The single featuring Jehst and Del The Funky Homosapien marks the release of a mouth-wateringly exciting new Dr Syntax and Pete Cannon album Killer Combo!, dubbed by Syntax's dad as having "a sort of bitter dignity to it".
Although I wasn't there to witness the inevitable majesty of Wednesday's show, Tuesday's show was fantastic nevertheless. The reunion and 10 year anniversary of the Asylum Speakers album, featuring artists and full band made this a landmark of UK Hip Hop history. With both shows sold out, Dark Circle opened up, having travelled from Germany and Iceland, and set the tone for an incredible evening of music.
To say that Deeflux has been putting in work around the UK hip-hop circuit would be a major understatement. With his two-part Weapons Of Mass Destruction mixtape, and two releases from his US produced side-project Oddio Kin, all released from 2008 to 2010 and available free from Bandcamp, not to mention the work he puts in helping run successful hip-hop night Holdin' Court, and as hip-hop producer for 103.7 KaneFM, its fair to say hes been putting more than enough work in.
UK rap legend Dr Syntax is back with Benny Huge, his long-awaited second solo album on Dented Records. From the massive fanfare opener Standard Procedure through to the epic prog rock-sampling finale The Bird Has Flown, its clear that Syntax has delivered a phenomenal sophomore release easily worthy of its predecessor, 2007's critically acclaimed Self Taught (named one of Hip Hop Connection's top 50 UK albums of all time).
After a notable absence from the scene, one of the UKs most highly regarded lyricists Dr Syntax returns with a corker of a track that will doubtlessly add to his reputation as one of the most unique and talented emcees in the game. Given the unprecedented amount of twentysomethings currently twiddling their thumbs on the dole, Hire Me is a timely release brimming with Syntax's trademark self-deprecating humour.
The infamous, brain-conquering, beatbox sensation Beardyman has gathered together a collective of some the UK's greatest lyrical free stylers for a one-night-only freestyle music event, the likes of which hasn't been seen in this dimension since the dawn of time.
When Tricksta and Lunatrix are Flying the Flag you’re guaranteed that your tastes will be catered for. Whether you like Hip Hop flavoured Grime, Boom Bap flavoured Hip Hop or Rap flavoured Ragga it’s all here - providing its origins are in the UK. This does mean that probably not every track will be to your liking - some of the Grime tracks I still can’t get with, mainly based on the daft lyrics (Spitta raps about Slimline PS’s and DS Lites).
After the release of the critically acclaimed They Don't Seem to Care Ep, Wordsmith launches his eagerly anticipated album In Pursuit of Harmony on Def Ethics recordings. With impressive integrity, style and perception, this is an outstanding body of work. Introspective lyricism combined with raw presence and charisma perfected over a decade, mark Wordsmith out as a British MC with heart and passion.
Hitting the road again after all his hard work in the studio, Wordsmith is going all out to promote his forthcoming album "In Pursuit of Harmony". One of the UK's strongest MC's is back on stage where he belongs. An awesome live performer his presence on the microphone makes an impact wherever he goes. Crowd rocking beats and scratches combined with raw charisma, wit and lyrical dexterity.