REJJIE SNOW – THE MOON & YOU

With a consistent visual across recent singles ‘D.R.U.G.S.’, ‘Pink Beetle’, ‘Crooked Cops‘ & ‘Flexin‘, you’d have been forgiven for thinking they’d form part of a project themselves.  Turns out though, they were mere red herrings as the Dubliner’s next full length was in fact new mixtape ‘The Moon & You’.  The project is available to download…

JESSE JAMES SOLOMON – CITY LIGHTS

With an EP expected to arrive this Summer, Jesse James Solomon gives us a taste of what’s to come with ‘City Lights’.  It’s a slow-burning, contemplative track, with Solomon treading a thin line between stream of consciousness and carefully considered precision.  Stream a snippet below via SoundCloud, click here to download in full via iTunes.

BARNEY ARTIST – OUI 2

To celebrate his birthday, Barney Artist drops a new Jake Milliner-produced track.  It’s the first we’ve heard from the East London MC since his superb debut ‘Painting Sounds‘, but clearly laid back beats coupled with some real precision on the mic remains a winning formula.  Stream below via SoundCloud.

BOSSMAN BIRDIE – WALK THE WALK

Having recently popped up on Big H & President T collab ‘Nike Air Max‘ and dropped the stellar, Risky Roadz-shot ‘Bison Freestyle‘, Bloodline kingpin Bossman Birdie releases ‘Nike Air Max’.  It’s a huge-sounding track thanks to expertly delivered bars from Bossie and production courtesy of long-time friend and collaborator Skepta. Stream below via SoundCloud, click here…

FREDDIE GIBBS – YOU ONLY LIVE 2WICE

Having only recently been released from prison following a false accusation of sexual assault, you’d forgive Freddie Gibbs if his new album wasn’t quite up to scratch.  Not the case – Gibbs doesn’t put a foot wrong on ‘You Only Live 2wice’.  With no features and only one reference to the aforementioned [on single ‘Crushed…

J.M.Z. – ALWAYS

J.M.Z blends an Trap beat with a Soulful, pitched-up vocal sample on new track ‘Always’.  The formula isn’t far off that patented by Kanye West, whom the UK producer cites as an influence, but the effect here is totally different.  Stream the short new cut below via SoundCloud.

RUDE KID -BANGER AFTER BANGER [FT. GHETTS]

When your track gets a reload from Mistajam live on radio, you know you’re doing something right.  The Radio 1 DJ premiered ‘Banger After Banger’, the new track from Grime producer Rude Kid and his long-time collaborator Ghetts, earlier this week. The track’s unruly beat is peppered with references; from Dizzee’s ‘I Luv U’ to The…