SOUTH SPACE RECORDS – SOUTHSPACE001

Burgeoning label and creative collective have spent the last couple of years releasing daring electronic music and fusing it with visual art in clubs around the capital.  Now, they formally cement their vision on ‘SouthSpace001’.  Label boss Stan Sorrell told us it’s “an accumulation of our SouthSpace sound along with some guest features from extended SouthSpace…

ANDERSON .PAAK – OXNARD

Anderson. Paak’s new album ‘Oxnard’ was mixed and produced by Dr. Dre.  As such, it positively oozes West Coast.  It’s Los Angeles in the late afternoon heat, it’s palm trees on the eponymous Oxnard Beach, and its sound is every bit as in and of the area as any work of Snoop Dogg or N.W.A. …

VINCE STAPLES – FM!

FM! is Vince Staples’ third studio album, following 2015’s ‘Summertime ’06‘ and 2017’s ‘Big Fish Theory‘.  Released via Def Jam, the album comes primarily produced by Kenny Beats, and features the likes of Jay Rock, Kehlani, Earl Sweatshirt, Buddy and Tyga, among others.  Framed as a radio station takeover, ‘FM!’ features recurring skits hosted by…

EARL SWEATSHIRT – NOWHERE2GO

It’s been over three years since ‘I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside‘, but Earl Sweatshirt is back with a new track entitled ‘Nowhere2go’.  Excitement [well, ours at least!] reached fever pitch when mysterious teaser videos began to surface on Instagram.  Speculation was rife that an album was sure to follow, but for now…

SWIZZ BEATZ – POISON

Swizz Beatz’s highly anticipated album ‘Poison’ dropped last week.  Executively produced by the Hip Hop stalwart, the album’s list of features reads like a roll call for the genre’s hottest, with J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Giggs, Nas, Pusha T all delivering verses.  Singles ‘Pistol On My Side’ and ‘Come Again’ are the obvious…

WHITE BRONSON – PRINCE CHARMING

White Bronco season continues as Action Bronson released another new single from the upcoming LP.  ‘Prince Charming’ sees the Queens native rhyme, loved up, over a beat from Knxwledge that began life as ‘gdspln [sry]’; a flip of Drake’s ‘God’s Plan’ taken from Knx’s ‘WT.PRT.13’ album. Stream below via SoundCloud.

DENZEL HIMSELF – BE THERE / HIGHER

“’Be There / Higher’ is a double A-side single I conceptualised earlier this year,” says Denzel Himself.  “I wanted to create and pair two songs that sounded like motorsports and anarchy.  For the artwork, though, I wanted to purposefully undersell the ruckus that the music encompasses, as to have a subversive affect.  I wanted each…