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Youth:Kill – A Hunters Moon

Walter Gross and rapper K-The-I??? come together on as Youth:Kill with “A Hunters Moon” to create a unique EP that pushes the boundaries of hip hop music. Gross provides the music, which is a harsh mix of industrial noise, metallic beats and distorted baselines, while K-the-I??? rhymes furiously, fitting in where ever he can, taking on any off kilter beat and laying into it hard. This is not easy listening, but it’s great to hear people out there still trying to push hip hop in different directions and not afraid of experimenting.
Grab the EP now!

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Podcast No.18 Bethaniens Dust – The No Mystery Podcast

The marvel that is Bethaniens Dust has kindly supplied us with a brand new podcast! If you are not familiar with Bethaniens work, check out his recent releases on I Had An Accident Records or the mixtape come turntable noise montage of “Gauze” on Nohmad. He has worked with the likes of Tenshun and also recorded under the DJ Troubled Soul moniker. All can be bought, downloaded and listened to on his bandcamp page.
Here the man has provided us with a mix of experimental, left-field hip hop both vocal and instrumental. Starting off giving the MC’s some light, then moving into the harsher realms of beats and breaks.
Clocking in at around 1 hour 10 minutes, this mix is a trip through the darker side of Bethaniens Dust’s influences and contemporaries  and makes for great listening. Enjoy!

fbcfabric & reindeer – It’s Not Who You Know, It’s Whom You Know

Originally released back in 2005, FBC Fabric and Reindeers album “It’s Not Who You Know, It’s Whom You Know” is being given a new lease of life with its debut vinyl release. Originally released on hand crafted CD, that are long sold out now, Mism Records have done an awesome of re-issuing the album on deluxe triple vinyl, strictly limited to 100 copies.
Musically the album is left-field, avant-garde, experimental hip hop, easily comparable to Anticon Records releases. As much as this is true, there is without a doubt a big influence, it still feels like a slightly lazy comparison. You can also hear influences from the likes of Taskforce, El-P and Def Jux, classic hip hop, folk music and much more.
This is serious music with depth and passion, left-field UK hip hop done well not sounding like a poor imitation of our state side counter parts. Perfect autumn and winter listening, we urge you to get a copy while you can.
Buy the album from Mism Records here.

Damien & Bethaniens Dust – Conveil

I Had An Accident records continue their assault on the listeners  senses with a new split cassette from Damien and Bethaniens Dust. As you would expect each side is a college of dark, eerie noises and soundscapes mixed with hard, dirty smash your door down beats. Another essential release from IHAA. Grab the cassette (if there’s any left) or the digital now.

Kill Billionaires – Terrorism

Kill Billionaires is back with another elusive video, “Terrorism”. Still we no nothing of him, but we like what we hear!

Bethaniens Dust – Gauze

Bethaniens Dust return with a new mixtape, of sorts. “Gauze” is a collection of turntable noise, post hip hop, ambient sounds that create a eerie, intense body of work. Fans of dark, experimental sounds this is for you! You can download it for free from Nohmad.

The Difference Machine – Smoke (Anthony Nolan Remix) WORLD PREMIER

After releasing one of the best hip hop albums of 2016, The Difference Machine return with a brand new remix album, “Triangle Schemes”. Featuring remixes by the likes of Jel, Blockhead, PUDGE, DJ Nervex and more, along with some new material.
We are extremely excited to bring you the world premier of Anthony Nolans awesome, fuzzed up remix of “Smoke” featuring Homeboy Sandman. Pre-order the album here and enjoy this exclusive.

Strangelove – EP 1

Finally Strangelove return with a new release, “EP 1”. Taking their brand of blissed out, left of centre hip hop to a new level. Production wise, “EP 1” is sparse, atmospheric, verging on ambient at time, with hints of future beats and electronica, this is miles away from boom bap hip hop, but it works perfectly. Super chilled, yet full of energy, the MC’s lay their well crafted rhymes over melodic tones and noises, there’s not always a beat, but they show you don’t always need one. The groups sound does fit well into the weed driven UK hip hop scene, but doesn’t rely on cliches vocally or musically too many fall into. Creating a sound that stoners and experimental fans will enjoy equally, or just fans of good interesting music.
Out now on limited edition cassette and digital, this is definitely the kind of thing we want to hear more of coming out of the UK. Also check out the video for the track “Lonely Souls” featuring Bellatrix.

 

 

Tobacco – Ripe & Majestic (Instrumental Rarities & Unreleased Beats)

Tobacco releases “Ripe & Majestic”, a new album of rare instrumentals and unreleased tracks recorded between 2007 and 2017.
These include instrumental versions of tracks by Beans, the instrumentals of remixes of people such as Sole, The Go Team, Dirty Ghosts and other unused beats and outtakes.
All the tracks on offer are unmistakably Tobacco, they have his signature sound, but all work perfectly as stand alone instrumental tracks. This is heavy, grinding, sometimes brutal electronic beat music, taking in influence from psychedlia, indie rock, hip hop and god knows what else, but it works and works well.
Out August 25th Red Cult Records.

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