Digital Crates #005
This weekly series will cover the best tracks to come out in the last 7 days and expose you to some great artists from around the world.
Flatbush Zombies - HELL-O
After 2 years of relative silence, Flatbush Zombies drop their brand new album Vacation To Hell and we're thrown head first into the fire with the opening track HELL-O. Erick The Architect comes through with an orchestral beat made to rock stadiums; Juice keeps it jiggy with the flow; and Meech keeps is raw with his abrasive delivery. The full project features cameos from Joey Bada$$, Bun B and Denzel Curry so it's definitely worth an extended listen.
Prince Lucas ft. fredwave - FRED
Prince Lucas, a rapper with one of the craziest voices I’ve ever heard. He effortlessly combines abstract Soul with ambient Rap to create an enthralling in-between, truly impressive stuff. Fredwave’s voice adds that extra little something, rounding off a track that is perfect for those introspective late-night’s.
Nines - I See You Shining
Like a lot of people, I’ve been waiting for a new Nines drop for some time now. In this one, he’s linked up with super producer Steel Banglez & Zeph Ellis. This that hustler anthem due to be around for the rest of Spring. The visuals gonna have every stoner wishing they had the set up Nines had at that breakfast table.
Tom Misch Ft. GoldLink - Lost In Paris
Another fresh album cut and a collaboration that was LONG overdue. Taken from his debut album GEOGRAPHY, South London's Tom Misch teams up with D.C.'s hot boy GoldLink for a tight summer hit. I won't lie, the verse was over before it even begun which left me feeling slightly underwhelmed but GoldLink never fails to add that spice that is needed to get you doing the Uzi shoulder roll.
Cardi B - Get Up 10
The album drops, social media goes crazy. There were a few standout records on this album, I came close to listing Be Careful as my record so far but I couldn’t stop listening to Get Up 10. The first record on the album, it’s hard not to compare to Meek Mill’s legendary Intro with the way the track progresses. Either way, I’m here for it. Cardi addresses a lot on the track and it’s another record that’s gonna be providing many IG captions all over the world!
baccyard - RIDE WIT DA MOB
One of the Soundcloud Kings of refixes, baccyard is back with a flip on A$AP Ferg's Plain Jane. The drums slap but still keep the same bounce from the original track. One to keep in the arsenal for all those edit DJ's out there!
Octavian - Hands
Octavian, the latest in the new wave of London artists exploding onto the national stage is back with an electrified new single. Renowned for his instantly recognisable flow coupled with beautifully produced instrumentals he takes a slightly different musical angle this time, opting for more of a club-friendly banger. I prefer the more Trappy stuff he’s done, but this new track is undeniably impressive.