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’s rapper / producer duo Phoenix da Icefire and Husky Brown have today released their highly impressive new album “Panacea” through New Dawn Records.

As a member of Triple Darkness, Phoenix has long been regarded by many both at home and overseas as one of the most gifted lyricists to emerge from the UK. Husky’s productions are a rare and dynamic fusion of contemporary hip hop, electronica, dub, bass, r&b and soul which provide the soundtrack for a narrative addressing many of today’s most pressing issues.  Delivered with trademark dexterous rhymes and creative wordplay, Phoenix sets his existential sights on the environment, mental health, knife crime, racism, well being, relationships and inner city life. 

Facing the challenges head on, the engaging commentary still retains a refreshing message of hope at its core related through metaphorical concepts as abstract as they are grounded in reality. A multidimensional and unique debut offering which pushes boundaries and breaks from formulaic convention.  Essential listening. 

Available to stream and download at APPLE, AMAZON & TIDAL. Also streaming at Spotify and Soundcloud

Connect with Phoenix da Icefire, Husky Brown and the label on Instagram @PhoenixDaIcefire, @HuskyBrown.Official, @RealNewDawnRecs and Twitter @PhoenixDaFire, @HuskyBrown, @NewDawnRecs

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After a 15 year sabbatical, hip hop label New Dawn Records returned to the fold this year, and are wrapping up 2019 with the release of the fourth & final EP in their initial relaunch series while also preparing to announce a release schedule for 2020 by new signings from the USA and UK.

Earlier this year, the initial relaunch series included Underground Cartel’s “Sapientia EP”, an international collaboration featuring artists from the USA, UK, Europe and Africa, and hip hop crew Belles in Monica’s “Y’All in Meltdown” and “Natsukashii” EP’s.

Out on December 6th 2019, Krash Slaughta vs B.I.M. ” ’18 Showdown ” is a collection of remixes produced by the legendary turntablist, DMC finalist and II Tone Committee member for Belles in Monica. Included are joints only ever previously available on vinyl together with some newly unearthed gems, all of which will be available to stream and download for the first time.

During the summer, the label re-released a limited number of their classic 12″ vinyl releases available direct from their STORE and from the new EP, the single “What D’Ya Need” drops digitally on November 19th.

Visual and audio teasers of the new EP have just been published on NDR’s Youtube channel and Soundcloud page, both of which contains more accompanying information about the EP

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