Jay Dako – Mazza (Submission)
Grime is one of the grittiest sounds in the world. It is the perfect blend of everything that I like. Jay Dako, a British rapper from Southwest London, just released the uptempo ‘Mazza’. If you aren’t familiar with the local slang, the word means ‘madness’. It’s kind of like, how the people of New York, say ‘That was wild or crazy’. The young artist aimed to bring that energy to this specific track. I think he accomplished what he set out to do. Enjoy the Grime artist’s new record below.
Handbook – Undecided (Submission)
I think we don’t focus on instrumentals, as much as we probably should, as tastemakers. Handbook, a York-based producer, released an instrumental called ‘Undecided’ that seems to freeze time. Of course, if you are a ‘beat head’, you can hear Handbook’s influences (J Dilla, Flying Lotus and Madlib) and the familiarities in sample texture. The British producer shared that this record is the first of two through ‘Voyager’, a French record label. Stream the masterfully cut track below.
Dirty Hank – How Do (Submission)
How combustible is ‘How Do’ by Dirty Hank? It is comparable to the hot venom that expels from the wet and sticky mouth of a serpent. I would have used a volcanic reference, but I am far from insensitive. Moreover, for some reason, I felt that I had to keep it 100 with you and share that. The Alt-Rock band’s lead singer croons lyrics about someone he loves, taking him back. I mean, he has to love the person. I don’t know many people who would sing that hard for someone they hated or casually dated. Hear the fantastic new record below.
Josh Hunter – Big Beat (Submission)
The name of the record is ‘Big Beat’, which probably means that it is going to create an electric mood on any given dancefloor. I couldn’t make it to Movement in Detroit this year, but I could imagine hearing this record play on any of the stages there. Check out the enthralling soundscape by Deep House producer Josh Hunter now.