LEAN LOW & DJ DUBPLATES – PAY IT NO MIND

London-based producer and Bad Taste label boss Lean Low teams up with LA’s DJ Dubplates on a transatlantic tribute to Memphis Hip Hop; particularly RAp classics from from the likes of Three-6 Mafia, Gangsta Pat, DJ Paul and Lil Noid.  The ten track mixtape is made for “zoning out to in your whip or at the…

LEAN LOW & DJ DUBPLATES – VIOLATE

‘Pay It No Mind’ is the collaborative brainchild of Bad Taste Records producer Lean Low & Los Angeles’ DJ dubplates inspired by Memphis Rap classics by the likes of  Three-6 Mafia, Gangsta Pat, DJ Paul and Lil Noid.  ‘Violate’ is the first of ten transatlantic link-ups, showcasing the duo’s “mutual love and respect for that era’s…

ELWD – ALL GOOD THINGS

Bad Taste beatmaker ELWD returns with a new album entitled ‘All Good Things’; twenty tracks of sample-based, shuffling Hip Hop gold.  After numerous excellent digital/tape releases [see ‘Tropic‘, ‘There’s Light Somewhere‘ & ‘20:20‘, it might surprise you to learn that ‘All Good Things’ is ELWD’s debut outing on vinyl.  Cop that here, or stream below…

WALTER EGO – SEVEN STAR BALL EP

Following collaborations with just about everyone [Slick Don, Trim, Rawkid, Winter Rose, Gavlyn, Blimes Brixton], producer Walter Ego returns with a solo offering in the form of ‘Seven Star Ball’.  The three track EP begins with ‘Raw’, a murky, bass-heavy banger with the kind of super-villain string sample you’d find on a DOOM track.  Stream…

BAD TASTE @ THE PASSAGE, DALSTON

This Friday sees a selection of acts on London-based label Bad Taste Records take over Dalston Lane’s The Passage.  Heading up the line up are producer Lenkemz [check out his recent EP, ‘Feast On, Fools‘], as well as fellow Bad Taste beatmakers Walter Ego, ITOA and Lean Low.  Check out the event here.

ELWD – THERE’S LIGHT SOMEWHERE

ELWD returns with his third LP on Bad Taste Records, ‘There’s Light Somewhere’.  Retaining the glitchy, chopped-up, experimental sound we’ve come to know and love, the Northern beatmaker goes slightly darker this time round.  Hip Hop is the major undercurrent, but the record dips the occasional toe into Chillout, Ambient, Jazz and Soul, as well as Jungle, Breakbeat…

LENKEMZ – FEAST ON FOOLS

The ability to tell a story through an album made up primarily of instrumentals remains one of the most difficult tasks in contemporary music.  Lenkemz, however, successfully draws you into his world through a series of dark, grimy instrumentals on his latest mixtape ‘Feast On, Fools!’.  The vocal cuts on the album add a completely…