STRANGEWAY – KEEP UP

UK Hip Hop collective Strangeway started the week with a new track on their SoundCloud called ‘Keep Up’.  Produced by Elph, the track features bars from MC JHotrock.  Elph’s beat isa lot harder than the sample-based stuff we’re used to from the Strangeway camp, and it suits JHotrock’s style beautifully.  Check out our interview with…

THE CELESTICS – CHARLES BARKLEY [VIDEO]

Brothers Louie P and Kaytranada released their debut album as The Celestics, ‘Supreme Laziness‘, back in May.  Now, they release a brand new set of visuals for album track ‘Charles Barkley’, which sees the sibling duo school us in the ways of basketball, a sport which dominates Louie P’s punchlines.  Stream below via YouTube.

D.A.P. – KING

London/Lagos resident D.A.P. releases the first track from his upcoming ‘Goodbye For Never’ EP, entitled ‘King’.  Intrumentally, there is plenty going on in this busy, self-produced track, and D.A.P. also exhibits serious dexterity on the mic, all of which is linked nicely by a catchy chorus.  Stream below via SoundCloud.

BANKS – DROWNING [STWO REMIX]

  It hasn’t been long since Stwo released the superb ‘Ninety Two‘, but he’s already back at it.  This time, he turns his attention away from Drake and towards Banks, specifically ‘Goddess’ track, ‘Drowning‘.  The Parisian HW&W-signee takes his time building his version of Banks’ album cut to a bassy, glitching crescendo.  The question remains;…

BLACK MILK – IF THERE’S A HELL BELOW

Black Milk’s upcoming album ‘If There’s A Hell Below’ isn’t scheduled for release until October 28, but is now available to stream exclusively via NYTimes.com.  The advanced stream follows singles ‘Detroit’s New Dance Show‘, ‘Gold Piece [ft. Bun B]‘ and ‘Scum [ft. Random Axe].  Click here to check it out via NY Times, or stream in full…

P. MORRIS – BEFORE YOU DISAPPEAR

We fell head over heels for P. Morris when he released the interactive ‘Debut‘ back in February.  October 28 will see the LA producer return with his latest EP ‘Beloved’.  As yet, we’re unsure exactly what’s in store, but judging by new track ‘Before You Disappear’ we’re in for a treat.  The track loops an underwater-sounding, garbled…