Thursday, 15 December 2016

Queens Head by Cauld Cauldron

Direct link CLICK HERE

Monday, 12 December 2016

Ash Ki - Clarity

Directed by:
Łukasz Jędrzejewski

Footage by:
Łukasz Jędrzejewski & Sev Ka

Monday, 5 December 2016

Werd (SOS) - God Save The Public [LP]

God Save The Public: In these current times feeling trapped, stuck, without purpose and a little depressed in life is common. While Facebook and social media is pulling us apart, making us insecure or reinforcing people’s extreme beliefs, the media is dividing us with unwarranted fear and propaganda. If you notice and dislike this, you are certainly not alone...

‘God Save The Public’ is a mix of personal outlooks and political arguments over various styles of production. One man’s words, another man’s beats. This collection of 12 tracks shows both the offensive / aggressive side of hip-hop, countered with the calm and emotional song-writing; discussing inner battles and fear of current UK system and ruling class. If suicide doesn’t get you, the political elite might. This LP lashes out against both.

Werd (SOS) is an award winning Edinburgh based hip-hop artist & promoter well known throughout the Scottish scene. He has worked with, and continues to work with new and old artists in Scotland and abroad, creating music with some of Scotland’s top producers and artists in the genre. Making music for over 14 years in the capital, he now finds himself running more charity & non-profit community gigs, while pushing towards more emotional and political rap.

Darko Strauss makes whatever style of music he feels like making at the time. Having been influenced by metal, hip-hop and trip-hop when he was young, his music is an amalgamation of all three with a sprinkling of his personality thrown in. Sometimes melodic and emotional, however at times loud and harsh, he remains with a signature sound.


Cover art by Suky Goodfellow.
Written and Recorded by Drew Devine aka Werd.
Beat production from Darko Strauss.
Released 30th November 2016 on all good digital outlets. Itunes etc.

 Email contact:
Twitter: @WerdSOS / @darko_strauss

Hip-Hop & Ya Should Stop (Music Video):

Stutter Jack - Debut Release on Powercut

The obnoxious Stutter Jack style blends new and old boom-bap with Electro-style beats. This talisman of disassociated mind-craft unveils the grim depths with his personal warped lyrics of the darkest disclosure from his suppressed cerebral. His elaborate hip hop nihilism combines with tort and regressed convalescence both in outlook and lyrical style. The man society wouldn't accept has finally found his mouthpiece works, with a staggered speech impediment bringing twisted revelation to the underground of UK Hip Hop & world-wide. The six track E.p features production from Sean El & Kid Robotik.

Track Listing
1.      Splogged Reality Produced by Kid Robotik
2.      Chilling Produced by Sean El
3.      Simmer Down Produced by Kid Robotik
4.      Clown Face Produced by Sean El
5.      Rogue Clothing Produced by Sean El
6.      Pessimistic Potency Produced by Sean El

All music produced by Sean El unless stated,
“Splogged Reality” and “Simmer Down” produced by Kid Robotik
Lyrics written by Stutter Jack
Vocals Mixed by Rik Mono
Music Mastered by Synct aka Mike Stuart
Art Work by Alex Holman
Released by Powercut Productions 2016 all rights reserved

Monday, 28 November 2016

Conscious Route - On Da Up [Concept Video]

Conscious Route brings you this raw edgy truth of his life experience over haunting reflective melody, produced by UK producer Micall Parknsun. Conscious Route has been steadily building a solid repertoire over the last five years since his return to hip hop. This new release lays testament to his lyrical ability, as well as being reflective of his own life journey. The song takes you through layers of struggle and personal change as the chorus reflects the hope and purpose gained from struggle alongside a willingness to support the community towards progression and change. The hauntingly reflective lyrics ride on a tough instrumental back drop courtesy of Micall Parknsun, and this track isn't to be taken lightly, as both lyrics and melody take you on a focused journey, showing that there is light at the end of the tunnel!
Produced by Micall Parknsun
Lyrics by Conscious Route
Mastered by Synct aka Mike Stuart
Art Work by Alex Holman

Dee - Broken Thoughts [HD Video]

Friday, 25 November 2016

Hazey Jay - The Cocoon [HD Video]

Released Under MCF | Music Comes First Records
Taken from the forthcoming 'The Butterfly EP' Out Soon.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Werd (SOS) - Hip-Hop & Ya Should Stop [HD Video]

Taken from "God Save The Public" by Werd (SOS)
Beat production by Darko Strauss.

