BLY – SUPERFLUID

Sydney-based electronic duo Bly have us eagerly anticipating their debut EP as they follow up their first single ‘Rosey’ with ‘Superfluid’.  Benedict Carter and Oliver Dibley’s blend of Trip Hop, Soul and Dance has already gained them a lot of attention down under and now their music has found our shores.  ‘Superfluid’ really showcases what…

ROCKET SURGEON – I GOT YOU

Bristol-based producer Rocket Surgeon [formerly Phiskal] mixes an upbeat steel drum melody with some shuffling percussion on new track ‘I Got You’ to create a beautifully formed slice of ambient House.  A gently building intro, complete with a looped vocal sample complete the track – think Jamie XX & Gil Scott Heron’s ‘We’re New Here’…

CLIPPING – SOMETHING THEY DON’T KNOW / MOUTH

LA’s Clipping release a double-sided single today, consisting of ‘Something They Don’t Know’ [ft. SP The Moor, Nocando, Open Mike Eagle & Cuts by Baseck] and ‘Mouth’ [ft. Black Mushroom & Chinaka Hodge].  Speaking about the double release on BandCamp, the LA trio said: ‘Something They Don’t Know’ contains twenty four samples. We will send…

JOEY BADA$$ – CHRIST CONSCIOUS

Following first single ‘Big Dusty‘, Joey Bada$$ releases number two from his upcoming ‘B4DAMONEY’ album, ‘Christ Conscious’.  Over production by Basquiat, the Pro Era MC aggressively delivers bars in such a way that his hunger is evident from the get-go.  Stream the track below via SoundCloud, or click here to check out the visuals via MTV.

LILY ALLEN – SHEEZUS

Lily Allen’s deliberately provocative campaign for her upcoming album, ‘Sheezus’, is more than a little bit tedious.  However, while Province does not condone making light of Kanye West in any way, shape, or form, the title track is pretty great.  Clearly on a Lorde tip, Allen pairs her honestly British tones with a modern Hip…

SZA – BABYLON [FT. KENDRICK LAMAR]

SZA is an extremely talented artist in her own right, but you can’t help the feeling that she owes the majority of her exposure on Hip Hop blogs to her affiliation with Top Dawg Ent.  Regardless of where her notoriety comes from, this is a cool track with a typically excellent feature courtesy of Kendrick Lamar,…

NELSON – RHAPSODY

Liverpool MC Nelson is nineteen years old, but raps with an calm, unpretentious confidence over a jazz-oriented beat on his latest track, ‘Rhapsody’.  His bars are deep, dark, and superbly delivered in a way that is so casual it becomes almost unnerving.  The self-styled visuals see the young rapper roam around his native territory at…

TALIB KWELI [ft. THE UNDERACHIEVERS] – NEW LEADERS

The latest release from Talib Kweli’s upcoming album ‘Gravitas’ (Dec 15) is ‘New Leaders’.  Kweli absolutely murders Statik Selektah’s triumphant, epic-sounding beat with his patented fast-flowing and complex style.  There are a few possible comments on Kanye West’s recent outbursts, which may well prove interesting!  It’s great to see Kweli making room for fellow Brooklynites,…

RUSTIE – SLASHERR / TRIADZZ

Rustie’s latest two-track single ‘Triadzz/Slasher’ was released last week, and has a strong hip-hop/trap influence and time signature, which warrant their inclusion here, but its Rustie’s mastery of house/prog/every other dance genre you care to think of that makes him great.  Stream both below via SoundCloud.