Yung K of Urbvn Architects drops a single from their collective TRIPLE THREAT EP. Urbvn Architects is a hip-hop collective from Queens and Long Island, New York. After dropping their debut album, Mutual Understandings, and gaining a small following on social media, the trio is getting ready for something new. TRIPLE THREAT EP will be their next release and we have a single. Yung K’s…

Facebook sucks but sampling groups offer well-needed gems such as ross & clement’s coastin. coastin is a smooth R&B meal with all the 90s-style trimmings. Groove is the main ingredient helped by the sample, Soul II Soul’s Back To Life. There’s a sense of indulgence too, with rich textures and a slow syrupy tempo. Actually, I take it back; this R&B meal has three courses…

Sit back and relax to the unique tones of Claire Courchene and her upcoming EP, Parallax. The last time I heard the word parallax, I was researching names for one of my own albums. The word has meanings in mathematics and science and that ties in thematically with Claire Courchene’s music. She’s a classically trained cellist living in København and she has lent her multi-instrumental…

Producer Dutchy aka Dutchmassive lets things simmer with his Mans Not Hot remix. Mans Not Hot ain’t going ANYWHERE. Remixes like this are a testament to the meme’s longevity. When Dutchy’s co-workers discovered he was a producer, they challenged me to make a beat out of Big Shaq’s Mans Not Hot. 15 minutes later, this is what he came up with. The original carries the hype…

Long-time friend Theo_Huxtable drops a mix “for all the Justines in the world”. When you’re feeling someone’s aesthetic, you’ve gotta get a collab in and that’s what we did. We asked Theo_Huxtable if he’d be down for a mix and this is the result. JustineMix is a half hour of dope cuts inspired by Justine Phillips, the real Theo Huxtable’s girlfriend. According to “our” Theo,…

Zweli is back with an endorsement for A2 and his track, Tell Me Freestyle. Firstly, if you haven’t heard of A2 where have you been? He has received major co-signs from Tinie Tempah, Poet (of poetscorner, Vibbar, Copa90), and Stormzy. He’s even opened for Stormzy on his sell-out tour as well as performances at Wireless and Reading & Leeds. Most recently, he performed alongside the…

Otis Mensah shines an Aurora beam with his latest track. When it comes to saying what’s on his mind, Otis Mensah does exactly that. He describes Aurora as a song that “takes you through a stream of consciousness, string of thought and social commentary”. That’s evident in his delivery, which I’d call more a deluge than a stream. But isn’t that how consciousness works? NOMAD…

Another summer, another jam from New Track City as they ride off into the Sunset. Shouts to Bem of New Track City for hitting us up about their new track, Sunset. The track follows on from their previous efforts – full of sonic positivity, a bouncing beat and sizzling trap hats courtesy of Hank Iving. And of course A+ lyrics from Bem and Chi. Stone….