New visual lifted from Baxters Touching Scenes Album! In our opionion Bodyslam is one of the hardest hitting tracks from the recent release and popped off when performed in Exeter on his recent tour with Sammy B-Side and Datkid and OLS support. Video directed & edited by Above Ground
We were very hyped here at OLS to this UK legend Chester P has dropped a brand new 8 track album today, set in a post-apocalyptic Britain this album shows all aspects of Chester's talented wordplay, go cop this right now!
His first solo release in three years, Dirty Dike returns with an official video for new single 'Permanent Midnight' featuring Jam Baxter, produced by Chemo. 'Permanent Midnight' alongside new track ‘Woah' featuring Lee Scott (produced by Pete Cannon) is available on aqua marine blue 7” vinyl with black splatter effect. This ultra limited 7" single is limited to 300 copies, never to be repressed - Go to the High Focus website to secure yourself a copy! Video by Xiphi Films Subscribe to HighFocusTV and never miss another video: http://bit.ly/1xuR8Gj
Track titled 'Long Gone' is part of Dabbla's forthcoming LP 'Death Moves' and features Jam Baxter. Produced by Sumgii. PRE-ORDER DEATH MOVES NOW on VINYL, CD, DIGITAL & CASSETTE from www.potentfunk.com/music-1
This kid goes in hard! Drop a comment and let us know what you think of the battle lol
Debut album from one of the newest rappers to emerge from the devon scene, this 13 track album covers all styles ranging from chilled lofi to trappy bangers. Album produced by Subindex -OLS
New release on OneLion Records from man like OVATONE! this is a 4 track EP with 3 bonus beats produced by the man himself, grab the download from our bandcamp now
Fliptrix is back again to let loose a barrage of heavy Hip Hop, Trap and Grime tracks, delivering high-energy bars and beats in his latest album; INEXHALE.
Contrasting with his previous album 'Patterns Of Escapism', Fliptrix delivers his bars rapidly and fast with little room to catch his breath between verses. And though lyrics maintain the classic Fliptrix style of direct messages framed in scene-setting references to the elements around the topic, INEXHALE sticks out as it departs from the funky, bouncey delivery style and soulful flows, to take on a more 'punching', dump-valve release style. When he's not pushing his lungs to the limit on fast-spoken, packed verses, he's launching spaced-out lyrics with volume and energy to ensure every millilitre of every exhale is put to work!
The lyrics take you through the events of Fliptrix's journey through life and music, painting abstract images of his experiences to explain his outlook and share what he's learned so far. Delving deep into inner consciousness and the human experience to discover the foundations of what we're made from, and pointing out the external environments that shape us, Fliptrix explains the key findings of his studies in certain subjects for each track. From the vague shapes one can make out from the ether in 'Inhale' and how one tries to navigate them in 'Too Close To The Sun', we are shown his perspective on handling the mysteries of life. Other tracks are more literal and direct. 'One Hundred Feat. Datkid' tells how maximum efforts are made to keep one's head above water through life's harsh challenges, and 'Locked Down' explains the methods and practices one needs to follow in order to prepare for the inevitable hard times, and maintain the focus and drive needed to be the capable and effective being described in 'It's Like That'. Of course, a moment is taken to go mad and enjoy a hype in 'Inside the Ride Feat. Ocean Wisdom & Onoe Caponoe' and 'Catch Banter'. With the final tracks we have 'Take Off' covering how Fliptrix gathers all he's learned and developed so far to take on the next chapter, and 'Exhale' which takes a moment to look back and reflect on the paths traveled. Track sixteen is a mellow instrumental with a brief introduction to meditation - specifically the breathing pattern that likely inspired the album's name.
Production assembles the work of Joe Corfield, Molotov, and Chemo, with the tracks arranged to make the three styles link together seamlessly as the album moves from one track to the next. The 'echoey' distant synths and samples over reverberated drums in the beginning Hip Hop tracks, flow smoothly into the distorted 'vapourwave' melodies in the following trap tunes that bring long, organ-like bass riffs with subtle high-end percussion. Sampled instruments become more prominent and clear as the album moves into a heavy grime session in the middle, where layered samples and synths provide the dark platform on which Fliptrix and featured MCs unleash a ton of bars that light-up the sky like tracer-rounds to fronting bombers. The grime session closes to welcome the more classic, rolling Hip Hop vibe of simplistic melodies over complex bass and short-tap snares, for a quick break before getting back to an atmospheric grime, trap, and hip hop trio to compliment what's been done throughout the album leading up to them.
INEXHALE is an album with a message. You really want to sit down and give it your full attention and analyse what is being expressed. Fliptrix seems to have found something, and he wants us to find it too.
Lock and load a copy of this battle-plan track collection for your music library on the 24th of August 2018, on Vinyl, CD, and Tape over at the official High Focus website!
- Fire@Will - OneLion Sound