J.M.Z. – DCM12

British producer JMZ releases a new track “inspired by a recent spontaneous 3am drive through downtown Miami.”  Named after the Delorean in Back To The Future, it’s a track aimed at capturing “the feeling of that moment and the desire to re experience it,” hence the nostalgic title.  Its vintage sounding synths certainly give it a vintage feel,…

EARL SWEATSHIRT – SOME RAP SONGS

Earl Sweatshirt’s third album is possibly even more inaccessible than his second. Tracks just sputter into existence unannounced; no intro, often not even a pause after the last. Earl’s vocal sometimes sits so low in the mix its barely audible among the lilting, lo-fi beats. But it’s all intentional, Earl barely lets you in to…

A$AP ROCKY – GUNZ N BUTTER [FT. JUICY J]

A$AP Rocky drops off another visual accompaniment to his latest album ‘TESTING‘, this time for Juicy J collaboration ‘Gunz N Butter’.  It’s an absolute masterclass in branding, with the TESTING brand managing to remain front and centre despite rifling through a series of increasingly disturbing vignettes at blistering pace.  Children toting guns and smoking, animals…

EARL SWEATSHIRT – THE MINT

Earl Sweatshirt fans rejoiced earlier this month on the release of his first new song since 2015 album ‘I Don’t Like Shit…‘, ‘Nowhere2go.’  Now, with the release of a second track entitled ‘The MInt’, it emerges that speculation that an LP was on the way was well-founded.  ‘The Mint’ features a guest appearance from Navy…

SLOWTHAI – DOORMAN

Slowthai’s latest offering is produced by Mura Masa, but you’d hardly have guessed it.  The scuzzy, lo-fi drive of ‘Doorman’ sounds more like Joy Division mixed with Young Fathers.  It’s as raw and as visceral as any Punk track you’re likely to hear, tied together by Slowthai’s brilliantly unhinged delivery.  ‘Doorman’ just goes to show the…

CHE LINGO – CIRCLES

Che Lingo premiered new track ‘Circles’ and its accompanying visual at an intimate listening party on North London.  It’s a song written after the realisation that, when it comes to matters of the heart, social media can be more of a hindrance than a help. “People always go to social media to try and work out…

EARL SWEATSHIRT – NOWHERE2GO

It’s been over three years since ‘I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside‘, but Earl Sweatshirt is back with a new track entitled ‘Nowhere2go’.  Excitement [well, ours at least!] reached fever pitch when mysterious teaser videos began to surface on Instagram.  Speculation was rife that an album was sure to follow, but for now…