Experimental, UK Hip Hop, UK Rap, Uncategorized

Album Review: CMPND – Eagle Court

If you haven’t yet heard of CMPND, you’re about to; as this Friday marks the release of their impressive debut album Eagle Court, on the High Focus imprint. The trio, made up of Kemastry, Vitamin G and Wundrop – who also produced the album in its entirety – honed their skills with Brighton's Yogocop collective,… Continue reading Album Review: CMPND – Eagle Court

Experimental, R&B

Album review: Negro Swan – Blood Orange

Hynes has created an intricate collage of samples and sounds taken from a deep introspection. The fragmented nature of the album shows us a slightly different side to the multi-instrumentalist. He etches elements of his own hopes, anxieties and mental state into a stream of consciousness that meanders both smoothly and abruptly throughout. We are… Continue reading Album review: Negro Swan – Blood Orange

Experimental, LoFi

EP Review: Talos – Lowlight EP

Producer Talos has worked alongside High Focus’s newest recruit Coops for several years, providing the assist on multiple tracks from the rappers debut High Focus release, as well as the prior albums that gained him this attention: ‘God Complex’ and ‘Lost Soul’. Talos's debut EP ‘Lowlight EP’ on High Focus is a genre-crossing project mixing… Continue reading EP Review: Talos – Lowlight EP