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Nomad – Preludes

UK hip hop label SFDB are back after a good few years in the wilderness. The new release is from Nomad entitled “Prelude” and as you would expect from a SFDB release its a fine blend of solid, funky, head nodding beats and on point rhymes.
Production is handled by brothers Daniel and Mark Richardson, using nice layers of distortion, hints of psychedelia and other effects, to create a sound that set “Prelude” apart from your everyday UK hip hop. Nomad compliments of beats with captivating tales and word play. More laid back than up in your face, but still able to grab and hold your attention.
It’s good to have SFDB Records back, especially as they have some of the best artwork in UK hip hop. “Prelude” is released September 1st.

 

Remark – ?Everything

UK veteran Remark returns with a new track that hits hard both in sound and content. Grab the track via bandcamp and check out the video below.

 

Mr Thing and Micall Parknsun – The Raw

Check out the new track from Mr Thing and Micall Parknsun. “The Raw” is a quality slice of low slung, head nodding hip hop, keeping it unashamedly rugged, real and underground. This is the first single taken from the forthcoming album, “Lets Finish What We Started” and is definitely proving Thing and Parky make a great combination. Oh and it has an awesome video too!

Mr Ekow – Between Haircuts

UK rapper Mr Ekow is back with a new EP, “Between Haircuts”. The EP continues Ekows journey into soulful, electronic hip hop featuring production from TheUnsung, Prospect and Taiko. The EP also feature the guest vocals of Myles the Rhetorical, Titi the Writer and Ebonie G. All fans of hip hop, neo-soul and smooth electronics will enjoy this EP, so grab it now!

DJ Supreme – Artric feat. Icepick

The legendary DJ Supreme from the classic hardcore UK hip hop group Hijack is back with a new single featuring veteran rhymer Icepick. Carrying on with his unique and uncompromising hard hitting sound, this is a must for all old school and new school b-boys out there.
Grab it now on white vinyl from Nake Ape Records.

 

Mongrels – Attack The Megalith Remix EP

Mongrels are back with a special remix EP, taking tracks from their excellent “Attack The Monolith” LP, a definite highlight of last year, and giving them a new twist.
“Attack The Megalith” is curated and compiled by frontman Kid Acne, who has enlisted friends and extended family to pick up the mantle of beat duties.
Remixes come from Third Person Lurkin, Juga-Naut, ex-Attica Blues member Charlie Dark, Sam Zircon, Hash Fingers, and King Kashmere (who also appears vocally). The two remixes really doing it for us are the electro stomp of “Skeleton Drums” by Skint Records main man Damien Harris aka Midfield General and the gritty, dirt filled distortion of “You Dig Raps pt2” by Blah Records producer Morriachi.
Coming in a hand printed sleeve with an exclusive enamel badge and embroidered patch with each order, grab this while you can! Pre-order now from Kid Acne’s website and check out the groups Soundcloud page for previews.

Strange U – Terminator Funk video

Peep the excellent new video from Strange U. “Terminator Funk” is taken from their killer album “#LP4080” out now on High Focus Records. We suggest you watch the video and then buy the album, you won’t regret it!

The Natural Curriculum – Frozen Lederhosen

Mancunian hip hoppers The Natural Curriculum are back with a new free track and video, “Frozen Lederhosen”. With Aver and Bill Sykes handling the vocal duties, this adds to the crews ever growing catalogue of quality hip hop.
Check out their bandcamp page for all their previous releases and check out our interview with Aver here.

 

Strange U – #LP4080

Strange U’s destrange-u-4080-cover_1440_webbut album “#LP4080” is released on the 10th of Feb, you can pre-order the album on CD and vinyl now from the High Focus website.
This is one of the most anticipated albums of the year for us, we cannot wait to hear whats in store. Fully produced by the good Dr Zygote, the album boast guest spots from Jehst, Fliptrix, Lee Scott, Cappo & Jazz T!
Until you can get your hands on the full length LP, peep the video for “Zuul” featuring Cappo.

 

IBMCs: Worldwide Remixes

ibmcsThe 8th in the IBMCs Worldwide Remixes but the 2nd to get a vinyl release, the latest instalment sees Toronto’s Muneshine remixing a UK classic from Rodney P featuring Skinnyman and Mr 45. With the b-side featuring New Yorks IceRocks remix of George Fields featuring Glad2Mecha and DXA.
The cream 7″ single is limited to 240 copies and can be purchased from the IBMCs website.
The digital release also features the Beatfreaks & Afu-Ra – Worldwide (Kick Back remix) and Language Arts – worldwide (George Fields remix) and is available via the IBMCs bandcamp site. This is a must for all international hip hop fans, don’t sleep!

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