JAMIE ISAAC – BEAUTY [FT. SPORTING LIFE & ALLAN KINGDOM]

This new remix from Jamie Isaac’s ‘Couch Baby‘ brings together three Province favourites: Jamie Isaac, Sporting Life & Allan Kingdom.  The track follows Wiki & Dencel Curry’s version of ‘CNT U SEE‘ as the second to come from upcoming release ‘Couch Baby: Revisited’.  Stream below via SoundCloud.

SPORTING LIFE – NOTHING TO HIDE [FT. DEV HYNES & WIKI]

Track one on Sporting Life’s superb ‘Slam Dunk Vol. 3‘ features bars from Ratking band-mate Wiki and vocals from Dev Hynes [aka Blood Orange].  A few month’s after the project’s release, the three return with a visual for ‘Nothing To Hide’, which features the producer and Hynes playing basketball, interspersed with glitching graphics and footage of Wiki…

FRANK OCEAN – FLORIDA STATE [SPORTING LIFE REMIX]

Ratking producer Sporting Life returns with an ethereal new remix of Frank Ocean’s ‘Florida’.  The track originally surfaced as part of Ocean’s visual album ‘Endless’ as a minute long section of soaring vocals.  Sporting Life’s edit adds percussion and synths, looping the only vocal on the track; “Are you with me?”  Stream below via SoundCloud.

SPORTING LIFE – SLAM DUNK VOL. 3

Ratking producer Eric Adele, AKA Sporting Life follows up Vol. 1 and Vol.2 of his instrumental series ‘Slam Dunk’, this time including a typically beguiling Babyfather mix by Dean Blunt and co, as well as features from Devonte Hynes [AKA Blood Orange] and Ratking MC Wiki.  The series is inspired by SL’s love of basketball; or more…

SPORTING LIFE – SLAM DUNK VOL. 1

When Sporting Life came across Manage Cartoon ‘Slam Dunk’, it was a match made in heaven: “It’s my version of some Wu Tang shit. They had kung fu, if I could have manga that would be totally ill. It’s breaking new ground with an old idea,” he told Bundle Media.  Inspired jointly by his love of…

WIKI – LIL ME

After releasing lead single ‘Living With My Moms‘, Ratking’s Wiki releases his debut solo offering, ‘Lil Me’.  Despite being fairly low key about the project’s release, Wiki has recruited the likes of Madlib, Kaytranada, Skepta and Harry Fraud, as well as his Ratking cohorts Sporting Life and Hak.  Stream below via SoundCloud or click here to download…

SPORTING LIFE – 55 5’S

Sporting Life [the production mastermind behind NYC trio Ratking] goes it alone on his new album, ’55 5’s’.  His first solo project is named after his beloved Roland SP-555 sampler, and sees the producer explore a far more experimental take on sample-based electronic Hip Hop.  While the vocal chops on first single ‘Badd‘ may be reminiscent of his work…