Out My Mind
Strictly 4 My Jeeps
BIG D & THE KIDS TABLE
Fluent In Stroll
There has been a lot of great music released since the previous post, but not much better than The Skints new summer release 'Out My Mind', previewed on Radio One and debuted along with a handful of new songs on their recently completed headline tour of the UK. The Skints have built a reputation for penning catchy reggae-tunes with a more serious back bone, and this tune is no exception, and news that they have again teamed up with revered producer Prince Fatty to record their new album will surely please fans, after the success of their previous release Part & Parcel. The punk edge which was prevalent on their debut Live.Breath.Build.Believe may not be so apparent on their Fatty produced tracks, but after seeing them play to a 1300 capacity Camden Koko, the old material still fits in seamlessly with the new, and the band again seem to be evolving and expanding their sound for the upcoming new record, which is by no means a bad thing.
Flushing Queens based rapper Action Bronson continues to produce material at a prolific pace since his emergence onto the hip-hop scene with Dr Lecter in March 2011. Saab Stories will be the sixth full length release he has been a part of in that time, this time created alongside producer Harry Fraud, and is his major label debut with Warner Brothers. 'Strictly 4 My Jeeps' is the first single and video taken from the album, and finds Bronson back on form after his previous release with acclaimed producer Alchemist failed to completely live up to its hype. The video sees Bronson making a tongue-in-cheek dig at rappers who cruise around in their jeeps surrounded by women and jewelery, and if Saab Stories follows up with the same quality on vocals and production it should see increased success and praise head Bronson's way.
Finally, third wave ska legends Big D & The Kids Table are set to release their new double album Stomp & Stroll. Preview tracks have been released from the albums, and those from Stomp ('Steppin' Out' and 'S**t Tattoos') seem to hark back to their earlier more straight laced ska/punk sound, while tracks from 'Stroll' such as 'Young Suckers' appear to develop on the fifties sound which they experimented with on 2009's Fluent In Stroll, and the video for the title track from this album is displayed above. Splitting the albums into their past and present styles is an idea which will keep old and new fans happy, and show that after a 17 year career the band are still showing no sign of slowing down creatively.
The best from Soundcloud in the past couple of weeks is displayed now on the right.
We start with the track 'Eazy' which is taken from the Freestyle Fellowship member Aceyalone's tenth solo studio album, Leanin' On Slick. The track features production from Bionik and a guest verse from Jurassic 5 legend Chali 2na.
Next is the new single from Rizzle Kicks 'That's Classic, which is sure to gain a lot of radio time and become another guilty pleasure for many music fans, as the duo have stuck to their previous formula and appear to have found yet another catchy beat and hook to continue on the success from their hugely popular debut album Stero Typical.
Finally is the new track from MC Darrison, alongside producer Daddy Skitz. The track sees Darrison showing both sides of his vocal talent, as the track opens with him singing clean over slow piano chords, and drops into a ragga/breaks beat for him to rap over, similar in style to the Ed Solo and Skool of Thought beats which first brought him recognition. Another incredibly catchy summer tune.