Shabazz-Palaces

Between ‘They Come In Gold’ and ‘CAKE’ from Shabazz Palaces‘ forthcoming Lese Majesty album, the pair have given us some futuristic boom bap to trail the release. Track two, ‘Forerunner Foray’, part of the first of seven suites on the album, is more reliant on atmosphere and production as synth notes ping in the distance,… Read more »

Posted on July 15th, 2014

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The video for ‘Headstrong’, the first single from Lethal Dialect’s third album 1988 out in September has landed. A simple video featuring footage of LD’s recent gig in The Grand Social along with some street-shot footage (and a brief studio appearance). It was shot by Adam Browne and Tara Morgan and directed by Lethal Dialect…. Read more »

Posted on July 10th, 2014

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New York rapper Bishop Nehru is a 17 year-old who recently signed to Mass Appeal Records. Since last August, news of Nehru’s album with DOOM was touted for a release on Lex Records but knowing the supervillain’s form, I lot of us weren’t holding our breath. But DOOM is a big fan of Nehru and… Read more »

Posted on July 8th, 2014

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On a skit on the forthcoming 1988 Lethal Dialect x JackKnifeJ album, during a skit called ‘The Shark interlude’, Paulie aka Lethal Dialect is berated by a man for his lack of radio singles on the album. LD responds by saying he wrote an album that just happened to be more accessible, citing ‘Headstrong’ as… Read more »

Posted on June 25th, 2014

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After their impressive EP of bass-heavy hip-hop last year in collaboration with Graeme S, Limerick-based producer MynameisjOhn and the Shannon-based rapper God Knows got together to make an album. As they describe it, “a Zimbabwean Christian and an Irish pagan sit down with a pot of tea” with the expressed interest of changing the game…. Read more »

Posted on June 5th, 2014

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Toronto jazz hop live band trio Badbadnotgood have been known to play live with rappers, most notably with Tyler, The Creator. Here they team up with two of the best in the biz -Ghostface Killah and Danny Brown, for a limited edition single on Lex Records. The single is available to preorder on 10″ vinyl… Read more »

Posted on May 29th, 2014

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As the de facto singer on Alexander Nut’s Eglo Records label, Fatima has become the soulful voice of a lot of the label’s output whether it’s on a collab with Funkineven as ‘Phoneline’ or along with producer Floating Points and his ensemble. The Swedish/London-based singer, whose singing credentials are well established by now, has worked… Read more »

Posted on May 28th, 2014

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clipping. who are one of Sub Pop’s latest signings, sonically fit in with a roster that includes Shabazz Palaces and Mogwai. There’s an uncompromising avant-noise-element to the group’s generally left-of-field hip-hop. The trio, Jonathan Snipes, William Hutson and rapper Daveed Diggs round the edges with the language of mainstream rap, especially on new single ‘Work… Read more »

Posted on May 27th, 2014

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The first Jurassic 5 song in eight years since the band reformed to celebrate the band’s upcoming dates including two in Vicar Street on June 16th and 17th. Production is by Heavy D and the track samples the White Stripes’ ‘My Doorbell’.

Posted on May 21st, 2014

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