Summer will always be synonymous with the sounds of boom-bap. Whether you spent the best months of the year having a cookout with the family or found yourself playing hoops all afternoon, the heavy drum breaks have always been part of the action. But even though these times are behind us, does not mean we have to put the genre back on the shelf for next year. Aiming to educate the new generation with that good ol’ Boom bap, Long Island emcee Peter Leo has crossed paths with producer/engineer Eitan Noyze to give us 12 classic sounding gems in the form of ‘Energy Shift.’ “So Superb,” with it’s braggadocios, yet catchy rhymes from Peter and the always on point Styles P, is the joint that will make you nostalgic over those endless summer nights. Noyze’s stripped down, sublime production is a refreshing throwback for all of you heads that need a break from all of the Cloud and Trap Rap that’s been clogging the net. Check it out today, and pick up Energy Shift on iTunes, or give it a stream here, for a new take on some old Hip Hop fundamentals.
Vrijeme je da otvorimo još jednu Dirty Beatz drum & bass sezonu u Zagrebu. Prije samoga ljeta uživali smo u deep & clean zvuku AMOSSA, a za otvaranje nam stiže prava underground UK kombinacija sve popularniji DLR i MC GUSTO. Dovoljno je reći da su upravo završili s Outlook i Dimensions Festivalima u Puli, gosti su najprestižnijih Londonskih večeri Metalhedz-a, Distpatch-a, Shogun-a kao i drugih europskih i svjetskih klubova.
Three Kings and a Remix. Check out the remix of Common’s hit single Kingdom featuring Vince Staples and now Jay Electronica.
Toronto’s do-it-all Junia-T comes through with a posse-cut visual for his latest single “Sky Is Falling” featuring Kemikal. The north of the border duo weave intricate verbal over a track that bleeds boom-bap, evoking that Golden Era nostalgia with a barrage of sweet-soul chops and choice lyricism, all orchestrated by Junia himself. The cut comes as a swift taste of the newcomer’s forthcoming Eye See You LP, which will feature guest spots from OKP favorite Little Simz, LordQuest, Frank Grams and more. Get acquainted Junia-T and peep the visual for his latest drop “Sky Is Falling” below. Keep it locked for the latest from one of Toronto’s unspoken sonic sculptors.
Ask and you shall receive. Finally…. none other than the G-Unit is in the house. United again, they stop by GGN to talk about the recent release of their reunion project and more… ufunkybitchyou!!!
Today the nation’s largest weekly newspaper, The Village Voice, premiered Diamond District’s second single Lost Cause from the groups upcoming album March On Washington. The track is produced by rising star Oddisee and features the trio (yU, Oddisee, Uptown XO) rhyming some of their most impassioned bars to date.
Check out the latest episode of Diplo & Friends on BBC Radio1, with Hudson Mohawke in the mix. He also plays his new collabo with Croatia’s own Tamara Saul.