Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Chima Anya & Slone - Coffee

Check out brand new percolation from the man like Chima Anya...The good doctor gets trippy in love in this caffinated trip outfor some kind of love! 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

London Hip Hop Treats from Kotodama, Adventures of...Bernard James and the good Doctor Chima Anya

So much talent, so much energy....all the following artists have this in abundance! Unfortunately it takes a while for me to keep up hence having to smash a whole heap of great content into one little post.....Going to Inner Peace Records nights over the past 18 months or so I getting increasingly amped by the quality, focus and energy of their work....will have to do a full blog post just on them soon but in the meantime enjoy a little live performance from...(X)....and check out the "Glyphs" album from Kotodama (Tang the Pilgrim & (X) which I literally listened to 7 times on repeat when I first got it! One of my favourite tracks (though a difficult task to choose one) Is "Zanshin"(Japanese: 残心) which is is a state of awareness, of relaxed alertness, in Japanese martial arts. A literal translation of is "remaining mind". In several martial arts, refers more narrowly to the body's posture after a technique is executed.

                                         


Next up my fantastic homies from Preciptoman Records Bernard James and Kooper Nut have go their video game on smash for the downtempo banger "Down"....a nice visual representation of thier live style; incredible dance moves and beautiful commaraderie, and accompaniying two great new releases, a remix project of three tracks from thier "Feel Cool Forever" LP by the excellent Flytip,  these really got my headbanging!

Hot of the press! Happy Birthday to Bernard James, he has literally just posted up and a brand new EP reflecting on Family, Friends and Strangers....Enjoy it as I do too!

           

                                



                                




And finally.....Chima Anya & Slone have linked up again (check the above stunning video) and are soon to release thier full album. If you are a London head get down to see Chima performing live and bringing the energy (a taste of which you can see in the little video above, taken when he was performing Biggie's classic Ready to Die  as part of the Re: Imagine Orchestral Project at XOYO the other day (an incredible show by the way, make sure you check it out the next time they are performing!) For more info check the flyer or show love at... http://thegrid.ai/chimaanya/

             



And couldn't leave without a little throwback to Chima's great MC Hammer remix, bringing the pain to politicians 4 years ago....message still supremely relevant!!



          
                                           Check Out Chima in the Papers Too!! 








Thursday, December 28, 2017

Black Thought, Empowerment & Education in Hip Hop....is this the best Freestyle ever!?

This a mega power post, first up check the amazing story of Consensus and his journey through music into particle physics the large hadron collider, breaking down his come up and successes with the "End of the Weak" high level hip hop community. Courtesy of No Budget Entertainment's "Shoreal" films, they have some great other content so subscribe to their channel! Next I had to drop the latest Black Thought free....pure flames and blew up the internet (although ludicrously for some of the wrong reasons but I aint going there right now!) Anyways enjoy both videos, we bringing that good stuff!



Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Watch TV and Do Nothing! Tip Top Advice from Lee Scott and Dr Chima Anya

Good to chat with my big home the Doctor recently, his life is going from excellent to incredible at a nicely consistant pace as his lyrical skills continue to flourish, his video game is on point and he's keeping hiphop at the centre of London Love music with sell out shows at The Jazz Cafe, XOYO and smashing the DJ skills running BEspoke with Chidi Ubani in Brixton. Chima kindly sent me a little exclusive photo for all you rap fans putting posters on ya walls print it out haha!

His most recent tune and video has been gaining some hype recently and the excellent "de-clyutter, de-stress and value you're time more" certainy resonates with me...so sit back, relax and enjoy...



Just don't relax for too long, or you may need to listen extremely closely to Lee Scott who smashes down a devastaing critique of the modern obsession with watching and consuming content. Two valuable life lessons there, right I'm off to meditate (hmm or maybe one more beer....!)






Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Mr. Ekow, illiterate, Trigz & Vitamin G / Open Mic / DJ Sarah Love & Mys...





There is a great vibe to this cypher bought to you from the incredible Fubar Crew (shout out Mys Diggi and Sarah Love!) Some excellent bars with lots of lyrical dexterity and positive content with a great chemistry between the four emcees. This is that real live hiphop right here!

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Eliot Fresh & Fish, London Live, Hip Hop bubbling with DJ Sugai, CW Jones & Bennydiction

Listen to this and enjoy. You will love it, so then go and find out more and buy the vinyl from http://boombappro.com/album/mirrors 


It has felt great getting out and about recently to enjoy a little taste of the ever present music scene. Got to know where the good ish is at and my man DJ Sugai was kind enough to introduce me to the Nomadic Gardens where the incredibly talented CW Jones went down a storm with an electrifying performance. Check "Morphine" below and then head to the Bone Dry Records Bandcamp page for a multitude of more treats including the album "Half Ill, Half Lazy"....





 


The Nomadic Gardens is hidden off Brick Lane (the Bagel Shop end) go check it out for yourself for a heap of DIY inspiration and incredible artwork. Cultural revolution in a highly positive manifestation. Another ace slice of live hiphop goodness was found at "Root Down" hosted by the inimitable Poet Curious. Was great to jump on an open mic backed by a live band (including the very talented gent Rob Grundel on keys), catch up with Eliot Fresh and my brother Bennydiction and chat briefly to the Hip Hop Classroom in human form, Darren Chetty. It was also great to be introduced to the poetical talents of Ghetto Geek and Benny who smashed the acappella with some goodness about the growth of an Oak Tree, watch out for that one soon. 


Finally got to give thanks and shout out Benny Diction for the excellent collection of Nas Albums and DJ Sugai for the incredible "Food and Drink Volume 1" Mixtape hosted by Mnsr Frites and Benny Diction (all getting a bit incestuous this post innit eh!?) It was all in honour of my birthday....just turned 17 again yeah. Peace to the Scran Cartel; Enjoy suckers! 



Saturday, September 16, 2017

South London Smashing Music....Inspirational hiphop from DEGIHEUGI, Chima Anya, Consensus, Ty, Phoenix Da Icefire and Cormega

He's a doctor so you can quote from his lectures...the force of nature that is Chima Anya is featured on DEGIHEUGI's beautiful classical sounding rhythms. Chima brings the listener in with a pretty chilled introduction but quickly gets mad deep with some intricate reflections on art, maths, science, algorithms and lyricism that needs more than a few re-winds to even catch let alone appraciate....a playlist certainty and the visuals are just spectacular, big ups to Jeremy Bleunven of Abyss Media and the wonderful Sarah Le Ray and Fanny Lego!



With Brixton just down the road from Vocalswords Towers its great to see amazing videos of the locals set to incredible music so have been loving "Brixton Baby from Ty, very inspirational as ever as is the dope collaboration between two guys who feature in high playlist rotation in my cans...the New York legend Cormega and incredibly talented Phoenix Da Icefire.





Not content with surfing the bleeding edge of particle physics research in recent album ConCERNed, Consenus rounds out the summer with a belter teaming up with Shumba Youth reminding us that life is a test until we puff, puff, past it....creative dopeness as ever!