Christmas Round-up

Between shovelling ungodly piles of food into your face, the casual napping and compulsory generosity, it's easy to miss the important things over the festive period. Like the value of giving all year round and not waiting for the passing of a calendar year to find motivation and inspiration. And, of course, music. So we've put together a collection of bits that may have gone unnoticed over the last week or so while you forced "just one last" chocolate down your overworked gullet. 

Download. Beat taken from Telemachus's My Mate Does Beats Vol 2.



And finally, after a run of distilled evil audio and some of the bleakest, most macabre videos to have ever spawned from this country, CAS ditched Commercial for The Number 23. The debut covers all of the demon rapper's most notable work to date and some new music you've yet to hear. Buy it now.

Onoe Caponoe - Global Delixia (Video)

Something peculiar this way comes. Here's a taste of what to expect from mask-wearing surrealist Onoe Caponoe's forthcoming project, Funkmafpunktrash Funkadelic Mathematix. Be on the lookout for that and see what makes this man tick here.

Dizzee Rascal - Bang Bang (Video)

"Sometimes it still feels like I'm falling, caught up in the eye of the storm and /
Never thought I could be so corny, why weren't there nobody to warn me?"

Raskit toes the line between accessible and credible on this one like it's nothing. And his UGK reunion on H-Town's a belter too. 

Lupe Fiasco - Old School Love feat. Ed Sheeran (Video)

Off Lupe's forthcoming Tetsuo & Youth. Looks like dude's not retiring after his spat with Chief Keef a year back. 

Disclosure - Latch (DJ Premier Remix)

Adolescent house revivalists Disclosure tap one DJ Premier for this remix to their wildly successful hit Latch. Premo keeps it simple with big, reverbed drums, taking the song back to R&B's 90s era.

Blossom - Dusk feat. Jehst (Video)

Project Mooncircle is just about ready to release Blossom's second album, The Longest Journey, which is being packaged with debut Blue Ballons in the new year. On Dusk the Polish producer collaborates with Jehst for this 4:33 of beautiful gloom.

Pre-order the double release here

The Dragon Of An Ordinary Family Gets Remix Treatment

Kidkanevil, M-Phazes, Om Unit, Mo Kolours, Mr Thing, ARP 101. Jehst is plenty well connected in this biz, so expect a list of esteemed producers on the upcoming remix to his The Dragon Of An Ordinary Family album. Pre-order your copy of the short-run cassette-only release here and peep Boot Recording's reworking of England below.


Melanin 9 - Amulets (Video)

The Summit perfectly crystallises the sound of 90s NY on Amulets, leaving M9 to weave together his vivid escapist imagery. Look out for the maxi-single early in the new year. 

Ramson Badbonez - Let The Others Know (Video)

Badbonez' audiobiography of fictional misfit Oscar the Slouch is now in stores. Fittingly, here's the concept album's closer, December song Let The Others Know. Cop the album here.

Piff Gang - Pizzy (Mixtape)

There's no denying Piff Gang's run over the past year and counting. The clique has relentlessly moved product and continue their onslaught with Pizzy, featuring production from mainstay Sumgii and some unexpected names in DJ MK and Rewd Adams, best known as a solo act in his own right.

Myke Forte - Darker Than Black (Black Album Remixed)

A decade on from the release of Jay's false farewell album, Myke Forte has taken it upon himself to marry his hallmarked soul beats to the project. While the LP has arguably been remixed more than any other in the genre, Myke's version is a welcome addition, Hov's voice sounding right at home on his spacious yet deliberate soundbeds. 

Blue Daisy - Psychotic Love (Video)

Typically mentioned alongside artists like Koreless, Mount Kimbie and other names to have emerged as dubstep inevitably burnt itself out, Blue Daisy has been progressing by exercising his vocal chords of late. Psychotic Love is the North Londoner's latest producer-on-the-mic offering and will be found on his EP of the same name in the new year. 

Baishe Kings - Vodka Lemon Lime (Video)

Masked misfits Baishe Kings champion their favourite tipple in the latest off their E.O.M. Mixtape, which you can pick up from Big Dada here.