Manchester based emerging rapper KinKai and talented producer glue70 release ‘All I Can Send’, a collaborative alternative hip-hop record.

Manchester based emerging rapper KinKai and talented producer glue70 release ‘All I Can Send’, a collaborative alternative hip-hop record.  The track follow ‘Mellow Mermaids and Malibu’, their last team effort which saw support from Complex and Majestic Casual. Their sounds is characterised by lush vocal arrangements, with bold beat-work; sizzling snares and trilled hats meet to create vivacious polyrhythms. “glue70 aka a…

NYC based rapper Gi Major releases ‘Giggle’

‘Giggle’ is the title track and lead single from Gi Major’s EP of the same name. It’s driven by a sparse beat punctuated by trill hats, 808’s and dry snares. It’s trap production lit up by a high pitched sampled laugh that sits underneath the NYC-based rapper’s indubitable flow. There’s a laid back characteristic to…

London chill-hoppers Best Friend have us hooked with ‘Fell 4 U’

Flipped samples, grainy drums and infectious pitched vocal hooks abound on ‘Fell 4 U’. It’s the new track from London-based beat-makers ‘Best Friend’, who are beginning to show their staying power. Previous records ‘Hold Me’ and ‘Honey’ are also notable cuts; providing the same laid-back vibe. Imagining driving down the West Coast in a convertible…

Launchpad: Jack Bruno

Jack Bruno is back with his own brand of alternative hip-hop. With a slick rhythmic flow and a sumptuous blend of electronic beat making and analog instrumental textures, Bruno is emerging as a unique voice within the genre. His new single ‘My Way’ incorporates Bruno’s raw hip-hop roots, embracing the brashness of rap’s past. Bruno…

FIVE: Moh Flow

The second instalment of our new playlist feature ‘FIVE’ comes courtesy of Moh Flow, a Syrian rapper who has just come off a collaboration with Pusha T. ‘Options’, the resulting track, became a part of Spotify’s ‘I’m with The Banned’ campaign: supporting refugees in the wake of Trump’s travel ban. Having just released his new…

Djiil – Sick N’ Tired

And old school hip-hop beat lays the foundation on Parisian producer Djiil’s new single Sick N’ Tired. The beat is accompanied by a guitar that phases in and out of soulful licks, peppered around Mickey Shiloh’s sumptuous vocal. Follow Djiil: Facebook

Austin Bey – Stray

“I started the song on the anniversary of the murder of a rapper from my city named Lor Scoota and it made me think of how many other people with so much potential had the same fate. That’s where the “don’t go where I’m from..” line in the intro comes from.” “My emotions are so…

Brockhampton – Face

Watch the Kevin Abstract-directed video for “Face”, the first taste of Brockhampton’s second mixtape, Saturation.

Review: Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ is all about the struggle – the struggle within, the struggle to belong, the struggle to survive.