Verb T & Pitch 92 – Good Evening

Hip Hop article, U.K HipHop Artist

In a Parisian record store, Verb T and Pitch 92 rummage through crates of records while on their French Tour for their album Good Evening. It is between these four walls that their musical union is apparent. An activity that highlights their creative collaboration allowing smooth cooperation due to their similar musical ideals.

With Pitch’s smooth beats, Verb T approaches confidently by forging a diverse range of rigorous bars, creating a lyrically skilled album. It was while Verb T was touring with the Four Owls and Pitch the Mouse Outfit that the two met, creating an instinctive alliance of minds and music tastes. From then, this musical encounter would create a relationship binding the pair and preparing them for their album Good Evening, a long and steady piece to come together after three years. While both at opposite ends of the UK, with Pitch from Manchester and Verb T from London, there was a constant sending back and forth of material, while communication was key. With beats influencing Verb T’s lyrics, their parallel styles fuse together creating tracks of a high-end reflection. Each piece can be seen to highlight their cooperativeness yet their solitary artistic labor.

A smooth long-term project where inspiration derived from their precision to the craft. When asked how Verb T’s songwriting has developed through the years, his answer was simple ‘The theory of 10 000 hours’, comparing to his talent of emceeing. He added, ‘by pushing yourself to get better you are always going to learn new things, as I have never got to a point where I feel I am happy and I cant improve’. Yet his confidence is more eye-catching than ever, with his new material shining with skill.

The album carve’s its way to success in the UK scene with some influential talent featured. From the likes of Jehst, Ocean Wisdom, Confucius MC, DRS to name a few, the choice of emcees added to the album derived from both their unique associations’ in the scene. Pitch 92, predominantly known for his involvement in the Mouse Outfit, and Verb T a pioneer in modern emceeing, both involved different musical associations to show their names on the album.

While beatmaker and wordsmith have been busy wrapping up the album, they have already been crafting away at their next one. When asked how they are marking themselves from Good Evening, they exclaimed that they were paying attention to the final sound. The two are making textured music for sound systems during their live sets, which can only sound far too promising. With this talented debut from both musicians, their next album is already impatiently awaited.

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Indigo Frequency E.P Purple Flesh

U.K HipHop Artist

Indigo Frequency has just released their crisp new dopped-up E.P ‘Purple Flesh’. This new E.P is fuelled by Whispy Ray on the main vocals and Sloths producing on the backing track and musical MC’ing to reinforce this duo’s ability to spit.

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Together they have been able to capture this raw, glistening rap sous-genre of Hip Hop that has arrived this past year. A wave of new rapper’s with a divergent vibe have hit the UK Hip Hop scene and Indigo Frequency are far ahead of grasping the ins and outs of these prominent sounds that are having such a big impact on the young and new Hip Hop heads.
The resonating sound of youthful Hip Hop is captivating with their tranquillising beats. Both musicians raid your mind with Sloth’s trippy instrumentals and slow-meddling flow when rapping that make you feel like Halloween came early and Whispy’s clear-cut articulation invades your mind for you to enter Indigo Frequency’s visions and values of this generation. The slow pace of Whispy Ray and Sloth allows the listener to drop themselves into dark harsh reality of life that is numbed by the substances that we as a generation use to cope due to the corrupt governmental systems to find their real spiritual enlightenment. Their music name has a major impact on them and their beats after being named after the concept of ‘Indigo children’ a new-age concept accepting that children can possess special, unique capacities and traits and abilities. Whispy Ray and Sloth can be identified as these crystal children with their rare talents and advantages of grasping the music industry in such a short space of time and reaching their goal with such tremendous significance.
Together they sound clear-cut like Whispy’s vocals the needle of a turntable on one of Sloths vinyl instrumentals creating this Indigo Frequency. Only establishing themselves around October 2015 this newly united collaboration have been able to link up in their hometown of Ipswich after meeting from a bittersweet situation that defined a moment of their lives when Sloth got kicked out of school. With the ability to invest time and enthusiasm in creating this musical ambition they linked up while using the advantage of Sloth’s dads studio. This was the debut of the creation of the Indigo Family as a collective with adding the names of those such as Rhy Shabby, Count Drankula, Briti$h. When collaborating Indigo Frequency eject a more gritty side effect as they get influenced and involved with Shabby, Count Drankula & Briti$h’s darker facets. All together becoming a select set of  young individuals participating to this new movement of UK Hip Hop they have opened up the possibility of this Southern area to thrive off this scene. Having been musically active for a year with Sloth producing not only for Indigo frequency but for the whole family and Whispy also having a background in producing and mixing but since the last year he has concentrated on his capacity for MC’ing. Since collaborating together they released their first E.P ‘High Frequencies’ which can be seen as their first big step forth into what they have achieved now. Sloths dark, trippy, mind-meddling style of producing and MC’ing along with Whispy Rays issues of our generation crisis while rapping about youths psychological ways of diverting our young minds from these problems by entering a new spiritual wave-length.. ‘High Frequencies’ can give a perfect insight into what genre this new E.P is about, feeling a smooth evolution with a more mature yet tactful manner of keeping their constant major stylistic traits.

