LITTLE TORMENT – START FROM SCRATCH

Little Torment releases ‘Start from Scratch,’ the first single to come from upcoming project ‘Behind Closed Doors 3.’ It’s a fairly simple cut; the South Londoner laments wasting energy on trying to living lavish before concluding that, after all’s said and done, it made him who he is. It’s refreshingly introspective without tipping over into…

JAY PRINCE – BEAMLIGHT

Should someone tell Jay Prince it’s ‘Lightbeam’?  Probably. Is his new track a banger regardless?  Absolutely.  Produced jointly by Sango and Savon, the beat is sparse; all handclaps and hi-hats with a light, melancholy keyboard refrain wandering beneath Prince’ bars.  The apocalyptic video comes directed by Filmawi, and as this is the first drop from…

SKINNY MALONE – BILL THAT

East London MC Skinny Malone drops ‘Bill That’ on 4AD’s new imprint label b4. The rough-sounding, energetic cut comes produced by IMTHATYUTE, based around little more than big, lo-fi punches of bass.  “This is a track for the ravers, the stoners, the ‘I’m gonna be five minutes’ guys,” says Malone. “‘Bill that, come, we dip’…

SWIZZ BEATS – ECHO FT. NAS [VIDEO]

Off the back of his new album ‘Poison‘, Swizz Beats links teamLab for a new video for Nas – assisted album cut ‘Echo.’   Despite being shot in the impressive Mori Building, a vast, three-dimensional 10,000 square metre space in which 520 computers and 470 projectors create a completely new world, it looks like all they’ve managed…

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…