Noisey – Vice’s sister channel caught up with Danny Brown when he came to perform for the first time in London a few weeks back. One of the city’s premier nights for Hip Hop, Livin’ Proof hosted the sold out show and Brown later hung around the city for a few days, chilling with Darq E Freaker, Lunice and Hudson Mohawke in the studio at one point too. Catch the rest of the madness that ensued up top.
Who knew back in 2009 Diplo (and formerly Switch’s) bashment side-project would turn into such an international monster, and viably so. ‘Get Free’ featuring Amber Coffman of The Dirty Projectors (make sure you’ve checked their latest LP Swing Lo Magellan) is a refreshing excursion from Lazer’s electro-heavy raucous stuff, into more lovers rock territory that’s somewhat gooey and adorable in the ears. The video, as with alot of Mad Decent and Diplo’s stuff with their appreciation of less exposed worlds, has a nice cultural artifact vibe about it too. Wine, skank and all the rest of it won’t you? Till Monday.
As London prepares for pum-pum shorts, string vests and whistles it feels only natural that DJ Q would decide to relieve some tension by releasing his new All I Really Want EP. Having liberated a healthy stream of purist UKG over the past 8 months (starting with ‘Brandy & Coke’, followed by ‘Notice Me’ and most recently a remix of Sia’s ‘Little Man’), he regroups with MC Bones for a new 4-track EP that cheekily fondles our beloved school-day senses… ‘All I Really Want’ sounds like a lost single off Licking on Both Sides, a lie?
Lunice has teamed up with Montreal based fashion label Off the Hook and together are launching a new line called The Good Kids. To kick start and launch the collection they’ve both teamed for the video of Lunice’s new single ‘Believe That’. And as with most things he touches, the TNGHT producer comes hard with a apocalypse-ready epic that’s armed with monstrous synths, signature claps, hats and horns, culminating into what sounds like an exercise in controlled sonic aggression.
As rumours continue to stay rife about the occult identity of Captain Murphy – who could it be… part Tyler, The Creator, part Earl Sweatshirt and part Left Brain, or even Fly-Lo himself? Either way, Murphy pirates another worthy beat in an MF Doom‘esque play around, courtesy of TNGHT‘s smash ‘Buggn’. Darkly comic weight and surrealist punchlines get thrown all over the pulverizing production. Grab the free download over on our SoundCloud too.
Having probably released the best EP of the year, Hudson Mohawke & Lunice, collectively known as TNGHT have now unveiled the projects first official video for ‘Bugg’n’. As monstrous as this is, you need to hear it in context to the rest of the EP; Make sure you cop that - out now.
I’m not even convinced the world is ready for this forthcoming TNGHT project. Hudmo and Lunice have gone else where with this sh*t. First they gave us ‘Bugg’n’, then ‘Higher Ground’ and now our world will implode to ‘Goooo’, the latest single taken off their collaborative EP out July 24th via Warp. Subs up.
Basically Hudmo & Lunice want you to get arrested for doing some stupid sh*t. That’s the only explanation I have for their creations. Individually they carve rotund ear-drum crushing productions but together they produce richter-scale abominations. On ‘Higher Ground’ they bring forth crispy claps, pitched up (and down) samples and a drop that’d have Godillza doing the bench press. Trill to the nth.