A soundscape of field recordings and carefully spaced productions straight out of Tokyo, Japan.
Essential purchase for those with the luxury of having a tape player hooked up.
Edition of 110
A real treat from the team over at Red Bull and Pépé Bradock, as it stands Pépé is easily in my top 3 house producers, and for good reason. Anytime the sun is out or you’re just in the mood to groove to yourself, his music is always perfect for the occasion and this free EP is no different. I’m sure it will be in full rotation if the weather stops as it was today (Sunny for those not in LDN).
Grab the download below, press play, turn it up and flex.
I first posted a couple of months ago
about the mysterious Japanese artist which I was feeling, it was caught up in-between the mist of ‘It G ma’ and had lo-fi styles that are comparable to Lil B and Yung Lean.
After communicating the best I could on Twitter (Thanks Google Translate) I told him to hit me up when the new stuff dropped, and long behold, 2 months later, the inboxes dinged with new material I dare say even rawer then the first EP.
The production is some vague trap, grime, hip-hop descendent which works perfectly with the grainy vocals and the rapping style, again I can’t understand the lyrics but I feel the voices them self act as instruments and I don’t think its essential for me to understand the lyrics, maybe one day ill learn Japanese…
On the tracks also features Young Philip, before this I’d never heard of him but after a bit of searching found his soundcloud and recommend listening threw the material thats on there, he could hit me up if he reads this. Other then that you can grab the EP entitled BUKKAKE below for free.
Diz & Young Philip – BUKKAKE EP
Young Philip Soundcloud
Also check out Diz’z latest free download on his soundcloud.
After a long solo break, and not releasing much under any name as of recent, Blawan has took it upon himself to start his own label which will mainly be focussing on the releasing of his own solo material.
Described ‘From South Yorkshire to Berlin’, I can’t help but think the label could come off as a bit of a gimmick, and the preview for first release does’nt really help. Up for release on the 12th of May ‘Warm Tonal Touch’ is the first solo work we’ve heard from Blawan since 2012, since then his list of collaborators has increased massively and his style twisted and altered so much that his name attached to those early Hessle releases becomes somewhat confusing. As an avid fan of the old and new stuff Blawan has produced, including his live and DJ sets I can’t help but feeling this is a little stale, it sounds a lot like other stuff been released, and now losing its rough and ready South Yorkshire tagline, and been branded as a Berlin power house, I can see the music losing its dynamic and imaginative approach it once head, and becoming lost in the techno train that revolves around 1 city and its selection of super clubs.
Make up your own mind and feel free to ignore my opinion and stream the forthcoming release below.
Quite a few releases this morning, including new collabs and bits from forthcoming albums. This bit is forthcoming from Earl’s new album ‘I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Out’ which was apparently not meant to be revealed yet, but the record company slipped up and it ended up on iTunes for pre-order.
From that a new track surfaced from the album entitled ‘Grief’, only a leak at the moment and the quality isn’t fantastic, but its sounding heavy, great production and Earl sounding as lost and cynical as ever.
Looking forward to the album which is set to release on the 23rd March, hopefully we will see a vinyl release as well.
Also its with noting he’s playing a couple of gigs in the summer, so if you’re in London hit the link below to grab some tickets for that.
Earl Sweatshirt @ O2 Sheperds Bush