SABA – SPARECHANGE! EP

We’re familiar with Saba as an MC, contributing great bars to Mick Jenkins’ recent ‘Wave[s]‘, but not so much as a producer until now.  The Chicago native drops his ‘SpareChange!’ EP, a surprisingly solid instrumental project that demonstrates some serious versatility.  A strong Trap influence presides, but the way that the mellow ‘Catpiss’ gives way to…

BIG DOPE P – STILL HOOD

As part of Activia Benz’ ‘Singles Club’ series, Big Dope P releases new track ‘Still Hood’.  His first since ‘Hit Da Blokk‘ EP, the track sees the UK producer base his Trap-influenced stylings around a simple, catchy vocal sample.  Stream below via SoundCloud.

RUSTIE – BIG CATZZ

‘Big Catzz’, a new track from Glaswegian producer Rustie, begins with a thundering crescendo of rumbling drums and hand-claps, demanding big things.  The rest of the track certainly doesn’t disappoint, with an absolutely huge, anthemic synth lead taking centre stage.  The track seems to sit midway between his most recent and commercial album ‘Green Language‘ and his…

FONZIE – FEELIN’ LIKE THE MAN

Following April’s ‘Troy‘ EP, Fonzie comes through with a new track entitled ‘Feelin’ Like The Man’.  What’s interesting here is that this is straight-up Trap, but with a UK twist; where pitched-up vocal samples and the Grime flow switch up the genre with something fresh.  The West London MC also recruits fellow TDNB artist Handles…

HUDSON MOHAWKE – LANTERN

Today marks the release of Hudson Mohawke’s new album ‘Lantern’, featuring singles ‘Very First Breath‘ and ‘Warriorz‘.  Until now, the Glaswegian producer’s music has always toyed with Hip Hop; be it the hyped Trap as part of TNGHT or working with Kanye West on ‘Yeezus’.  ‘Lantern’, however, is marked in its departure from Hip Hop, taking on…

VIC MENSA – U MAD [FT. KANYE WEST]

After teaming up on ‘Wolves‘, Vic Mensa and Kanye West linked up once again on ‘U Mad‘ back in April.  Newly signed to Roc Nation, the SaveMoney MC releases a visual accompaniment to the track following a Q&A session on Tumblr, which features a firm Donda influence throughout.  It has to be said though, straight jackets…

HUDSON MOHAWKE – WARRIORS [VIDEO]

With only a week to go until the release of Hudson Mohawke’s ‘Lantern’ [June 16], the Scottish Trap pioneer releases another visual from the new album.  Following ‘Very First Breath‘, new track ‘Warriors’ [ft. Ruckazoid & Devauex] sees the Glaswegian continue to explore a huge, celebratory, radio-friendly sound, while the video shows lyrics being projected and painted…

CONFZ – I’LL RIDE

East London MC Confz releases the brand new ‘I’ll Ride’, alongside accompanying visuals from his upcoming album ‘The East End Agreement’.  Directors Charlotte Regan & John Layton match Confz’ aggressive, hungry tone with a war-ready visual brimming with tension.  Speaking on ‘The East End Agreement’ himself, Confz says: “Now that I am done with this project all that’s left is to…

KANYE WEST & VIC MENSA – U MAD

We’ve already heard Vic Mensa and Kanye West team up on ‘Wolves‘, and last night the duo released another collaboration in the form of ‘U Mad’.  The track was debuted as part of Kanye West’s epic performance at Koko Camden recently, but this is the first time we’ve been treated to the studio version.  With…