FALSIDE – TRUE DREAMS: EPISODE ONE

Falside brings us what he’s calling “the next wave of sophisticated entertainment” with new track ‘True Dreams: Episode 1’.  It’s a thirty minute mixtape which traverses Soul, Hip Hop, R&B and Trip with ease; moving from Darondo to Action Bronson and everything in between.  “After compiling a personal playlist I had the idea to make a full…

LION BABE – WONDER WOMAN [PROD. PHARRELL]

NYC duo Lion Babe recently debuted their latest single on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 Show, but ‘Wonder Woman’ now receives a full release accompanied by a new video.  Co-produced by Pharrell Williams, the track positively drips with Funk, and the 70s Sci-Fi video gives a perfect nod to the genre.  Stream below via YouTube.

RATKING – 700-FILL

  Teaming up with BitTorrent, NYC trio Ratking release a free album entitled ‘700-Fill’.  Although the artwork was teased a little while back, the album comes unannounced and with a premium bundle which includes the ‘700-Fill’ instrumentals, a short film by Ari Marcopoulos and merchandise discount codes.  Musically, the album sees Hak, Wiki and Sporting Life edge even…

LION BABE – TREAT ME LIKE FIRE

After the success of their debut EP and Childish Gambino-featured ‘Jump Hi‘, NYC duo Lion Babe release some updated visuals for ‘Treat Me Like Fire’.  The sultry sophistication of the video perfectly matches the smooth and understated track.  Stream below via YouTube.

JOEY BADA$$ – NO. 99

Those who were lucky enough to catch Joey Bada$$ on tour these last few months will have heard new track ‘No. 99’, and will remember being taught exactly how to shout ‘B4DMON’ [Joey’s alter-ego] along with the chorus.  Produced by his tour DJ Statik Selektah, No. 99 sees Bada$$ discuss police violence and war on…

JUAN DEUCE X FALSIDE – LAKES

New York producer Falside links up with irreverent Providence MC Juan Deuce on new track ‘Lakes’.  The track serves as the first release from their upcoming collaborative debut album, ‘Galapaghost’.  Falside’s beat features Trappy percussion and a vaguely West Coast classic vibe in parts, and the prospect of a whole album’s worth of Juan Deuce’s assertive…

FALSIDE – DUVET

  It hasn’t even been a month since Falside released his last EP, ‘End Of An Error‘, but he’s already back with a brand new sound in the form of ‘Duvet’.  The ten track EP is quite the departure from the 80s synth sounds of the his previous effort, opting for a far more ‘real’…

COLE KING – UNORTHODOX

New York’s Cole King [formerly Dao Jones] releases the first single from his upcoming ‘King Season’ EP.  ‘Unorthodox’ refers to a girl who fits that description, but the title could equally refer to the track’s style; King’s harmonious hook and auto-tuned verses over a strangely alluring beat make for quite an original combination.  Stream below via…

BLACK EL – DO NOT DISTURB [FT. MICHAEL CHRISTMAS]

‘Do Not Disturb’ is the latest in a long line of collaborations between rapper Black El and producer Durkin, and features Michael Christmas.  The track follows ‘Olde English 800‘, ‘White 95 Maxima‘, ‘Garcia Vega‘ and ‘Golden Child‘, making it the fifth time the Boston artists have hooked up – surely there’s an LP in the works here!?…

RATKING – COCOA 88 [VIDEO]

After already releasing videos for ‘Canal‘, and ‘So It Goes‘, Ratking release a third visual from their ‘So It Goes’ album.  As per usual from the Harlem trio, the video depicts the same inner city grittiness as the album itself.  Stream the Alon Sicherman-produced video below via YouTube.