Seventeen year old A-F-R-O (All Flows Reach Out) caught R.A. The Rugged Man‘s attention (as well as mine) with his lightning fast submission to R.A.‘s Definition Of A Rap Flow competition. He has since gone on to have R.A. feature a few freestyles on his youtube and had the chance to meet (and potentially work with) a whole lot of hip hop greats, including DJ Premier. A-F-R-O‘s newest collection of songs, Modest World has the lyricist gliding over some smooth soul filled production from Pulse Reaction and Alex Nejera. If you’re still after more then check out his previous projects A-F-R-O Loves Dilla, and A-F-R-O DOOM; which are pretty much what you’d expect. ENjoy.
I’m not going to say that much about this, as I don’t think it needs it; but if you haven’t gotten into the duo of EL-P and Killer Mike, as Run The Jewels, you may need to reevaluate your decisions. As with their debut last year, Run The Jewels 2 was released for free, ahead of it’s release date and is ridiculously dope. Enjoy.
Burn Water‘s new song, with some vocal samples from You+Me‘s Break The Cycle, seemingly unexpectedly, is an upbeat garage production, with a definite 90s vibe to it. This is a little different from his usual work, but if you’re feeling this I’d still recommend checking out everything else that has his name on it. Enjoy.
Tried an upbeat, vocal driven sound for once. Ended up sounding like the year 1998. Not sure how it happened.
After about a year of silence our friend Jordan Butler reveals that he has a small collection of songs, poetry and short stories that will soon be ready for the world. On both the spoken word of Dust and raps of Please Don’t Jump we are given some beautifully constructed word addresses illness, depression, death and feeling lost in a purposeless universe. All pretty deep stuff, executed to perfection. Enjoy.
Golden Vessel is a familiar name on here after his remix of Japanese Wallpaper‘s Waves; it now seems that the young producer has been working with fellow Brisbanite, Cypher. The 16 year singer/songwriter floats gently across brightly crafted beats, with a voice that sounds refined and matured beyond her years. Cypher is going places. Enjoy.
Despite having only a limited amount of music released, Ali Barter‘s Trip EP is still some of my most played music. Two years later the Melbourner has graced us with Community, an eponymous single for an EP we can expect to hear on November 7. Don’t miss it. Expect amazing things. Enjoy.
With production duo, Party Supplies, set to re-release their debut album on vinyl and CD next month (will be available here, and original release can be streamed/bought here), we get a brand new track featuring Black Atlass and long time collaborator Action Bronson. These guys have really figured out what they’re doing, because Bronson and Party Supplies sound amazing together. Grab a physical copy of Tough Love from November 25. Enjoy.