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…

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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.

New Track: Deracs – Oloff

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Following the release of his EP, Life’s Got You Riveted – once voted Album of the Week by NEW LEASE MUSIC – genre-bending emcee OLOFF slams down another hot number, entitled Deracs, coming from his brand new EP dropping real soon.

New Music Video: Rise Up – Bella Loka

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BELLA LOKA have been busy behind the cameras, as they released another visual to mystical/uplifting single, Rise Up, released last month via iTunes.

Tea Boothby describes the latest effort as, “a love story between the day and the night, the light and the dark. Having become separated ‘in the beginning’ the light and the dark are irresistibly drawn back together, with seemingly opposing chess pieces depicting how love can appear as a battle, until it’s won.”

As part of the production of the video, Tea stood motionless against the iconic London skyline on Primrose Hill for 5 hours from dawn as the sun came up to film time-lapse footage of herself against the rolling clouds and shifting shadows.

Take a few minutes out and watch the video for Rise Up.