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’….

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New Music Video: It’s Like That – Fliptrix

Solid UK Hip Hop contender FLIPTRIX  releases visual for latest single ‘Its Like That’, the first insight his forthcoming album project ‘Inexhale’.

A no holds barred lyrical shelldown from start to finish over an incredibly smooth Joe Corfield production, ‘It’s Like That’ is the return to the airwaves for FLIPTRIX who released his immaculate ‘Patterns Of Escapism’ LP over a year ago. A word play masterpiece that sits in a dreamlike haze, ‘It’s Like That’ continues to show the multifaceted depths of this hot emcee as the track sees him begin to experiment with varying styles and rhythms that are a step away from his usual boom-bap style; something that is an ongoing recurrence throughout the album as a whole, which he describes as “a breath of fresh air that will hit you like a hurricane.“

The South London rapper become a pioneer and integral part of the UKHH scene. Releasing an impressive 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), have successfully toured the world numerous times and collaborated with the legend DJ Premier on the monumental ‘Think Twice’ single.

Alongside his artist success, FLIPTRIX is also the founder and director of independent label ‘High Focus’, which has spearheaded the UK Hip Hop movement for the last 8 years, being responsible for releases such as Rag’n’Bone Man’s early projects which set him firmly on course for superstardom, and most recently achieving an independent Top 40 with Ocean Wisdom’s Wizville album earlier this year. The label, which began in 2010, has previously been nominated for best small label at the 2015 AIM awards, whilst its YouTube channel HighFocusTV has gained over 132 Million views and boasts almost 250,000 subscribers.

Continuing his independent reign, FLIPTRIX releases ‘It’s Like That’ via High Focus with the video launching via YouTube. The visuals pay homage to the pirate radio scene that had a huge part to play in the birth & incubation of urban music in the UK as they follow FLIPTRIX taking over London’s radio frequencies guerrilla warfare style. The creative visuals wrap perfectly around the sonics and tone of the record thanks to camera focus, lighting and edits making this piece of original, captivating and quality output a real statement for the ‘Inexhale’ album announcement….check it out…

 

 

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.

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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’.

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