EP Review: The Sickness – Redd Tunes

Featuring a collection of tracks that could be appeasing to nostalgics of the old-school, London-based rapper/producer REDD TUNES slaps down his first project of the year, entitled ‘The Sickness.’

With loops of chill-out sounds that could be easily associated with Fila high tops (unlaced, of course), slick tracksuits complete with thick gold chains, this set pays homage to the real art of britcore and also expresses the concerns of the commercialisation of its parent – hip-hop – suppressing the realism of the sub-genre.

But there’s no chance of that as REDD TUNES and featured artists on this EP, are on a mission to keep the britcore vibe alive. The Sickness EP is a strong reminder that music is an extension of one’s expression – and not a commodity.

This set is definitely worth a trail; check it out here

Must Listens: Kill The Alphabet, The Dopeness, Golden Era.

 

 

 

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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

 

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.