MICK JENKINS – PIECES OF A MAN

Mick Jenkins’ long-awaited sophomore album is here, and ‘Pieces Of A Man’ is well worth the wait.  Asked about the meaning behind the album, the Chicago MC said it’s “just as simple as it sounds.  It could definitely be broken down into a couple different things.  I think there’s a lot to unpack but essentially…

MONT JAKE – COME CLOSER [VIDEO]

Mont Jake’s first single after a short hiatus gets the visual treatment this week courtesy of director Billy Boyd Cape, which sees the Danish producer do what he does best inside a neon box.  On the track, Mont Jake draws influence from Soul, updating it with an irresistible shuffle, as well as a sax part…

MONT JAKE – COME CLOSER

Mont Jake’s been on something of a hiatus since his last release ‘Daydreaming‘.  The intriguing Danish producer pushes his smooth, soulful sound a step further working with Gene Fisher & BadBadNotGood’s Leland Whitty.  A little more upbeat than his previous work, ‘Come Closer’ hinges on an infectious, shuffled groove – over which his impossibly precise…

SNOOP DOGG – BADBADNOTGOOD

‘Lavender‘ first found life as a Kaytranada-assisted track on BadBadNotGood’s latest album ‘IV‘.  It was sufficiently eery back then, but producer Nightfall has amplified things in that regard, and a new video starring Snoop Dogg and a load of clowns pushes things over the edge.  Apparently, Snoop heard the track when an engineer played it…

MICK JENKINS – THE HEALING COMPONENT

Mick Jenkins has been building towards ‘The Healing Component’ for a long time.  His last two projects ‘Wave[s]‘ and ‘The Water[s]‘ can certainly be considered thematic pre-cursors to the Chicago MC’s opus.  Produced in the main by THEMpeople, the album features appearances from fellow FreeNation associate TheMIND, as well as BADBADNOTGOOD on stand-out track ‘Drowning‘.  Stream…

BADBADNOTGOOD – CHOMPY’S PARADISE

BADBADNOTGOOD release a new video for ‘Chompy’s Paradise’, a track taken from their latest album, ‘IV‘.  The Connor Crawford-directed “low budget thriller” stars the band’s saxophonist Leland Whitty, whose instrument tutors him in a bomb diffusion class.  As it turns out, Whitty is a mere pawn in the saxophone’s dastardly plan to secure himself a place in…

GOLDLINK – FALL IN LOVE

If there are two production outfits that can’t put a foot wrong at the moment, they are Kaytranada and BADBADNOTGOOD.  A good move then, for GoldLink to combine the Canadian beatmaker and Jazz four-piece with bars from himself and fellow DMV native Ciscero on new track ‘Fall In Love’.  Stream below via YouTube, click here to download on…

MICK JENKINS – DROWNING [FT. BADBADNOTGOOD]

Mick Jenkins works with Toronto Jazz band BADBADNOTGOOD on a new track from upcoming album, ‘The Healing Component’ [September 23].  “It has been a one of a kind experience working with BADBADNOTGOOD. A lot of the time they were just jamming and I was freestyling until we came across things we liked.”  The result of…

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STWO – D.T.S.N.T.

Low key is Stwo’s modus operandi, and both the features and production on new EP ‘D.T.S.N.T.’ attest to that fact.  The OVO Sound-approved producer recruits the likes of Sevdaliza, BadBadNotGood and MK Grands on an understated but brilliant eight track collection that intrigues and teases much more than it gloats.  Stream below via Spotify, click…

BADBADNOTGOOD – IV

Toronto’s BadBadNotGood release new album ‘IV’, packed with singles ‘Speaking Gently‘, ‘Time Moves Slow‘, ‘Confessions Pt. II‘, ‘Lavender‘ and ‘In Your Eyes‘, as well as features from Samuel T.Herring, Kaytranada, Mick Jenkins and more.  It’s an assured, considered album that’s full of gems but it has to be said – it’s just not as much fun…