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…

EARL SWEATSHIRT – I DON’T LIKE SHIT, I DON’T GO OUTSIDE

After dropping ‘Grief’ last week, Earl Sweatshirt releases his follow-up to 2013’s ‘Doris‘, ‘I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside: An Album By Earl Sweatshirt’.  Everything about this release smacks of disaffection; whether it’s the scratchy, lo-fi beats, the agoraphobic album title [and indeed it’s awkward length] or Earl’s frankly pissed off flow.  In terms of…

S-TYPE – CASPER [FT. LUNICE]

Glaswegian producer S-Type will release ‘SV8’, a three track project with fellow beatmakers Lunice, Inkke and Yung Gud, this February 9.  To get things started, he releases the Lunice-assisted ‘Casper’.  The track is a primarily percussive joint with gentle melodies in the background, generally seeming to take cues from Sub-Bass and even Grime.  Stream below via SoundCloud.

NELSON – JANUARY

Over the kind of Jazzy production where he seems so at home Nelson ponders the notion of change that a new year brings, and reaches the inevitable conclusion that he’ll probably just carry on as he is.  With a simple hook and mellow Jazz guitar, new track ‘January’ is exactly what we feel like listening to in this glum…

JOEY BADA$$ – B4.DA.$$

On this, his 20th birthday, Joey Bada$$ releases his debut LP ‘B4.DA.$$’ [pronounced ‘Before Da Money’].  We’ve already heard plenty of singles from the album [the likes of ‘Big Dusty‘, ”Christ Conscious‘, ‘No. 99‘, ‘Curry Chicken‘, ‘Teach Me‘ ‘Run Up On Ya‘ have been released steadily since last Summer], but at nineteen tracks long there’s…

AESOP ROCK – CAT FOOD EP

Without warning [as appears to be the trend these days] Aesop Rock releases a short new EP called Cat Food, which comprises two tracks [‘Cat Food’ and ‘Bug Zapper’ and their respective instrumentals].  The former is producer by ‘Labor Days’ producer Blockhead, while the latter is self-produced.  Stream below via SoundCloud, or check it out here…