Perth-based producer Cameron Park, aka Intern Hook-up, makes his debut release splash on Scuffed Recordings with a new three-track EP, ‘Do It Now’, tapping into leftfield club and rave sounds.
Revolving around a pitched-up vocal snippet (from a source you might be familiar with), snapping synths and zig-zagging drums, the title cut is a hi-NRG, hyperactive construct that’ll make any dancefloor get down low.
Having enjoyed some early DJ spins from the likes of Shy One, Jossy Mitsu, Emerald, and Morgan Hislop, you can tune in now below.
Intern Hook-up’s ‘Do It Now’ EP comes out on June 21st 2019 via Scuffed Recordings.
Washington-born rapper GoldLink has put out his new studio album ‘Diaspora’, continuing on from the success of his debut full-length ‘At What Cost’ from March 2017.
The 14-track record, released through Black Butter, boasts an impressive line up of big name features, including the likes of Tyler the Creator, Pusha T, WizKid, Ari Pen-Smith and Khalid to add some extra flavour to the rapper’s tunes.
GoldLink recently performed the songs ‘Zulu Screams’ and ‘Ridd’ on the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon to promote the new record – watch below and stream the album underneath.
Tenderlonious’ versatility as a flautist, sax player, DJ and producer has allowed him to nail his name firmly down within the urban jazz scene.
New track ‘Aesop Thought’ proves his ability to blend sounds and styles, while creating a bumpy and blunted experience that begs to be danced to.
The song’s drums wouldn’t feel out of place at a trance gig, keeping the momentum of the track going, while the low, funky grooves of the bass guitar blend with the flute for the jazz-funk sound that has come to characterise the creative’s music.
Tenderlonious’s forthcoming album, ‘Hard Rain’, comes out June 14th via 22a.
Margate artist BABii has a distinctly otherworldly aura to her. Aside from her unique typographical stylings, her fairytale, ice-coated electro-pop sound (including ‘SEiiZURE’ which we premiered recently) has drawn comparisons with Grimes and FKA twigs.
Her debut album, ‘HiiDE’, is arriving next month via Deathwaltz Originals – in parts co-produced by Adrian Sherwood, BABii has said it focuses on the themes of secrets and hiding, with influences as diverse as J0Jo and the Pocahontas soundtrack.
Argentinian artist Amparo Battaglia aka Catnapp has reworked BABii’s ‘POiiSON’, giving the dreamy original a shimmering, Rustie-esque gleam – and we’re premiering it now below.
Listen to the original here:
BABii’s ‘HiiDE’ album comes out on July 5th 2019 via Deathwaltz Originals.
Today, grime young gun Yizzy releases his most accomplished project to date – ‘Welcome To Grime Street’.
Releasing via our new DMY Recordings label, it finds the young barrer tapping up nine guests – Scrufizzer, Logan, Devilman, Double S, Killa P, Riko Dan, Maxsta and Manga, as well as a wealth of production talent including Teddy aka Silencer, Terror Danjah, Mr Virgo and TwoSeven.
The EP collects previously-released singles ‘Freeze‘ (with Devilman), ‘Deh Suh‘, ‘Yeah’, and ‘On A Low’, premiered by Complex yesterday, as well as the affecting ‘3 Minutes To Live’ that finds Yizzy narrating a powerful story.
Initially emerging as a product of the nebulous post-dubstep scene, DJ, producer and jazz drummer Calum Lee aka Paleman has contributed a huge amount to UK underground music over time, from his earlier Swamp 81 release to further explorations into more shadowy territory on labels like Zehnin and Nonplus, as well as his Rinse FM series ‘Trenches’.
More recently he’s been dropping a string of vinyl and digital EPs via his personal PLMN label, exploring the more eyes-down side of warehouse techno that calls to mind the likes of Regis and early industrial UK techno. The third in the series, ‘PLMN003’, drops this month, and we’re thrilled to premiere ‘Worm Field’ below.
“With this record I wanted to create a patch on the modular then just hit record and improvise the whole track,” he tells Dummy of the cut. “‘Worm Field’ was recorded this way in one take in my home studio. Then during my recent Canadian tour I was super lucky to be able to get a day mixing it with my friend and expert engineer Ryan Enockson in ‘The Warehouse’ studio in Vancouver. We spent hours tracking and and re-recording parts through a vintage SSL console and a whole host of other mouth-watering outboard gear.
“The result (I hope) is music that sounds tangible and alive and is rough around the edges. I’m happy to say that every element in the track has truly existed from the recording to the mixing process where it ran down wires and and became distorted by overloaded circuitry. I’m by no means an analogue purist, but I wanted to experiment with improvisation and one-take recordings on this record without compromise.”
Boasting hollow, moaning synths over red raw drums, it’s a track primed for big room play. Tune in now:
‘PLMN003’ comes out on June 10th 2019 – pre-order it on vinyl (limited to 90 copies) and digital via Paleman’s Bandcamp page.
Nineteen-year-old South Londoner IQ has been comfortably tearing up a corner for himself in the realm of UK music since underground smash ‘Tell A Paigon Try’ cropped up on Moves‘ afrobeats compilation in 2017. Vocaling butter-smooth dancehall instrumentals, the rising artist spent some time in Jamaica learning the art of the genre with his brother QQ , before applying that knowledge back in the UK capital.
He’s drafted in his sibling for a brand new rework of ‘Scream’, the single that’s been catching fire via millions of plays, taking the sun-soaked vibe of the original to heady new heights. Arriving in perfect time for the summer months, it’s the first taste of his forthcoming ‘Jamaican Prince’ EP that arrives next month via Moves and promises blends of ‘X-rated bedroom jams, heart-worn love songs and dance-starting street swagger’.
With an idyllic island paradise video to boot, you can check it out exclusively below.
Today Santi releases his debut album, ‘Mandy & The Jungle’, following the incredible ‘Rapid Fire’ (which we premiered last year) and ‘Sparky’, which saw the Nigerian artist directing both music videos.
Incorporating influences as wide-reaching as Shabba Ranks and Blink 182, ‘Mandy & The Jungle’ is a continuation of Santi’s growth in musical diversity. The album features the likes of Goldlink, Amaarae and Shane Eagle.
“Over the past two years, I learnt more about expressing myself and translating that feeling into sound and visuals,” Santi says of the record. “Music has always been about the feeling for me, what it does to you, what it makes you remember and most importantly, where it takes you to. I decided to create a universe, combining everything that has ever influenced or inspired me, the story of Mandy, a girl who has no idea the power that lies inside her.”
slowthai took to Annie Mac’s radio show with a rendition of ‘Old Town Road’ by Lil Nas X. The song is currently at number two on the official UK Songs Chart Top 100 and has been an undeniable hit worldwide.
Introducing the cover, slowthai said “there’s no cowboys in Britain”.
The track has received a number of remixes, with Cupcakke, Billy Ray Cyrus and an unreleased Young Thug version.