Watch the official music video for 'Flickers On The Fourth Floor' by Jam Baxter featuring DJ Sammy B-Side. Jam Baxter continues his auditory assault which is increasing from his South American travels. Blah records coming with the heat once again.
Jack Jetson's long awaited Umbrellahead LP has dropped ad is now available via White Brick Distribution and Skip Class Records. Featuring guest spots from artists including Teks on Day Off, Sherlock Art on Demented, Luso, Jack Danz and Verbz this is quite a collection.
Watch the official music video 'Meedat' by Bisk featuring Sleazy F Baby and Black Josh produced by Leeds' Jack Danz. An immense slow tempo burner with a obese rumbling bassline. Lazy, mumbled raps from Bisk. Other MCs come harder, but its still welcome to see Blah Records back on the case after several months away.
2014 has so far seen the release of Bambu Hands' 'The Lost Soul' instrumental project. Northern Structure Records latest release comes in the form of Live From The Archive Vol. 1, An 18 track compilation project entirely produced by Bambu Hands featuring the vocal talents of Spider Jaroo. Over the course of the album various emcees feature throughout from all regions of the UK even stretching out to Australia including, Benny Diction, Amos, Evileyz, The Bluntskins, Mothership Connection, Jack Danz and Tenchoo to name a few.
The last few years have proven to be some of the finest in the history of British hip-hop, with the ever increasing number of solid emcees emerging, and with them some premier independent record labels that continue to flourish with every passing day. The sheer volume of commendable releases from last year alone was a sure sign that things only continue to get bigger and better for UK hip-hop enthusiasts, and that someday soon hopefully the mainstream industry will catch up and wise up to what they've been missing out on.
The Defenders Of Style is a six man crew from Leeds who have their The Thoughts of the Nameless mixtape out right now. Despite a whole heap of setbacks the crew have formed a stronger bond and persevered. The crew’s house was robbed last year and they lost their equipment and beats. I met up with the guys to find out how they dealt with that, amongst other things…
In these times of economic depression, war and a barrage of negative news in the mainstream media, it’s no wonder that Leeds-based crew, The Defenders of Style, have a fairly low opinion of the state of modern Britain. The crew’s debut release, The Thoughts of the Nameless Mixtape, provides a running commentary of the everyday inadequacies that the Northern public face on a daily basis.