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Sir Spyro – Round 1 EP Out Now

Sir Spyro Presents Round 1 EP

Rinse FM resident and official DJ for Tinchy Stryder, Sir Spyro, has taken a step back from behind the decks and decided to remind people of his skills not only as a DJ but also as a producer, resulting in a brand new release from the East London resident on his newly formed label Dragon Punch Records.

It seems after the constant demand for his music, we regularly see from supporters, it has prompted Spyro to give the people what they have all been waiting for as he presents to us this 5 track EP, entitled ‘Round 1′. Out of the 5 tracks, only one is a vocal, which features Family Tree members Merky Ace and Ego, with the rest of the EP focused towards Spyro’s talents as a producer, including instrumentals such as ‘Joseph’, ‘Transfer Window’, ‘Shape Up’ and his joint track with Faze Miyake ‘Suspect’.

With a name such as ‘Round 1′, we can only imagine this is one of many to come, but until then you can get your hands on this EP digitally, from the outlets listed below.

Purchase here:

Sir Spyro – Round 1 EP (iTunes)

Moony – Close Enough EP Out Now

Moony - Close Enough EP

In the last few weeks we’ve not only seen its official video but also an exclusive promo mix from the label, however now after patiently waiting we finally see the release of the ‘Close Enough’ EP from Moony, on Progressive Intelligence.

Since first hearing this hypnotic track from the Bristol lad we’ve been hooked and it seems we weren’t the only ones, as the track has continued to receive support from a wide range of supporters and industry heads of all different genres, since emerging. As well as the original this EP also contains a remix from label member Sandman and two other instrumentals from Moony, including the energetic ‘Titan Riddim’, featuring Sebadee, and hard-hitting ‘Raw Elements’.

Purchase here:

Moony – Close Enough EP (Juno)

Moony – Close Enough EP (iTunes)

Moony – Close Enough EP (Boomkat)

Joker – Skitta / I Think You Should Know ft. Newham Generals Out Now

Joker - Skitta - I Think You Should Know ft. Newham Generals

After a brief absence, the Bristol producer Joker returns with his latest double-a-side single on his own label Kapsize Recordings.

First up is the track ‘Skitta’, which has been doing the rounds on Radio One and other stations since late 2011. The track incorporates that trance like sound with Joker’s hard-hitting drum patterns, a style which was regularly heard throughout his previous album ‘The Vision’.

Next is the track ‘I Think You Should Know’, featuring the legendary Grime crew and members of the Dirtee Stank label Newham Generals, which sees Footsie and D Double E both flow effortlessly over Joker’s electronic funked out basslines, best described as the ‘purple sound’. As well as the extended instrumental version.

The release is out now and available both digitally and on vinyl from the links below.

Purchase here:

Digital:

Joker – Skitta / I Think You Should Know ft. Newham Generals (Juno)

Joker – Skitta / I Think You Should Know ft. Newham Generals (iTunes)

Vinyl:

Joker – Skitta / I Think You Should Know ft. Newham Generals (Boomkat)


Joss Ryan – Melancholy Dreams EP Out Now (Review)

Joss Ryan - Melancholy Dreams

If you regularly keep up to date with the blog, then a couple of days ago you would have seen an audio sampler we posted, for an EP titled ‘Melancholy Dreams’. Now fast forward a couple of days and we finally see it’s  release from the extremely talented young producer Joss Ryan.

For those of you who might not be aware of him, Joss is 19 year old DJ/Producer, hailing from Walthamstow, East London, who’s  been making music for around 3 years now. Around September time last year, a friend of his sent the track ‘Melancholy Dreams’ to Scratcha, who at the time was running the Grimey Breakfast show on Rinse FM. As soon as Scratcha heard this he saw the potential in Joss and immediately contacted him to discuss his plans, which has then lead on to the EP being released on his label DVA Music.

Despite this being his first release, Joss Ryan has already managed to establish his own extraordinary style, fusing together the sounds of many different UK underground genres. The EP contains three instrumentals altogether, kicking things off with the memorising title track ‘Melancholy Dreams’. After this we then hear the track ‘Drop Off’, which might sound harmless to start, but breaks out with an aggressive bassline half through. Last but not least is the funk and soul influenced track ‘Trust You To’, which we felt was best saved as last and finishes things off on a light and cheerful note.

The EP is now available to purchase, both digitally and on vinyl, from all the stores listed below. To hear more of Joss Ryan’s sounds, check out his soundcloud page here.

Purchase here:

Digital:

Joss Ryan – Melancholy Dreams (Juno)

Joss Ryan – Melancholy Dreams (iTunes)

Joss Ryan – Melancholy Dreams (Boomkat)

Vinyl:

Joss Ryan – Melancholy Dreams (Chemical Records)

Joss Ryan – Melancholy Dreams (Boomkat)

Rival – Headshot Season Out Now

Rival - Headshot Season

After hearing the track first played on Logan Sama’s Kiss FM show last month, we now finally see the release of the single ‘Headshot Season’ from the East London MC Rival.

Lately we’ve heard Rival experiment with his music, showcasing the different styles that he is capable of, such as the deeper tracks heard on ‘Lord Rivz’ like ‘Save Me’, featuring Ghetts, and ‘Heartache’, which has proved to be very popular with his supporters.

However with this single we hear Rival take it back to the “Homicide Writer” sound, with a track that cannot be described as anything less than straight up greaze. Underneath Rival’s fierce lyrics is a chilling instrumental from Preditah, that’s a far cry from his bubbly instrumentals, sounding more like the violent and twisted sibling of ‘Circles’.

As well as the original we are also treated to a remix, featuring the likes of the Sith Lord Roachee, Discarda, Big Narstie, D Power, Ego, Merky Ace, Killa P and Tre Mission, and the acapella, open for any producers out there to remix.

Purchase here:

Rival – Headshot Season (iTunes)

Rival – Headshot Season (Amazon)

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