Mixtape: Dretonio - "Up & On It" (Blaqbone Records)
Courtesy Park Street PR.
This latest mixtape from the talented Dretonio has had the internet going nuts with an array of powerful reviews on some of the UK's leading websites as well as love overseas in the USA. It's not surprising though really when you consider the levels of this artist and indeed his aptly titled latest release 'Up & On it'. This seventeen track mixtape features a whole host of new tracks, freestyles, collaborations, remixes and so much more.
Dretonio was nominated in the 'Best Male Act' category in the well respected BEFFTA Awards in 2011 alongside chart-toppers Wretch 32, Sway and Tinchy Stryder, and went on to take the crown as 'Best Urban Act' at the Exposure Music Awards 2011. With massive support from his hometown Cardiff as well as past support from BBC1Xtra the future is set for this ground breaking artist. Dretonio has arrived!
Dretonio 'Up & On It' - Full Track-listing:
01. Moment 4 Life (Remix) 02. Designer Diva Feat. Enemy & Yogiwan 03. Otis Freestyle 04. Dretonio & Enemy - Seduction Remix 05. Lonely Feat. OD 06. Lost But Found 07. 6Foot 7Foot Freestyle 08. Neva Soft - Freestyle Dretonio 09. Dretonio - Miss Pretty Lady (Sinclair Mix) 10. FrenchKiss Feat. Aleighcia Scott 11. Reppin Your Hood (UK) Feat. B Hype, Dee Shae, DJ 10sion, Supa Darkaz and Reggie aka R.P 12. Rihanna - What's My Name Feat Dretonio (Remix) 13. Dretonio VS JJ Sneed - Stars 14. Miss Pretty Lady - (Dee-Tech Mix) 15. No More Riots Feat. Dretonio, Vanity J, Caspa, Antizzle(Flow Dem) 16. Christmas Love (Xmas Bouns) 17. Dretonio - Christmas Love (Music Video)
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Video: Illmaculate - "Under Their Radar, Over Their Heads"
Courtesy Matt B.
Illmaculate (two time “World Rap Championship” winner and still the youngest spitter to ever win the “Scribble Jam Freestyle Rap” competition- doing so at the age of 17) will be releasing his debut LP “Skrill Talk,’ on 4-17-2012 and it will feature guest spots from Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, Crooked I, Evidence, and INS Deck among others. Here is the video for “Under Their Radar, Over Their Heads” which will be included on “Skrill Talk.”
UK emcee Big Dutty Deeze has been steadily building a name for himself on the UK scene with a string of music videos and free downloads, guest features and even live dates here in the UK and overseas. Now Big Dutty Deeze is back with his brand new free download 'Words From Dairy', a ten track project that shows a different side to this talented artist with more conceptually deeper thought provoking songs, all delivered with immaculate lyricism and execution.
The mixtape features female vocalist Wanda on four tracks who brings a certain soul to the project and the previously released video tracks 'Smile', 'In The End' & 'World's In A Crisis' have collectively had nearly 20,000 hits on You Tube. More videos are planned from this release and will drop in the next few weeks on his brand new You Tube channel www.youtube.com/bigduttydeezehd .
'Words From My Diary' is something that will definitely wet your musical appetite and acts as a warm-up project for Big Dutty Deeze's debut album 'The English Gentleman' which is produced by leading Chicago Hip-Hop producer Rediculus and is due for a Spring release on the well-respected Knowledge Giving Birth (KGB) imprint distributed digitally by Def Jam/Island. Known for his hard work ethic and focus the future looks bright for this UK artist.
Big Dutty Deeze 'Words From My Diary' (Track-listing)
01 - Who Am I 02 - My Pain 03 - Smile 04 - Years Go By 05 - Could Have Been Mine 06 - We Can Do It (Anywhere) 07 - Worlds In A Crisis 08 - Holy Are You 09 - I Need You Here 10 - In The End
M-Phazes: Beat Making Video & 'Untagged' Album Stream
Watch M-Phazes take you through a step by step production tutorial of his remix for “Another Classic”, featuring Burke, Torae, Side Effect & DJ Waxwork, as featured on his remix producer compilation, Phazed Out. M-Phazes breaks down how he put this track together from the sample, drums, filters and more and gives invaluable insight into his production methodology. This is a must see for any beat making aficionado.
As an added bonus, take a listen to the tracklist below of the 'Untagged' version of Phazed Out which drops today! We’ve bundled the original versions of each song as they were first released, along with the M-Phazes Remix for each track...goood gracious!
Parable vs. Mac Soto turn it up from their usual lovestruck tunes with their latest song, "Too Far (Boom-Bap)." Backed once again by Mac Soto's production, "Too Far" (Boom-Bap)" showcases an uptempo beat and mixes boom-bap energy with a nice break swing. The song is an underdog's anthem, serving as a tribute to all artists, dreamers, and lovers maintaining true to one's self and fighting against the odds. More to come from Parable vs. Mac Soto, including a music video for an upcoming single, leading up to their debut project later this year.