REJJIE SNOW – THE MOON & YOU

With a consistent visual across recent singles ‘D.R.U.G.S.’, ‘Pink Beetle’, ‘Crooked Cops‘ & ‘Flexin‘, you’d have been forgiven for thinking they’d form part of a project themselves.  Turns out though, they were mere red herrings as the Dubliner’s next full length was in fact new mixtape ‘The Moon & You’.  The project is available to download…

VINCE STAPLES – BIG FISH

Having absolutely floored us with his ‘Prima Donna’ EP and its accompanying short film towards the end of last Summer, Vince Staples reveals details of a new album alongside a new track ‘Big Fish’.  The new album ‘Big Fish Theory is set for a June 23 via Def Jam/ARTium, but no official tracklisting has surfaced as yet.  We…

A$AP MOB – WRONG

We haven’t heard a great deal from A$AP Mob since the superb ‘Cozy Tapes Vol. 1’ earlier this year.  With a follow-up rumoured to be in the works, A$APs Rocky and Ferg team up on Harry Fraud-produced cut ‘Wrong’, on which they beg forgiveness for the sins they’ve committed in the name of excess.  Stream below…

JESSE JAMES SOLOMON – CITY LIGHTS

With an EP expected to arrive this Summer, Jesse James Solomon gives us a taste of what’s to come with ‘City Lights’.  It’s a slow-burning, contemplative track, with Solomon treading a thin line between stream of consciousness and carefully considered precision.  Stream a snippet below via SoundCloud, click here to download in full via iTunes.

ODEENO – PURPURA

Italian beatmaker Odeeno releases ‘Purpura’, which in his own worlds is named after “the love of this color and of all the deranged ones, also as a disease, one of those autoimmune degenerative diseases, just like the human being who does not love too much destroys everything around him.”  We’re none the wiser either, but what we…

CONTROL, SHIFT – THISISDA

Producer Jakuta provides the Jazz-tinged instrumental for ‘Control, Shift’, the latest track from Bristol MC ThisisDA.  “I was at my boy Jakuta’s place and he said he flipped an old guitar sample he recorded in some time ago.  He played the track and it was exactly the sound I was looking for at the time,”…

BARNEY ARTIST – OUI 2

To celebrate his birthday, Barney Artist drops a new Jake Milliner-produced track.  It’s the first we’ve heard from the East London MC since his superb debut ‘Painting Sounds‘, but clearly laid back beats coupled with some real precision on the mic remains a winning formula.  Stream below via SoundCloud.