In exactly one month’s time, producer Imperial and rapper K.I.N.E.T.I.K. will release Adventures in Technicolour via Illect Recordings (April 15th). They previously worked together on the E.P. Pencils Not Pistols back in late 2013. The E.P. was met with acclaim and the duo went to work on their full-length album shortly after. “Good Music” is the first track from said album. A feel good track that really serves as a great introduction to the album. Everything from boom-bap production to the hot rhymes is on point here. The duo showcases exactly why they form such a fantastic team.
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Adventures In Technicolour is the brand new album from Imperial and K.I.N.E.T.I.K. Following the success of their debut E.P., the dastardly duo packed away their pencil cases and returned to their countryside hideout to prove that their unexpected crossing of paths was no fluke.
Two years later, they have emerged from their Oreo milkshake scented cave with a collection of songs that focus less on the ‘blacks and greys’ of yesterday and more on the ‘blues and greens’ of tomorrow. Sonically and thematically, a kaleidoscopic intensity pulsates throughout the album’s nineteen tracks. The palette of shades and hues that make up the adventure known as life are paraded in their full and picturesque glory. Guest appearances include the frequent excursionist himself, Oddisee, the UK’s hardest working class Dad, Micall Parknsun, Michigan’s freshest rhymesayer, James Gardin and their tried and trusted hook hit-man, Tone Richardson, among others.
Prepare to laugh in the face of monochrome mundanity and experience a multi-coloured smorgasbord of live-wire lyricism laid atop a bed of fluorescent funk.
On this week’s episode of Comprehensive Beatdown, @bloggybonilla (aka Lenny Dykstra) and Silent G (aka Spike Nolan) listen to and discuss “Sour Soul,” the new collaborative album from Ghostface Killah x BADBADNOTGOOD. They also check out new tracks from @sareem_poems & @essbemvsic and THEESatisfaction. The track for the “Shitty Tracks From Our Friends” segment this week comes from a mysterious man named Dawg, who provided a very terrible piece of music. The local track this week, “Plastic,” comes from Jackson singer-songwriter Cody Cox, who just last week released his newest solo album, “Leave a Trace” on Elegant Trainwreck/Homework Town Records.
Imperial & K.I.N.E.T.I.K. bring some funk for your summer afternoon trips to the mall, gym, Oreo cookie shake spot, or back to work after a well deserved 15 minute lunch break. “Just Another Day” is a brilliantly fun and soulful track which shall be featured on their Pencils Not Pistols:Releaded. The album is an extended version of their E.P. released just last year via Illect Recordings. The reissue will feature appearances from Sivion, Sareem Poems, and James Gardin and is sure to attempt to break a neck or two. The brilliance of the track is that I know for a fact the sun has only shined like thrice in the UK in the past quarter century, yet they capture the feeling so well. Kudos fellas, Kudos………
Producer Sundance is known for making some incredible remixes. He has been making music for a while now and I have been fortunate enough to have been given some exclusive looks in the past. I have always been impressed with his love for the music he makes and the professionalism he approaches his work with. On June 17th, he is dropping Midlife Marauders via Illect Recordings The album features guest artists like Theory Hazit, Just Me, Propaganda, Sivion, and others. “Choose Your Weapon” is smoothed out head nodder with verses from Sintax The Terrific and Elias. Both urge the listener to “Choose Your Weapon” when fighting with or for the world. Choose the Word of God or a worldly weapon. Only one will prosper in the end. The battle has already been won, so choose life not death.
Cas Metah of the Scribbling Idiots crew throws up his W in the air and calls upon Shabazz The Disciple and Hell Razah known now as Heaven Razah on his newest track “A Stone’s Throw” out now via Illect Recordings. Shabazz and Razah are known as 2/3’s of the group T.H.U.G. Angelz, with Ayatollah. The nod factor on this one is a 17 on a scale of 1-10. Produced by Theory Hazit with cuts from EF Cuttin and Mista Sinista (X-ecutioners). Cas Metah has been making some really solid contributions in the hip-hop realm for a while now. I dig this collaboration and Theory Hazit is really developing as a producer. He is adding a lot of polish and variety to his tracks. The difference between a beat maker and a producer is world’s apart sonically.
Imperial is not only an incredible producer and enthusiastic personal trainer, he can also put it down on the wheels of steel. Check out his HolyTape 5 mix for Holy Chill’s Youtube channel. The mix features the likes of Mr J Medeiros (The Procussions), Sareem Poems (L.A. Symphony), J-Live, Wes Pendleton, K.I.N.E.T.I.K., and other very dope selections. Can we get some more of the Sareem Poems project homie? Shout out to Illect Recordings for noticing the talent and introducing me to Imperial’s music.
1: Imperial – Everday
2: Sourface – Good Terms
3: Vanilla – Still Love You
4: Moods – Rain Showers
5: Mr J Medeiros – Forenoon (prod. Beatsofreen)
6: J-Live – Brand Nu Live (Imperial Remix)
7: Imperial & K.I.N.E.T.I.K. – Relax
8: Wes Pendleton – Don’t Make Me Wait
9: Handbook – The Way I Do
10: Sareem Poems & Imperial – God Bless The Child
11: Hawk House – Tidal Tendencies
Producer Imperial has linked up with visual artist Agnes & Lupus for a visions and rhymes project which Illect Recordings. The visuals and beats are accompanied by quotes from everyone from C.S. Lewis and Chuck Palakniuk to Christ. The video is dark and raw, a play on the duality of man. The project will be called Triptych, more information coming on the release as soon as we have it. I’m really digging the video, everything works really well together, the quotes, the beats, the video works in splendid harmony. So much so, you’ll need to watch it several times in a row, concentrating on each individual segment to take it all in.
“You don’t have a soul, you are a soul. You have a body.” – C.S. Lewis
As March 11th gets closer and closer, the Scribbling Idiots keep blessing us with new tracks from Invitation Only. This one teams up Theory Hazit and JustMe with KJ52. They all hold their own over Theory’s production with EF Cuttin slicing up the hook. Theory Hazit spits one of the dopest verses I’ve heard in a minute. He’s easily one of my favorite emcees doing it right now, if you don’t know, do some research and find out. Illect Recordings even did a mixtape, on an actual tape, by DJ Aslan.
“5%ers call me 85 / Ocho Cinco with a lazy eye / I bring the pain so hard / Man you can’t wait to die” – (c) Theory Hazit
Video for Sivion’s “The Best” taken from his album Group Therapy, available now via Illect Recordings. The track produced by the incredibly talented and sought after Symbolyc One, who makes a cameo in the video) and features iffa-iffa’s from DJ Manwell. The three come together to let us know, that they give their best to us and encourage everyone to do the same. I encourage you to click on the link below and support an excellent project.
Another track from the Scribbling Idiots‘ new album Invitation Only dropping on March 11th via Illect Recordings. “Pass It” features S.I. crew members JustMe & muzeONE and special guests Freddie Bruno (Deep Space 5), Jurny Big (LPG), Griffin and E.F. Cuttin on the cuts. Production handled by Sojourn (Future Shock/Tunnel Rat). Can’t wait for this album to drop. There is going to be a mixtape version of the entire album released only on cassette, mixed by DJ Aslan. Really looking forward to that as well.