Heaviness from UK producer Ghost soon come: "This album is compilation of remixes I decided to give away for free. All tracks remixed by Ghost, a big thanks to all the artists for letting me remix their great work, support the artists and buy their official releases".
The re-up gang over at Hip Hop Connection are preparing themselves to go fully digital on Wednesday 15th April. In this time of new life and treats it's pretty fitting too. Issue 001 is set to feature cover star DOOM, Willie Isz, Charles Hamilton, Ghost, Dante Ross, MoBonix, Speech Debelle, Lil Wayne, The Cool Kids' jeans, Delegates Of Culture, Wordsmith (not sure which one), Thunderheist, Mr Lif and Toddla T - as usual, a nice variety of folk for you to read about.
Boundaries are meant to be broken and limits are there to be pushed. Ghost isn't afraid to challenge all preconceptions of what being a producer means and refuses to be pigeonholed by a single category. Known for his hip-hop production and remix work for the likes of Nicole Willis he now ventures into unchartered territory.
On his latest release, ‘Freedom of Thought EP #1’, Ghost, sounding not unlike DJ Shadow at his best, pleasingly mixes guitar samples with big and crunchy un-Hip Hop drums and cymbals to create some nicely emotive pieces. With the added strings and vocal ‘ooohs’ it’s a wonder ‘Way U Feel’ doesn’t come with the sheet music.
Asaviour has been on the rise for a few years now and his forthcoming LP 'The A Loop Theory' will surely cement him a place at the top of the UK Rap pile. Here he is talking about his past, Lowlife, who he's worked with and which tracks off his new album with DJ IQ are his favourites:
Do not sleep on this release. One of a few compilation / mix CDs around this moment, this one won’t disappoint. Featuring tracks from artists who have performed at Ipswich’s only Hip Hop night Rapsploitation Sessions it’s clear that Truth and Jimmy Green have good taste in music.
MIC:CTRL is an excellent showcase of the talent that the UK has. Hip-Hop in the UK doesn't get that much coverage due to the US who kinda phase us out a lil bit, but with MIC:CTRL they'll have to take notice. Every artist on there raps from their own experience and puts their all into every single track. This shows.
UKHH.com is back with MIC: CTRL a second compilation of home grown British rap. Created to give new, existing, and completely unknown artists a platform to promote dope music MIC: CTRL highlights the next generation of UK emcees making noise for 2008 and beyond.
Britishhiphop.co.uk got to speak to one of the main driving forces behind the fantabulous Breakin' Bread record label. After a long chat we got to find out all about the label and how it is run in a very candid and frank exchange. Peep what Skeg had to say to us as the promotion for their excelent new compilation LP gets up a head of steam...