Mmmm, sat here stuffed with fried chicken from the awesome meatandbread who was at one of the rash of street food joints that have sprung up in Bristol recently, Bristol Eats (it was rather good and I’d recommend it)
Y’never know, you might see me playing there sometime soon ..
Right, onto the tunes then, eh? before I fall asleep
First one this week is from the most Delta-Blues-sounding-fat-lad-from-Brighton you ever did see, the awesomely talented Rag’N’Bone Man, here unleashing his gravelly tones on Nobody taken off the collobo Dog’N’Bone EP with Leaf Dog. If you like your hip-hop with a dose of blues you won’t go far wrong here.
Next is a gorgeous slice of stuttering ambient lushness in hip-hop form from Aleos. When he’s not producing wonky, stuttering beats like Things You See, he’s studying jazz guitar, which kinda makes the musicality of his work all a bit more obvious. His Moments E.P. is currently pay-what-you-want over on bandcamp. (HT to Repeat Button for spotting this one)
Last up this week is a bit of a glitch-hop banger from Slamboree – there’s a redundant term, do the do anything other than bangers? Sampling a great big wodge of Bill Hicks musings on life, before laying down a wobble and then some, erm , balkan-style gypsy fiddle … no, no, stay with me here, enjoy The Ride