MAGIC MIX

hip hop . r'n'b . trap

WEEK STARTING 20 Apr

Genre pick of the week Cover of Prhyme 2 by Prhyme.
Detroit lyricist and walking height chart Royce Da 5'9" teams up with production legend DJ Premier for their second full length LP as PRhyme. The first group Primo's been a part of since his time in the legendary Gang Starr, PRhyme hit us with a future facing take on hip hop's golden age, complete with killer flows and freewheeling lyrics. With guest features from Dave East, Yelawolf, CeeLo Green, 2 Chainz, Big K.R.I.T., Curren$y and two time Grammy nominee Rapsody, you know this is gonna be lit.

Bobby Van Putten's Planty Herbs project has been active since 2010 albeit with an annoyingly scattered and scarce output. Now he offers fans a fully fruited tree of musical pleasure; 12 tracks across two discs that show exactly what Putten is made of. From the mellow soul food of "Nothing Lasts" to the laidback hip hop funk of "Downgrade", the dusty house experiments of "Akustika" to the poppy overtones of "Follow Me Now,"this is the sound of an artist with a rich musical gift and a soulful instinct. 

New electro bass superstar Textasy comes correct with more high powered heaters smothered in old school flavour and new school engineering. "Blow Your Head" is a lazer guided assault of acid lines, paired with a snappy but loose breakbeat and vintage DJ scratch FX. "Eternal Gurn" receives a Manik Piano edit, which sees Zomby-style retorist stabs chopped manically and paired with a charged, Prodigy-era breakbeat. "I'm The Needle" applies the brakes a tad but still deploys some smiley-era goodness onto our aural receptors. "20th Century Bass" concludes with Textasy's own version of techno bass, tipping his hat to the Aux88 pioneers but adding his own layer of gutter filth. Amazing stuff here from this rising star of the rave scene. 

11th studio album from the D.C. based electronic duo featuring artists: Mr. Lif, Sitali, Racquel Jones, Notch, Natalia Clavier, and Lou Lou Ghelichkhani.

The 12 track "Treasures from the Temple" is a continuation from their last album "Temple of I & I", recorded in Port Antonio. Blending their signature sound with classic dub, dancehall, and roots vibes for a modern reggae masterpiece of epic proportions! 

Taking from Jamaica, much of the album features that OG flavour - big basslines, flailing dub fx, redolent horns and skankin riddims! There's plenty of their more familiar downbeat / trip hop joints too, with some more than capable raps provided by a plethora of global vocal talent. A solid and cohesive effort from start to finish, with a real cinematic and dynamic quality that takes the listener on a stimulating journey. 


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Mon 23rd - 12:15
On the deck today we have one of the latest releases from @bewithrecords - the reissue of Liam Hayes - Korp Sole Ro… https://t.co/C64BFg66DX
Mon 23rd - 11:44
We still have some @recordstoreday releases available. Zoom in on the lists - anything without a line through it is… https://t.co/jnrCx2QFXM
Mon 23rd - 10:46
Starting Monday with @PJHarveyUK @amendunes @lucydacus @InsecureMen and this German electronic compilation from… https://t.co/xp2u37C1RB
Mon 23rd - 10:32
STUFF WE HAVE LEFT. Should zoom, quickly depleting but still some killer titles. Get on it. Open till 5pm today. https://t.co/Mygt5WnC1d
Sun 22nd - 2:11
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