As announced by New Dawn Records today, their first of several releases scheduled for 2023 comes courtesy of Edinburgh hip hop producer Brelstaff who laces us with his trademark concoction of chilled, soulful, lofi hip hop vibes with further influences of progressive rock, jazz fusion and ambient electronica fused together effortlessly in an ethereal soundtrack that focuses minds and soothes souls in equal measure.
“Urban Testimony [The Instrumentals]” drops on April 28th, and is the pre-cursor to the full vocal version, a collaborative project with Brooklyn rapper Justo the MC, which is due for release in the autmn preceded by a series of singles.
The label have just published a Video Trailer and Audio Teaser for the album on Youtube and Soundcloud
The album will be available on all major digital platforms including Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal Music and Amazon Music. Official videos for each track will also appear on the label’s Youtube channel upon the album’s release.
Independent hip hop label New Dawn Records have recently updated their official YOUTUBE CHANNEL with a new video playlist reflecting many of the singles they have released over the past three years.
These include those taken from the albums by London duo Phoenix da Icefire & Husky Brown, New Jersey’s Tru Trilla and UK producer Ramson Badbonez which features heavyweight artists from both sides of the Atlantic including Reks, Skyzoo, Jehst, Micall Parknsun, Ruste Juxx, Recognize Ali, Truemendous, MysDiggi, Genesis Elijah, Sleep Sinatra, Johaz of Dag Savage, King Kashmere, Juxx Diamondz and the late, great Blacastan and Primo Brown of Cor Veleno (RIP).
There are also this summer’s remixes of “Bismillah” and “Lame Duck” by Qadir and Shahin respectively, further remixes by Frost Gamble and Tone Spliff as well as Belles in Monica’s classic 12″s “Y’All Under Surveillance [G-Sharp Remix]”, “Meltdown” and “What D’Ya Need [Krash Slaughta Remix]” which celebrated their 20th anniversary this year
Hard rhymes, dope beats and sick turtablist skillz from back then to now, check out all 18 bangers below
Keep up to date with all the label’s news via their official website www.newdawnrecs.com,or on their social media :
Out today on New Dawn Records, the specially commissioned remix by label affiliate Qadir, “Bismillah” originally appeared on the 2021 album ‘Lead by Example’ by London’s Ramson Badbonez, his debut as a producer.
This re-work is a rare concoction of cool groove funk & soulful beats fused together with a blend of deep bass, guitar licks, brass stabs and Arabian strings. The compelling soundtrack fuels rhymes flowing coast to coast like buttah on toast, the jewels delivered by Brooklyn’s seasoned campaigner Justo the MC, San Diego’s Johaz from Dag Savage and prolific Nebraskan Sleep Sinatra.
A prime cut laced with slick lyricism and beats, levels cranking the heat dial up to maximum.
Available to stream & download on all digital stores & platforms including APPLE, AMAZON, TIDAL
New Dawn Records have rounded off another busy year by releasing a new mix, a mash up of some of their best known single releases from 2002 to 2022.
“New Dawn Records – The Singles [Mixdown 22], includes some of the classics from back in the day by the Belles in Monica crew with remixes by Krash Slaughta and G-Sharp, select gems from last year’s albums “God of Barz” by New Jersey’s Tru Trilla and the award nominated “Panacea” by London duo Phoenix da Icefire, and of course the straight bangers from this year’s “Lead by Example”, the debut production from London’s Ramson Badbonez featuring hip hop heavyweights from both sides of the Atlantic.
An official video of the mix has just been released on the label’s Youtube channel
An audio only stream is also available on Soundcloud
The full versions of the singles are available from the label’s official BANDCAMP PAGE and can of course be streamed on multiple digital platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal and Amazon.
Specific store links for each artist can be found at the label’s Official Website
1 Belles in Monica – “Meltdown” [Krash Slaughta Remix] 2 Tru Trilla – “God’s Mercy” [produced by DNA Beatz] 3 Ramson Badbonez – “Black Hole Cypher” ft Kashmere, Truemendous, MysDiggi, Micall Parknsun, Joker Starr, Gee Bag, Confucius, Jehst & Phoenix da Icefire 4 Phoenix da Icefire & Husky Brown – “Dark Rainbow Light” 5 Tru Trilla – “Word of God” [produced by DNA Beatz] 6 Ramson Badbonez – “Lead by Example” ft Recognize Ali, Skyzoo & Juxx Diamondz [cuts by DJ Jazz T] 7 Belles in Monica – “Y’All Under Surveillance” [G-Sharp Remix. Cuts by DJ Devestator] 8 Tru Trilla – “God’s Sympathy” [produced by DNA Beatz] ft Fly Kwa & Confucious 9 Phoenix da Icefire & Husky Brown – “Cosmic Soul” 10 Ramson Badbonez – “Rap to the Future” ft Dizzy Dustin, Mr Hooper & Moka Only [Cuts by Kompoze] 11 Ramson Badbonez – “Stay True” ft Reks, Ruste Juxx & Blacastan 12 Ramson Badbonez – “Lame Duck” ft Tru Trilla, Fly Kwa & Prince Ak
New heat released today by London producer Ramson Badbonez.
