The story continues. Released today and following on from previous single “High”, AA side ‘Falling’ b/w ‘Satan’s Grip’ is the latest chapter from the album “Urban Testimony” by Justo the MC and UK Producer Brelstaff out through New Dawn Records on November 3rd 2023.
The entire theme documents the Brooklyn rapper’s curtailed and traumatic time studying at Clark Atlanta University. Carrying the weight of expectations from a household of faith, details unfold of a conflicted mind on a potential escape route to academia straying rapidly on a path to hedonism in a brutally honest account of events and consequences.
A chilled soundtrack is the backdrop for the post-traumatic “Falling”, a remorseful narrative reflecting on the mental and physical impacts incurred, while the gritty menacing strains of “Satan’s Grip” fuel a metaphorical conversation on the risks of dancing with the devil. Intense, compelling and a certified page turner….
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Released today, upstate New York rapper Anthony Kannon and producer Frost Gamble return to the ring for another round of gritty beats and bars in “Second Floor”, the third single taken from their album “Cautionary Tales” out on October 20th through New Dawn Records.
The gloves are off in a salvo of punchlines, delivered with laser-like precision while dancing around the hustlers and title contenders. Blows traded and targets on the ropes, Frost’s powerful soundtrack is the last thing they hear before the bell. The street’s talking but only one comes out walking…..should’ve come prepared.
News of album launch events scheduled to take place in Canada and New York will be announced shortly.
Prolific Brooklyn rapper Justo the MC releases his new album “Urban Testimony” on November 3rd, a collaborative project with UK producer Brelstaff.
The entire theme depicts events leading up to and including his curtailed time at Clark Atlanta University, a fascinating insight and deeply personal narrative documenting the trials and tribulations which unfolded and led him to a turning point in life.
The instrumental version of the album was released earlier this year, with tracks having already featured on “Focus Beats” broadcast on the world renowned BBC Radio 1 and Radio 6.
Out today on New Dawn Records, the trans-Atlantic duo get their steez on early in this first single “High”, a dope blend of infectious chilled beats which fuel a blissful journey of slick rhymes to the four corners of the mind. Enjoy the ride.
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“Smoother than butter corn”, once again slick flows deliver the jewels as award winning upstate NY rapper Anthony Kannon returns with the new single “Make It Rain”, the second from the album “Cautionary Tales” produced entirely by Frost Gamble which releases October 20th 2023.
Consistent with the album’s emotionally charged biographical themes reflecting on traumatic childhood experiences, the consequences through adolescence and the subsequent progression to new horizons, the new joint addresses the journey and struggle to escape the perceptions of the past.
A powerful narrative dipped in the hot sauce of a gritty skewed beat marinated with a generous helping of soul, a choice cut out now on New Dawn Records.
The accompanying video for “Make It Rain” has been released on the label’s official Youtube channel
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Music to soothe the soul and help focus with work and study in equal measure, Edinburgh producer Brelstaff has today released his new album “Urban Testimony [The Instrumentals]” through New Dawn Records.
Ten titles fusing chilled, soulful lofi hip hop with downtempo jazz and ambient electronica in an ethereal soundtrack that rests easy on the senses.
Originally operating under his born name Daryl Donald, his reputation as one of the most respected emerging beatmakers in this genre grew from 2017 through a series of projects which generated over a million streams on Spotify, and since adopting the new pseudonym has continued to flourish, most notably earlier this year with the single “Cursive” featuring renowned west coast rapper Fashawn.
The instrumental album is the pre-cursor to the full vocal version which will release later in the year. A collaborative project with Brooklyn rapper Justo the MC which acts as a narrative documenting his curtailed and turbulent time at Clark Atlanta University, including a fascinating insight and depiction of the trials and tribulations of student life he witnessed there which ultimately led to the crossroads of his life.
New Dawn Records round off 2022 with this new track which after yet another turbulent year will help soothe the soul.
During the summer, the label released producer Shahin’s remix of “Lame Duck” featuring New Jersey rappers Tru Trilla, Fly Kwa and Prince Ak. He has now returned with a new bonus cut, a soundscape drawing on his own cultural and historical influences which blends electronic chillout and lo fi hip hop with a fusion of Nubian strings, woodwind, hypnotic keys and ethereal voices.
