The elusive Tokyo Dawn Records brings us yet another fuse of atoms and elements with their latest instalment entitled The Move Volume 2. On this 15 track compilation which marinade influences of Hip Hop, Soul and House music, It's nothing that you wouldn't expect from TDR. But there are some very nice touches on this full length player.
Producer Remulak has come a long way with his Village Live label in the last few years, putting out many gems and now his debut LP is here and it's a banger. Mainly instrumental, 'Earth' has a great organic sound with laid back pianos and smoothly chopped layered melodies while keeping the drums hard throughout. The album features two tracks with vocalists, 'Hookah Pen' featuring Justo (emcee from group The Physics) and 'Passing Time' featuring Melody Myla (singer), both on point.
In case you didn't already know, Big Toast has steadily made a name for himself on the UK hip-hop circuit over recent years. From helping to grow notable independent label
Revorg Records, as part of critically acclaimed rap troupe TPS Fam, to a burgeoning solo discography, and most recently as part of British mega-group
Gatecrasherz, he's certainly been stacking up quite the discography.
To say George delivered the goods with this album is an understatement. Continuing where 'From the Sticks' left off, he takes us on a cosmic journey, from the dreamy countryside of Dorset and into the stratosphere and the unexplored universe. The soundscapes he creates have both an originality and a familiarity to them -perhaps the key to his magical powers, alongside his fastidious attention to detail and quality control - which turns the album from a collection of individual pieces into a unified theory of George's essentially 90s Hip Hop sound.