“Lead by Example” is the title track from his new album out on August 27th through New Dawn Records, and the second single taken from it following last month’s “Stay True” ft Reks, Ruste Juxx and Blacastan”.
His debut behind the boards, the beatmaker has assembled a stellar line up of hip hop heavyweights from the US, UK and Canada as the guest featured artists, the latest joint laying down another early marker of the levels.
Driven by a soundtrack fuelled with soulful horns and smoky breaks, Ghana’s finest Recognize Ali jumps in the ring like his namesake to “fly like a butterfly and spit some heavy punches” with Brooklyn’s acclaimed lyrical marksmen Skyzoo and Juxx Diamondz, all taking it in turns to deliver a salvo of relentless rhymes that drop a bag full of jewels on the unsuspecting. The beat gets bodied as masters of their craft dispatch verses with precision engineering while the UK’s turntablist DJ Jazz T provides the scratch sorcery. A premium cut for the connoisseur.
Available to stream & download now from APPLE, TIDAL, AMAZON, SPOTIFY & BANDCAMP
This has been getting some serious airplay on stations in the US, Europe and UK in the past couple of weeks. Any DJ’s who would like full quality mp3’s (clean & dirty available) for their sets and shows can request it from us. Our contact details are HERE
Fresh out the blocks today, the new single “Stay True” by London based producer Ramson Badbonez, the first to be taken from his album “Lead by Example” releasing through New Dawn Records on August 27th.
Rarely has a tracklist seen such a line up of hip hop heavyweights from both sides of the Atlantic share equal billing, and this joint sets the agenda early. Neck muscles get a serious work out with a beat savagely torn to pieces by east coast warriors Reks, Ruste Juxx and Blacastan with all their renowned verbal artillery in full effect. “Rawer than the booger suga”, it’s formidable business, prize fighters trading fierce bars and pulling no punches in a lyrical onslaught which leaves contenders on the floor. Hip hop addicts, crank this all the way up for the ultimate fix.
New Dawn Records have today announced details of the phenomenal new album “Lead by Example” by Ramson Badbonez set to release on August 27th 2021.
Long established as a cornerstone of the UK hip hop scene, the prolific rapper swaps the mic for the mixing desk for the first time in one of the most impressive production debuts witnessed for many years. Unique in its nature, heavyweights from the USA, Canada and the UK share equal billing in a stellar line up of guest featured artists delivering a showcase of the highest calibre lyricism, compelling rhymes and slick wordplay.
Beats influenced by original funk, soul, rare groove and jazz are woven into a soundtrack which fuse the classic and modern eras laced with additional scratch sorcery courtesy of truntablists Kompoze, DJ Jazz T and DJ Miracle, each track precision cut as a backdrop for the gamut of verbal artistry to unleash their full artillery.
Many months in the making, rarely, if ever, has such an array of trans-Atlantic talent appeared together on the one record. Coast to coast, Reks, Skyzoo, Blacastan, Recognize Ali, Moka Only, Ruste Juxx, Dizzy Dustin, Johaz (Dag Savage), Sleep Sinatra, Tru Trilla, Juxx Diamondz and Justo the MC are just some of those standing shoulder to shoulder with British luminaries Jehst, Micall Parknsun, Joker Starr, MysDiggi, Cyclonious, Phoenix da Icefire, King Kashmere and many more.
Benchmark standards are set high in Ramson’s new career progression while still allowing occasional room for his own continued lyrical prowess. This is an essential hip hop collector’s item with few comparisons, a landmark release.
On Your Mark (Intro) ft DJ Miracle
Stay True ft Reks, Ruste Juxx & Blacastan
Rap to the Future ft Dizzy Dustin, Mr Hooper & Moka Only (cuts by Kompoze)
Nonchalant ft Mark Fear
Bismillah ft Justo the MC, Johaz & Sleep Sinatra
Wolves ft Phoenix da Icefire & Cyclonious
Equality for Every ft Chima Anya
Lame Duck ft Tru Trilla, Fly Kwa & Prince Ak
Reservoir Dogs ft Az Izz, Cymarshall Law, Speed Walton & Quip
Black Hole Cypher ft Kashmere, Truemendous, MysDiggi, Micall Parknsun, Joker Starr, Gee Bag, Confucius, Jehst & Phoenix da Icefire
Lead by Example ft Recognize Ali, Skyzoo & Juxx Diamondz (cuts by DJ Jazz T)
A series of singles will be released over the Spring and Summer, beginning with “Stay True” on April 27th.
