This edition of Leftover Links is all about the rappers. We get so many submissions every day, it’s not possible to get to them all as and when they come through. That means we miss things and get to them late. A bit like when you’re stuck for something to eat and have nothing substantial in, you put together a mish-mash concoction. And then it…

Emma-Jean Thackray premieres the first video from her new EP. I listened through Emma-Jean Thackray’s EP Ley Lines a couple of Sundays ago and it was time well spent. Accentuating that is the first video from the EP for Make Do. Isolde Penwarden directed the visuals with an all-female team starring actress and choreographer Mela Murder. It’s shot in a single take with choreography from Murder and a…

London producer Eahwee gives us !Healxng_ [Side.​A] A lot of the lo-fi scene comprises of American producers but there are plenty on this side of the Atlantic. One such artist is Eahwee (pronounced errr-wee). The London beatmaker has been around for a few years but his latest tape, !Healxng_ [Side​.​A], is our focus today. A defining feature of the scene is the ability to stimulate….

Daryl Donald drops new track on Bandcamp called Nothin’ Strange. In discussions of good appealing music, this title is spot on. Daryl Donald is someone we’ve featured on Sampleface before and it’s great to hear more from him in 2018. Nothin’ Strange is a cucumber-cool track. The melody is driven by a soft guitar sample and accompanied by some beautiful vocals that undulate like the…

Not all heroes wear capes but they do release music. This is the new super album from Starchildluke called NOMAD. Yes, I’m writing about my own music. But who better to do it, right? NOMAD is a project I’d been sitting on for a few months with nothing more than a name and half-finished beat folders. So rather than them sit there gathering digital dust,…

A vinyl mix starring Jehst, The Herbaliser, DJ Vadim, and Hash Finger? We’re there! You may know Remulak as the British hip hop producer known for collaborations with Melanin 9 (M9), Moka Only, and others or the co-owner of Village Live Records. As he navigates a new year with new projects, he put together a dope hour-long mix of some of the UK’s finest underground…

From a garden city in the United Kingdom blossoms an incredible musical talent called AJMW. This is his album, Loyal. I’ll open with a rhetorical question: why did it take me until 2018 to find my favourite album of 2017? I listened to a record number of releases last year since I started tallying them up in 2011 (144 to be exact) and I missed…

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…