INJURY RESERVE – HPNGC

Following their recent, self-titled debut album back in May, Injury Reserve are back with a new single, ‘HPNGC.’  The track begins very minimal; sparse bars over an even sparser beat.  That is, until featured artist JPEGMAFIA steps up to the plate, at which point things get taken up a notch or two.  The track is…

INJURY RESERVE – KORUNA & LIME

Injury Reserve recently piqued our interest last month with ‘Jailbreak the Tesla‘ video, which they’ve just followed up with new track ‘Koruna & Lime.’ The rap trio [Nathaniel Ritchie, Stepa J Groggs & Parker Corey] have also announced a date for their self-titled debut album; May 17.  The track comes along with a video, which…

INJURY RESERVE – JAILBREAK THE TESLA

Arizona Hip Hop trio Injury Reserve recorded their first mixtape in a dentist’s office. Since then, they’ve signed to Loma Vista Records and are set to release their self-titled debut album later this year, the first taste of which is ‘Jailbreak The Tesla.’ It’s an absolute monster of a track; rumbling, distorted bass booms underneath…

JESSE JAMES SOLOMON – STRATA EP

Jesse James Solomon dropped a surprise 6-track record over the weekend entitled ‘Strata’.  The South East Londoner’s laconic style has slowly garnered him something of a cult UK following.  It’s a dreamlike, mesmerising project named after the Strata building, a distinctive high rise tower block that looms over his neighbourhood and is depicted on the artwork –…

HALEEK MAUL – BLESSAI

Brooklyn-born, Barbados-raised rapper Haleek Maul drops the first track from upcoming EP ‘In Permanence’ [May 11] in the form of ‘Blessai’.  The lead single from the seven track offering is dense with detail; production made of layer upon layer of challenging production, over which Maul delicately places poignant, perfectly poised bars.  Fans of Kojey Radical…

BLUE DAISY – GRAVEDIGGERS [VIDEO]

Blue Daisy releases a nightmarish new video for ‘Darker Than Blue‘ track ‘Gravediggers‘.  The track is a frightening take on Garage Rock from the London-based vocalist and producer, which is accompanied by a menacing mini horror film directed by Luke Carlisle.  Stream below via YouTube, and if you haven’t already checked out Saffron Johnson’s review of…

ADRIAN YOUNGE – LINEAR LABS

Producer Adrian Younge releases ‘Linear Labs: Los Angeles’, a self-produced collection featuring highlights from his catalogue, plus previously unreleased material from four forthcoming albums: [including ‘Twelve Reasons To Die II‘ with Ghostface Killah.  For those unfamiliar with the producer’s work, ‘Linear Labs’ serves as an excellent introduction to his cinematic style.  Among the unreleased gems also lies a…