Released on Friday June 7th, the “Natsukashii EP” by veteran hip hop crew Belles in Monica was the third in a series of specially commissioned recordings to mark this year’s relaunch of label New Dawn Records.
The follow up to April’s “Y’All In Meltdown EP”, the new EP includes re-worked and re-produced originals only previously available on vinyl, together with never before available instrumentals and exclusive new recordings, their first in 15 years.
There have already been a couple of reviews published of the new release, one by UK magazine “The Wee Review” and the other by US online “TripleOT” – click the links to read their appraisals.
News items covering the group’s single and EP releases over the past couple of months have also appeared in a number of other online published from both sides of the Atlantic
The fourth and final EP in this special series will be released a little later in the year and consist of a number of remixes legendary turntablist DJ Krash Slaughta produced with the group
The label meanwhile are expected to announce some new roster additions over the summer. Get the news first at their official website www.newdawnrecs.com and via their new official social media accounts on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook
Both Belles in Monica EPs are available to download and stream from all major platforms and stores, as is the “Sapientia EP” by Underground Cartel, an international hip hop project spearheaded by producer Kruze featuring rappers from the USA, UK, Europe and Africa
These include Meswy from Madrid, now based in NYC, the late great Primo Brown from legendary Italian crew Cor Veleno, Zimbabwean Dumi Right, UK Rapstation host & MC Mr CRF, Beni Blanco from French group Originaire du Sud, Swiss Precise from Long Beach’s KBH crew, Boston’s Yukonn MC, Virginia’s Black Market and many more.
All are for the hip hop connoisseur : dope rhymes, bangin beats & superior turntablism. Check them out on Spotify
All printed media and DJ inquiries regarding New Dawn Records’ roster and releases can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR, our contact information is available HERE
Released today by New Dawn Records, Underground Cartel’s “Sapientia EP” is the definition of international hip hop.
Produced by Kruze as a showcase for independent male and female artists from the USA, UK, Europe and Africa, the concept is represented in its truest form as all perform in their native tongues.
Stateside there’s coast to coast representation courtesy of Swiss Precise (KBH crew Long Beach), Sacramento’s Crazy Ballhead, Midwest rapper Brandon J Atlas, Boston’s Yukonn MC, Black Market from Virginia, Tone Rome of Baltimore’s Raw Dialect crew and Brooklyn’s female MC Lockness.
London’s Creamo and UK Rapstation host Mr CRF are joined by Zimbabwean Dumi Right, with a heavy European contingent in the form of Madrid’s El Meswy, Beni Blanco from French crew “Originaire du Sud”, German rapper Grizu, Croatia’s Magellano and Dutchman Bleek Wonder. The Italian scene has double representation in the shape of female lyricist Marya and the late, great Primo Brown from legendary crew Cor Veleno.
All stand shoulder to shoulder trading bars which move seamlessly through each track and territory. The result is a fresh, eclectic and extremely rare mix of rhymes, beats and turntablism, essential listening for the global hip hop connoisseur.
In addition to our “Hip Hop Bangerz” playlists on Soundcloud & Spotify, we have now created a video version on Youtube.
These are all artists we’ve worked with and tracks, or in this case videos, we’ve promoted over many years up to the present day
Included in the 18 videos are Souls of Mischief, Verbal Kent, Horseshoe
Gang, Constant Deviants, Deeprooted (Mr Brady, Brea, DJ Artistic and
Johaz of Dag Savage), Melanin 9, Iron Braydz, Vast Aire, Matt Maddox,
050 Boyz, Gangalee, ethemadassassin and a couple by Copywrite featuring
Royce da 5’9″, Genesis Elijah, Sean Price & S.A.S.
There are also the video trailers for the new Belles in Monica EP’s “Y’All in Meltdown” and “Natsukashii” as well as the Underground Cartel EP “Sapientia” featuring artists from the USA, UK, Europe & Africa including Swiss Precise, Yukonn MC & Black Market from the States, Madrid’s El Meswy, Beni Blanco from French crew “Originaire du Sud”, Croatian rapper Magellano, Zimbabwe’s Dumi Right, the UK’s Rapstation host & MC Mr CRF and the late great Primo from legendary Italian crew Cor Veleno.
A quality mix of flows, styles and productions for all those who appreciate dope rhymes, beats and turntablism. Check it out