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Video: Jam Baxter - For A Limited Time Only

Video: Jam Baxter - For A Limited Time Only

After a year out of the limelight, UK rapper Jam Baxter is back with this new single 'For A Limited Time Only' set to appear on his new album Mansion 38. The High Focus Records artist tackles the brainwashing power of advertising head on accompanied by down-tempo beat from Chemo. Watch the video below.

@ActualJamBaxter

 

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Review: Maniac - Homecoming EP

Review: Maniac - Homecoming EP

Review by William Bunch

Maniac is back. His aptly named ‘Homecoming’ EP is his first fully solo expedition, since doing 6 years of a 14 year sentence for conspiracy to murder. With prior productions working on tracks with Wiley, JME and Chip he’s a producer many heads will be familiar with, known for his otherworldly sonics and maximal sound. For the new comers to the scene, however, ‘Homecoming’ will serve as an introduction to the Maniac sound.

The question is how has that sound fared since in the time he’s been away, put on a Maniac track from any of his pre-incarceration releases and it will still bang. Tracks from his instrumental album ‘New Age Grime’, ‘Salt Fish’ EP or ‘Devil’ EP are filled with an inescapable energy. Post-incarceration his release with fellow E3 resident Maxsta and Manchester’s Boothroyd stands as one of the best Grime release to of dropped in recent years, and features some of Maniac’s best and most accomplished productions to date. In the 6 years or so he was away, there have also been numerous wannabe-Maniac producers that have tried to mimic his style that have fallen short. So it comes as a surprise that ‘Homecoming’ feels like it owes more to producers like Rude Kid, Filthy Gears, Oddz and Swifta Beater than to his own inimitable style.

Opening ‘Homecoming’, ‘Go’ is a solid trap beat that gives way to rising synths and square wave drones. It’s perfect for MCs looking for a track to showcase their lyrics but can easily be filed with the hundred or so other beats that came out on this vibe in the last year. ‘Track and Field’ finds itself run out with an over familiar eski vibe and choral vocals, a la Swifta’s Choir Gang, and ‘Victoria Park’ is straight up 8 bar grime. While 8-bar grime can thrive off it’s repetitiveness causing devastation with both MCs and the crowd,  here Victoria Park lacks the rawness to keep you listening.

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Video: Tha 4orce - Wild Wind That Blows ft. Cyclonious

Video: Tha 4orce - Wild Wind That Blows ft. Cyclonious

A golden age style boom bap track Wild Wind That Blows is the third taster of Tha force’s upcoming album Setting Standards. Keeping production duties on point Tha 4orce lays on a rich opening of jazzy brass before kicking in with head nodding percussion, all presented with a warm analogue feel right down to the record scratched outro.

Teaming up with guest MC Cyclonious the same integrity is kept lyrically with plenty of hard hitting questions around society, power and perspective. 

 

Keep an eye out for Setting Standards dropping this spring. 

@tha4orce // @Cyclonious

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Video: D Double E - How I Like It Remix ft. Chip, Lethal Bizzle, Wiley and Baseman

Rappers often come and go within this Industry, but it seems that D Double E knows the secret formula on how to consistently re-invent himself for old and new audiences alike.

Bluku TV shares the anticipated latest remix for 'How I Like It' which boasts features from Grime heavy weights JME, Chip, Lethal Bizzle, Wiley and Baseman. Pose Heavy Singles have made a nice comeback within the UK scene lately and this one is sure to be an early contender for Remix of the Year.

D Double E will also be headlining his own show this year at the O2 Academy in Islington which is sure to be as fire as this track is! The tour dates and tickets can be found here

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Event: MistaJam Jam Packed UK Tour at XOYO 23rd March w/ P Money

Event: MistaJam Jam Packed UK Tour at XOYO 23rd March w/ P Money

Radio 1 DJ Mistajam kicked this off in January with two killer shows in XOYO and Gorilla in Manchester and now hit XOYO, London on Thursday 23rd March for his curated club night 'JamPacked' . The tour continues across the UK and abroad this Spring and Summer! 

