Ok so its August since I brought fresh flava to your ear…but If you thought I was stopping these shinanighans then you were more mistaken then that time you thought peanutbutta and jam went together.
October’s been a busy month. So far I’ve hit Blak Twang's album Launch party, baby J's BABYFOOD tour and dropped my mouth several times at the craziness that is the UK BBOY Championships. Russia won btw (photos of event soon), not to mention finishing several reviews and articles for Big Smoke.
So seeing as I’ve withheld a monthly dose, this post is coming in two parts - you can thank me later - Less ranting, although I still wanna murder the next fassy that offers me a London Lite, and more of the good sheezy. Enjoy:
I’ve gotta dedicate Part 1 to Kevin Mark Trail. Straight up one of the UK’s finest voices, you where first introduced to him on The Streets ‘Original Pirate Material’ from there he’s dropped the ridiculously soulful album ‘Just living’ along with EP ‘Sketches’. The man makes music to improve your sex life people. Seriously if your lacking in chat, pop on ‘breathless’ and your on your way to making babies. His conscious lyrics on tracks like ‘Vibe’ and ‘Ego City’ also illustrate a man of substance and serve as another reminder of real talent not being recognized by the majors. He’s currently touring with The Streets so go check!
Loving the video to Common’s new tune 'Universal mind control' featuring Pharrell. It’s the first single taken of album numero eight of the same name. Said to be electro-tinged and tech-inspired the release has been pushed back till December 9th. Chi-towns finest has come along way since debuting back in ‘92 with ‘can I borrow a dollar’ and although for me hasn’t made anything better then 'Like Water for Chocolate' (although 'Resurrection' was close) I’m still counting down the days till release. Fingers crossed.
I know 1extra first comes to mind, but seeing as it's digital there’s still something quite nice about driving through the city in a midnight haze tuning into the FM late night riddems.
For the best radio on the web you need to hit up Suspect Packages Radio hosted by Disorda and The Last Skeptik’s scrumptious Dusty Crates Radio show:
Off Corse reppin’ for the UK Sway’s ‘The Signature LP’ and Kano’s ‘101 Grime Street’ are both released this month. And while they’re both better then good (see Kano's 'Hustler' video) for me two other cats have overshadowed both their releases - Evil Ed’s ‘The Get Together’ and Baby J’s ‘Baby Food’. Check out my reviews in current issue of Big Smoke for further details. But simply put, both LP’s are the illest Hip Hop this side of Pluto. Video’s of 'Ruffnek set the trend' and 'Wake Up' taken from Babyfood.
Busty Signal- Tic Toc
Going out? Come find me at:
FWD vs RINSE : Grime - Dubstep - Funky House. 24th October at the End.
Also, Grandmaster flash hits London’s paper nightclub 25th October.