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STORMZY – BIG FOR YOUR BOOTS

Stormzy’s been teasing something new with some hitherto mysterious billboards around London, and now it all begins to fit together.  The hashtag GSAP, it emerges, stands for the album’s title ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’, which will see a release February 24.  Not only do we also have a tracklist featuring the likes of Kehlani, Wretch 32, Ghetts &…

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RAGZ ORIGINALE – EN ROUTE [VIDEO]

Ragz Originale’s solo debut ‘En Route‘ was so markedly different that the visual had a lot to live up to.  Thankfully, director Taz Tron Delix’ video is fittingly brilliant.  Bathed in Ragz’ signature pink/purple hew, the track’s plodding bassline and pitched-affected vocals are accompanied by a series of bright, striking vignettes.  Stream below via YouTube.

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SPORTING LIFE – NOTHING TO HIDE [FT. DEV HYNES & WIKI]

Track one on Sporting Life’s superb ‘Slam Dunk Vol. 3‘ features bars from Ratking band-mate Wiki and vocals from Dev Hynes [aka Blood Orange].  A few month’s after the project’s release, the three return with a visual for ‘Nothing To Hide’, which features the producer and Hynes playing basketball, interspersed with glitching graphics and footage of Wiki…

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SOULECTION – PROMISE ONCE MORE

“This week celebrates 6 years of Soulection and we wanted to start off the new year with new music,” say LA collective Soulection.  “‘Promise Once More’ highlights our generation’s constant battle between situationship vs relationship. Enjoy a new era of sounds and storytelling.”  The first compilation of 2017 for Joe Kay & co features the…

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THUNDERCAT – SHOW ME THE WAY

Thundercat’s new song “is about going down the rabbit hole, taking you to another place… On the edge of dark, there’s the brightest light”.  Featuring Kenny Loggins [of ‘Highway To The Dangerzone’ fame] as well as Michael McDonald of Steely Dan. Thundercat will release his third full-length studio album ‘Drunk’ on February 24 via Brainfeeder,…

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YOUNG FATHERS – ONLY GOD KNOWS

Irreverent, innovative and of course Scottish: Young Fathers were always great candidates to close out Danny Boyle’s upcoming sequel, ‘T2: Trainspotting’ [Jan 27].  Turns out the Edinburgh trio met the novelist behind the franchis, Irvine Welsh, in 2015, when Welsh was making TV documentary about creativity in their mutual hometown.  Around the same time, Director Danny Boyle…

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BEARCUBS – UNDERWATERFALL

Twenty five year old producer Jack Ritchie, aka Bearcubs, announces new EP ‘Underwaterfall’ [March 10] by dropping the title track from the project.  It’s a delicate, poised piece with layered vocals that smack of James Blake and warm synths that build and fall away over faint steel drum melodies.  Stream below via SoundCloud, click here to pre-order the EP…