LUKE BONDS – YELLOW WATER

Having dropped ‘Ok‘ last week, Barbadian producer Luke Bonds drops the EP that the track calls home, ‘Yellow Water’.  Conceptually original as always, the EP “blend boom bap with psychedelic melodies and wobbly tones“.  Standout track ‘Blue Room’ features Nick Wavy, who contributes an assured verse.  Stream the whole of ‘Yellow Water’ below via BandCamp.

LUKE BONDS – OK

The newly re-christened Luke Bonds [formerly Italic(f)] drops off the short-but-sweet ‘Ok’ this week.  The track is only a minute and a half long, but jams in plenty of wavy instrumental goodness, and even comes with a short animation.  Stream the track below via SoundCloud.

LUKE BONDS – IT WILL ALL END SOON

Barbadian producer Luke Bonds (formerly Italic(f))’ short instrumental EPs are always on point, and his latest is no exception.  It Will All End Soon’ is definitely the most leftfield thusfar, but still contains those crackling, jazz-tinged Hip Hop loops that we just can’t get enough of.  The shuffling, Asian-influenced ‘Pedal Backwards’, though short, is a…

ITALIC(f) – LOOPS VOL. 1

Barbadian producer ITALIC(f) must be one of the hardest-working producers about right now, dropping consistently brilliant instrumental Hip Hop at a rate of knots.  ‘Loops Vol. 1’ sounds like his sparsest collection yet, getting really wavy at points.  Our favourite, however, is the more flesh-out bonus track ‘Green Tables & Dust’, which has an eery…

ITALIC(f) – YVRXIII

One of Province’ favourite producers of the minute, ITALIC(f) drops a brand new five track collection entitled ‘YVRXIII’.  In the Barbadian producers own words, the project “detours away from the contemporary boom bap to give you African congos, synths and 808s”.  While he does this in spades, it’s the inclusion of some syncopated and often…

ITALIC(f) X ROJ MAHAL – THE ENRICHMENT

Barbadian producer ITALIC(f) and rapper Roj Mahal team up to hit us with their brand new EP ‘The Enrichment’.  At only three tracks long, the project is only a taster of what the talented duo can do.  Stream below via BandCamp. ITALIC(f) stopped by to have a chat with Province recently, check it out here.

INTERVIEW: PROVINCE X ITALIC(f) & TONY MILLIONS

At the start of 2014, Barbadian producer Italic(f) and rapper Tony Millions teamed up to release their ‘Colorless’ EP.  The four track tape pairs Italic’s hazy yet funky production with Tony Millions distinctive flair.  Province got the two young proteges together to talk about the ideas behind the project, their influences, and their futures. To start,…