New Music Video: Celebrate – K*Ners

Connecting the dots between the worlds of Ragga and hip-hop, K*NERS is the latest in a succession of musical innovators from Bristol and he has just released the visuals for his conscious single ‘Celebrate’ via GRM Daily.

Capturing a deep sense of nostalgia, the track is laced with an old school hip-hop sound…check out the video.

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New Track: Celebrate – K*ners (ft. Incredubwoy)

Championing a sound that captures the heart and soul of hip hop, Bristol native K*NERS released his conscious single ‘Celebrate’.

Activating a deep sense of nostalgia through looping samples and a crisp vinyl feel, K*NERS paints a myriad of pictures and thoughts via his sharp wordsmithery with a throwback delivery.

Building his foundation as a ragga MC on a sound system, K*NERS is the latest in a succession of musical innovators from Bristol treading a path beaten by Wild Bunch, Massive Attack, Portishead, Tricky, Roni Size and more recently, dubstep producer Joker. Connecting the dots between the worlds of Ragga and Hip Hop,K*NERS has a fine-tuned sound that lies across both spectrums of the genres.

Creating a catalogue of music spanning over the last decade including his debut album ‘K In Da Flesh’, as well as his recently released second album ‘Voice of the City’, K*NERS has built a strong following over the years. He has also performed along the likes of legends that include Sugar Hill Gang, Mos Def, GZA/Genius (Wu-Tang), Tinchy Stryder and Mark Ronson.

“Celebrate, is the song to celebrate the fact you can start off in the hoods, slums and ghettos in life but still come out and reach your goals and live your dreams.” – K*Ners

Check out ‘Celebrate.’

 

New Track: You – Earth2Tom (ft. Holly Flo Lightly)

Following on from the previous two singles from EARTH2TOM‘s diverse hip hop debut album, ‘You’ is the latest single from the forthcoming album ‘ONE’.

Over a warm and jazzy guitar riff with an upbeat vibe, Bristol based emcee and singer Holly Flo Lightly sings a catchy bluesy chorus, and spits some honest and unadulterated raps about past relationships. On ‘You’, expect clever wordplay, impeccable delivery and raw talent.

Holly’s light-hearted vocal content came as a result of the trials and tribulations of guys she’s dated in different countries, and how it inevitably goes wrong. Something many of us can relate to, whether domestic or international!

EARTH2TOM are producers Tom Foolery Beats and Charles the Earthman, who bring smooth dusty boom bap hip hop, with conscious lyrics and a positive vibe….if you haven’t heard of these guys, well here’s your chance to check out their work…

EP Review: Boxed In – Oloff

‘Boxed In’ is the second EP release of the year from Bristol’s groundbreaking spitter OLOFF. In just three tracks, the latest project addresses a mixture of emotions – from depression and wishful longing to a great sense of optimism towards the future.

To represent the feeling of uncertainty, ‘Boxed In’ alternate between subdue and downtempo  soundscapes to an lifting folk/western-esque arrangements, with the dominant presence of OLOFF‘s  awkwardly-smooth delivery.

If you unfamiliar with this guy, well be prepared to listen to the most unconventional combinations; a recipe that’s rapidly making of the most intriguing alternative hip-hop artist of today.

It goes without saying that ‘Boxed In’ is an acquired taste…take your ears to new heights and press play.

Album Review: Staring Into Space – Oloff

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After four months releasing his EP Life’s Got You Riveted ( once voted Album of the Week by NEW LEASE MUSIC) OLOFF rounds off the year with his 15-piece album, Staring Into Space, released last month.

The latest project predominantly includes three-minute bursts of his old instrumental recordings dating back to 2012, where this young artist put his smooth spin on vintage/Slum Village-esque hip-hop. This guy is cut from a different cloth; he’s worth a trial – check him out!

Must Listens: Never Was Feeling Poorly, DECRACS, Someone Took.