Music Video Directed & Edited: Omar Al-Zidjali.
Available to buy on iTunes and all good digital outlets (30th Nov 2016)

Monday, 14 November 2016

Jackal Trades debut album OUT NOW

Jackal Trades is a brand new 3 piece live act from Glasgow & Edinburgh that merges electro and hip-hop influences to deliver lyrical storytelling with impact and is held together with the outrageously gifted Dr. Jessica Aslan at the helm. 
The debut `Need the Character (S)`  album also features a host of collaborations from some of the finest producers and vocalists in the Scottish scene.

You can download it HERE

Twitter: @jackal_trades

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Quit Rapping - Rory O'B [EP Release]

Released November 9, 2016
Click HERE to go to Bandcamp page.

Friday, 28 October 2016

New solo album release by CRPNTR

Released October 15, 2016
Mixed/mastered by Audrey Tait

Thanks to Chef q // Robbie Gordon // Neil Sutcliffe

Production by Pimp Walrus // Physiks // Konchis // Kames 


Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Asthmatic Astronaut - This Is Not Pop

The Who: The beat maker, producer (and occasional rapper) with consciously positive live rap phenomenon’s Underling, and one of the directors of Edinburgh ultra-underground label Black Lantern Music, AA has been making music since 2005, and was first released on Japanese label dejine:rec . With Underling he played alongside the cream of UK and US hip-hop including shows with ElP, Roots Manuva, Mike Ladd, Aesop Rock, DJ Vadim and many others. Early solo productions surfaced on Tru Thoughts, and Wah Wah 45s’ acclaimed Stac Remixes compilations, alongside Blue Daisy and Bonobo. Since then, his solo projects and collaborations have attracted a strong online following. He has regularly played UK festivals as a solo performer, as half of tentacle-electro duo Church Of When The Shit Hits The Fan, and as one third of grunge-rap collective DUST. He works professionally as an audio engineer, producer and DJ in Glasgow, Scotland.

The What: The wheezy space traveler returns with his sophomore album This Is Not Pop. It’s been six years since the release of Super Intelligent Common Sense, the well received debut album but AA has kept himself busy in-between with side projects and experiments while releasing a slew of works with Church Of When The Shit Hits The Fan and Dust amid plenty of solo EP’s and further collaborations on Black Lantern Music. But here on his new album we see him return to his Hip Hop origin. He may have first come to peoples attention as the DJ with live Hip Hop band Underling where he clocked up over 400 live shows in a short few years and shared the stage with Hip-Hop’s hero’s of old and new, but his solo works have always shown a unique take andunderstanding of the art form.

This Is Not Pop was produced in 6 months from start to finish creating 30 beats with a turntable and sampler within the space of a week before sending the original tape out to 30 invited M.C’s. The end result is an 18 track album with 19 M.C’s with AA finishing the tracks as the vocals came in adding and rebuilding around the individual vocal takes of each artist.

The result is a classic Boom Bap style of production twisted with AA’s electronic leanings that bursts with some of the finest and most creative lyricists to have emerged from the underground Hip Hop scene.

So join Asthmatic Astronaut and Lifeshows, Solareye, Texture, MacKenzie, Replicator,
Mikel Krumins, Johnny Cypher, Ciran Mac, Conscious Route, Mic Calibre, Laughing
Gear, T!INK, Harlequinade, Sleeping Ingenuity, Warrior Bone, Loki, Tickle
on this uk hip hop classic in the making.

 Direct link CLICK HERE.

Monday, 26 September 2016

Brian Jamieson - Cover [WCMCD063]

COVER is the new LP from Scottish HIP HOP Pioneer Brian Jamieson. The LP is a story set in the fictional notorious Glasgow housing scheme ‘Hainehill’, and follows the trials and tribulations of the main character, Sean McManaman, voiced by Brian.

