This diverse production and sharp lyrical feast resonate K-Lash s trademark status as a lyrical connoisseur and one of the pioneers of the UK hip hop scene. It s what old fans will love and new fans will enjoy. Four words : beats, bars, flows, jokes.
Dat Time sets the undertone for the album with heavyweight producer Beat Butcha providing that raw gritty beat which will have you snapping your neck in agreement with every drum kick and snare. K-Lash equally brings fire to this track with punchlines galore and an intoxicating chorus, making it a certified anthem this year.
In contrast there are songs like Got To Be Right, produced by Show And Prove, with its soulful almost West Coast classic laid back vibe, sprinkled with Klash s descriptive word play and effortless delivery. It will transport the listener back to that Sagas feel, but with a new found energy.
Ftlt , the title track for the album, features production from up and coming producer B Clever, who K-Lash met in Portishead through fate. They have been working closely ever since, and Ftlt' has all the ingredients needed for a classic underground hit. Raw intro, raw beat, raw bars...check, check, check. Banger!
The album also features production from DJ Whoo Kid & Red Spyda, Beat Butcher, Last Resort and more. This is a confident comeback that illustrates Klashnekoff s legendary status and assertive originality. He describes it as new energy, same essence.
Classic production and lionhearted lyrics, juxtaposed with an array of effortlessly comical skits make Ftlt an impressive addition to Klashnekoff s catalogue, showcasing all his different talents. Here is an accomplished artist that can produce seriously good music without taking himself too seriously. And the album speaks for itself.
There's no theme to the album, just vibes. Half of it was made in London when I was thinking a bit more introspective, and the other half when I was outside London and more relaxed. So it s a combination of both vibes, but more to the point it s just good music. Ftlt..F*** The Long Talk!
Tracklisting: 1. Intro 2. Dat Time 3. Wobble Wobble [Skit] 4. Brand New Day 5. Do It Like 6. Clear My Throat [Freestyle] 7. Got To Be Right 8. FTLT 9. DJ Meloss Part 1[Skit] 10. Match Time 11. DJ Meloss Part 2 [Skit] 12. Stick N Move 13. In At The Deep End 14. Life In The Bits 15. Battle 16. Cause & Effect ft Gentleman [Freestyle] 17. Heed My
The Becoming Real Trilogy Compilation is comprised of 13 of the most popular tracks from Elsa Hewitt’s three albums of 2017: 'Cameras From Mars', 'Dum Spiro Spero' and 'Peng Variations'. From ambient, to hip hop, to downtempo, to lofi techno, garage and house, all shades of Hewitt's early days of diverse beatwork is represented in this compilation. With a natural ear for texture, subtlety and rhythm, her personal yet scholarly approach to blending electronic production with many years of experience as a songwriter and lyricist is the magic potion that culminated in this unique and beautiful brand of music. The tracks selected for this compilation have been remixed and remastered initially to be optimised for vinyl pressing, but the finished product admittedly sounds even better digitally.
Following numerous plays on numerous radio stations such as 6music, RTE, Triple J and Worldwide FM; support from Tom Ravenscroft, Bandcamp, Spotify, Stamp The Wax, Brownswood, PRS Foundation, HMUK, Jay Scarlett, Lefto, Tim Shiel, and many more, it was sensical to create a compilation for Hewitt’s debut vinyl release, celebrating an astounding year of productivity and success despite being a total newcomer to the professional music scene at the start of it.
To sum up, this body of work represents the start of a long and fruitful career that is well worth following. In 2018 Elsa released her first ambient EP ‘Quilt Jams’ as well as several mixes, several stunning remixes, some highly impressive commissioned work for the Open Music Archive and the Jazz Cafe, many continuously developing live sets, a new single set for release on November 2nd via Saffron Records, and most significantly, she has completed a new album- ‘Citrus Paradisi’ set for release in 2019. So now is a better time than any to get acquainted with the world of Elsa Hewitt.
Tracklisting: Side A: 1. Catvision 2. Healing Hands 3.After Party 4. I Wish I Wasn’t Hungover 5. Birthday Roof Party 6. Breathing SpaceX
Side B: 7. One Day Old Today 8. Become Real 9. Snowmilk 10. Intangible Beauty 11. Tantrum 12. Novemberz 13. Things To Say
First pressing is a double vinyl in a gatefold sleeve with 2 colour variants.
Variant 1 in Green/Blue marbled vinyl.
Variant 2 in Amber and red disc vinyl.
Each variant includes is a free download of the entire album.
Main CD package is a 4 panel digipack with booklet.
