Last night was a celebration of many things but most importantly it was the hometown launch for DRS’s album ‘I dont usually like MCs but’. My hometown, our Manchester came out in full force local artists old & new delivering their homegrown talents, wearing homegrown labels! Im not gonna lie im still drunk but not black out drunk i remember having an awesome time last night with some pretty awesome people. Big Up Del and all the Estate Recordings Crew, Marcus and the Soulution family, Band on the Wall and all that partied hard within her!
Not long now til Manchester family DRS drops his highly anticipated album, perfectly titled ‘I Dont Usually Like MCs But…’ in the wake of the release do not miss the album launches in London the 25th of this month and home town Manchester on the 26th, thats gonna be a long ass weekend for some people
Set to drop in August probably the most anticipated DnB album this year from MC veteran DRS ’I Dont Usually Like Mcs. But’ landed in my inbox last week and honestly i havent listened to much else since. So many amazing tracks, artists and producers on such an accomplished debut, im humbled to know him and to be a part of it. Currently the busiest MC from Manchester im guessin his bookings are gonna be out of control once this hits the shops! Avaliable now the singles Count to Ten ft Enei and Holding On ft Riya & Jehst are an epic slice of whats to come. Big up to all involved, raising a glass to your success xx
Where does he find the time ? Riz MC with a twisted love song.
Manchester is repping pretty hard right now, lots of artists making some BIG moves and GREAT music, STANDARD So Mondays are now OFFICIALLY dedicated to all things musical from my city. First up on my magical Manc melody tour is the ever troublesome but always lovable Skittles with his new single Tip-i-cal-ly from the forthcoming album ‘Poor with £100 trainers’ if the title hasn’t got you wanting more already then maybe 2010′s free download of the pre:P will get you salivating for the album which drops this year! Catch me performing at the Manchester album launch April 6th at Noho, in the meantime enjoy the below sampler featuring remixes from Chimpo, Dom Hz and more
Tonight me and the Kabuki will be laying down our funky stuff in Sun and Bass like true warrior souls, as i said on Monday wish you were here its gonna be fun as hell no doubt. Don’t feel like your missing out though cause you can catch a slice of the Warrior Soul session me and Kabuki did for Carhartt Radio right here. So just turn up the central heating, poor some deep drinks, turn the lights down low and ill see you on the flip now you hear
Whoever made this is in my top ten favourite people right now, Im loving being a big black singing mama in this official video for mine and Netskys collab, Moving with You!
Spirit in The System is the brand new album from The Qemists, YAY its out in August, album preview mini mix mashing it up quite nicely above
Zedious Bizzle aka Zed Bias aka MadSlinky has a brand new fan page on the book of fass and a new album bout to drop by way of Tru Thoughts. To celebrate he’s giving away a free mix and a free remix on download! So what you waiting for go fan him up and enjoy some exclusives old and new plus never be late on the freeness again….like i was
Onra plain and simple i cant stop listening to any and everything i can get my hands on from this little sample shuffling master, might be late on him but does it really matter? Find his past offerings on his myspace but go now and buy the brand new album Long Distance now on itunes with the highly dope High Hopes ft Reggie B, rewinding this tune to death on my iphone fighting urge to two step down the street!
Just Hold On from Kabuki ft me is out on Monday, support an awesome artist and receive 2 insanely good tracks on this double AA featuring Jeru the Damaja on the flip with ‘Watch Your Step’. Big thanks to all DJs who have supported so far and of course the playlist commitee at 1Xtra . Both tracks taken from the forthcoming album Warrior Soul on V Recordings, enjoy the little video i made in honour of the release and hold on tight!
Concept, hardcore stop-motion photography and post-production by Felix Hüffelmann and Phillip Frowein, nachteule-photography.de
Ah i love this video for the sheer amount of time it must have took to plan, film and then eventually edit!! For the track ‘Bit by Bit’ taken from Comfort Fits album “Polyshufflez”. Album out on on all mp3 sites or grab a CD with limited artwork (if theres any left) from Tokyo Dawn Records!
Bouncy bouncing to Rout from Enter Shikaris’ new album as it is major dope on a rope, non slip soap! Favorites so far are Stagnant & Troglodytes, but why they no in 320???? lol Feeling better about my purchase via the exclusive site on music glue though all proceeds of the album go to ‘STEP UP’ the fair trade organic activist clothing company, so its a solid green purchase all round
Aprils nearly here and bringing with it showers, sun (please) and the release of Roskas‘ album ‘Roska’. My brother from another mother Mr Miller showed me the album promo video yesterday created by the incredibly talented Monsta Art, literally comic genius, in fact if you don’t laugh at the birds Squark then i think you might be a bit dead inside.
Loaded up my ipod with a lot of music last week in preparation for my time away from home, been listening to a varied selection as always but so far the mood of the week has been perfectly captured by YACHTs latest album See Mystery Lights. (more…)
Thank the lord for twitter seriously this little gem could have lay undiscovered for many a moons. Fortunately i follow Gaslamp Killer and he retweeted a link to Bilals amazing live performance of ‘Levels’ at CMJ last month. (more…)
Natural History by Blu Marten is out the 2nd Nov, ithinkitsnice has been in expert charge of the artwork and created this lovely video featuring sections of the above cover and previewing album tracks. (more…)
Wow this year has gone soooooo fast! It seems like only yesterday i met the Qemists & Bruno on a rainy January afternoon in Brighton to begin rehearsals and tonight we play our final gig of the year! (more…)
Cannot get enough of this man at the moment, dunno why i really should know better…. (more…)