Mixtape Review: Trapped In The 90s – Redd Tunes Production

The man behind this mammoth mixtape, REDD TUNES goes way back to the 90’s, with a stellar lineup beside him through latest mixtape, ‘Trapped In The 90’s.

The 12-track project  follows the success of his last year’s mixtape ‘Primative Beats And Rhymes’ which also features various artists. The London producer is hoping to carry on the hype with ‘Trapped In The 90’s’ which bears a strong influence of ambient boom bap of the aforementioned era. Each featured artists take their turn to cruise along the laid-back composition with their slick wordsmithery. The man himself also step to the mike on a few occasions, offering up his baritone flow to the constrasing feathery arrangements.

‘Trapped In The 90s’ does exactly what it says on the tin, which is to unapologetically brings back boom bap of the golden era – and to keep it alive. There’s some real bangers in this collection; check it out here.

Must Listens:The Science, Mad World, Living It Up

 

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New Music Video: Day Dream – Otis Mensah

OTIS MENSAH revealed some sitcom-esque visuals for his latest dreamy boombap track ‘Day Dream’, coming from the newly released EP ‘Blancmange Lounge Sessions’ with Jackie Moonbather & Oliver Harrap.

This year sees the rising Sheffield star performing at Glastonbury, BBC Introducing (where he dropped his track ‘Free The Slaves’) as well as receiving blazing attention from online music tastemakers.

So it’s time to bring down those Christmas shopping stress levels…check the video to ‘Day Dream.’

Mixtape Review: Return of the White Beard – Redd Emcee

Producer/rapper REDD EMCEE steals today’s limelight with his first mixtape in two years, ‘Return of the White Beard.

In this eight-track collection, the white-bearded emcee gives a comic insight into his life and also his views on the true meaning of hip-hop. The lineup of UK and US producers on the eight-track collection truly captured the London spitter’s signature sound – a  laid-back and, at times, sporadic hip-hop/boom bap-esque arrangements which is reminiscent of the late eighties/early nineties.

It’s definitely worth the trip to his Reverbnation profile; head right here to check out ‘The Return of the White Beard’.

Must Listens: The World’s Greatest, Termite And The Ant Dweller, The World Today (Part 3)

Album Review: Primative Beats and Rhymes

Veteran producer REDDTUNE called upon a mammoth lineup, in a bid to keep golden hip-hop/boombap alive, through his latest album, ‘Primative Beats and Rhymes’.

The 11-track production kicks off on a smooth note, with elements of classical and rich sounds of retro soul met with feather-light boombap. Halfway through the album, the tempo does a full 180. Entering full on into the golden era of the eighties/nineties, the bassline becomes more prominently gusty in the latter tracks, giving them that added spice.

Have a listen to ‘Primative Beats and Rhymes’ at least a few times and you’ll discover some real gems shattered throughout the production…real hip-hop heads will get it straight off. Check it out here.

Must Listens: Last of the Classics, Act A Fool, My Waves, Hustler’s Theme, Primative Beats and Rhymes.

 

EP Review: Not Staying The Same – Big Rain & Trigga Ryder

Following their appearance with track, ‘Not Staying The Same’, BIG RAIN & TRIGGA RYDER are back with a collaborative EP bearing the same name.

Representing the UK underground rap scene, the pair inject a laid-back and reflective flow in the four track set, which boasts seriously spiralling deep bassline, with occasional presence of piano-driven overtones. The alternation between the sweet overtones and the dense drive, creates a perfect balance of a bittersweet sensation throughout the collection.

‘Not Staying The Same’ EP makes a very pleasing package for anyone who’s a massive fan of boom bap of the 1990s. Have a listen below:

Must Listens: Not Staying The Same, Dead Fish.