Titled ‘Yn Ol I Annwn’, Welsh for Return To The Underworld’, it is the third part of the trilogy of albums that began with ‘Noeth Ac Anoeth’ in 2015 and 2017’s ‘Y Proffwyd Dwyll’.
The final phase of the band’s first intergalactic voyage if you will.
The eight songs that comprise thes album, sees the band delve deeper into their collective influences, embracing full on space rock, atmospheric film soundtracks, melancholic acoustic interludes, psychedelia, cosmic moogs and percussion, moments of introspection and light … and of course, large helpings of doom. The fat riffs, big hooks and endless space grooves are all present and correct.
And once again Jessica Ball’s voice glides over it all, both sweet and melancholy, yet this time more assured. A myriad of stacked harmonies and layered vocals weave in and out of the tracks, adding an ‘other-worldly’ melodicism to the songs.
In fact the album as a whole, is very much a sonic journey into some cosmos on the edge of forever. Just turn off the lights, turn up the volume and be transported to dance at the end of time.
The band’s music has developed and been honed over the previous two records, but there is no doubt that they have distilled the essence of MWWB into this one. Previous comparisons to Windhand, Yob, Sleep. or whatever, are rendered completely redundant with ‘Yn Ol I Annwn’.
No one else is pushing the boundaries of heavy like MWWB.
Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard sound like Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard, full stop.
MWWB are: Paul Michael Davies, Jessica Ball, Wes Leon, James Carrington, Stuart Sinclair.
Vinyl Tracklisting: Side A: 1. Tralfamadore 2. The Spaceships Of Ezekiel
Side B: 3. Fata Morgana 4. Du Bist Jetzt Nicht In Der Zukunft
Side C: 5. Yn Ol I Annwn 6. Katyusha
Side D: 7. The Majestic Clockwork 8. Five Days In The Abyss
CD Tracklisting: 1. Tralfamadore 2. The Spaceships Of Ezekiel 3. Fata Morgana 4. Du Bist Jetzt Nicht In Der Zukunft 5. Yn Ol I Annwn 6. Katyusha 7. The Majestic Clockwork 8. Five Days In The Abyss
When was the last time you watched the sunset? Sunset Cities is a new musical project created to explore this and many other questions concerning one’s own presence, spiritual essence, belief, love, and mindfulness while in rotation around the life light.
The group is comprised of two emcees and two producers; four human perspectives judging the light and the dark of life, maneuvering between the two while the fundamentals of hip-hop culture and psychedelic soul simmer on the coasts of South Australia.
Last year in Adelaide over a plate of Ethiopian food, MC’s Nelson Dialect and Cazeaux O.S.L.O. crafted the basic principles for waxing poetic over two distinct sonic dimensions - a record made up of two sides, the first produced by Melbourne beatmaker Skomes (known for his work with Caseaux O.S.L.O under the moniker SO.Crates) and the second by Adelaide resident Alnitak Kid.
The record follows the cycle of the sun, no beginnings and no endings, just answers to this and many other questions using the voice, the drum and the body electric. When was the last time you watched the sunset?
Tracklisting: 1. Stay a While 2. Oh Baby (feat. Jace XL) 3. Bounce if You Open 4. Know Doubt 5. Burning Slow 6. Bright On 7. Jay Elec 8. Black Tapes 9. Hemisphere 10. Somebody Believes in You 11. 6 - 2 - 6
“Limited Purple Vinyl Includes exclusive sticker sheet”
Sleaford Mods are one of the most important, politically charged and thought-provoking duos currently making their mark on the UK music scene and beyond.
They are now poised to release their fifth studio album entitled ‘Eton Alive’ in February 2019.
The new album, which features 12 new tracks from the prolific artists, was recorded in Nottingham. The record will be the first release on Jason and Andrew’s newly formed label ‘Extreme Eating’ and their first album since parting ways with Rough Trade Records.
“Eton Alive speaks for itself really. Here we are once again in the middle of another elitist plan being digested slowly as we wait to be turned into faeces once more. Some already are, some are dead and the rest of us erode in the belly of prehistoric ideology which depending on our abilities and willingness, assigns to each of us varying levels of comfort that range from horrible to reasonably acceptable, based on contribution.
So after the digestive system of the Nobles rejects our inedible bones we exit the Arse of Rule, we fall into the toilet again and at the mercy of whatever policies are holding order in the shit pipe of this tatty civilisation. It is here our flesh regenerates as we rattle into another form, ready, and ripe for order”. – Jason Williamson ‘Eton Alive’
Tracklisting: 1. Into The Payzone 2. Kebab Spider 3. Policy Cream 4. OBCT 5. When You Come Up To Me 6. Top It Up 7. Flipside 8. Subtraction 9. Firewall 10. Big Burt 11. Discourse 12. Negative Script