Review | Stormzy – Gang Signs & Prayer

For the last few years it’s safe to say there has been a Stormzy brewing. From successive EPs and catchy freestyles, which garnered top 10 chart positions and awards, to clever marketing campaigns, a huge cloud of potential has formed and followed Big Mike’s ascension. And now, the most highly anticipated album to come from…

Music | Poppy Ajudha – Love Falls Down (COLORS Berlin) [Video]

Singer/songwriter Poppy Ajudha is the one of the latest artists to become part of the COLORS Berlin project, giving a live performance of ‘Love Falls Down’. The rendition, which is aided by guitar from Oscar Jerome, is an impeccable example of Poppy’s alluring voice and tone, adding further reason for the excitement that surrounds her…

Music | Scott Xylo – Hold On

Scott Xylo has released his afrofuturistic track, ‘Hold On’. The tune is based around a mix of 70s afro and psychedelic funk, influenced by the work of Funkadelic and Sly & the Family Stone, with Xylo putting his own spin on the revered sound, which he has coined as “afrofuturism”. This follows his other recent…

#NayeTuneOfTheDay | Will Smith Ft. Jill Scott – The Rain

Will Smith Ft. Jill Scott – ‘The Rain’ – Willenium Prod By: DJ Jazzy Jeff The Christmas of 1999 brought a few presents, none of which I remember today, except for a gift from my Auntie, who decided (probably with help from my Mum) to buy me Will Smith’s album, Willenium. In hindsight it was…

Events | New Guardz Winter Jam

New Guardz Winter Jam Saturday 25th February Nambucca, 596 Holloway Road, N7 6LB, London Performances From: Da Fly Hooligan SumoChief Sophie Faith Sus Bully New Guardz w/ The Direwolves Tickets  

Music | SueLily – Orbit

SueLily has shared her first single of 2017, entitled ‘Orbit’. The singer/songwriter expresses her intergalactic thoughts over gentle, spacey, Intalekt-produced instrumentation, with the track transferring the listener into SueLily’s universe of emotions. The song is exactly what we’ve come to expect from SueLily’s sultry vocals and marks a good start to the year. Listen to…

Music | Intalekt – Patience…

Intalekt has released a new single, entitled ‘Patience…’, within which he exhibits his ability to do more than produce. The track is a further example of Intalekt’s flexibility as an artist, as it is produced and performed by the man himself, as he takes the opportunity to both sing and rap. We can only wonder…

Interview | Talos [Jan 2017]

A flash of my phone’s screen indicates a message that confirms Talos has just arrived. As I go outside to greet the gifted producer, he is sat waiting in his car – a setting that he’s very in-tune with as it provides the ambiance for his debut EP, Lowlight, which was released in November last…

Music | Christopha Gordon – Off My Mind

Christopha Gordon has dropped the first single from his forthcoming mixtape, Birthed By Hip Hop, entitled, ‘Off My Mind’. The high energy track illustrates Christopha’s rhyming ability, causing warranted interest around the newcomer and his future output. Birthed by Hip Hop is the first of a 3-part series of projects, with Adopted by Grime and Raised by Soul to follow….

Music | ItsNate – Maintain

ItsNate has continued his recent musical assault with the release of another single, entitled ‘Maintain’. The track – produced by JD. Reid – is an aggressive explanation of Nate’s ambitions for the foreseeable future, outlining his intentions to prove he’s one of the best rappers yet to be fully acknowledged. The overall vibe of the song…