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

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Cecil B. Digestive

U.K HipHop Artist

Cecil B. Digestive belongs to London’s South-Eastern collective bringing innovation with a fresh new style  to the Hip-Hop scene. In the heart of the South East is where an array of musicians have been thriving off each other, exchanging ideas and working together to create a rich, ingenious musical hub. Cecil B. Digestive is a perfect example of this productive process by how he works with it enabling it to flourish continuously. Down in New Cross, contemplating on his musical and self identity  with the help of a large coffee and rollie Cecil B. Digestive gives us an insight on the exclusive musical environment in which he lives.

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For the last 6 years this individual has been busy creating new material from a cluster of different stylistic traits. His investment to the music scene first started with STEEZ. In 2011, Luke Newman created a monthly event to involve an array of rythmic talents. At first it was a platform for the South Londoners to inter-connect in their South East London venue for an Open MIC. A wide diversity of talents were to thrive from their acoustic performances to rap battles in this unique environment. Being involved throughout it’s time, when Luke left STEEZ a year and a half ago, Cecil B. Digestive along with Slam The Poet and Cozmas The Melodist took over, allowing STEEZ to progress.
These musical genres being a recurrence throughout Cecil’s life as his upbringing withheld a cluster of contrasting styles. His parents tangled in music themselves, his father a drummer and his mother owning a vast taste in music such as punk and rock. This produced from an early age a child who was alert to sound. This helped determine his thirst for participating somehow in music. Freestyling was seen as an apparent beginning due to his fondness in messing around and as he said ‘I’m good at swearing’. His freestyling commenced 6 years ago and since has been a process of recording in different chilled-out habitats, mostly from homemade studios in bedrooms of friends and acquaintances. Cecil B. Digestives favoured way of bringing forth new material is by working with various producers creating different musical mindsets.

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This musician is renowned for collaborating with many different artists, mostly from MVC but even while creating tracks on a solo basis many different experiments have been undertaken. His first songs have been released under ‘Danke’  which then evolved to ‘Cecil B. Digestive’, a name which appealed and corresponded to his personality- not taking yourself too seriously. It is under his most recent name that he is associated with MVC. Mad Vibez Collective can be seen as one of Cecil B’s most renowned musical participations. Along with Wookz, together they created a unified crowd of individuals sharing the same beliefs and attitudes that they would express through their music. It is described as a mentality, holding it’s own persona. This idea started in 2012 where they would perform for their own enjoyment at parties but at the same time use this medium to create their own banner. MVC is described as a scene, not to be mistaken as a label. It features a variety of politically inspired individuals such as Wookz, Slam the Poet, Footshooter and Cozmas the Melodist who express their feelings and experiences of their late teenage years to present of growing up in a dishonest and unethical generation. Mad Vibez Collective along with their collaborators along the way use a very honest and demonstrative image of their morals and aims in their music as it is ‘not fashion but art’, something that has seemed to got lost in recent Hip Hop. These musicians prefer to be performers rather than use social media which is a minor medium for them. Personal interaction through nights out and events have attracted most attention to this collective from performing on radio on Sicknotes FM or performing at festivals such as Brainchild. Events organized by Cecil B. Digestive benefit not only Mad Vibez Collective but also many other artists reviving London’s spoken word scene. These events include the notorious STEEZ and also Feed the Fishes creating vibrant nights where imaginations and talent flow, becoming a platform for abundance.

Cecil B. Digestive’s rapping style varies depending on the collaboration . Between Ecstasy Wank & The Monocle Tramp which incorporates a jazz infused more traditional boom to the bap feel or even while incorporating his resounding and clear bars and melody which you can catch on Footshooter’s latest E.P or on Sofar Sounds where his talent as a freestyler is clear and undeniable.

His talent as a political and artistic MC can be seen with The Audioters, a major part of his latest labour. Along with Ragofoot this collaboration and it’s outcome took them both by surprise. By choosing to attempt a collaboration together while jamming and sharing new ideas they created 4 original tracks with Rago producing the beats and Cecil on the vocals. In this relaxed environment, Cecil B. Digestive on a stage MIC expressed his inner political and social thoughts in a raw, aggressive manner, his lyrics revealing a part of honesty in the echo of punk behaviour. With such a smooth immersion stylistically their 4 tracks that were created soon became 17. The Audioters are an example of this clear mix n’ match of talents between these young musicians of the South. When asked who Cecil B. Digestive’s musical inspirations derived from it was made clear that it was the local geniuses by throwing each other new material constantly in different genres allowing new inspiration and booming of new abilities.