2016 has been an uproar for these young individuals new to the music scene. Indigo frequency with already their first E.P behind them, along with their family they branched out collaborating with each-other and sharing and creating lot’s more material. It was also another way for them to get active, not only for them to stay and jam in the studio but discover what it was like to be involved in other aspects of the music industry. Within one year they were able to become involved at local pubs, venues which evolved to the creation of their own first night ‘Indiglo’. Other than this over the summer they have whirled through the music scene attending and playing at festivals such as Latitude, NAS and boombap as well as performing for BBC introducing Suffolk at the John Peel center.

Purple Flesh is clearly visible to be seen as the golden fruit of their hard labour. Able to appeal to all as it integrates familiar ideas of sous-genres that appear in this UK Hip-Hop’s neowave it nonetheless gathers elements that define these musicians from the others which is very apparent in ‘Purple Flesh’. This E.P can be seen as a solid masterpiece of what the boys have been working for to create their own style which incorporates a clear idea of their mind-frames.
Some of the songs including ‘Try Us’ featuring Rye Shabby, invite you into the world of the messy late-night producing and gathering of the Indigo family, sharing this lifestyle they have moulded for themselves.
This fresh E.P  features a raw video for the track ‘Try Us’ to accompany the debut of this new musical discovery. We view the indigo family merging together to create an image that can define them as a group: fresh, wavey and on the ball. The visuals to the video meddle with the skatty vibrations of not only their lifestyle but the generation that this is sent out for.

Indigo Frequency within one year can be considered one of the most up-and-coming young Hip Hop duo’s, having not only established a name and their own personal characteristics but they have created a space for themselves in the music scene. With a rising amount of followers through their constant new material and activeness on the scene Indigo Frequency have a long future ahead of themselves. So let Purple Flesh invade your mind and body, allowing yourself to become one of their indigo children as this is only the beginning of adding their tracks to your playlist.

https://indigofrequency.bandcamp.com/album/purple-flesh

Mr.Key & Greenwood Sharps – Rituals ft. Jam Baxter 

New U.K Hip Hop

Every song that Mr. key has brought out on the album ‘Yesterday’s Futures’ have left the High Focus fans mouth-opened, with an addiction for the replay button. An artist who is able to put out an intense amount of wiseness into his work leaves one awaiting solely for more.

In ‘Rituals’ Greenwood Sharps adds an oriental style chilled-electronical production which can only add to the beauty of this wordsmiths talents. If that was not enough Jam Baxter adds his touch with deep metaphors. 

We can only see that Mr. keys comeback has been one of the richest supplements to U.K’s Hip Hop scene in 2015.