Dates and line-ups for all the JamPacked events as follows:

  • 23rd March - XOYO, London - MistaJam, TCTS, P Money + more TBA
  • 16th April - Astoria, Portsmouth - MistaJam, Gotsome, Patrick Nazem

Go to Resident Advisor for tickets and more details.

https://www.facebook.com/events/218536248620044/

 

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Video: Melanin 9 talks "Love & Hip Hop" on #FlipLifeRadio on PyroRadio

Video: Melanin 9 talks "Love & Hip Hop" on #FlipLifeRadio on PyroRadio

Dope interview from the North London rapper who gets on the Flip Life TV show on Pyro! Peep our interview with M9 below this video after, which was filmed in 2012.

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Video: Marcello Spooks - 'All Time High' BrappTV Freestyle 2.0

Video: Marcello Spooks - 'All Time High' BrappTV Freestyle 2.0

 

With his second appearance on Brapp TV, the East London artist finesses this dope production from Maschine Man Tim and shows why he's a name you can't sleep on in 2017!!

Stream his new EP 'All Time High' below the video!

twitter.com/MarcelloSpooks

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Major Hip Hop releases and events scheduled for 27 February ‘17 - 5 March ‘17

 

This page will give you an overview of the main Hip Hop releases and events scheduled in the UK for this week. The info has been put together by HipHopListings who provide heads across the UK with updates on new events and releases.

 

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Video: Klashnekoff - Hand on Heart

Video: Klashnekoff - Hand on Heart

Following a few years out the game the Hackney hip hop icon makes a welcome return with this well received visual which is dedicated to his deceased mum. Let's hope this is a sign of things to come for K-Lash is 2017. 

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Video: Fliptrix appeared on our radio show for an interview and live PA

Video: Fliptrix appeared on our radio show for an interview and live PA

The High Focus head honcho is currently promoting his new album 'Patterns of Escapism' - we interviewed him and grabbed some live bars too check it out!! 

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Radio: Blatantly Blunt on Pyro Radio with guests Fliptrix & Parallax

Radio: Blatantly Blunt on Pyro Radio with guests Fliptrix & Parallax

Listen back to the latest Blatantly Blunt show hosted by Nick Russell and Micall Parknsun with special guests Fliptrix and Parallax live in the Pyro studio. Check audio, visuals and tracklist below! 

 

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Video: Micall Parknsun - Practice

Video: Micall Parknsun - Practice

With his new EP on the verge of a full on vinyl and digital release on Boot Records, our Pyro Radio show co-host Micall Parknsun launches the project in a big way with the lead track which stays in trend with his authentic boom bap sound!

Cop the EP 'Practicing Tag Team Moves' here

 

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JME Hendrix (If You Don't know x Voodoo Chile) (RJ Cherry mashup)

JME Hendrix (If You Don't know x Voodoo Chile) (RJ Cherry mashup)

With a lot of mashups bubbling up on the internet over the years they're often a bit corny and easily forgettable but this one's super sick. With a huge age gap these two artists are defo not designed to blend well but Scottish masher-upper kills it on this! 

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Cormega ft. Havoc & Giggs - Ironic

Cormega ft. Havoc & Giggs - Ironic

Dope transatlantic link up as South London don Giggs jumps on this collab with QB's Cormega and Havoc, one half of Mobb Deep!

@iamcormega // @mobbdeephavoc // @officialgiggs

 

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Video: AJ Tracey & MJ Cole - The Rumble

Video: AJ Tracey & MJ Cole - The Rumble

Creative new visual for a great link up from one UK legend in the form of MJ Cole on production who gets AJ Tracey on the vocal who kills it as ever! Nice fusion of garage and grime as AJ weaves his way thru London's night life including Dalston and Central London too!

MJ Cole "The Rumble is a slice of London, the energy of now, a fusion of all that is exciting in the UK for us. We’re proud of this record and are excited to release is on the brand new 892 Recordings."

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