Monday, November 17, 2014

Nas: World Is Yours (Acapella)

Nasir drops classic track acapella...

Sony paid Nas to rhyme 'The World is Yours' shot on a special MVR camera or whatever. The important thing though is that this is weirdly compelling. If you know 'Illmatic' you'll definitely be rhyming alongside God's Son as he effortlessly spits bars in his unique smoke-choked flow.


Dizzee Rascal: Pagans

The return of the Raskitt...

He's been known to veer more to the dance side of life over the last few years, but with the re-emergence of Grime in 2014, it's exciting to see Dizzee Rascal return to the scene with 'Pagans', which premiered today on Noisey.

Featuring an incredible 'Monkey Magic' style video, 'Pagans' is produced by Newham General's Footsie and gets a big massive thumbs up from us.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Rick Ross Ft. Jay Z: Moving Bass

Rawse's flow is nutz on this... Produced by Timbaland, premiered on Fuckmaster Flex..

Bass in you face.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Lorde: Yellow Flicker Beat (Kanye Reworking)

Yeezy gets his hands on Lorde's Mockingjay theme...

It had its world premiere last night (we were there and it was AWESOME). A big part of the 'Hunger Games' is also the accompanying soundtrack, which has outdone itself this time round.

Enlisting Lorde to curate the music, the 17 year-old New Zealander has created a soundtrack to accompany Katniss on the latest instalment of her journey, which includes Major Lazer, The Chemical Brothers and Pusha T.

And now Kanye has decided to get involved. The rapper and producer has reworked Lorde's 'Yellow Flicker Beat', titled 'Flicker'.

Listen below and get ready for 'The Hunger Games The Mockingjay: Part 1' when it drops next week. It's really, really awesome.

Stormzy Ft Shorty, Narstie, JME, P Money: Not That Deep (remix)

"You're not bad, your area is..."

East meets North and South on this all-star remix from Stormzy, the man behind one of Grime's biggest anthems this year, produced by Heavytrackerz.

Premiered on Charlie Sloth last night, it's tough to call who takes the best verse; you have some serious MCs on this remix. JME's clarity and turn of phrase is always a winner. But then you have Narstie's awesome gaseous bars too.

Listen for yourself and decide...

Monday, November 10, 2014

Tourist Ft. Years & Years: Illuminate

South London producer drops a big old banger...

As 'previously reported', we think Tourist is rather great.

The South London born producer is fast becoming one of the most interesting sonic-shifters in the South East with releases including this and this

Brand new tune 'Illuminate' steps up the pace and makes a bold statement with its bad self. Featuring Olly Alexander from Years & Years on vocals, the song propels from slow burner to heart-wrenching epically wonderful chorus sung in heavenly tones by Alexander.

Love, Love. Love.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Benzel Ft Ryn Weaver: Touch

New track from producer/writer duo...

Benny Blanco and Two Inch Punch, who between them have written and produced for Sam Smith, Katy Perry, Wiz Khalifa and many, many others, got together to call themselves BenZel. In doing so they became our favourite duo over.

They've done awesome tunes for Jessie Ware and this track with Cashmere Cat and our very favourite, Fallin'.

This new track, 'Touch' Ft. Ryn Weaver is as swoonsomely wonderful as everything they put out. They make music that is really sharp, sweet and squelchy. And it's awesome.

Can't wait for some kind of album from BenZel.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies [Trailer]

Bilbo battles on...

The final part of 'The Hobbit' is upon us, as Peter Jackson wraps up the multi-million dollar  'Lord of the Rings' franchise.

The expansive films have seen some of the most impressive cinematography and CGI, and 'The Battle...' promises more of the same as Bilbo Baggins reclaim the Dwarven ancestral homeland under the Lonely Mountain. and Gandalf has a good old shout. Basically, expect a massive fight between Men, Dwarves, Elves, and those rank old Orcs.

'The Battle...' is out 17 December.

Sinead Harnett: Hire Wire

Disclosure collaborator releases new song...

North London's Sinead Harnett is definitely one to watch for 2015.

She's already worked with Disclosure, Rudimental, Snakehips and MNEK, while Harnett's latest single is co-written by Johnny Lattimer, who has penned with Sam Smith and Ellie Goulding.

Taken from Harnett's 'N.O.W' EP which is out right now, 'High Wire' is a piece of beautifully understated R&B that we're giving a large thumbs up.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Lorde: Yellow Flicker Beat

New track taken from the Hunger Games soundtrack...

Charged with creating the soundtrack for the Hunger Games' new release 'The Mockingjay: Part 1', has seen 17 year-old Lorde pull together everyone from newcomers Raury and Tinashe to Ariana Grande,  Pusha T, The Chemical Brothers and Major Lazer.

Lorde features on the album herself of course; 'Yellow Flicker Beat' is a sophisticatedly haunting track with an accompanying video that perhaps - or not - refers to the forthcoming film.

The soundtrack is out now and featuers the following. 

Meltdown - Stromae ft. Lorde, Pusha T, Q-Tip & Haim
Scream My Name - Tove Lo
Kingdom - Charli XCX ft. Simon Le Bon
All My Love – Major Lazer ft. Ariana Grande
Lost Souls - Raury
Yellow Flicker Beat - Lorde
The Leap - Tinashe
Plan The Escape (Son Lux Cover) - Bat For Lashes
Original Beast - Grace Jones
Flicker (Kanye West Rework) - Lorde
Animal - XOV
This Is Not A Game - The Chemical Brothers ft. Miguel
Ladder Song - Lorde

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Little Simz Ft Jakwob & Caitlyn Scarlett: Time Capsule

Simz reflects on life over Jakwob's tempo-twisting track...

Currently working together on a number of tracks - including Devour - Little Simz, Jakwob and up-and-comer Caitlyn Scarlett team up on a track that sees Simz advise her younger self over Jakwob's emotive beat.

So very into this.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Kendrick Lamar: 1 [Video]

Offish vid for Lamar's new single...

Kendrick returns with a new album very soon, and 'i' is the first single to come from it.

Directed by Alexandres Moors and the Little Homies

Monday, November 3, 2014

Skepta Ft. Young Lord: It Ain't Safe [Video]

Noisey premieres new Skeppy vid...

It's one of the hardest sogns to drop all year, and it might be one of the hardest videos too.

Boy Better Knows links with A$AP Mob on It Ain't Safe, as Skepta takes Young Lord on a tour of the hood.

Remember, it ain't safe on the block, not even for the cops...


Kieran Alleyne Ft. Yungen: Runnin Low

South London rhymer jumps on remix...

Big fan of newcomer Kieran Alleyne and big fan of Yungen, so like this collision of the two worlds, as the singer and rapper team up for a remix of 'Running Low'.

19 year-old Alleyne, who is currently working with DJ Mustard and Rico Love, clearly has his sights on Chris Breezy's spot. If he keeps putting out tracks like this, he'll be giving brown sleepless nights before long.

Check the remix of 'Runnin Low', below.