Kahn & Neek – Fabriclive 90
In a year of so many social and economic disappointments, the one thing we can safely say is that grime music is stronger than it’s ever been. Shortly after the initial fabric closure announcement, the new Fabriclive compilation was announced and was to be curated and mixed by Bristolian heavyweights Kahn & Neek.
The compilation is flawless. Bass heavy riddims from start to finish featuring a range of highly anticipated vocal recordings and instrumental dubs. In short, the project does a fantastic job of representing the grime sound to the wider audience Fabriclive is guaranteed to bring to the table.
The whole album can be previewed via the Fabric London website HERE
Ceezus and Illa – Conquer (Southpoint)
At Southpoint, bringing new producers to the forefront of the scene has always been an important part of the release process. The most recent release comes from 2 relatively unknown Brighton based producers named Ceezus and Illa.
The pair have certainly nailed their own unique sound, focussing on droning bass sounds and expressive instrumentation working in harmony. This release is out now and available to stream via the SoundCloud link below:
Spooky – Fiesta / Cherry (Oil Gang)
This year there haven’t been many producers who have been releasing such a high volume of quality content as the Spartan. Oil Gang have the pleasure of releasing this most recent vinyl of ‘Fiesta’ and ‘Cherry’.
Both tracks have been collecting serious amounts of air time over the last year and are long overdue a release. The previews of the vinyl are available to stream here:
Various – Project Allout Volume 2 (Project Allout)
Every compilation we see from the guys at Project Allout tends to be massive. They are rounding up the year with the second edition of the label’s self titled paid compilation series which features an incredible array of producers from their roster.
The release features music from grime heavyweights such as Alias, Mischief, Dubzta, Filthy Gears, Moony and many many more. This is a release I am very excited to see hit the shelves!
P Money – Live and Direct
There’s no doubting in my mind that P Money is certified in the top 5 grime MC’s of all time. As far as consistency goes there aren’t many that can match the high quality output of grime music that P has been releasing.
His new album ‘Live and Direct’ encompasses everything a grime album should have; diverse themes, exciting flows, encapsulating delivery and most importantly solid lyrical content.
The whole album is available to purchase via iTunes HERE
JLSXND7RS – S.N.M (Lowriders)
The Rotterdam based label ‘Lowriders’ have been making some serious movements as of late. Their most recent vinyl releases comes courtesy of JLSXND7RS with his track S.N.M.
Featuring a vocal mix from Nico Lindsay entitled ‘Swift’ and two remixes from the ever dependable Trends, this is a must buy for vinyl fans and grime fans in general. Here is the exclusive upload of ‘Swift’ courtesy of KeepinItGrimey:
StrapC – (Chameleon Audio)
The Walsall based Chameleon Audio movement has gone from strength to strength this year by both delivering consistently weighty releases whilst also introducing a host of new producers to the scene.
The latest edition to their ranks goes by the name of StrapC. His uniquely colourful yet bass heavy sound is definitely something to keep an eye on moving into the new year.
Chameleon Audio Vol. 1 (Chameleon Audio)
This month actually heralds a double header from the Chameleon Audio family. To celebrate the Christmas season the collective have come together to create an awesome debut compilation.
The release features all of the usual Chameleon Audio faces including Chemist, RNS, Mojoe, Policy, Jakebob and more. The whole compilation is available to stream via the Chameleon Audio soundcloud below:
Critical C – War On The Mic (Ft Row D) (Knowledge Is Power)
The Knowledge is Power movement is famed for bringing new names to the table and that is exactly what they have done with their latest release. Critical C joins forces with Row D for the ‘War On The Mic’ EP which features both the original and a multitude of remixes.
Critical’s skippy flow and in-depth lyricism definitely places him on the ones to watch for 2017 list. You can stream the whole EP here:
KXVU – Jaqqum (CubDubs)
And now for the obligatory shamless selp-promotion. My next release entitled ‘Jaqqum’ is due to be released on December the third via my own side imprint ‘CubDubs’.
This EP features remixes from my fellow Southpoint troopers Triple S and Eclypse, along with a stomping remix from Hexagon Dubs’ own Aranha.
The previews for the release are available to check out here:
That’s all for this month. Make sure you check back next time for the Christmas giveaway special edition (there are bound to be plenty of freebies!).