Song of the Day: Ting Dun – Ocean Wisdom (ft. Method Man)

After jumping in to the epicentre of the UK rap scene with the release of his independent Top 40 album ‘Wizville’ and the huge lead single ‘Revvin’ featuring Dizzee Rascal, OCEAN WISDOM is back with the visuals for another huge album joint ‘Ting Dun’ featuring Wu-Tang Clan’s Method Man.

Sewn into very fabric of Ocean’s music output, from the tracks themselves to everything aesthetic, is pure, unadulterated hip-hop. Whilst he already boasted an impressive online following and had gained millions of views on his videos, ‘Wizville’ has been the driving force behind his recent surge in awareness and popularity. His incredible delivery and lyrical ability, teamed with first class productions and visuals fast-tracked OCEAN WISDOM to the forefront of our minds and playlists, and with the release of ‘Ting Dun’ he looks to set to remain there too.

Coming through with extraordinary execution on a beat interconnected with layers of vocal and hip-hop gold, the two wordsmiths demonstrate their mastery and inimitable styles. OCEAN WISDOM rallies into his double time flow during the course of the track whilst Meth’s mellow tone and wit is delivered with nostalgic precision.

Quickly becoming synonymous with the title of UK’s hip-hop visionary, OCEAN WISDOM takes things to new levels on this latest visual release. Grainy film effects sits over low-riders and Cadillac’s bouncing along on hydraulics against the backdrop of America’s East Coast bringing it home for hip-hop lovers and connecting both sides of the pond perfectly.

The first half of 2018 has become a monumental year for the Brighton native, having smashed a string of dates in the UK and Austria on his ‘Wizville’ tour, he also received 4/5 stars for Wizville from The Guardian. Ocean graced the 1Xtra studios and performed a historic Live Lounge alongside Dizzee Rascal for their track ‘Revvin’, which became highly playlisted by the station, and also went on to light up social networks with an exceptional cover of Busta Rhymes ‘Gimme Some More’.

Ferocious and fierce with a faultless flow, OCEAN WISDOM stays high on the agenda with ‘Ting Dun’ ft Method Man.

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Upcoming Release: Even If – Ceiling Demons

 

Following the release of their acclaimed debut LP, Dual Sides, alternative hip hop dwellers CEILING DEMONS are back. Their new single, Even If, marks the return of producer Beat Demon, after a mysterious disappearance to the Far East. Reunited once more with Psy Ceiling and Dan Demon in their homeland of the Yorkshire Dales, the track is a hopeful homage to the people who pass through our lives.

In celebration of Yorkshire Day, the single will be available as a free download via Soundcloud on the 1st of August. Even If will be officially released on the 17th of August, alongside exclusive B-sides The Quiet and Feels Like Forever’.

CEILING DEMONS have festival dates this summer joining the likes of Wu Tang Clan and Kate Tempest at this year’s Tramlines Festival in Sheffield on July 25th, and returning to their home town as second headliner before Funeral For A Friend at this year’s Richmond Live – 31st July.

Mixtape Review: Long Overdue – FLYAC

FLYAC Long overdue

1. Chip Vegas x Anonimous Sound x Coca – Wake Up
2. Legend Guevara x Xander – Red Wine (feat. Ray)
3. Double D – Awwwe
4. Legend Guevara x Double D x Coca x Nico Green – Crenshaw Soul
5. Xander x Legend Guevara – Rhythm4TheMind
6. Chip Vegas x June Black – Asphyxiation
7. Xander x Anonimous Sound – Vibe
8. Legend Guevara x Nico Green – Next $hit (feat. June Black)
9. Legend Guevara x Double D – Adventure Time
10. Chip Vegas – When The Chips Are Down
11. Legend Guevara x Xander – Sacred
12. Xander x Anonimous Sound x Chip Vegas x Double D – All My Life
13. Another Planet Ent. – The Plug (Forever Living Young And Comfortable)
14. Gilroc – Dreams (feat Double D)

Know FLYAC? Nope…well let me introduce you…FLYAC (which stands for Forever Young and Comfortable) is a six-piece hip-hop group from Woodbridge VA, consisting of MixMasterAle (Engineer),  (Engineer), Nico Green (Engineer/Producer/Artist), Legend Guevara (Artist), Xander (Artist), Anonimous Sound (Artist), and Double D (Artist). Started out two years ago, they recently joined up with another local group called Another Planet Ent and together they came up with a 14-track mixtape Long Overdue.

Released last month, the mixtape starts off with some smooth vintage beats then hits you with in-yer-face beats coupled with straight talking, reality-bites wordplay. Think SLUM VILLAGE meets a mild WU TANG CLAN.

Tracks  Wake Up, Red Wine Awwwe and Vibe features that vintage hip-hop drive where the raps that cruises with the production. The mixtape heats right up with the old-school, head rolling Rhythm4TheMind and When the Chips are Down (SUPERHOT TRACK, MUST LISTEN). Long Overdue goes out with a BANG with the super smooth, super-slick, SLUM VILLAGE-esque, Dreams.

This is ONE mixtape for serious hip-hop heads. So if you haven’t heard these guys in action, I suggest you have a quick sample of Long Overdue…and there’s no better place to start than the beginning….