WIKI – LIL ME

After releasing lead single ‘Living With My Moms‘, Ratking’s Wiki releases his debut solo offering, ‘Lil Me’.  Despite being fairly low key about the project’s release, Wiki has recruited the likes of Madlib, Kaytranada, Skepta and Harry Fraud, as well as his Ratking cohorts Sporting Life and Hak.  Stream below via SoundCloud or click here to download…

HUDSON MOHAWKE – INDIAN STEPS [FT. ANTONY]

Hudson Mohawke’s most recent ‘Lantern‘ LP featured the tender, yet epic ‘Indian Steps’, an emotive track which draws on the soft vocals of Antony Hegarty.  Five months later, HudMo hands over to i-D Magazine and German director Daniel Sannwald to give the track some truly unique visuals inspired but Rodin’s sculpture, ‘The Kiss’.  “For the video I recreate that sculpture…

MICK JENKINS – YOUR LOVE [VIDEO]

Mick Jenkins’ ambitious nature means that he comes across as one of the most sincere artists in Hip Hop.  In a new video for the Kaytranada-produced ‘Your Love’ however, he shows a more playful side.  Donning full 1970s attire, Jenkins sets about pursuing the girl of his dreams, who remains distinctly overwhelmed for a lot…

SPORTING LIFE – 55 5’S

Sporting Life [the production mastermind behind NYC trio Ratking] goes it alone on his new album, ’55 5’s’.  His first solo project is named after his beloved Roland SP-555 sampler, and sees the producer explore a far more experimental take on sample-based electronic Hip Hop.  While the vocal chops on first single ‘Badd‘ may be reminiscent of his work…

KING LION – MASKED SHAMAN

 Oliver Asadi, aka King Lion presents ‘Masked Shaman’, which the twenty one year old producer describes as an “atmospheric piece with shamanic aspects intertwined into it”.  Asadi’s production throughout is challenging and experimental throughout, as he weaves in influences and samples from the likes of DJ Sports Direct and SpaceGhostPurrp.  Stream below via SoundCloud.

FREDDIE GIBBS – PRONTO [VIDEO]

Taken from March’s three track ‘Pronto’ EP, Freddie Gibbs releases a brand new set of visuals for the project’s title track.  The superbly shot video for ‘Pronto’ features Gibbs sat in a bath of snakes, a decision taken by director Nick Walker to make a Rap video in the style of a Rock video.  Although the addition of…