Video: Vato Gonzalez ft. Foreign Beggars – ‘Badman Riddim (Jump)’

Until quite recently I wasn’t really aware of Foreign BeggarsThe five man London crew which comprises of rappers Orifice Vulgatron and Metropolis, Dj NoNames, Beat Boxer Shlomo, and Producer Dag Nabbit have already released a slew of singles, EP’s and an album. All I had been aware of was their work with Noisia on the superb Split The Atom album from 2010.

Collaborations must be their forté, this time teaming up with Vato Gonzalez for a thumping new single ‘Badman Riddim (Jump)’. A mixture of slick rhymes, killer basslines, crushing beats and quirky video make it a prime candidate to be a summer anthem.

Accompanying their great new video, is a couple of free downloads for you: Tru Fix & Thunderskank’s dubstep mix and Noisia & Foreign Beggars ‘Shellshock’.

Vato Gonzalez ft. Foreign Beggars: ‘Badman Riddim’ is out June 19 on Ministry of Sound.

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Download: Vato Gonzalez ft. Foreign Beggars – ‘Badman Riddim (Jump)’ (Tru Fix & Thunderskank Dubstep Remix)

Download: Noisia & Foreign Beggars – Shellshock

Gross Relations – Today Tomorrow

Brooklyn band Gross Relations came in for some praise when they featured in one of the introducing slots on the blog a few weeks back.

The 4-piece have released another single, ‘Today Tomorrow’. It’s more feisty sing-a-long garage rock, if you liked previous releases you will love ‘Today Tomorrow’ and b-side ‘Taking Off’. These jams which elicit memories of Double Dagger, Surfer Blood, Pavement et al.

The more tunes to come from these guys the better!

You can spin the tunes below or grab them for FREE on bandcamp.

Download: Gross Relations – Today Tomorrow

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New Album & Single from The Horrors

Fantastic news from The Horrors camp.  Yesterday evening they took everyone by surprise (most of all me!) with news of a new album, Skying, to be released on July 11.

Like this wasn’t enough to get us excited? They also unveiled the first single from the record, ‘Still Life’. The swaggering psychedelic shoegaze is retained but with less anger and darkness. An uplifting, warm and inspirational vibe is preferred with beautiful trumpets and super synths all working so, so well.

One can’t help but feel the warmth from this track and heavily reminiscent of Screamadelica era Primal Scream or Death In Vegas in their pomp!

The Horrors stunned music fans with the superb Primary Colours in 2009, after a largely poor and over-hyped debut. For some the jury may still have been out but on this early evidence album number three looks as though it may cast their rep in stone.   

That’s my two cents worth, what’s your verdict?

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The Horrors – Still Life via 1FTP

And here’s one they made earlier.

The Horrors – Scarlet Fields via Thorp5

King Tuff & The Hex Dispensers Split 7″

King Tuff is the brainchild of Kyle Thomas, lead vocalist of the J Mascis side project Witch and  Feathers. A musical oddity to say the least, apparently this project began life as something of a parody.

Whatever the case he’s got a certain penchant for resurrecting ’70s glam, garage rock groove, with great style it must be said. ‘Hands’ is a case in point, wrapped in upbeat sunny rock riffs, it is the newest entry in Scion’s A/V Garage 7 inch split series along with The Hex Dispensers‘ Ramones-eque ‘Agatha’s Antlers’.

The occasion also presents the opportunity to share ‘Kind of Guy’, a real gem smothered in Them era Van Morrison aesthetics which was lurking over on the ever incredible Red Threat. Check it!

You can stream and download this King Tuff/The Hex Dispensers split for FREE below.

Download: King Tuff – Hands

Download: The Hex Dispensers – Agatha’s Antlers

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Mp3: King Tuff – Kind of Guy via Red Threat

Edwin Congreave (Foals) – A Slutty Fringe Mix

This is another one which fell by the wayside when my modem died last week, better late than never yeah?

Last Friday night Edwin Congreave from Foals played a ‘Slutty Fringe‘ show in The Old Queen’s Head in Islington, London. For the occasion Congreave put together a mix for Slutty Fringe’s mixtape series. Showcasing what he’s all about, it is an excellent mix of disco, indie and electronica with exemplary track selection and flawless flow.

This is just the ticket to banish those Monday blues. Download/Tracklisting after the jump.

Download: Edwin Congreave (Foals) – A Slutty Fringe Mix

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