Set sail with Anuket on a journey of enlightenment into the new year…….and breathe.
Another new remix from New Dawn Records, this time by label affiliate Shahin of the single ‘Lame Duck’ originally released in the summer of 2021 and taken from producer Ramson Badbonez’ album “Lead by Example”.
Classic funky drum and & bass loops underpin rugged and raw rhymes from New Jersey trio Tru Trilla, Fly Kwa and Prince Ak. Trading fierce bars and punchlines, an onslaught of potent hooks and jabs from the Brick City verbal marksmen are delivered to their targets in a series of lyrical body blows that leave contenders on the canvas.
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Released in May 2020, “Panacea” by London rapper Phoenix da Icefire and producer Husky Brown was nominated for “Best Independent Album” at last year’s AIM Awards. Postponed due to the pandemic, the rescheduled launch event takes place at Brixton Jamm on Friday November 12th as a joint headline with fellow London rapper and producer Ramson Badbonez who will be showcasing tracks from his recently released album “Lead by Example”, both out on New Dawn Records.
This new AA side single by the duo has been released today to mark the event. The Schifrin-esque soundtrack of “Shake Things Up” fuels a barrage of high octane bars unleashed from a fully loaded verbal armoury, while a sublime blend of choice beats and turntablism laces the specially commissioned remix of “Dark Rainbow Light” courtesy of prolific US producer and DJ Tone Spliff whose multiple credits include work with Recognize Ali, King Magnetic, Ruste Juxx, Melly-Mel, Vic Monroe and many more.
Out today, “Wolves” is the fifth single to be taken from the album “Lead by Example” by Ramson Badbonez, his debut as a producer which released in August through New Dawn Records.
Here Ramson returns to mic duties alongside fellow London rappers Phoenix da Icefire (ex Triple Darkness) and Cyclonious, all cutting a swathe through fallen kingpins and street tyrants in a barrage of heavy verbal artillery. On the specially commissioned remix they are joined by renowned UK rapper Genesis Elijah. Produced by Frost Gamble, originally of NY State and now operating out of Canada, the combination of highest calibre beats and rhymes makes this an authentic killer cut.
Ramson will be showcasing a number of the album tracks at London’s Brixton Jamm on Friday November 12th as part of a joint headline show with Phoenix da Icefire and Husky Brown who will be performing their own album “Panacea”. Others appearing on the night include King Kashmere, Black Chronical and Prospects, hosted by DJ Jazz T and Peaches.Tickets are available online at www.gigs.hiphop
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Long established as a cornerstone of the UK hip hop scene, prolific rapper Ramson Badbonez swaps the mic for the mixing desk for the first time with the release today of his explosive new album “Lead by Example” through New Dawn Records.
One of the most impressive production debuts witnessed for many years is also extremely rare in nature. Seldom, if ever, has such a line up of hip hop heavyweights from the USA, UK and Canada featured together on the one record, all standing shoulder to shoulder to deliver the highest standard lyricism, compelling rhymes and slick wordplay.
Beats fused with original funk, soul, rare groove and jazz provide a powerful and diverse soundtrack laced with additional turntablism courtesy of ITF Advancement Champion DJ Jazz T, UK DMC Finalist DJ Miracle and IDA World Finalist Kompoze, while Ramson continues to showcase his own lyrical prowess on selected tracks. An essential collector’s item with few comparisons, a genuine landmark release.
1 On Your Mark (Intro) ft DJ Miracle
2 Stay True ft Reks, Ruste Juxx & Blacastan
3 Rap to the Future ft Dizzy Dustin, Mr Hooper & Moka Only cuts by Kompoze
4 Nonchalant ft Mark Fear
5 Bismillah ft Justo the MC, Johaz & Sleep Sinatra
6 Wolves ft Phoenix da Icefire & Cyclonious
7 Equality for Every ft Chima Anya
8 Lame Duck ft Tru Trilla, Fly Kwa & Prince Ak
10 Reservoir Dogs ft Az Izz, Cymarshall Law, Speed Walton & Quip
11 Black Hole Cypher ft Kashmere, Truemendous, MysDiggi, Micall Parknsun, Joker Starr, Gee Bag, Confucius, Jehst & Phoenix da Icefire
12 Lead by Example ft Recognize Ali, Skyzoo & Juxx Diamondz cuts by DJ Jazz T
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