Monday, 28 April 2014

Edward Scissortongue - The Calculator (Video)


After releasing his latest project "The Theremin EP" last week on High Focus, Edward Scissortongue drops the video for "The Calculator". Over a laid back yet eerie instrumental supplied by Konchis, Scissortongue delivers more gritty lyrics to add to his collection.

"The Theremin EP" is available on CD and limited edition vinyl through High Focus Records. Also available on iTunes.

Groovement Podcast: Watch Deez - Smoked Steaks & Ice Cream


I was recently asked by Agent J over at Groovement to put together a guest selection for his site. I was more than happy to oblige. As a listener to the Groovement podcast series of mixes and interviews for a number of years, it was an honour to be asked to contribute.

You can check the link HERE for the Groovement page carrying my mix with download options and tracklist or alternatively I've added the Mixcloud stream below.

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Thursday, 24 April 2014

Skyzoo & Torae - Blue Yankee Fitted (Audio)


Skyzoo and Torae have today released the first single from their hugely anticipated joint album "Barrel Brothers". Produced by !llmind, "Blue Yankee Fitted" is exactly what I was hoping to hear from these two! An absolute banger.

A video has been shot and should be on the way very soon. Until then, stream "Blue Yankee Fitted" below or it is available to buy on iTunes now.


Ski Beatz on Rhythm Roulette (Video)


Ski Beatz, responsible for some Hip-Hop classics for artists such as Camp Lo, Jay Z and Mos Def, is the latest producer to try his hand at crafting a new beat from three random records on this episode of "Rhythm Roulette".

RATKING on The Neigborhood (Video)


RATKING take us on a walk where they grew up around Harlem in the latest episode of Complex's "The Neigborhood". They also talk a little about their working process.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Pharrell Williams - Marilyn Monroe (Video)



After the monster hit "Happy" and the eventual release of his sophomore album "G  I  R  L", Pharrell drops a new video for the album's opening track "Marilyn Monroe".

The video has lots of women in it. Brilliant. Who comes up with these video treatments? Not that I'm complaining. And yes, the hat remains. To tell the truth, I'm getting used to it now.

Friday, 18 April 2014

First Word Records x Record Store Day - Nothing Leaves The House (Video)



To celebrate Record Store Day, First Word Records put together this little digging video with Mr. Thing, Eric Lau, Tall Black Guy and Kidkanevil.

First Word Records -

"On a Saturday morning at the start of November 2013, First Word Records took 3 of our favourite producers out of London to spend the day browsing through the vinyl shelves of the biggest record nerd we know - the incomparable Mr Thing. This was the culmination of an idea that first manifested itself on Record Store Day 2012. Like most ideas it was a natural conclusion to a conversation about records and music - kidkanevil had expressed a desire to dig through Mr Thing's sizeable collection for some inspiration. Chatting to Mr Thing it seemed unfair to limit this to only one producer - Tall Black Guy and Eric Lau were top of our wish list. So - a double 7" (Mr Thing would make a beat too - they are his records after all) in time for Record Store Day 2013 (yes, we're a year late). There was however one stipulation about the records from the usually mild-mannered Mr Thing:

'The guys can sample anything they like, but Nothing Leaves The House....'
And who were we to argue.....

The result is four tracks that celebrate our love for record digging, sample chopping and the simple love of a dope beat."

Watch the video and then check the four tracks that were produced below.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Soul Twins Podcast Episode 1


Finally, after hearing about plans for it a while back, the Soul Twins have put together their anticipated first podcast. If you're not familiar with the music the twins play out and about, this will give you a great idea, so either hit the stream below or follow the link for the download.

Mack Wilds - Henny (Remix) ft. French Montana, Mobb Deep & Busta Rhymes (Video)


Mack Wilds rolls out the video to the "Henny Remix" with help from French Montana, Busta Rhymes and the original artists who rocked this beat, Mobb Deep.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Pharoahe Monch on The Mixdown (Video)


The incredible Pharoahe Monch recently sat down with Fuse TV's Esteban Serrano to break down the origins of his newest album "P.T.S.D" and what the meaning behind the title is on the latest episode of "The Mixdown".

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Nas at Coachella (Full Live Set)


Nas closed out day two of the Coachella festival with a performance of "Illmatic" in it's entirety. During "The World Is Yours" he was joined on stage by Jay Z who performed "Dead Presidents" which borrows a line from the Nas track for Jay's chorus. Puff Daddy also made an appearance for their track "Hate Me Now".

Watch the full live set below. Video courtesy of Yardie.

OutKast at Coachella (Full Live Set)


This weekend saw the highly anticipated reunion of OutKast at this year's Coachella festival. Big Boi and Andre 3000 ran through a host of their classics as well as solo hits. Expect to see a few guests too.

Check the full live set below.

*Unfortunately the video has been taken down. Hopefully a replacement will surface*

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Erick Sermon on Rhythm Roulette (Video)


A few people may be a little upset with The Green Eyed Bandit in the UK considering his no show in London and the subsequent cancellation of the EPMD show in Manchester, but come on, it's Erick Sermon. Who doesn't want to see him put together a beat using three random records?

Here he is on this episode of "Rhythm Roulette".

For the record, we don't know exactly why he wasn't in the UK and I hope everything is OK with him.

Supastition - Nothing Like It (Video)


Supastition releases the visuals to his single "Nothing Like It" from his great "Honest Living EP". An uplifting track celebrating and appreciating the simple things in life.

The "Honest Living EP" is available for a name your price amount through Reform School Music on Bandcamp.


Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Pete Cannon & Dr. Syntax: Killer Combo Album Launch


This Friday in Manchester, Antwerp Mansion hosts the "Killer Combo" album launch from Pete Cannon and Dr. Syntax. The album is already available but the duo are now touring. Expect a high energy performance as well as a heavy supporting cast.

Also there on the night will be Voodoo Black (Dubbul O, Sparkz, Ellis Meade and DJ Cutterz), producer Sivey and additional DJ support from Andy Peek with host MC Soft J completing the line up. Not one to be missed.

Check the flyer for details and below for a few videos and sounds from artists on the night.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

RATKING - Canal (Video)


I love everything about this. The music and the video match so well. This actually looks like it was shot in the 90's. Taken from RATKING's current project "So It Goes", this is "Canal".

Nas x Q-Tip x The Roots - One Love & The World Is Yours (Live on Jimmy Fallon)


This month Nas celebrates the 20th anniversary of his classic debut album and arguably one of the most important Hip-Hop offerings of all time; "Illmatic". Next week sees the release of "Illmatic XX" and last night he appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" to perform "One Love" from it. Backed by The Roots, Nas also welcomed the producer and guest of the song, Q-Tip to help out.

Nas looks pretty much how he did back in 1994 with the black military jacket and Timbs. Hip-Hop personified right here.

Props to Yardie for the video. They also performed "The World Is Yours". Check the NBC player below "One Love".

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Yelawolf - Box Chevy V (Video)


Yelawolf drops his latest video for the track "Box Chevy V". 

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Dan The Automator on Crate Diggers (Video)


On this episode of "Crate Diggers" we hear from producer Dan The Automator, who among other things, talks about what he thinks are the most important breaks in Hip-Hop history.