The future holds many new ideas to come at an evolving pace for Cecil B. Digestive and his entourage. He spoke about a potential future label for more control on their music and artists for further liberation. But for the moment more ‘fucking round the bedroom’ for the collective separately and together is to continue. So get yourself down to the next STEEZ in London to gain a real sense of Cecil B. Digestive’s artistic work.

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Finn Foxell

U.K HipHop Artist

This young blossoming M.C from Shepherds Bush is currently participating to London’s cluster of artistic musicians, renovating and expanding on different genre’s that the 21st century has to offer. Finn Foxell is striving to give his input into our eras genre of hip hop.
In paddington Street Garden’s after college, on his preferential bench he sat down to meditate on his journey in the music industry while billing and meditating over a zoot.
His enthusiasm to create his footprint in the Hip Hop scene started at a tender age. Growing up with London’s significant scene led to multiple influences stemming all the way from the general playground to the more personal tastes such as his brother. Finn has always had an involvement in the music scene with different associations on different levels. From rapping to Eminem and Lil Wayne at school from the age of 7 leading him to play around and create his first beat with his brother at 8. Always being in a sphere of musical influence, this involvement was ensured at the age of 14/15 when his friend who owned a home studio invited Finn Foxell to come and mess around with the MIC. This convenience led to him conjuring up his first tracks on the spot. This gave rise to the first songs that would be later added onto his E.P, including Lovely Day, 15-40 and Need more rizlas generating the idea to create his first project: the E.P that would come together as Introvert. These first tracks were freshly recorded directly in Parallels studio with Finn ‘summarizing the vibe’. While he came to grips with these creations which were initiated as a laugh, he tried to push this activity as it had the potential to be something with a future. Using this musical obsession as an outlet from college and other responsibilities, he was and still is able to use this as a passionate hobby that can only have positive outcomes.

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Introvert came together naturally, becoming a project within itself. This E.P uploaded onto SoundCloud, bringing in more success than anticipated became the trigger setting him off onto his journey.
Since this first project, Finn Foxell has continued to release a number of individual singles through the medium of SoundCloud and Bandcamp. Seasons has been the most favoured receiving a large amount of positive feedback with it’s response exposing this M.C and his individuality. With a rising number of beats being made known to the public different sources were used to gain publicity. The use of radio stations has been a majorly new but successful medium either just for playing his tracks on the airwaves such as Radio Radar or making himself known through interviews such as Climax Radio.

This young M.C has also appeared on London’s stages for his first show at IAMNEXT event at RichMix, Shoreditch in an unexpected way where his fellow friends House Of Pharoes got him up on stage to do a hazy performance. This experience gave him a thirst for the possibilities that this passion for establishing himself had to offer.
Amongst those musically and artistically involved a natural habit of helping to propel each other is a reality. In the Hip Hop scene amongst those starting out, many connections are constructed through sub-genres connecting through different ends of London or through the medium of the media such as SoundCloud. Sam Wise has collaborated many times with Finn Foxell, both creating an coinciding with one another creating a fusion of ideas and vibes in their songs. This alliance is an example of this effect on flourishing artists, as both then met up in a home studio in Streatham for a couple of hours meditating over some zoots and playing around with beats and bars while forging ideas.  Dc Scribbla is another example of this word-smiths coalitions, being close to home illustrating the idea of ‘everything being all so connected’. Even the material for beats or the videos shot are through acquaintances enabling all these young amateurs with their various goals to become part of the prosperous artistic brains of the next generation.

Finn Foxells music has allowed itself to develop into its own individual style in an incredible natural fashion. With the most breezy chilled out vibes the listener can evaporate with the thoughts of this M.C like the smoke evaporating from his spliffs. He has incorporated this lifestyle of music in a social and diverting manner but also as a way to escape by himself, for as he expalined: ‘I am an introvert’. Finn Foxells distraction from life is to meditate in his bubble, chilling and contemplating on life which inspires his next lyrics. This sequence of pastimes produces his songs which are slowly forming a set of quality Hip Hop tunes. At the moment most of his singles are starting to have a more professional way of being revealed to the public. Gradually he has started to release tracks instead of ‘dropping them’ by sending them to different intermediates to obtain an intensified effect.
With time the music is taking on a more experienced approach as more thought is being put in to develop himself as an artist. On a musical level his style has been very much established however he has talked about playing around with more electronic and trap instrumentals on certain beats mixing with his literature, ‘mad expressing’ to innovate to a certain extent. There are plans in the future to extend his authenticity by producing himself personally instead of using random producers.
This artist is working hard to create many fresh projects due this year allowing him to bloom into a prominent Hip Hop M.C on the scene. Many projects that he has in store will enable him to get more coverage such as obtaining more live gigs, printing a limited selection of vinyls  and even putting his music potentially on Itunes, the idea of ‘taking it further’. So watch out for his future visuals on his track Posture coming out in spring capturing his distinct image, keeping it as conceptual as possible as well as the hint of his next E.P to be out this year.
Finn Foxell has been going at his own pace juggling the trials of growing up with his passion for succeeding in the music industry and has had immense positive reactions which is only a sign that this 16 year old is ahead of his time: not only is he ready for the Hip Hop scene but the Hip Hop scene is ready for him.

