SOTD: Harleighblu AND Bluestaeb Drops The Ultimate Female Empowerment Anthem

UK R&B singer HARLEIGHBLU and neo-soul & hip-hop producer BLUESTAEB come through with beat-heavy empowerment anthem ‘Queeen Dem’, the third single off upcoming joint album ‘She’, due for release October 11th 2019

The song is inspired by popular poem “This is for the women who don’t give a fuck” by American writer Janne Robinson. HARLEIGHBLU took the fierce manifesto of the feminist activist and interpreted it her very own way: “I tried to capture the strength of the poem, with a nod to Janne, and then elaborate with my own take on completely owning your own womanhood. Within writing the first few lines, I entitled the piece Queeen Dem. Queeen gets 3 E’s to accentuate the fact you are a queen.”

The empowering lyrics are driven by BLUESTAEB‘s impeccable production, which gives a nod to the 90’s era of boom-bap hip-hop. Following on from previous singles ‘Cake’ and ‘Present’, both picking up critical acclaim from the likes of Wonderland, Clash, The Line Of Best Fit, Dummy, as well as support from BBC 1Xtra and BBC 6, this new release continues the pair’s steady trajectory and keeps with the impressive musical standard they set for themselves.

Check out the video for ‘Queen Dem’ below:

New Music Video: Shock – Illaman

Potent Funk luminary & frontman of PENGSHUi, ILLAMAN delivers black and white visual for track, ‘Shook’.

The smooth boombap slammer is the second release his new EP ‘Give Us A Smile’, produced entirely by the mighty Normoditty and featuring North-West don MC DRS

Get the feel of the EP below:

EP Review: Poets Of The Dark Scrolls – Redd Tunes

After claiming the blog’s Album of the Month title with previous EP, ‘The Sickness’, REDDTUNE bounces right back with his latest set, ‘Poets Of The Dark Scrolls.’

Featuring yet another stellar lineup, ‘Poets Of The Dark Scrolls’ continues to delve into keeping Britcore alive, by bringing on the laid-back boom-bap vibe…and a few extras thrown in, which includes a boisterous, reggae-fused introduction, a guitar-drenched production plus a straight-up urban forceful drive that ends the set on a high.

Although REDDTUNE remains loyal to his beloved subgenre of hip-hop, ‘Poet Of The Dark Scrolls’ sees London producer/rapper and his army of collaborators go at the deep end and really experiment with various genres that could potentially appeal to a wider audience.

Worth taking a peek…sample and download the EP FOR FREE here.

Must Listens: Belly of the Beast, Royal Flush, When Emcees Perform 

New Track: New Breath – Fliptrix

As one of the leading lights in the thriving UK hip hop scene, last month’s announcement of FLIPTRIX‘s album release for ‘INEXHALE’ caused a riot of excitement. Already teasing us with the video releases for album tracks ‘It’s Like That’ and ‘Bagging Up Music’, the conscious emcee now launches into full album mode as he drops the Chemo-produced single ‘New Breath’, premiered by DJ Target on BBC Radio 1Xtra.

With his trademark mellow tone FLIPTRIX takes us on a luscious melodic journey, delving into a variety of flows as his lyricism explores purpose in life and the social constraints around us on a daily basis.

After revealing the full tracklist for the album this week, which is produced by Chemo, Molotov & Joe Corfield, fans and music critics are itching to hear as much as they can before the album is officially released on 24th August. With UK Hip Hop royalty Skinnyman, Ocean Wisdom, Capo Lee, Coops, Carmody and more all featuring across the 16 tracks, the album provides new talent, varying genre flavours and highly respected pioneers of the UK sound.

‘New Breath’ was released on his own label High Focus Records, which has grown to be the biggest independent Hip-Hop label in the UK over the last 8 years, being home to Rag’n’Bone Man’s early projects and most recently achieving an independent Top 40 with Ocean Wisdom’s Wizville album earlier this year, FLIPTRIX has released a staggering 7 projects since 2007. He is also a member of super group The Four Owls, who dropped 2 of the most classic records in UK Hip Hop history (‘Natures Greatest Mystery’ in 2011 & ‘Natural Order’ in 2015) and have successfully toured the world numerous times and collaborated with the legend DJ Premier on the monumental ‘Think Twice’ single.

Check out the video for banger ‘New Breath’ – and if you’re in the London area on the 26th August, be sure to catch FLIPTRIX headlining his show at Jazz Cafe.

New Music Video: Bagging Up Music – Fliptrix

Hot off the heels of the scorching Joe Corfield produced single ‘It’s Like That’, FLIPTRIX is back with a different flavour for new track ‘Bagging Up Music’, the second release from his forthcoming project ‘Inexhale’. This Chemo produced banger deviates from the usual boom bap sound we are used to hearing from FLIPTRIX, bringing in together haunting melodies and skippy hi-hats allowing the fierce emcee to do what he does best.

In partnership with the legendary Jazz Cafe, High Focus Records is proud to announce that on the 23rd of August 2018 they will be celebrating the release of FLIPTRIX’s brand new album ‘INEXHALE’! With FLIPTRIX performing his new works live as well as guest appearances from Ramson Badbonez, Strange U, Jazz T & Molotov this is sure to be a brilliant night as we usher in a brand new masterpiece into his already stellar back catalogue. This event will give fans the a chance to pick up a copy of the album before anyone else as the official release date is the 24th August.

Check out video for ‘Bagging Up Music’….