Thursday, 5 May 2011


Tyler the Creator's much anticipated album has leaked a few days early, and if rumours of it being an official leak are true, then it seems to be a savvy move by Tyler. Twitter, Facebook, blogs and the media have stirred up a shit-storm of hype this week and on first listen the album deserves it.

It's a lot less personal than previous album ‘Bastard’, but it certainly hasn't lost the caustic tone. Examples of this can be seen in tracks ‘Radicals’ and ‘Bitch Suck Dick’, the first containing the hook “Kill people, burn shit, fuck school” the latter needing no such description.

There is however another side to Goblin, a side free of violence and misogyny - these tracks feature a more pensive Tyler. The most notable exponent of this is ‘Window’. Far more refined than in the album’s other tracks, Tyler’s rhymes are contemplative, reminiscent of those in ‘Inglorious’.

One of my favourite tracks on the album is 'She'. Featuring the crooning Frank Ocean, the track deals with Tyler’s love for a girl. ‘She’  is reportedly the second single off the album, and is uncharacteristically tame for Tyler, who somehow manages to rap about a girl without referring to rape or murder. Impressive:

Support the artist and buy this shit on 10.5.2011!

DOWNLOAD: Tyler the Creator – Goblin (Deluxe Edition)

Monday, 14 February 2011

Much love

Allow heart shaped chocolates, roses, candles and cheap dates to pizza express. Boiler room tonight, RSVP for entry on their face book page! Jamie XX b2b Yasmin is going off for sure. Here's a link to Jamie's & Gill Scott's remarkable new collaboration project, which should get you in the mood for some hot vibes this evening.

Wednesday, 5 January 2011


Heavy, Camel's released a sneaky preview of his up-coming ep 'Speak Easy' released today on his Soundcloud. Big Apple brings some deep groves which really tickles my ear drums, hype for a release!  

 Camel - Speak Easy EP by Camel_

Saturday, 27 November 2010

One brick, not golden

imageOn the bus last night through the delightful neighbourhood of Sparkhill, Birmingham; some hard man decided to throw a brick through the front window. I didn’t realise until everyone was getting off the bus – far too engrossed in my music. Thought I’d share some of the tracks that kept me so blissfully unaware:

Azari & III – Into the Night
The Canadian duo are back with another superb ode to the ‘80s, available to download here alongside remixes from industry behemoths Nicolas Jaar and Renaissance Man.

Wildlife! - Nocturnal World (feat. Terry Lynn)

Renowned Swiss producer Wildlife! returns with another dancehall-flavoured track, Nocturnal World, off the freshly released Buckup EP. The EP also features remixes from Night Slugs maestro L-Vis 1990, Douster, Adam Port, and the prodigious Parisian talent French Fries. The latter producing a brilliant remix of Nocturnal World, available here.

Bok Bok – Say Stupid Things
Bass music at its finest – eagerly anticipating the full release of this, alongside Ramadanman’s Pitter, which is also on the new EP: Modeselektion Volume 1 (Monkey Town Records).

Mellowhype – Dead Deputy
Another Odd Future release, Mellowhype’s BLACKENEDWHITE is just as twisted and fucked up as their label-mates’ records. Left Brain’s experimental beats provide a perfect backdrop to Hodgy Beats’ Wiz Khalifa-esque flow. Get the whole thing here.

Becoming Real – Like Me (feat. Trim)

Like Me (feat. Trim) by Becoming Real
Off his new Spectre EP, just download it.

Cut Copy – Take Me Over
New single from the Australian trio’s forthcoming album, Zonoscope (release: Feb 2011). Singer Dan Whitford’s gentle croon flows perfectly over the breezy bassline and quirky synths. Download here.

Sagat – Fuk Dat (Raw mix)
Classic Sagat from 1994, download here.

Cubic Zirconia – Hoes Come Out At Night (Ikonika Remix)
This LP has been knocking about for a few months now, but it’s still a mainstay in my iPhone playlist. Cubic Zirconia’s first release on the venerable London label Night Slugs includes a brilliant remix from Hyperdub’s Ikonika. Tiombe Lockhart’s drity vocals ride well on Ikonika’s bass-drenched riddim. Download here.

Marvin Gaye – How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) (Acapella)
Shuffle threw up this Motown classic, and sure enough I didn’t skip. Download here.

Friday, 19 November 2010


Venturing up to Nottingham this evening to see what the Wigflex family are really on. Check the bill; JAMIE XX, JOY ORB, HUDMO, MOTOR CITY DRUM ENSEMBLE, JAMES BLAKE, JACKMASTER & LONE... enough said, let the antics unfold. 

Friday, 27 August 2010


Well over a month since we last posted anything, so what better to return with than a list of good music? (Nothing).

The original was good, Bok Bok took it away and made it a whole lot better:

One of the best tracks we’ve heard all year, Mowgli at his best:

Best thing out of Canada since Born Ruffians:                    

Very similar sound to the tracks off of his last EP – Quotes, and we liked that EP a lot:                                                  

Crisp beats, clean percussion and ridiculous arpeggios; perfect:
xxxy – Ordinary Things

No download on this one, but it still deserves a post. Todd Edwards likes it, and so do we:
And Then - Kovu & Artek by Kovu

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Future Beats


Seeing as one half of Two Gold Bricks is sunning it up in Spain this week (lucky fuck), we thought it’d be a good idea to do a joint post with Joe Morris (Let Yourself Go) in his absence. It’s a bit like your standard music post, BUT LOADS BETTER.

I can’t stop listening to submerse at the moment, whether it’s in the morning when I’ve just got up or when I’m about to go to sleep. These two tracks are my favourite on his soundcloud, with Seven Times standing out, I think the vocals from Leona Lewis are freaking dope.

Submerse & Resketch - Seven Times by submerse

Tokyopop! by submerse

This aint bad either:

Price - Contempt For All Humankind (Submerse Remix) by submerse

When I was in San Fran all i listened to was Kastle’s March Promo mix, recently I’ve felt I’ve needed some more of Kastle’s delight, and I’ve been graced with Kastle’s Essential Mix. Been listening to this a lot recently, this mix is perfect for a 10 mile cycle home drunk; it has chilled out tracks and beats that make you want to go super fast.

Kastle’s Essential Mix (right-click to save)

Shlohmo’s latest EP landed in my iTunes late last month, and I pretty much ignored it for a while, not really giving it a listen. Stumbled back across it the other day on shuffle, and it’s so so so good. Some of the tracks, namely the Teeth remix, are a bit much; but the rest of the album is fucking dope. Naps is by far my favourite, with it’s slow groove, interrupted by a dark beat towards the end of the track. Brilliant.

Shlohmo – Camping EP

Oh shit then.

Friday, 2 July 2010

Summer Street Festival

The spotlight is on Digbeth, Birmingham this saturday as the biggest nights including Bigger than barry, Face, WAX:ON, Atomic Jam and Gutter Skank are about to cause some carnage at the Summer Street Festival. Having attended the electric carnival a few months back, I can't even begin to explain how mad things get. You'd be a fool to miss out.












Entry: 7PM - 4PM £20 & tickets can be purchased on ticketsellers.

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Crooks & Lovers

3 weeks no until the release of Mount Kimbie’s debut album, and after having a sneaky little listen to it, we’re hotly anticipating its full release on July 19th. On first listen, the album is almost unidentifiable; 
familiarity only sustained through Mount Kimbie's trademark percussive blips, however their typically downtempo melodies have been replaced by a pacier, more unorthodox flow.