Finn Foxell – City Kids

New U.K Hip Hop

Finn Foxell is a young, blossoming London City kid fresh on soundcloud. This 16 year old is striking our attention with his skills. His relaxed but nonetheless professional beats and bars remind me of an English Joey Bada$$ at the debut of his career. 

We can sense his inexperienced, young lifestyle, which is not disrespect nor criticism, it’s a appreciation to be able to dive into someone’s light-hearted, youthful and hazy/stoners every day’s lifestyle. Give his E.P Introvert a listen and you will fall into his trap. He’s also done songs with Sensei and Sam Wise who bring together chilled, hazy good flows and good vibes. 

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Hip Hop article, New U.K Hip Hop

A new funkadelic record label has made it’s appearance for the U.K alternative Hip Hop scene. A simple click will transport you into the beautiful yet hectic mind of Onoe Caponoe and his disciples. A colourful and psychedelic world is to be discovered with, what only I can depict as ‘acid-trip-hop-rock’ sidetrack. 

This trippy website incorporates two of Onoe Caponoes talents: his artwork and unique musical discoveries. His artwork, well known and distinguished: Trippy doodles, funky typography filled with vibrant colours in his notepad can only catch the eye. 

Experimental, unpredictable Hip Hop to zone out to. All these artists can transport you through their deep minds to their dark souls. These wavey tunes include some of Onoe Caponoes less known mixtapes and tracks and has found the likes of London artists such as Tightill, YT, members of the 169 crew, each with their own particular, peculiar traits. 

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Keep your wits about you as this record label expands. As the almighty new gems make their shine make sure you keep your eye on them as no one wants to miss their ascendence. 

                     
                    

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.

MC Pinty

U.K HipHop Artist

M.C Pinty is a young, fresh MC from South-East London. This wordsmith has created his own original style by incorporating garage / funk with his speedy vocals and sharp bars.

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Pinty’s music is largely influenced by life. He grew up around his brother who was also an emcee. Pinty’s childhood was guided through the London night scene of drum & bass, garage and grime nights. This lifestyle would transpire into this Peckham boys musical style and blend in with his ability as a wordsmith. This idea to incorporate refined dance music with his emceeing was always his thing. Even if it didn’t seem compatible M.C Pinty made it work and it is this quality that let’s us pinpoint unique originality in this young Londoner. Pinty’s name first appeared as an artist while featured with the likes of Rago Foot, Jada Sea, Djjdsports childhood friends from South-East London. These boys together create a style of their own without tilting towards stereotypical Hip Hop. Pinty & co merge soul / funk / jazz / garage infused tracks with smooth, chilled but nonetheless on point vocals.

His journey started at the age of 15 when his simple addiction for writing and music got turned up a notch while partaking on Sicknotes radio show aired on Reasonance 104.4 FM. Along with Jadasea, Rago Foot and friends, they would take over airwaves and find themselves in their element. While finding a source of entertainment in this, these late teenagers had the determination to put their heart and soul into creating segments of quality. These shows would soon bring them recognition and a variety of positive feedback off many different sources. During these sessions M.C Pinty would produce, interview, present, freestyle and share music that as he said “would mean something to someone out there listening”. This artist found himself drawn to radio and continues to use this platform “to do imperil”. Unlike other sources of media the radio has more freedom, is less controlled and the feeling that it has no limits is what lures him in. We can sense an incredible ease in the musician when presenting Sicknotes. With his enthusiasm and eager chat we can feel he’s in his zone. Listening to Sicknotes is the perfect opportunity if you want to hear the M.C side of Pinty. This is where you can really get a feel of this artist’s talent thrown between cyphers and spurring freestyles. As a listener to these shows, the musician, who is in his own environment with friends allows passion and skill permeate through the airwaves.

The musicians talent for spitting fast comes as no surprise. It is in his first E.P Midnight Moods which illustrates the upbeat effect. His voice can either create a paradoxical sound with his smooth instrumentals or can either complete the beat perfectly with his more upbeat garage tracks. Midnight Moods was released in March 2015, being his  first concrete project. Through songs M.C Pinty has been able to capture personality and style. From meeting this young emcee I saw that Midnight Moods could be seen as a reflection of his experiences and lifestyle, which makes listening to each track like getting a step closer to undercovering a part of Pinty. Along with the atmosphere created with the abstract beats, the artist contributes to smooth, airy sensations within his words.

