North London's Defreitas is here with Strive to Affect. Its a classical piece of Hip Hop with golden era production values from DJ Drinks. Defreitas is a severely skilled MC with deep lyrics and intricate flows which embrace the beat and uplift the track to obese levels.
The Summit aka DJ Drinks is a UK producer known to a few for the quality of his productions, and epitomizing the 90s jazzy boombap sound that is currently enjoying a mini renaissance both in UK Hip Hop and globally. This album is somewhat of a hidden gem, stylishly presented and opening with a superb moogy-analogue thing, it then breaks into a series of lush beats with heavy drums, low filtered bass lines, vibes and / or echoed voice samples etc.
Hailing from Nottingham, Cappo none other than the Grand Imperial, aka Gusto Grizwold is a writer, performer and producer with experience spanning two decades. This is Blunted Astronaut's twentieth release, and sees the Iron Condor take flight over some left-field beats by North London recluse and audiophile, DJ Drinks.