the ‘Underwaterfall’ EP in full.  His debut release on All Points is beautifully and densely textured, but exercises restraint in all the right places.  The immersive, electronic project of twenty five year old Jack Ritchie, Bearcubs’ music touches on the emotive post-Dubstep of James Blake and Mount Kimbie,…

OSCAR #WORLDPEACE – RECLUSE

Oscar #Worldpeace makes his full length debut with ‘Recluse’, a short but perfectly-formed introduction to the Tottenham MC.  The album features singles ‘That’s Alright‘ and ‘Tate Modern‘ and production by fellow Mini Kingz member Ragz Originale, and establishes a quietly astonishing sound that’s quite unlike anything else that’s currently on the UK market.  Stream below via SoundCloud,…

STORMZY – GANG SIGNS & PRAYER

Having absolutely floored us with album’s first single ‘Big For Your Boots‘, the expectations placed on Stormzy’s debut album could not have been higher.  It’s clear right from track one, however, that the South Londoner isn’t going to disappoint.  ‘First Things First’ sets the tone of the album; he’s progressed and matured immensely since he blew…

THUNDERCAT – DRUNK

Thundercat releases his third full-length studio album ‘Drunk’ out on LA label Brainfeeder. The album is a 23-track epic journey into the often hilarious, sometimes dark mind of the Grammy-winning singer/bassist and finds a few of his friends joining him along the way including: Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Wiz Khalifa, Kamasi Washington…

JUMO – ETAPE

Multidisciplinary artist Jumo released ‘Nomade‘ last Spring, a seven track EP “about nomadism, emptiness and movement” which was startling in its delicately minimal composition.  The French producer’s next step, ‘Etape’ is similarly brilliant, and serves to whet our apetite for his next project [coming May 2017] with just two tracks; ‘Base’ and ‘Solo’.  Stream below via SoundCloud.

BIG SEAN – I DECIDED

Back with his first LP since ‘Dark Sky Paradise‘, Big Sean releases ‘I Decided.’  The new album features single ‘Moves‘ which, aside from an Eminem verse on ‘No Favors’, is one of very few moments of interest on an otherwise unremarkable project.  Stream below via Spotify, click here to download on iTunes.

NEW GEN – NEW GEN

New Gen began life as a playlist series curated by GRM Daily Editor and XL Recordings A&R Caroline Simionescu-Marin.  Years later, the concept has been developed into an album project forged in the New Gen Studio, a collaborative recordings space for MCs, songwriters, mixers and engineers.  The album brings together Grime from the likes of AJ…