JAY PRINCE – BEAMLIGHT

Should someone tell Jay Prince it’s ‘Lightbeam’?  Probably. Is his new track a banger regardless?  Absolutely.  Produced jointly by Sango and Savon, the beat is sparse; all handclaps and hi-hats with a light, melancholy keyboard refrain wandering beneath Prince’ bars.  The apocalyptic video comes directed by Filmawi, and as this is the first drop from…

SANGO – IN THE COMFORT OF

Sango’s new album ‘In The Comfort Of’ is “inspired by the idea that comfort and being comfortable doesn’t always have to mean complacency. Comfort is almost like being confident,” the Seattle-based producer told HighSnobiety. “You know enough to be comfortable. Complacent is like being too set and not caring, it’s like settling almost. So it’s…

CURATOR PLAYLIST 001: 8BITHIPHOP

As part of a new series, we’re going to be bringing you playlists curated by people we think are fucking awesome.  To kick things off, we bring you fifteen tracks curated by 8BitHipHop; a graphic design brand who create 8-bit versions of Hip Hop artists and elements of Hip Hop culture.  Having started on Instagram, the artwork is…

SANGO – MAIS MAIS MAIS

What it lacks in terms of length, ‘Mais Mais Mais’ more than makes up in energy and vitality [insert joke about sexual prowess here].  As he did on ‘Da Rocinha 3‘, Sango explores the themes of Latin American, but within an entirely modern framework.  Hand in hand with the aforementioned release goes a brand new tour, which will…

SANGO – DA ROCINHA 3

Sango’s new collection is the concluding piece of his “experimental musical study of Brazil’s Baile Funk”. ‘Da Rocinha 3’ brings together contemporary Hip Hop and traditional Brazilian styles.  For Sango, it’s all about “keeping the funk carioca roots true and paying homage to the ones that helped start it. I want to respect and show Rocinha in a positive…

RAGEOUZ – ETHOS

After garnering attention from the likes of GRM daily, SBTV, Channel AKA and the MOBOs, East London rapper Rageouz has released arguably his strongest record to date in ‘Ethos’.  Rageouz brings a Roots Manuva- esque flow with well-thought-out rhyme schemes and an array of beats from more soulful production to old school Grime [producers include…

TA-KU – SONGS TO MAKE UP TO

Following 2013’s ‘Songs To Break Up To‘, Ta-ku releases its reconciliatory counterpart ‘Songs To Make Up To’.  It’s a brilliantly smooth, electronic collection of mellow beats to get you and bae back on track.  The whole EP clearly demonstrates the Aussie beatmaker’s sophisticated style, but none of the seven tracks stand out quite as much as ‘Love…