London rapper Phoenix da Icefire and producer Husky Brown released their debut collaborative album “Panacea” through New Dawn Records on May 5th.

It has just been announced that the pair have been shortlisted as nominees in the “Best Independent Album” category at this year’s AIM Awards, an annual event hosted by The Association of Independent Music who represent UK artists, labels and affiliated businesses worldwide.

Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID 19 pandemic, this year’s ceremony will take place entirely online broadcasting on Wednesday August 12th. The full list of categories and a highly impressive line up of nominees is available HERE

The inclusion of “Panacea” is in recognition of the extraordinary musical and lyrical construction of the album. Husky’s unique blend of hip hop, rap, soul, dub, electro, r&b and bass provides the backdrop for Phoenix’s renowned wordplay and lyricism.

Given it was written in 2019, the subject matter is almost precognisant in nature, addressing global issues of well being, mental health, racism, climate change, the environment, knife crime, spirituality and aspiration, but refreshingly all delivered with the underlying theme of hope and determined optimism for a better future.

The category “Best Independent Album” is in association with Spotify where you can hear the album in full.

Connect with the pair on social media via Instagram @PhoenixDaFire @HuskyBrown.Official and Twitter @PhoenixDaFire @HuskyBrown

You can learn more about the release at New Dawn Records’ official website www.newdawnrecs.com

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A month after releasing their groundbreaking new album “Panacea” through New Dawn Records, London rapper Phoenix da Icefire and producer Husky Brown chopped it up with the UK’s online Urban Vault.

In the new interview just published the pair discuss how they came to work together, the construction and concepts behind the album and the aspects of which they are particularly proudest.

Phoenix also provides further information about his Sovereign Comics company and the community projects with which they are involved while future plans are also outlined. Read the article in full HERE

Released on May 5th, “Panacea” represents quite an exceptional body of work, both in terms of its fusion of hip hop, bass, dub, r&b, soul and electro weaved together by Husky’s production techniques, and the extremely powerful subject matter addressed by Phoenix, sadly all too relevant given recent developments.

Issues relating to the environment, well being, mental health, knife crime, positive aspirations, disengagement, The Windrush scandal and institutional racism more generally are all tackled with highly skilled lyricism, but refreshingly always with the underlying theme of offering solutions and hope for a positive future.

Look out for an official video for the track “The Humans are Coming” in the not too distant future, but meanwhile you can stream and download the album from Apple / iTunes, Tidal, Amazon or here on Spotify

Connect with Phoenix da Icefire & Husky Brown on Twitter @PhoenixdaFire @HuskyBrown and Instagram @PhoenixdaIcefire @Huskybrown.Official

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London rapper Phoenix da Icefire and producer Husky Brown released their phenomenal new album “Panacea” on Tuesday May 5th through New Dawn Records.

The fresh and rare fusion of hip hop, dub, bass, r&b, electronica and soul provides the soundtrack for Phoenix’s narrative addressing many of today’s key issues facing the planet including climate change, environmental destruction, mental and physical health, knife crime, racism and inner city life.

The caliber of this release has not been lost on the media, evident in two reviews published by Stateside onlines Slo Flo Sound and Triple OT.

Read the Slo Flo Sound review in full HERE

Read the Triple OT review in full HERE

Available to stream and download from all major digital platforms including Amazon, Tidal, Apple and Spotify

You can connect with Phoenix da Icefire, Husky Brown and New Dawn Records on twitter @phoenixdafire @huskybrown @newdawnrecs and instagram @phoenixdaicefire @huskybrown.official @realnewdawnrecs

Meanwhile, the label have just marked their first year back since re-launching last April with a new upload to Mixcloud. “Re:Generate” mixed by DJ Santoi includes a select choice of singles and tracks NDR have released over the past 12 months by Underground Cartel, Tru Trilla, Belles in Monica, Phoenix da Icefire & Husky Brown, Krash Slaughta and Az Izz. A spicy 30 minute mash up of beats, rhymes and turntablism

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London’s rapper & producer duo Phoenix da Icefire & Husky Brown warm up for the release of their phenomenal new album “Panacea” on May 5th with this new single “The Humans are Coming” b/w “Travelling Buddy” out today through New Dawn Records.

