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…

JUMO – DERIVE

Multidisciplinary artist Jumo splits divides his residency between Paris and the Atlantic coast, and his creative time between progressive Electronica and groundbreaking visual displays.  His last release Etape came last February, which of course went hand-in-hand with a stunning set of visuals.  His third EP ‘Derive’ is in places far more accessible; with single ‘Bloom’ featuring Holy Oysters.…

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…

EVERYTHING IS RECORDED – CLOSE BUT NOT QUITE

XL Recordings founder Richard Russell releases new project ‘Close But Not Quite’ under the name ‘Everything Is Recorded’.  The collaborative, five-track collection begins with a duet of sorts, between the late, great Curtis Mayfield and rising star Sampha.  It’s followed by version of Gil Scott Heron’s ‘Me And The Devil’ featuring Giggs, before a jarring Objonjayer/Warren Ellis collaboration…

NOVELIST – BE BLESSED

As well as being one of the most exciting young MCs in Grime, Novelist is also a accomplished producer.  Having provided both beats and bars on a host of his own tracks such as ‘Snitches‘ and ‘Break In Your House‘ the South East London releases his first instrumental project, ‘Be Blessed’.  Stream below via Spotify, click…