British producer Chris Read and Chicagoan rapper Pugs Atomz, have plenty of fans alone. Now though, they've hooked up for a whole forthcoming album, "Colo(u)rs Of The World", which will get them all kinds of new fans. This exciting revelation is accompanied by these two tunes, "Chocolate Milk" and "Black Nite" which mark the duo's debut release together. The former is a future-soul jam that incorporates jazzy samples and features Neak & Mojo Green. The latter, meanwhile is hazy, rhythmical joint that showcases the vocals Awdazcate & Inari Gold. Myke Forte also reworks both tracks into otherworldly electro-funk. Cool!
Here we have the second single to be taken from Lost Midas' forthcoming second album, Undefined. With Lost Midas based in LA, and Tru Thoughts in Brighton, its an unusual marriage, but the musical connection is so strong it makes total sense. "Kayla's Lullaby" mixes scattershot beats, soulful vocals and hazy analogue synth mists to create a beguiling electronic lullaby. Wrongton twists the track into a lazy afternoon reggae dub-out and finally "San Jacinto" is a quirky percussion-led funky stop/starter. Roll on that long player!
Stormzy and Skepta may have come away empty handed from the Brit Awards, but their appearance finally acknowledged the existence of grime in the eyes of the British TV viewing public. Here is another example of further UK grime talent in the form of London's Jammin. As the name suggests "Its Not Long" is a short, sharp shocker with Jammin's ferocious flow leading the charge over a stop start hip hop march. Also included is a lean and clean instrumental if mixing things up is more your style.