All posts tagged: South London

Dave Koor of The Expansions Interview

Throughout the UK the sound of jazz music has been an integral part of inspiring some of the country’s most rooted and forward-thinking scenes. Whether it be DJs like Gilles Peterson and Chris Bangs laying down a foundation for the acid jazz movement in the late 80s that would go on to also encompass soul and Hip-Hop or the likes of 4Hero, Goldie and LTJ Bukem who fused jazz into drum and bass, charging with a Herbie Hancock aim of futurism, the music has flowed into various sub-genres even at times when it wasn’t the most fashionable in its traditional state. The broken beat community would go on to use the music as a backbone for a universe leaping style of production dripping with sophistication with artists such as 4Hero, Bugs In The Attic, IG Culture and a slew of others meshing that which is complex yet grooving. With the current state of music being dominated by trap-oriented sonics and synth-piercing pop, South London’s The Expansions are continuing to push the legacy of jazz and funk-stirred rhythms that are not only core but boundary pushing in the same breath.

ColoRising Interview with Dave Koor of The Expansions

Throughout the UK the sound of jazz music has been an integral part of inspiring some of the country’s most rooted and forward-thinking scenes. Whether it be DJs like Gilles Peterson and Chris Bangs laying down a foundation for the acid jazz movement in the late 80s that would go on to also encompass soul and Hip-Hop or the likes of 4Hero, Goldie and LTJ Bukem who fused jazz into drum and bass, charging with a Herbie Hancock aim of futurism, the music has flowed into various sub-genres even at times when it wasn’t the most fashionable in its traditional state. The broken beat community would go on to use the music as a backbone for a universe leaping style of production dripping with sophistication with artists such as 4Hero, Bugs In The Attic, IG Culture and a slew of others meshing that which is complex yet grooving. With the current state of music being dominated by trap-oriented sonics and synth-piercing pop, South London’s The Expansions are continuing to push the legacy of jazz and funk-stirred rhythms that are not only core but boundary pushing in the same breath.

Ghostpoet ‘Woe Is Meee’ Video

London’s Ghostpoet released his acclaim album ‘Dark Days + Canapés’ back in August which featured the haunting single ‘Immigrant Boogie’. Having dropped a few singles from the LP since that time, he now returns with the official video for his dark cut ‘Woe Is Meee’ featuring Daddy G of Massive Attack on the vocals. Directed by Savannah Setten, the story revolves around a 70 year old man who finds himself among an establishment of women yet ultimately questions his own identity.

Stream Adian Coker’s New ‘Buena Vistas’ EP

South London’s Adian Coker has continues to drive in his own lane of Hip-Hop, releasing his new ‘Buena Vistas’ EP. Out via the Parisian label Kitsuné, the six-song record is not only an introspective and personal handing from Coker but also a tool of motivation for those aiming at goals in life, remaining steadfast at moving towards them. Backed by melodic and crisp production, Adian Coker raises the levels yet again his latest work. Have a listen.

Hugh Unveil Their Bubbling New Single ‘Go’

As London band Hugh prepare for the release of their debut album ‘Love, Hugh’, the group have shared a new song taken from the LP entitled ‘Go’. Bubbling with a summertime feel, the song straddles the line of pop and club, pumping with a bouncing bass line and milky synths to coincide with Izzy Brooks and Joshua Idehen’s allulring vocal compliments.

South London’s Adian Coker’s Shares His New Single ’24 Carat’

South London’s Adian Coker has been ringing bells for a few years now. His 2016 ‘Connect’ EP was a phenomenal release from start to finish, finding the emcee and producer catching the ears of the Parisian label Kitsuné. Now with a new EP scheduled to land this year, Coker has shared his new track ’24 Carat’ featuring Tamaraebi. The soulful Hip-Hop bit is packed with clever punchlines and metaphors that has become synonymous with his delivery. ’24 Carat’ is out now. Read our interview with Read more […]

Conrad Kira ‘Shape Up and a Fade’ Video

Having recently wrote a piece on the cultural relevance of Black barbers in London for the Voice Newspaper, Peckham’s own Conrad Kira has also recorded and produced a track entitled ‘Shape Up and a Fade’. Commissioned for CUT Festival: The Art of Barbering, the song is an anthem for all of those who make their weekly or bi-weekly trip to their local barber’s to get that immaculate trim. Conrad Kira has also shared the video for ‘Shape Up and a Fade’, which features the emcee trekking to Blush Read more […]

Top Pick: Hector Plimmer ‘Eastern System’

Producer and DJ Hector Plimmer is good…real good. In fact, the South London native was aiming at pushing the boundaries of music with tracks like ‘Circle Square Triangle’, literally 3 years back. Having tapped into electronica/future jazz hybrids with ‘Personal Paradise’, and more notably blowing fans away with his cut ‘Tomorrow’, which was feature on Gilles Peterson’s ‘Brownswood Bubblers Vol. 11’ back in 2014, Plimmer continues to produce forward-thinking music with his ‘Eastern System’ EP, out on one of our choice labels, Albert’s Favourites. Doing what he does best, which is to blend multiple styles and sounds, practically erasing the idea of genre, the record captures snapshots of tribal rhythms integrated with unorthodox electronica and up-rock breakbeats, totally spawning a fresh and innovative release that sounds nothing like anything out at the moment. Hector Plimmer has definitely scored a big win with this release. Have a listen.

All The People Bring Forth Their Intense Track ‘Operator’

Having gained support by the likes of Mistajam, Gilles Peterson and more, South London trio All The People have dazzled fans and magazines alike with tracks like ‘Don’t Think’, ‘Falling’ and ‘The Hills’. Recently sharing their song ‘Beach Club’, All The People make their return with an intense offering of dark soul entitled ‘Operator’. Sonically haunting, the song’s structure of an eerie loop is the back palette of vocalist Curtis’ message of trying to break free of one’s current repeating and unhappy cycle that is happening in life.

Slovenlie Shares Her Dark Electronic Single ‘Ritual’

South London-based Slovenlie deals with the issue of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder on her latest single ‘Ritual’. Her stark lyrics are corted with a dark and haunting backdrop of electronica that eventually shifts into more gothic-inspired production. Sure the content of the song may not be lighthearted but Slovenlie will command you to your attention as well as your feet on the dance floor. ‘Ritual’ is currently out now. Stream the track below. Read more […]