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…

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.

JACK DANZ – OUIJA SLANG

The UK’s Jack Danz presents ‘Ouija Slang’, his debut LP on Bad Taste Records.  The eleven track offering is a dark and lo-fi affair, boasting features from Lee Scott and Swish [on recent single ‘Sanctuary Steps‘].  The Leeds-born emcee also enlists the help of Moriarchi and Prolific to provide the occasional beat on this largely…

LEAN LOW & DJ DUBPLATES – HIGH AT THE FAIRGROUND

‘High At The Fairground’ unites London producer Lean Low with LA native DJ Dubplates [of Raider Klan fame].  The short, four-track EP traverses Grime, Hip Hop and Trap in a way that would never fall categorically into any of the aforementioned.  Throughout, there’s a “codeine-drenwooziness to the beats that provide a window into the EP’s inception;…

ELWD – TROPIC

‘Tropic’ follows ‘Dreamwaves‘ as ELWD’s second album on Bad Taste Records.  Despite being created in the North East of England, the album evokes palm-lined boulevards, sun-drenched beaches and steamy jungles throughout.  On one level it’s mellow Instrumental Hip Hop at it’s finest, but it goes deeper than that.  Split over two sides of a cassette,…

DARKSTORM – MIND LIKE WATER

To be released July 29th, Mind Like Water is the latest offering from Sheffield-based producer Darkstorm, and is available for pre-order now.  The four tracks feature deeply textured, down-tempo beats with a distinct Hip Hop influence.  The result is smooth and soulful, but with beats that are big enough to satisfy: a bit like something…