01. Pandamonium "One Lion Podcast Intro" (Produced by Pandamonium UK)
02. Pandamonium X Fungus "At Your Disposal" EXCLUSIVE (Produced by Pandamonium UK)
03. Stash Sounds Ft Tenchoo "Street Compatible" Pandamonium Remix (Produced by Pandamonium)
04. The Scribes Ft Leon Rhymes "Righteous" Pandamonium Remix EXCLUSIVE (Produced by Pandamonium UK)
05. Leaf Dog Ft Artifakts & BVA "The Greats" (Produced by Leaf Dog)
06. Datkid "Crud Lord" (Produced by Leaf Dog)
07. One Oz Ft RabSpitz "I Don't Need To Care" (Produced by Leaf Dog)
08. Sir Burbia "Hoodie Pocket" (Produced by Sir Burbia)
09. Pandamonium X Calligraphy "Panto Season" (Produced by Pandamonium UK)
10. Joe Dojo & Pandamonium "Highs & Lows" (Produced by Pandamonium UK)
11. Ash The Author "Mic Check" Pandamonium Remix (Produced by Pandamonium UK)
12. Ash The Author X Barry Manalouge "Extraterrestrial" (Produced by Barry Manalouge)
13. Redbeard Ft Mike Lazy "Recurring Dream" EXCLUSIVE (Produced by Skill Mitchell)
14. Redbeard Ft Mike Lazy "Wanted" EXCLUSIVE (Produced by Percy Filth)
15. Blaq Poet & Comet "Time For Change" (Produced by Nickel Plated)
16. Glad2Mecha & Ill Treats "Stupid Fresh" (Produced by Ill Treats)
17. Kingdem "The Conversation" (Produced by Nutty P)
18. Fisk Of Fury "Blunderbuss!" (Produced by Wilson Fisk)
19. Stash Sounds "Blood From A Stone" (Produced by Yabba)
20. Pandamonium X One Oz "From The Soul" EXCLUSIVE (Produced by Pandamonium UK)
21. Pandamonium "Bounce Like A Bad Cheque" (Produced by Pandamonium UK)
Taken from 'The Tonic 2' EP out now
Video by Si Haze Films Stellar cameo and real life motivation from Isaac Roberts fka Sleaze Da Don
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Detax teams up with Loop faction once again to tear every page from the diary that documents the life of an artist struggling their way forward and chucks them at the screen in his latest video; MOVES.
Explaining how the drive finds him more than he finds it, Detax makes it clear how not everyone is the same in this scene and how he's one with plans to claw their way up the food chain. From the basic beginnings to capability in current times, we hear the story of those who choose paths one finds easier to travel yet with a lot less returns on - where you find people whining lots and achieving less. Instilling the harsh truth that progress demands aching muscles and tired eyes, the realest lesson to teach any aspiring artist is hammered in as Detax directly calls out every right and wrong trait in detail.
Loop faction provides a beat that brings a strong, consistent rhythm that nails the feeling of a constant but slow movement. A boom-bap kick and snare are the mallet that drives the posts down for a simple drawn out bass riff that sets the 'no-nonsense' simplicity of how the grind is to be approached, while a repeating melody keeps your mind engaged as it subtly shifts at the end of each four bars. Samples are expertly scratched in between verses to complete the beat and the message of the track.
As every synapse for auditory cognition is occupied by the track, our eyes are taken on a tour through a huge derelict. coated in rust and peeling paint, and graf covering every wall, the words 'underground' are fully visualised. Other shots go to a more literal representation of the highs and lows through busy night-time high streets and desaturated sunsets. Movement is constant and cleverly cut while steadily paced, capturing as much of the locations as possible while still not losing focus on the artists.
If ever the grind of personal pursuits becomes difficult to find the drive for, MOVES is a track that will bring out the fight in you to push through the challenges! And after a day's work, it's a good track to appreciate how doing it sets you apart from your peers.
Slard teams up with illternal beats to quickly capture a chaotic situation and document the scene before he moves on. Drawing attention to issues surrounding all of us as we try not to fall victim to the messes ourselves. The overall tune bringing that feeling of passing scenes of an overcast light, where one knows if they don't make an effort to move with it, they'll left wondering where they've ended up.
Bosh is back! After a while away, it is great to see Ronnie return with those classically stabbing vocals that we couldn't imagine Contact Play without. He's got a few things to tick him off but they definitely aren't holding him back as he drops two full-power sixteens that fill us in on where he's been, and how it's only made his fires burn brighter.
The verses are spat over an engaging but smooth beat - courtesy of Dirty Dike which brings mix of simple guitar and a 'trickling' synth over a classic Boom Bap, kick, snare, and sub. All expertly packaged in a video that will keep your eyes locked on with minimal elements and constant movement!
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It's time to get lost in an ocean of funky waves in the most appetising sharer plate to come through your speakers over the last year. Pitch 92 produces a variety of loud but easy-listening beats for the bases and gathers over twenty vocalists of varied styles to lay down various poetic, lyrical, and melodic bars to provide the toppings. 'Third Culture' is Pitch 92's debut full album and it’s definitely one to leave an impression!
Showing his versatility, Pitch produces Hip Hop, Grime and R&B tracks that all bring a different feel. No track on this album is too much like another, yet all consistently hold that Pitch 92 sound. Which is able to hold true throughout songs that are almost entirely synthesised, featuring subtle samples from the analogue world to serve purely as the salt and pepper on an electronic main course. And also in tracks where this arrangement is reversed to allow a sax or soft-voiced electric guitar to take centre stage. Pitch never goes completely digital or analogue - they are always working together with varied proportions throughout the album. The constant adjustments song-to-song are guaranteed to keep your curiosity stoked.
The elements are a small number of carefully chosen stems. A minimalist bass builds the foundation and the rest of the elements reside mostly in the high-end leaving the mid-range wide open - allowing lots of space for the vocalist to stretch in, or DJ to scratch in. And this simple formula is competent for bringing the big and loud sound for Jehst in '3rd Culture' that takes me right back to watching a Jehst set in 2018, the heavy sounding stamp-tracks such as 'Drama Ft. Sparkz, Foreign Beggars & DR. Syntax', and 'Overly Fresh Feat. Fliptrix', and the softer, lighter feeling tracks like 'Criminalised Ft. Coops' and 'Wise Man Ft. Confucius MC and Lyamah', the lyrics in which carry a more rhetorical message. And of course, Verb T comes in on a couple of tracks to include the sound that worked so well in 'Good Evening'. There's something for everyone in this album, and if you're like me every track is for you for a different reason.
Though this album serves primarily as a demonstration of capability and is in no way a concept album like that which we have grown to expect of Ramson Badbonez or Fliptrix, it's not one I can see myself cherry-picking from for everyday listening. Every track, though different, shines bright in what it's aiming for. I would say the overall feel of the album is generally chilled. It does have tracks with enough energy present should any of it be played live and need to get a crowd moving - certainly some songs are better than others if they're to be played at parties. But for a BBQ, meeting friends over beers, having on in the background while I work or to compliment an end-of-the-day wind down, I would let the whole album play from start to finish!
'Third Culture' is available for Pre-Order on Vinyl, CD, Tape, and Digital over at the High Focus store, and you will not regret grabbing a copy for yourself when it drops on 28/02/2019!
- Fire@Will - OneLion Sound