Archive for the month “June, 2015”

Amanaz – Africa

FirstAfrica Artwork released in 1975, Amanaz ‘Africa’ is a classic piece of Zambian psychedelic, beat heavy, acid rock or Zamrock as it has come to be known. Originally there were two versions of the album, one was dry, with loud vocals and drums, the second was covered with heavy reverb loosing the vocals and drums somewhere in the haze.
Now-Again records have resurrected this excellent album, taking both versions and cleaning them up as much they possibly can, the mastered are long lost,to give the listeners the cleanest copies of this rare album.
Here you have the laid back ‘Sunday Morning’ and ‘Khala My Friend’ along with the raucous, bugged out sounds of ‘Making The Scene’. Whatever mood the band are in the fuzz is always present, fuzzed out guitars, heavy on the distortion giving even the most mellow moments a harder and more exciting edge.
Out now on all formats from Now-Again do not miss out on this forgotten classic. Buy HERE check out a taster below.



Sage Francis – ID Theives

Check out the excellent new video for Sage Francis’ ‘ID Thieves’. The track is taken from the album ‘Copper Gone‘ and the video was directed and animated by the extremely talented Aupheus.

Nathaniel Mann – Beachcomber (video)

Check out this new video from Boston born, Brooklyn based rapper Nathaniel Mann. Look out for his forthcoming releases featuring production from Nottz and guest verses from Roc Marciano & theILLUZION.

Too add to this, buy now, the producer of ‘Beachcomber’ also has his own material out. We were super impressed with the video for ‘Gabriel Ratchet’ we had to feature it here too.

2econd Class Citizen – Follow U feat. Graciellita

2econd Class Citizen has released the first video from his brand new album, buy now.
‘Follow U’ features the vocal talents Graciellita and the video has some amazing footage of Vienna.

Pro P – Street Life Beat Tape

Manchesteppror producer Pro P from The Bluntskins has just released a brand new beat tape, ‘Street Life’.
This is the follow up to his ‘Concrete Jungle’ beat tape released last year. 20 tracks of heavy hitting instrumental hip hop beats. Producers and MC’s a like,  as well as beat fans will love this. P knows how to rock a funky beat and this beat tape shows you!


Funk By Funk – Playdioh(Beat Compound)

Check out this awesome beat tape from Funk By Funk‘s Mark Ski. ‘Playdioh (Beat Compound)’ moulds timeless beats and brodcasting bleeps into 30 minutes of colourful instrumental Hip-Hop fun. All beats and cuts by Mark Ski for Funk by Funk productions. Executive produced by J57 of The Brown Bag All Stars. UK to BK!

Mongrels – Low Budget High Concept Minimix

The Mongrels (Kid Acne & Benjamin) are back with a brand new EP, here is a fresh minimix giving us all a taste of what’s in store. Judging by this we are in for a real treat.

Yes Creator – Yes Creator

yesYes Creator is a project put together by Benjamin One and Derek Hines. Its a heady mix of future beats, grime and soul.
We’re not sure if these 2 tracks are the groups only release, but all elements work perfectly together, creating a hard hitting, experimental slice of neo soul. Grab it now for free.

Hey!Zeus.i – Holy Cow feat Strange U & Jehst

Hey!Zeus.i heyhas just release the single ‘Holy Cow’ on YNR PRoductions. The Obba Supa and Dahlia Black Gang member is causing a storm with this his debut for the YNR label along with the help of Strange U and Jehst. Out now the digital single also comes with an excellent remix from Strange U producer Dr Zygote. Buy it now and check out the exquisitely off-key video.


Awkward – Treacherous Mix 2

Bristol producer Awkward has just unleashed a new mix consisting of his own productions. There are tracks here Awkward has produced and remixed for Megabusive, The Cloaks, Open Mike Eagle, Self Jupiter, Rheteric Ramirez, Radioinactive, Acid Reign and more. Check it out.


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