NII – WAISTD

‘Waistd’ is the first release from South London solo artist Nií [pronounce Nee-yee], and we’re already jonesing for more.   The first track from her upcoming debut, ‘Paradoxology’ is co-produced by fellow Londoner Tanaka Samuel and comes with stunning artwork from Ray Fiasco [check out his ‘100 Covers For Kanye’ here].  On this simultaneously indulgent and…

WILEY – ON A LEVEL

Over the course of his career, Wiley’s output has varied from genre to genre, but on new track ‘On A Level’ he takes things back to his Grimey roots.  Over a dirty beat that with so much garage influence it couldn’t have come from anywhere other than the UK, Wiley delivers bars as brilliantly simple as…

KEPLER GOLD – TEMPLE [CONTINUED]

Not quite a remix, and not quite a sample either, Kepler Gold’s version of Sunni Colon’s ‘Temple’ is a continuation.  Keeping that mellow, hazy guitar sound and adding his own vocals and percussion, KG adds a whole new dimension to the Roc Nation signee’s original.  Gold’s latest release ‘Playroom‘ saw him take a step back from…

DISCLOSURE – LATCH [SCHOOLBOY Q REMIX]

Disclosure’s ‘Latch’ has been the subject of many a remix treatment, including that by Lido and DJ Premier.  Now, in the small hours of this Thursday morning, comes a version complete with bars from TDE’s own Schoolboy Q.  It’s unclear whether the remix came from Puffy’s camp or the UK dance duo themselves, but it’s…

BONFIRES – DEMONS [FT. LUUI]

UK producer Bonfires has been dropping tracks that add a touch of House to proceedings as of late. This time around however, he recruit’s Luui on the mic for the slow, brooding ‘Demons’. Layers of Synth are tied together by the most basic of drum beats; perfect for Luui’s densely complex flows. Stream below via…

ASANTE HUNTER – LIFELESS

After the outstanding ‘Show Me The War‘, Asante Hunter releases the second single from his upcoming ‘Finding Found’ EP, ‘Lifeless’.  The track sees Hunter sharing a conversation with a close friend about an addiction, the chorus has his friend struggling to respond with their feeling of lifelessness.  Hunter manages to convey emotion so comprehensively through some clever production: “The…

SBTRKT – HIGHER [FT. RAURY]

SBTRKT will release the follow-up to their 2011 self-titled debut on September 29 on Young Turks.  In preparation, we’re graced with new track ‘Higher’, which features Atlanta up-and-comer Raury.  New album ‘Wonder Where We Land’ is said to be far more Hip Hop-leaning than ‘SBTRKT’, and judging by ‘Higher’, they’re doing it right: this is every…