STORMZY – HEAVY IS THE HEAD

Stormzy’s sophomore album comes in the form of ‘Heavy Is the Head,’ a 16 track collection featuring singles ‘Vossi Bop,’ ‘Wiley Flow,’ ‘Crown‘ and ‘Own It.’  The album’s title and central theme explores the weight of expectation on Big Mike following his recent successes.  It’s a kind of humble brag that allows Stormzy to make…

LAZY H – WHERE’S BILL?

North London’s Lazy H releases new EP ‘Where’s Bill?’ via technicolour beats imprint Stereoptico.  The seven track project traverses genre with ease.  Dexterously flitting between Future Bass, glitchy instrumental Hip Hop and experimental Electronica, it feels as though it settles into a rhythm somewhere around track five.  But no – the frenetic ‘You Don’t Want…

DAVE – PAPER CUTS

Originally previewed live on Dave’s Instagram back in April, Dave reveals new track ‘Paper Cuts’. The first track since his Mercury Prize winning album ‘Psychodrama’ comes produced by Ghosty, who provides the closest thing to a straight Drill beat we’ve heard Dave on yet. Stream below via SoundCloud.

EARL SWEATSHIRT – FEET OF CLAY

A year after his last album, ‘Some Rap Songs‘, Earl Sweatshirt drops a new seven track project in the form of ‘Feet of Clay.’  Largely self-produced, the album features Haiti’s Mach-Hommy, emerging phenom Mavi, and comes with additional production from Alchemist and Ovrkast.  Feet of Clay arrives just one year after the release of Earl’s…

GANG STARR – ONE OF THE BEST YET

The legendary Gang Starr released a historic new album this year. ‘One Of The Best Yet’ is their first in 16 years, and their 7th studio album. Comprised of brand new DJ Premier beats and previously unreleased, posthumous vocals from Guru. OOTBY features guests appearances from J. Cole, Royce da 5’9″, Talib Kweli, M.O.P., and…

MODEL 86 – DREAM

Model 86 releases ‘Dream,’ a mind-altering, hauntingly melodic track filled with distorted vocal samples and driven forward by a pounding synth bassline.  It’s a greaet example of the kind of innovation we’ve come to expect from the British producer. “‘DREAM’ is about, well… dreaming, and ultimately about people you may miss for whatever reason,” he…

JELANI BLACKMAN – AVERAGE JOE EP

South London rapper Jelani Blackman drops hard-hitting new EP ‘Average Joe’ via his own imprint, 18RECORDS. “The energy on this EP is crazy it makes me want to run through fire,” he says. “The journey to this point has been mad but one of the most rewarding things I’ve done in my life. I learned…

AMUN – SETTLING SCORES

We fell in love with Amun’s sound having heard ‘Not Everything,’ a soulful yet hard-hitting cut from here debut EP ‘Separate‘.  A year later, having since signed with Sony imprint Since ’93, the West London singer and rapper is back with fresh new material in the form of ‘Settling Scores.’  The six track EP reflects…

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…