THE STREETS – CALL MY PHONE THINKING I’M DOING NOTHING BETTER

The Streets are back!  Mike Skinner has long been dropping hints at a forthcoming mixtape, the first proper taste of which comes in the form of new single ‘Call My Phone Thinking I’m Doing Nothing Better’ featuring Tame Impala.  Kevin Parker’s dreamy hook slots in beautifully amidst some classic Streets-sounding keys, synth strings and an…

GIGGS – 187

If you follow Giggs on Instagram you might just have noticed that he’s got a new album coming out.  The first taste of them album ‘Big Bad’, which drops tomorrow, is ‘187’, which is the police code for murder.  The video features a very big and bad Giggs under attack as he wreaks havoc in…

MONT JAKE – SEXUAL FANTASIES

Dalston via Denmark producer Mont Jake follows ‘Come Closer’ with a second track from his upcoming sophomore EP, ‘Sexual Fantasies’. It’s a slower, slightly more stripped down sound that seems to reference ’90s slow jams more than it does the Soul sounds we’re used to.  “There are so many songs about sex but not that…

808INK – WHEN I’M ABOUT, YOU’LL KNOW

808INK’s new EP just might be the moment they become household names. ‘When I’m About, You’ll Know’ takes the swaggering, G-Funk tinged Rap sound that imbued previous works ‘Billy’s Home‘ and ‘Hungry‘ and pushes it through a more melodic filter. Tracks like ‘G’ and ‘Handy’ even have the kind of hooks that just won’t quit,…

808INK – TOP FLOW

808INK drop a second track from upcoming EP ‘When I’m About, You’ll Know’ entitled ‘Top Flow’.  Don’t be fooled by the breezy vocals on the track’s hook – both Charmer and Mumblez go hard on ‘Top Flow’.  Stream below via SoundCloud, click here to pre-order ‘WIAYK’ before its released next week [March 2].

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…

BLESSED – HOWLIN’

South East London duo BLESSED are back with the first new track since their recent debut EP ‘See Through All The Colours‘.  On ‘Howlin”, sisters Lauren & Georgia Morgan continue showcase their fusion of R&B, Dancehall, Electronic and Pop-influenced sounds.”‘Howlin’ is that craving feeling you have for a person you really like or love, especially…

DIZZEE RASCAL – RASKIT

Dizzee Rascal’s new album ‘Raskit’ is his sixth.  Since his seminal 2003 debut ‘Boy In Da Corner’ he’s been on quite the journey; topping the charts with the likes of Calvin Harris, but leaving many fans of his original output cold.  ‘Raskit’, however, could certainly be seen as a return to form; lyrically Dizzee feels…

BOSSMAN BIRDIE – WALK THE WALK [VIDEO]

Bossman Birdie follows up huge-sounding new single ‘Walk The Walk’ with a brand new video for the Skepta-produced track.  The new visual from Director Luke Davies takes you behind the scenes as the Bloodline MC move between a variety of spoof magazine covers, perfectly articulating the track’s bravado with an acute sense of humour and self-awareness.  Stream…

MONT JAKE – PEARLY CLOUD

Mont Jake returns after a brief hiatus with new single’Pearly Cloud’.  As the track begins, that delicate, devastatingly beautiful vocal will be instantly familiar to fans of most recent EP, ‘Shadow‘.  Once ‘Pearly Cloud’s lofty instrumental becomes punctuated with stabbing horns and an unmistakable verse from Assassin [who you’ll remember from Kendrick Lamar’s ‘The Blacker The Berry‘ and…