It is the theme of colours and midnight that create a pattern of recurrence. The theme of this bewitching hour is a personal trait of this artist and can be found in most of his songs. Midnight is Pinty’s time, a time of inspiration, of living, of youth and contemplation. ‘E’s’ by the musician is the perfect song to discover this artist. Speedy vocals, poetical metaphors with a choppy flow accompanied with Maxwell Owin’s talent for smooth yet funky tracks. The producer is Pintys principal beatmaker, who creates chilled electronic sounds, often side-by-side with him during sets. Maxwell Owin and MC Pinty have been visiting Paris in the last year for events. The French have seemed to find themselves drawn to the U.K raw underground scene. This emcee and producer have performed for Grünt, a French independent radio show and other smaller events. M.C Pinty will be returning to France’s capital the 30th September, supporting Rejjie Snow’s shows. This South-East Londoner seems to have taken the French by storm which can only be seen as an insane leap in his career. If you can capture the French, you can capture anyone’s attention.

M.C Pinty has had an incredible successful year since his release of Midnight Moods. He is constantly busy at the moment between writing, projects, promoting himself, radio shows and events. There are many ways for catching this emcee these days. He has recently been featured on Channel 4’s for Four To the Floor, a music show showcasing new, emerging artists were you can find Pinty at one of his underground events in South London. A new video has been mentioned to be on its way in the near future as well as a new E.P being worked on. With all this new material to watch out for M.C Pinty is making his name slowly but surely. If supporting two London shows for RATKING this month was not enough get ready for his future events with Rejjie Snow. You can also almost be sure to catch him with his gritty London shows which are certainly not to be missed.

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Ocean Wisdom – Splittin’ The Racket

New U.K Hip Hop

When there is a new release from Ocean Wisdom produced by Dirty Dike you know you have a masterpiece in your hands. 

The new High Focus member has released his new track ‘Splittin’ The Racket’. Ocean Wisdom took the Hip Hop heads by storm with his last song ‘Walkin”, and this one can only be as promising. Blooming Ocean Wisom, track by track is enforcing his style: energetic, speedy and tough. Wisdoms talent for spitting fast can not go unnoticed whilst his instrumentals are as poignant as his flow. 

Splittin’ The Racket is just another way of confirming this M.C’s talent and predicting how huge he is becoming. However similar this song can be found to Walkin’, it can not be denied that this rapper knows how to kill it. The lyrics, flow and instrumental fit together perfectly with the same intensity. Dirty Dike who produced the track with the sample from Cypress Hill – ‘Ain’t going out like that’, created a melody that has brought out Ocean Wisdoms talents to perfection. In this video produced by Aboveground (a talented director and photographer in the Hip Hop scene) we find a very hyped artistic his hometown Brighton. This hype demonstrates just how good he can be live. 

Now this U.K rapper has left us in awe awaiting his new album ‘Choas 93’ which will be dropped later on in 2015.

Crave Moore – SAMMO

New U.K Hip Hop

“Blame Dilla for the sting of my words”

This devious, U.K rapper has been a treasure to look further into his tracks. After hearing this M.C on two of my personal favourite tracks ‘Meddling Loops’ Rejjie Snow and ‘Crave’ Jesse James Solomon, I was intrigued by this mysterious voice. The 22 year-old, South-Londoner whose lyrics are on point has the talent to emerge these with his instrumentals to make one- a masterpiece. After posting on SoundCloud a few tracks it leaves an Underground Hip Hop lover craving for more.

This video set in Paris blends perfectly with the song. Clear, artistic visuals are used which emphasise the beauty of the instrumental. The smooth beat used uses elements of jazzy 90’s Hip Hop instrumentals. This is mixed with his smooth, yet deep voice which he masters perfectly. 

Watch out for his next material- it can only be promising!

Jesse James Solomon – The Ride Home

New U.K Hip Hop

Jesse James is a rapper from S.E London. He made his first appearance with the track ‘Came in the name of’ which took us all by surprise. Since then he has come far: he has released his E.P ‘Jesse from S.E’ and dropped the odd track with features with the likes of Rejjie Snow and Jadasea. He usually uses smooth instrumentals accompanied by his soft voice. 

In this new track he shows the effect of time on his life. Jesse James lyrics are of a mixture of his youth, how far he has come and the London lifestyle. He uses a natural tone of voice with a profound instrumental.