The most active member of Savages. Every time I check what she’s up to, I hear a new project with an album/EP/single from her. That’s one of the reasons why we love her. She released first recordings of her EP series under this moniker, Esya back in 2018, and 2019 mid-year she greeted us with the first part of “Absurdity of ATCG”. Now we have the second part. Check her Bandcamp!
18 years of existence & multi-genre discography (grime/dubstep to glitch & d’n’b). Foreign Beggars is definitely one of the most outstanding acts of the UK music scene. Now, as they announced that they are gonna split up in 2020, they close the circle in their music journey by returning back to their hip hop roots on their massive final album, Matriarchy. A perfect goodbye to the fans with another classic album. Tune in!
Following his huge release with Trends in 2018, Boylan released his fat as fuck debut LP from Nomine Sound last October. All the good things we love in the UK Bass scene; grime, dubstep, jungle, breakbeat distilled into “2 hrs Sleep” with top MCs.
The label of quirky and exciting music, Tektosag, released AK49’s new EP, Broken System. Don’t you dare to sleep on this!
JME released his long-awaited new album last week, “Grime MC”, the follow-up to 2015’s “Integrity”. But here’s the catch, it’s only available on physical formats (CD/Vinyl). A nice way of saying “fuck you” to the dominion of digital streaming sites and also a nice gesture to the followers of roots, old fashioned ways of things (especially when it comes to the underground music scene) & physical formats like us. He relies on his fans and the scene to spread the word, which we’ll definitely do without a second thought. You can grab the album from Boy Better Know’s website or your favorite retailer. Big ups JME!
Mick Harris was making dubstep before dubstep even existed. He was said to be the inventor of the “blast beat” when he was in the legendary grindcore band Napalm Death as their drummer. Now, he released a new record with his Scorn project after 9 years of silence. Again, his sound is dark, deep, tough, and heavy as fuck, pushing the limits between bass, industrial, and dub.
Pinch is one of my fav dubstep producers since his 2006 Planet Mu release, Qawwali. Now he teamed up with Kahn and KILLA P and his Army to mix dubstep, grime, and dancehall to deliver us the year 4000 style banger. Don’t sleep on this, TectonicRecordings only pressed 500 copies.
Wanna hear what a BANGER sounds like? This! Big ups Snow667 & Jason Williamson (Sleaford Mods)!!
The world’s fucked innit?
Lewis James’ Exit Records UK debut EP is on the way, featuring collaborations with Alia Fresco, DBridge, and Lorn. Will be out on 15th November.
This year, Sir Hiss first greeted us with a dark, hazy, warped, and weeping vinyl, “Rolling” (released by White Peach Records), which was followed by an EP “Frequent Flyer”. I thought that was it for him this year, but NO!! Like any other hardworking Bristolian, he won’t stop. I first heard the A-side, Tehran Gunsgots, of his new 12″ on Kahn’s mix for BBC 1Xtra over a year ago. The interesting part of the song was the sample he used, “Anilar Bana Yeter” from Gulden Karabocek (a Turkish singer active in the 70s to 00s). If you are following his releases, sample usage is not news (he is using samples from all over the world, east to west). But I was not expecting a song from Gulden Karabocek. Anyways, now we have Tehran Gunshots on wax accompanied by Mr. Sandman on the B-side, released by his own label No More Mailouts. Already sold out at their Bandcamp store. Don’t sleep on this!