LAPALUX – FLICKERING

Lapalux shares a new track from his forthcoming third album ‘Ruinism’ [June 30], featuring JFDR [y’know, Jófríður Ákadóttir].  “Stu [Lapalux] and I got together in London when I had just run out the door in Iceland with my laptop and passport – and literally nothing else – so I was in a perfect state of…

VINCE STAPLES – BIG FISH

Having absolutely floored us with his ‘Prima Donna’ EP and its accompanying short film towards the end of last Summer, Vince Staples reveals details of a new album alongside a new track ‘Big Fish’.  The new album ‘Big Fish Theory is set for a June 23 via Def Jam/ARTium, but no official tracklisting has surfaced as yet.  We…

A$AP MOB – WRONG

We haven’t heard a great deal from A$AP Mob since the superb ‘Cozy Tapes Vol. 1’ earlier this year.  With a follow-up rumoured to be in the works, A$APs Rocky and Ferg team up on Harry Fraud-produced cut ‘Wrong’, on which they beg forgiveness for the sins they’ve committed in the name of excess.  Stream below…

JESSE JAMES SOLOMON – CITY LIGHTS

With an EP expected to arrive this Summer, Jesse James Solomon gives us a taste of what’s to come with ‘City Lights’.  It’s a slow-burning, contemplative track, with Solomon treading a thin line between stream of consciousness and carefully considered precision.  Stream a snippet below via SoundCloud, click here to download in full via iTunes.

NOVELIST – BE BLESSED

As well as being one of the most exciting young MCs in Grime, Novelist is also a accomplished producer.  Having provided both beats and bars on a host of his own tracks such as ‘Snitches‘ and ‘Break In Your House‘ the South East London releases his first instrumental project, ‘Be Blessed’.  Stream below via Spotify, click…

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,”…

BOSSMAN BIRDIE – WALK THE WALK [VIDEO]

Bossman Birdie follows up huge-sounding new single ‘Walk The Walk’ with a brand new video for the Skepta-produced track.  The new visual from Director Luke Davies takes you behind the scenes as the Bloodline MC move between a variety of spoof magazine covers, perfectly articulating the track’s bravado with an acute sense of humour and self-awareness.  Stream…