Myke Forte is back with the penultimate instalment of his astrological beat tape series, this time the sign of Aquarius taking centre stage. Mr Forte's familiar digi-soul head-nod music dominates alongside more experimental sounds as he tests his boundaries.
One-Handed Music has just pointed us in the direction of this neat little project from London's Al Dobson Jr and Creole+. Japan Project is a selection of beats dedicated to, and sampling music from, the Land of the Rising Sun. Arigatō.
In other news, OHM's Paul White is gearing up for the release of a new EP, so expect to hear some leaks in the near future.
After signing to Chase N Status's MTA label and giving us Sloe Gin, Essex's Dream Mclean steps things up with a full EP. And he comes up trumps, Weatherman taking the tried-and-tested trap aesthetic and going one further. Moody, aerial compositions from Johan Hugo, High Frequency and Jason Farsight offer Mclean a more than fitting platform to pitch his flag.
You can download the full EP from the man's site as of today.
Ever seen a man playing ping pong with his own testicle bag? Well you have now.
Telemachus' album, In The Evening, is finally with us and to celebrate the release the studio hermit has given up a freebie with this troubling video. Tennis Season pairs broken drums with a guitar plucked straight from the South Pacific - a small taster of what to expect on the long-player.
Telemachus - Tennis Season
ItsNate and Milkavelli continue to ride the crest of that new wave, each clocking in with a verse about how lemon squeezy this rap lark is for them. If you haven't already picked it up, Nate's Never Average Talking Excellent is in the ether.
It's been a minute since Sonnyjim last hit us with a Purple Patch, but he's back once again, this time Kosyne on production duties. The result? Pure, unadulterated head-nod hip hop from one of the brashest in the biz.
The good people at Doctor's Orders have booked not one, not two, but three boom bap showcases for one night this Saturday @The Garage in Highbury. If you and a friend want to jump the queue, let us know at ukallday[at]gmail[dot]com what fat-bummed pop diva lifted The Beatnuts' Watch Out Now for her own single.
Not happy with them lying unheard in his stash, Klimeks digs out some choice compositions made a couple of years back. With credits for ItsNate, Wretch32 and Piff Gang, expect to hear more from the Peterborough producer in due course.
DJ Step One unearthed this curio that he's dated at 2003 - which is surely dot on given the Made You Look and In Da Club instros - with Jehst, Braintax, the late Tubby T, Fallacy, Lee Ramsay, Roach The English Kid and Ms Redz showing and proving.
"Everybody talking 'bout 50 Cent, I put it to bed and drop it like 50 pence." - Fallacy
S.A.S. reunite with Cam with help from Nore. Valley Of Kings is the first glimpse of the North London duo and Seattle production outfit Blue Sky Black Death's joint album, Celestial.
Big Stig goes in a cappella at the Take The Stage Rap Graphics Exhibition launch party. If you haven't yet made it, hop to it as you've only got two days before this one-off is over.
And if your living room's looking empty, pick your favourite print to cheer up one of those blank walls.
Dripping with tags, but a taster of Dizzee's second UGK collaboration, this time Trae The Truth making up for the late Pimp C. E3 to H Town.
You can find footage of them shooting a video in Texas over here.
Souled out, soled out but not sold out: Jehst, Micall Parknsun & Jazz T on the cuts professing their love for fresh creps. Courtesy of Sole Heaven.