As expected of the Triple Darkness member, Phoenix combines the highest caliber rhyme skills and imaginative wordplay to tackle many of the most pressing issues facing society today, none more so than in the new AA side.  Amidst the frenzy of Husky’s highly charged electronica fuelling “The Humans are Coming”, Phoenix pens a letter of contrition to the mythological Gaia for the damage done to her environment, while the atmospheric “Travelling Buddy” is a poignant message of empathy & support to all facing the challenges of mental health issues.  

A further remix of “Travelling Buddy” is courtesy of renowned UK beatsmith Chemo aka Telemachus (YNR, High Focus, KMJ45)

Available on APPLE MUSIC, TIDAL, AMAZON, and also streaming on Spotify and Soundcloud

Connect with Phoenix da Icefire and Husky Brown on Twitter @phoenixdafire & @huskybrown and on Instagram @phoenixdaicefire & @huskybrown.official

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London duo Phoenix da Icefire and Husky Brown release their new album “Panacea” through New Dawn Records on May 5th, distributed by Ingrooves / Universal.

As a member of Triple Darkness, Phoenix has long been regarded as one of the most gifted lyricists from the UK.  In the new album he addresses some of the most pressing current issues covering the environment, mental health, racism, knife crime and aspiration in a highly creative and skilled narrative.  Husky’s productions are a rare and fresh fusion of contemporary hip hop, electronica, dub, bass, r&b and soul, resulting in a dynamic and highly impressive soundtrack.

First single released today is a double A side already enjoying heavy international airplay. “Cosmic Soul” has the South London rapper on a shamanic journey over a hard hip hop beat, while “Seasons of You” is a soulful r&b floor filler featuring Natalie May (as heard on Rudimental’s “Sexy Sexy”), remix courtesy of Soul Brother Juice.   Available to stream and download from APPLE, AMAZON, DEEZER, NAPSTER, TIDAL and also streaming on Spotify and Soundcloud

The “Panacea” album launch party will take place at London’s Brixton Jamm on Friday May 8th, in association with Hoochinoo Events. Connect with the pair on Twitter @PhoenixdaFire & @Husky Brown and on Instagram @PhoenixDaIcefire & @HuskyBrown.Official

For all news about the label’s various upcoming releases and new signing announcements, visit their official website www.newdawnrecs.com and connect with them on Twitter @newdawnrecs Instagram @realnewdawnrecs and Facebook @OfficialNewDawnRecords

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New Dawn Records are starting 2020 with a bang. Hot on the heels of signing New Jersey’s Tru Trilla for his new projects this year, the label have just announced they will be releasing the new album “Panacea” by London duo Phoenix da Icefire and Husky Brown on May 5th.

Taken from their official website this morning, the statement added “We are delighted to be working with such highly talented artists and their ground breaking album, another reflection of this label’s identity and future intentions.”

In what is a quite astounding and ground breaking debut partnership, Husky’s productions fuse hip hop, soul, electronica, dub, bass and r&b resulting in a dynamic and energetic soundtrack.

As expected from the Triple Darkness member, Phoenix uses all of his verbal artillery to address a number of highly relevant issues for these times covering the environment, mental health, racism, knife crime, disengagement and social decay.

The full press release can be read HERE

Singles “Cosmic Soul / Seasons of You”, “Dark Rainbow Light / Sins of Gaia” and “The Humans are Coming / Travelling Buddy” will be released during March and April. They include remixes by Soul Brother Juice, Kashmere and Chemo and expect to see accompanying videos.

The pair have also confirmed an album launch party will take place at Brixton Jamm on Friday May 8th in association with Hoochinoo Events with full details to follow shortly.

The label have just launched the video trailer for the album today

You can connect with them on social media at the following
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New York State sparring partners Tone Chop & Frost Gamble follow last year’s critically acclaimed “Veteran” EP with the release of the new album “Respect Is Earned Not Given” on September 29th 2017.

Rammed full of quality beats and bars, Frost’s production bridges the classic and contemporary eras combining sampling and original recording techniques infused with soul, r&b, funk, dub and electronica

Armed with a sharp wit, punchline bars and incisive metaphors, Chop’s notoriety as a lyrical marksman has been long established, and he is joined on the new album by featured artists Kool G Rap, Planet Asia, Canadian upcomer White Rhino, the world’s most viewed online rap battler DNA and Tragedy Khadafi with whom Frost is currently recording a new album

Trag and the Beatnuts’ Juju just hollered at Frost’s phone last night !

