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Album Review: Jam Baxter – Touching Scenes

In Hip Hop by Mxrtlxck

2018 has been a massive year for hip hop internationally, but the UK especially has seen some of its dopest releases. From Fliptrix’s impressive new album ‘Inexhale‘, Dabbla’s powerful ‘Death Moves’, and Ocean Wisdom’s feature packed Wizville. Now it’s time for the eagerly awaited turn of Jam Baxter dropping his new LP titled ‘Touching Scenes’.

The sixteen track LP has Jam Baxter feeding off of the darkness in society and portraying the hidden beauty and humour within. Helping him to maintain a well constructed outlay to this project, he has called upon a few friends such as Stinkin Slumrok, Rag’n’Bone Man, OG Rootz (FKA Durrty Goodz), Kate Tempest and Rhi. Also hooking up with producers GhostTown, Last Japan, Sumgii, Sam Zircon.

An American visual artist named Charlie Immer, was commissioned for the artwork, producing the perfect painting for this LP.

The project kicks off with ‘Guillotine’ which delivers an abstract instrumental, accompanied by the grimy, darkness that we all know and expect from the mind of Jam Baxter. The second single release from the LP ‘Vultures’ which is a grime orientated, distorted bass beat accompanied by some pleasing eski clicks and some mad kick drums. The collaboration between Jam Baxter and Last Japan is straight up fire, make sure you check the video out here.

The lead single ‘Saliva’ which was featured on the RAP UK Spotify playlist, is a strong track to lead the project. Possibly Jam Baxter’s best piece of work to date the LP gets a solid 4.5/5. The album is well thought out and takes the listeners on the dopest journey through Jam Baxters unique mind.

Make sure you check the album out here!

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