McManaman must go through life disfigured by a terrible facial scar, with resulting judgement and prejudice from all corners. Sean’s life spirals into a complete chaos of vice - gambling, alcohol, drug addiction and unprotected sex. The album follows his journey on a road to near impossible redemption in a typical Glasgow housing scheme plagued by social deprivation.
 COVER features a mighty cast-list playing characters in Sean’s story – long-time collaborators, family, friends and guests – all consummate and inspirational musicians and performers.MC BUTTERSCOTCH of SPRING BREAK was the first artist asked to join the LP as he has a vivid imagination and similar sense of humour to Brian. When the idea of the two of them doing a song called RAGE AGAINST THE FRUIT MACHINE came up it was a no brainer in more ways than one.

10 year old Emily Moore is Brian's cousins daughter in real life and is fanatical about music, she wants to learn it all and was like a sponge in the studio, She nailed her part in one take and even came in during mixing and asked "right, what are we doing next?".
Natalie Lynch has worked with Brian before on various projects and always delivers a jaw dropping performance with a ridiculous range. Jillian Anderson is friends with Brian from the Fort William music scene and was asked on board because she is crazy as batshit, Brian was initially sceptical about asking Jillian to participate in such a song of horrid sexist subject matter but Jillian said "ach its a bit of craic" and kept the session in bits with her endless banter and energy.
Mark Lawrie is also a friend of Brian's from the Fort William music scene and he fitted perfect on "Baltic Revenga" with his EAGLES OF DEATH METAL-esque blues vocals. Mary Ann Kennedy joined in miraculously after being asked to jump on a "Ska-Grime" tune for a laugh. Claire Campbell is a stalwart of the folk/acoustic music scene in Glasgow and is well loved on the open mic circuit throughout the city and her tender voice fits perfectly playing against Brian's character's on various songs.

Nick Turner has done silly voices on Brian's songs since 1995 playing a "wack MC" / an "advertisement salesman" / a "Grandmother of a gangster" and this time a social worker where he raps along with Brian on "Psychiatrist meets Nihilist".   

Full Cast List:
NATALIE LYNCH who plays Sean's mother 
JILLIAN ANDERSON who plays Sean's ex-girlfriend
EMILY MOORE who plays Sean's estranged child
MARY ANN KENNEDY who plays Sean's boss 
MC BUTTERSCOTCH who plays a disgruntled cashier in a casino
CLAIRE CAMPBELL who plays Sean's new girlfriend 
MARK LAWRIE who plays Sean's enemy
 NICK TURNER who plays Sean's psychiatrist

 The music on the LP is produced by NICK TURNER from the award-winning Watercolour Music studios, with a multi-genre approach moving seamlessly from Ballad to Heavy Metal, Jazz and Funk to Grime, Hip Hop to Dance, and Acoustic and Blues to Drum & Bass. Brian’s vision was for an album that gives the vibe of a movie soundtrack rather than a conventional LP. And musically, COVER is equally large-scale, with choirs and live crowds involved in the sonics. 

 The concept of COVER was inspired by TV shows like BREAKING BAD, SONS OF ANARCHY and THIS IS ENGLAND, where the viewer is left on a knife edge at the end of each episode. The album track list likewise has the same effect on the listener. 

And if a film-maker hears the LP and is inspired to turn it into a film they have a soundtrack-in-waiting and Brian and Nick will know for sure they’ve succeeded in their ambition for COVER.


  1. Sean's Lament
  2. Sociopath Wardance
  3. Water Under a Burning Bridge
  4. The Fantastic Adventures of Iceberg Grim
  5. Playpen of Mayhem (Welcome to Hainehill)
  6. Clock In / Clock Out
  7. Rage Against the Fruit Machine
  8. Behind Every Bad Man There's a Good Woman
  9. Paint the Town Red (With Your Blood)
  10. Baltic Revenga
  11. Psychiatrist Meets Nihilist
  12. Cover
  13. Redemption?
  14. Sean's Away

Release Date: Thursday 13th October