Task Force have to be one of the biggest UK groups out there with a large rep that s quite justified. For a few years now they have been trading their own path and this latest video is no different. Check out Farma and Chester as they dress all medieval and play the part of wandering minstrels.
Out of the wreckage of a broken junk-bot, emerges unscathed, Cool Calm Pete. One third of the underground outfit Babbletron, Calm Pete is the one whose words come slower. The precision of slow flow may be lost on some, but to the big brain females out there, here comes trouble. His new album, ‘Lost’ is going to ring bells like Bob James on the first four bars of ‘Mardi Gras’.
Tajinere is a new Hip Hop producer / MC from the North of England. He is networking and grinding and sent in his demo for us to check out. From the demo Tajinere is planning on putting out the two tracks, "Ours Tonight" and "Welcome". This will be his first single and he'll be releasing it on his own label Heart Of The Nation in January.
Emerging from upstate New York come the Gym Class Heroes, a four-piece indie/hip hop band. GCH use live instruments and musicians to create their unique sound (not looped samples and canned beats), fusing crisp guitar rhythms, deep melodic bass lines, head cracking beats, and conscious lyrics.
Not being a big fan of the Ruff Ryders click I am not sure whether this is a collection of old material or new unreleased stuff, or indeed a mixture of the two. This compilation, their first in three years, is obviously designed to ride on the back of the big Jin LP which recently dropped.
On this website Late and his villanous cohorts have have in the past received a fair amount of coverage. This is because they are hard working fellows and this is doubly demonstrated by their regular releases of new material, but also their regular mix CDs such Tricksta's UK Running series and this one.
Yam Boy and Goonda-Raj have set the table for a big 2006 with their brand new EP of tasty treats, "The Hunger". The cast has grown to enable a fuller, more textured sound than previous releases.
Emmanuel aka C-Swing is a producer of hit singles and albums for artists such as Beverley Knight, Estelle, Terri Walker. He has now released his debut solo album, D'Illusions of Grandeur, featuring collaborations with Mystro, Terri Walker, Michelle Escoffery, Braintax, KRS One, Nate James and many others.