ALCATRZ – MEMOIRS OF AN ITALIAN NEGRO

We spoke to Alcatrz about his new EP in an exclusive interview last Summer, which is now out via Digital Pop Records.  It’s been a real work in progress for the London-based rapper and producer: “Scrapped it once, scrapped it twice.  Recorded, re-recorded and finally picked 5 songs out of the 45 I made.”  Largely, the…

ALCATRZ – TAKING U BACK [FT. NIN-JA]

Alcatrz first burst on to our radar with the infectious ‘Sexy‘, a Hip Hop track with an undeniable swagger.  Switching things up on new track ‘Taking U Back’, he hands the vocal reigns over to Nin-ja, who has had just about enough of a devious ex-lover.   It’s an upbeat mixture of Pop and R&B that’s…

IN CONVERSATION: ALCATRZ

Italian rapper Alcatrz stands out a mile in today’s musical landscape.  His music brims with unique personality; his debut single ‘Sexy’ is a swaggering, synth-pop / Hip Hop crossover released via his own independent label Digital Pop Records.  Province writer Catarina Ramalho sat down with the man himself to find out what makes him tick. When…

ALCATRZ – SEXY

Italy’s Alcatrz is a very interesting proposition indeed.  Debut single ‘Sexy’ is a swaggering, synth-pop / Hip Hop crossover released via his own independent label Digital Pop Records.  Both the track and self-directed visual are so dripping with lo-fi, condfident camp that they’re instantly intriguing.  The track is the first to come from the artist’s upcoming…