Artist: Gang Colours
Release: Invisible in Your City
Label: Brownswood Recordings
Genre: Alternative – Electronic / EBM
The music press and blogs are following the Guardian’s exclusive stream in supporting the increasingly self-assured Gang Colours, releasing here his “confirmation” album on Gilles Peterson’s imprint. The sophomore album by Gang Colours – ‘Invisible In Your City’ – marks another exciting moment on the evolutionary arc of an incredible artist. Spanning ten tracks, ‘Invisible…’ is as richly textured as its predecessor, but it’s a more self-assured record by an artist growing into his songwriting skin and rising in confidence all the time.
Release: Boom Bam Bing
Label: Natruly Gifted
Genre: Hip Hop
A straight-up club summer slammer, this North London crew have made one direct for the floor here with new single ‘Boom Bam Bing’, gaining strong support from Radio 1xtra and MTV. The three-piece grime group Marvell is comprised of MCs Vertex, Shocka and Double S. ‘Boom Bam Bing’, an up-tempo and very catchy club track, was premiered by DJ Cameo on BBC Radio 1Xtra in June. It has since gained support from DJs including Charlie Sloth, Ras Kwame, Firin Squad, Target and Mistajam.
Artist: Charlie Jones
Release: Love Form
Label: Stranger Records
Genre: Jazz – Contemporary
Debut album from Grammy-award winning Charlie Jones featuring Alison Goldfrapp & Portishead, Massive Attack collaborators. Goldfrapp European support tour & unaminous critical acclaim for this cinematic contemporary jazz masterpiece. Charlie Jones is a musician’s musician. His bass playing and talents as a composer saw him win a Grammy for co-writing on the Robert Plant and Alison Krauss album ‘Raising Sand’. On ‘Love Form’, his debut LP, Jones finds his own métier, stretching out to two sides of instrumental languor and tension that only a well-seasoned writer and player could conjure.
Artist: Kidd Kidd
Release: I’m a G (Bury Me a G) [Clean]
Label: G Unit Records Inc
Genre: Hip Hop – Alternative
Kidd Kidd readies his new mixtape featuring Lil Wayne and 50 Cent with a brand new single, ‘I’m a G (Bury Me a G)’. Kidd Kidd’s first mixtape on G-Unit Records and released in advance of his full-length debut, “All On Me,” is the soundtrack to the streets. Kidd Kidd says: “When it comes to New Orleans, what do people really know besides Mardi Gras, Lil Wayne, the French Quarter and Master P? Nobody really knows how corrupt it is. How real it is. But what’s so crazy, is that the city is so grimy and crazy but we love it.”