Problem Child - Confessions Of A Normal Human Being

Problem Child have been making a racket for the past year and counting. Now the foursome offer up a full album in the shape of Confessions Of A Normal Human Being. Expect staccato 808s, bleeps and bass from Sumgii and plenty of hype verses from Dubbledge, Illaman and Dabbla. 

You can buy various packages from Bandcamp.

Don't Stay In...

The Converse-sponsored CONS Project London is drawing to a close. Having already shone the spotlight on the overlapping drum & bass, garage, grime and dubstep scenes, the finale will play host to headliner Mount Kimbie and support from other forward-looking acts Lil Silva, Deadboy and Spencer. 

Mount Kimbie's graduation from the expert bedroom production outfit behind Carbonated to fully fledged alchemists of acoustic and digital on the likes of You Took Your Time has been nothing short of spectacular. 

If you can make it to Peckham this Thursday for the final show, apply for free tickets here.

Rustie - Attak (feat. Danny Brown)

Danny Brown has never made bones about the influence the UK has had on his music, from Dizzee's debut and grime more generally, to the vanguard of producers that bless these shores. On Attak he and Rustie re-up for a track off the Glaswegian's Green Language album. As you might expect, the Detroit squawkbox sounds right at home over Rustie's bumptious raved-out trapestry.

Black Josh - Paul Scholes (Video)

Black Josh channels the spirit of former Man U workhorse Paul Scholes for this piece of hip hop classicism, helped in no small way by Morq's astute production. And with this, the Blah Records MC's stock keeps rising. 

Sonnyjim - Guest Verses & Granola Breakfasts (Vol.2)

You know the drill with Sonny. Belligerent bars and choice beats, this compilation rounds up the bootlegs and B-sides you might have missed, alongside exclusive material. Get over to Bandcamp to pick up one of the limited run of CDs or go digi. 

Black Josh - Eczema (Video)

A standout cut off the Wordplay Sessions Vol.4 tape. Black Josh looks to have a rosy future and the whole Blah Records camp are eking out their own spot.

Jon Phonics - Give It Up feat. Rup

It's been a long time since Rup was on our radar, but he makes a welcome appearance on the first leak off Jon Phonics' upcoming White Neckle, for release next Monday. If this is anything to go by, the EP will be serious. 

Hawk House - A Handshake To The Brain

Hawk House follow up last year's warmly received A Little More Elbow Room, and going off tracks like Vulcan Grip and Chill Pill, it sounds like the trio have put together something that will surely be popping up on end of year lists. Detroit's influence runs through it... and that is no bad thing. 

You can buy A Handshake To The Brain here and see the video for Chill Pill below.