A brand new single from the Scottish experimental hip hop outfit Young Fathers. The group is getting set to drop a new full-length via Anticon on February 3rd. The title of this thing: DEAD.
“WAR” isn’t one of Young Fathers’ most hard-hitting tracks, but it is one of their strangest, alternating between intense stints of spoken word, and impassioned group singing. Enjoy!
Scottish alt-hip hop trio Young Fathers have left me pretty impressed with their creative lo-fi fusions of rap, African music, reggae, and more on the two “tapes” they’ve dropped thus far, but I’ve always thought there was more potential in what the group was offering–especially if the sounds they were working with were more hi-fi. The song “LOW” seems to toy with the idea of that, featuring the best recording I’ve heard on a Young Fathers song yet. The singing, rapping, and primal beat ring through clearly, and give this tender ballad dynamics it needs to move emotions and groove crowds. Watch, listen, and enjoy! Oh, and the trio is already set to drop a new album in February titled DEAD, so look out for that!
Check a review for Young Fathers’ Tape Two below:
Scottish experimental hip hop outfit Young Fathers drop some visuals for the TAPE TWO track “Queen Is Dead,” and the gritty, black and white closeups that comprise this vid match the sounds presented perfectly. The urgent lyrics, blaring synths, and exited shouts of “WOO” all have an in-your-face attitude to them I love.
Also, if you watch this thing on YouTube, you get the option of observing it in 3D.
Check a review for Young Fathers’ TAPE TWO below:
Scottish experimental hip hop outfit Young Fathers have some new visuals out for the track “I Heard,” which is one of the many cuts to be released on their next project, TAPE TWO. This sophomore album of theirs is looking at a June 11th release on Anticon Records.
The group also released the album-track “Mr. Martyr” recently as well. Click here to give a listen, and check a review of TAPE ONE below:
Singer-songwriter and electronic music producer Baths has a new single out titled “Miasma Sky,” which is teasing toward the release of his sophomore full-length, Obsidian.
Though Baths’ eccentric, feathery vocals have maintained their place in his music, it would seem that a bit of the textured glitch hop sounds that made Cerulean such an interesting record have disappeared almost completely. It’s a shame to hear some of the more interesting sounds Baths was known for fail to make it onto this new track, but maybe others on Obsidian will present some more interesting synths and percussion.
The UK’s Young Fathers have dropped some visuals for their reggae-infused track “Romance,” which came off the group’s recently reissued TAPE ONE. I reviewed it a while back very positively, and I’m still convinced it rules, but I’m patiently waiting to hear some kind of followup–especially since they’re now on Anticon!
The more I listen to tracks from Serengeti’s Kenny Dennis EP, the more convinced I am this guy is essentially the Tony Cliffton of hip hop. Serengeti’s alternate personality is snarky, and lives to get on the nerves of the unsuspecting. Whether he’s calling out Shaq or straight up referencing the movie Teen Witch in the hook on “Top That,” Serengeti can be pretty hilarious if you can let go of your inhibitions and reach for the joke.
The track “OG Flat Pop” features a tangled flow that sounds more like the directionless ramblings of a mentally disturbed madman. Things get even more insane as Serengeti’s vocal takes layer over one another, slow down, speed up, and grow with reverb. The Odd Nosdam production keeps things feeling tight, though.
You can find Serengeti’s Kenny Dennis EP right now on Anticon.