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In January 94, 'Rick Smith, Darren Emerson & Karl Hyde' released their debut album 'Dubnobasswithmyheadman' on UK independent label 'Junior Boys Own'. Up to that point, the three-piece were seen as something of a square peg. They crafted songs from transcendent dance music. They were clearly a band complete with frontman/guitarist, yet they made records where the constituent parts and players were often indefinable.
'Maxim' of 'The Prodigy' has just released the 3rd single off his upcoming 'Animal Anger' EP with UK MC 'Cianna Blaze', entitled '808'.
'P Money' unveils the new video for his latest track 'Originators'. “I don’t know what it is but the feelings mad,” barks 'P Money' on ‘Originators’, the first song to come from his forthcoming EP of the same name for 'Rinse FM', his follow-up to 2013s 'Round The Clock'.
South African producer 'The Militia' links up with Bronx newcomers 'Oswin Benjamin & Leffway' over a soulful record where the MCs share their anxieties over the dangers of the world.
Following the release of her HUGE record ‘STOP’ 'SHYSTIE' slaps brand new record ‘Let Me Go’ on to the table. Premiered by 'DJ Target on BBC 1Xtra', 'Shysties' new sound has 'Deanyboy' on production and once again features sweet vocals from 'Jalissa'.
'DDark' is back with his latest banger entitled 'Balance'. The Trap and Grime fused track is also available as a free download!
After premiering his newest EP, 'Cornrows + Baby hairs' on popular lifestyle blog, 'Greedmont Park', Boston-bred MC, 'SPNDA' releases visuals for the C+B single, 'Do Me A Favor'.
Check out the official video for 'Im On Dat' from 'Inspekta'. The video was directed by 'Charlotte Regan' and 'John Layton'. This is a trap mix of a London inspired track which is emulated in the video with its simple and engaging shots of street dancing.
'Jay, Ryo and Lili' are 'Grand Wa Zoo' from NW London, creating smooth American Influenced Hip Hop with a British front - joining peers 'Hawk House' and 'Loyle Carner' at the forefront of the scene. This debut track is produced and named after eclectic french songsmith 'Von D'.
New York City music imprint 'Cocoon Movements' presents 'Dark', the first leak off the 'Caterpillar Steps' compilation album (slated to drop in 2015). The single features the 'Cocoons caterpillars - Syntax, Liggy (L.I.F.E. Long) and Elohemstar' on the vocals, along with French producer 'Fatra Beats' on the boards.