Dream Mclean is joined by cohort Siris for the second cut off his stellar Weatherman release, an EP that simultaneously manages to be current yet has a personality all of its own. Sponsored by Chase N Status's MTA Records, the project is available as a freebie as Mclean continues to build his buzz.
Drippy Drake fans will already have seen the Canadian offered up new material over the weekend, including The Motion featuring SBTRKT collaborator Sampha. It's not the first time Aubrey has drawn his inspiration from over here and Jamie xx, whose I'll Take Care Of U wound up on the Canadian Grammy Award-winning rapper's sophomore set, is said to be playing a role in album number three.
Tomorrow sees the release of Metabeats' Caviar Crackle. The producer has Action Bronson, Oddisee, Von Pea, Dubbledge, Marv Won and a whole load more connoisseurs of his particular brand of neck-snap music around the table.
"I know what the dream is, I seen it /
we rob a lot like Jimmy Hoffa did The Teamsters."
After a couple of teasers, SBTV sets its Skooled By series in motion proper with an introduction from the doggist. Who better to kick off proceedings?
Believe it or not this uplifting, back-to-basics number from Terra Firma vocalist D.ablo and Essa was produced by none other than Just Jack, who you may remember singing all over the radio and tellybox a few years back. Go figure.
If Yeezus proves one thing, it's that Kanye West and his music continue to divide. His new project builds on the experimentalism of 808s & Heartbreak and that in itself will be enough to put traditionalists off. The producer-on-the-mic has built a reputation for setting the musical zeitgeist, it's just that it often feels he keeps company with lesser sung trendsetters in the hope of capturing some of their sheen. The fact Rick Rubin said the project was rushed for submission doesn't help any either.
Whatever the consensus next week on Yeezus' official release - and there will no doubt be as many critics afraid to question Kanye's accepted genius as there will be disgruntled rap fans - at least the man's collaborators can't be held fully accountable for any blame. Blood On The Leaves is arguably the standout among a ragtag bunch of squealing, minimalist soundscapes and HudMo's hand in the song, with its stadium-rattling horns, is unmistakeable.
And just like that, it's all over. Myke Forte drops off the final piece to the Zodiak puzzle. With 12 fully fledged beat tapes in all, one for each star sign, the project's been no mean feat. Such a persistent work ethic means you can expect to hear more from Myke in future. In the meantime, kick back to Pisces, take in the previous projects and look inside the his mind in our interview with the astro beatmaker.
If you haven't already had a goosey gander at the big homie Disorda's brand spanking new site, you're a fool and a nincompoop. Check for regular updates on the latest UKHH releases, videos and all that other good stuff. And it's all under one roof.
We had the pleasure of meeting Dis at the Suspect Packages bunker three years ago for this one-off interview. Get your read on.