2012’s Somewhere In Between in an EP that still remains in frequent rotation for me, and has been the only thing I’ve heard from the London based Narrow Plains until now. Now I can excitedly add the new single from the acoustic-folk-rock trio, and it’s accompanying B side, Keep You Anyway, to my regular listening platter. Both songs on the So Rewind single bring in some new emphases, while still maintaining that distinctive Narrow Plains sound throughout. Needless to say I’m excited for whenever their debut album comes out, and you should be too. Enjoy.
As he oh so often does Carlos Serrano has made some magic in pairing up the sounds of two otherwise unrelated artists. Now, we already know that infusing Flume‘s incredible production with some hip hop bars can work exceedingly well, so it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise that tackling Nas‘ rhymes from Made You Look into Flume‘s Holdin’ On will give you the product below. Enjoy.
Going through the releases of the last week you simply cannot go past God Knows off of Statik Selektah‘s upcoming album. Dedicated to Robin Williams, the emotionally jazzy production from Statik is accompanied by Bun B and Posdnuous (of De La Soul) giving some real heartfelt verses and Jared Evan channeling The Beach Boys‘ God Only Knows as the hook. Make sure you check out What Goes Around once it sees release on Tuesday. Enjoy.
As you may have been able to guess from checking out MatchMusik over the last few months we’re quite the Ivan Ooze fans over here, so the release of his debut EP is something that’s been eagerly awaited. Hit play on Ringwood Rich E.P. and you’ll be rewarded with seven incredibly dope tracks put together by one of my favourite Australian talents at the moment. And better yet you can download the whole thing for free (or you most generous offer). Get on it. Enjoy.
Hilltop Hoods have dropped a brand new album, and with it the incredibly dope Live & Let Go featuring both Maverick Sabre and Brother Ali. As expected Suffa, MC Pressure and DJ Debris all bring their a-game and you should already know that Brother Ali is incapable of a sub-parr verse. Make sure to check out the rest of Walking Under Stars (which you can grab in whatever format takes your fancy here) and please make your way to a show if they happen to tour near you, you will not regret it. Enjoy.
Almost two years after the release of Thoughts, Thrupence is gearing up to put out the fourth instalment in his series of mixtapes. Lessons is available now for pre-order (including as a splattered 180gm 12″ vinyl) and Don’t You Mind is all ready for your ears as a free download and as a look into what we’re in for come September 26. While you’re in a Thrupence mood head on over to his website (as Jack Vanzet) and have a browse through his music and design, some of which are available as posters. Enjoy.
There are only a handful of Aussie rappers that actually get me excited, and I must say that I can hardly wait to hear Ivan Ooze‘s upcoming Ringwood Rich EP. On & On follows LORD$ as the second single from the EP. Quit sleeping on Ooze, look out for Ringwood Rich and head on over to his Facebook for a series of dope weekly freestyles. Enjoy.