HAICH BER NA – EVERYWHERE’S HOME

Haich Ber Na’s new EP ‘Everywhere’s Home’ is a fascinating hybrid from an artist who wears his influences on his sleeve.  Opener ‘Forgetful‘, for example, is a musical shape-shifter; luring you in as an ambient dance cut, but just as you’re hoodwinked into thinking it’s some kind of Indie-Pop a la Metronomy, it’s punctuated with…

KOJEY RADICAL – CASHMERE TEARS

Kojey Radical’s third studio album comes in the form of ‘Cashmere Tears,’ a new 10 track project from the multidisciplinary London artist. “It’s warmth, it’s service, it’s gratitude – it’s a bit of everything,” he told Another Man Magazine. And it’s certainly true, the slow jam Funk of the album’s title track as well as…

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…

KANO – HOODIES ALL SUMMER

Kano’s sixth studio album ‘Hoodies All Summer’ comes after a three year hiatus following his last LP ‘Made In The Manor.’  Kano, one of Grime’s “old guard” re-enforces his vital importance in the scene with an album that addresses the nation; it’s fiery and provocative, but more considered and precise, potentially, than anything the genre…

CHANCE THE RAPPER – THE BIG DAY

It’s hard to believe given his status, but ‘The Big Day’ is actually Chance the Rapper’s debut studio album. His fourth solo project features the likes of Timbaland, Gucci Mane, Megan Thee Stallion, Justin Vernon, Francis and the Lights, Shawn Mendes and Nicki Minaj, and is a departure from his signature Gospel sound relative to…

SKEPTA – IGNORANCE IS BLISS

Skepta’s fifth studio album and the follow-up to his May 2016’s ‘Konnichiwa’ is here. ‘Ignorance is Bliss’ features fellow UK rappers J Hus, Lancey Foux, and Nafe Smallz, as well as a selection of Skeppy’s Boy Better Know cohorts.  Originally titled ‘SkLEVEL’ [which Skepta has since dubbed a ‘2018 pattern,’ ‘Ignorance is Bliss’ features singles…

TYLER, THE CREATOR – IGOR

News of Tyler, The Creator’s fifth studio album came initially via a leak from Colombia parent label Sony Music, before Tyler began to roll out a series of bizarre video vignettes on YouTube, teasing 50 odd seconds of album tracks ‘IGOR’S THEME,’NEW MAGIC WAND,’ ‘WHAT’S GOOD’ and ‘A BOY IS A GUN.’  On ‘IGOR’ it…