ALBUM TRACKLIST

1 – The Return Intro
2 – Walk the Walk ft Kool G Rap
3 – Bing Stories
4 – Passion
5 – In The Streets ft DNA
6 – Get Beat Down
7 – It’s Hip Hop
8 – Guillotine Chop ft White Rhino & Planet Asia
9 – Slow Flow Remarkable ft DJ Waxamillion
10 – World Struggle ft Bigga Haitian
11 – Inspiration
12 – Beat Knocking
13 – Here I Go ft Tragedy Khadafi
14 – See You Again

Releasing through 22 Entertainment the album will be available in both digital and CD formats, distributed by The Orchard. Both formats are available to pre-order via the label’s Bandcamp

The first single “Walk the Walk” featuring Kool G Rap releases this Friday, June 30th

The duo’s previous single “Leave It Alone” taken from last year’s EP was a tribute to the late Sean P and featured Ruste Juxx and Nobi.

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The album “Black Beach” is Detroit rapper ZotheJerk’s social commentary on the existence for many in today’s Black America written from his own experiences and cataloguing those of others.

Issues of police brutality, oppression and injustices are laid out like an open wound while balanced by the acceptance of the responsibility a positive paternal role model must shoulder to break the cycle of self inflicted urban decay. He offers messages of hope and aspiration, and walks the walk having received a “Humanitarian of the Year” award for mentoring work in the community.

Lyrically intense, the musical backdrop is provided by one of the fastest emerging producers in hip hop, NYC State’s Frost Gamble who is now resident in Winnipeg, Canada. The crate digger fuses jazz, soul, r&b and electronica for a contemporary take on traditional techniques, with some turntablism thrown into the mix.

US online “The Balcony Life Blog” have just published a review of the album which reflects these different ingredients, and acknowledging the pivotal role they play. Read what they have to say HERE

Meanwhile, Irish journalist Stephen Dorney has included the album in his Weekly Capsule Reviews series. Read his summary HERE

Releasing through 22 Entertainment on May 26th, and available to pre-order on iTunes, the album includes featured guest artists KXNG Crooked, Guilty Simpson, Boldy James, Sadat X, Tone Chop & Young Bleed.

Two singles have been released, “Risk vs Reward” ft Sadat X and more recently “My Negus” ft Guilty Simpson. Check the audio streams on Soundcloud

Look out for more reviews and interviews relating to this release in international media in the weeks ahead, including a feature of the album in renowned print publication MOJO Magazine, and meantime connect with Zo & Frost on social media via twitter @TheJerkNation & @FrostGamble, on instagram @ZotheJerk & @Frost.Gamble and over on their Facebook Page

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Latest signings to one of the USA’s fasting growing labels Seven 13 Entertainment, North Carolina duo Verbatim & D. White, aka OSPO Black recently released their new EP “The Paradox”.

The 6 track EP is the follow up to their “Paradox Introduction” mixtape released in the autumn which received an exceptional response generated largely by word of mouth resulting in over 150,000 plays in total on their Soundcloud page alone.

Taken from the new EP, the single “Get Down” was originally released in November but reached #9 in the Indie Urban Radio Charts during the first week of March 2015.

Check the original EP version stream of Get Down

The Paradox EP Tracklist

Get Down
Life of Mi (Thank God)
Kotch
Goodness Gracious
Story About How
Ong Sohung

Available to buy from iTunes HERE

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Latest review of Melanin 9’s debut album “Magna Carta” comes courtesy of William Sterling for the UK’s general entertainment online magazine What Culture

Picking up on the versatility of this London emcee’s wordplay, subject matter and use of various production styles, the review acknowledges the fact that “considering its the first LP from M9, its quite an accomplishment“, concluding “as far as the genre goes, its hard to get much better than this

The 14 track offering releases on 3rd December, although pre orders of the CD version will be delivered by 25th November as a mark of appreciation by Melanin 9 to his loyal support base in the UK and overseas. These can be pre-ordered via http://m9ether.bandcamp.com You can get the links to all of his online platforms via http://www.melanin9.com

Look out for much more media coverage in the weeks ahead, new single and bonus track releases, video releases and performances, radio interviews and the launch night at The Vibe Bar in London on 23rd November – full line up details to be announced very shortly.

Fans of Tru Skool hip hop and the Golden Era will understand why the reviewer adds that “M9 revitalizes my faith in a rapper’s ability to do what hip hop music began as, lyrical poetry

Read the full review HERE

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