London rapper Phoenix da Icefire & producer Husky Brown drop their incredible new album “Panacea” on May 5th
The themes covered by The Triple Darkness member address the environment, mental health, knife crime, racism, well being and aspiration. The narrative is delivered with the highest caliber of lyricism and figurative wordplay over a soundtrack provided by Husky which skillfully blends a fresh fusion of hip hop, soul, r&b, electronica, dub and bass.
The second single from the album “Dark Rainbow Light” b/w “Sins of Gaia” released through New Dawn Records today. Husky laces “Dark Rainbow Light” with some soulful traditional hip hop flavours as Phoenix reflects on the challenges of inner city life while searching a better path, with the lo fi beats of Sins of Gaia paints the backdrop for an attack on institutional racism with the remix provided by Kashmere (YNR Productions, Tru Thoughts, High Focus).
Released today through New Dawn Records, digitally distributed by Ingrooves / Universal and available to stream and download at APPLE, TIDAL & AMAZON Also on Spotify & Soundcloud
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
All media, press and DJ enquiries about this release and New Dawn Records generally can be sent to us at UrbanElite PR. All our contact information is available HERE
Barely 5 months since relaunching after a 15 year hiatus, hip hop label New Dawn Records have beenbusy expanding their operation.
In the Spring they released a number of digital singles and EP’s by Belles in Monica and Underground Cartel having signed a distribution agreement with US company Ingrooves for that format.
However with a history of releasing vinyl and also with an eye to the future in relation to upcoming signing news, NDR have developed the facility to take orders from the public and retail directly from any location worldwide and are now shipping to several destinations.
They have begun with the limited remaining stock from their back catalogue, the original rare & classic Belles in Monica 12″ singles “Y’All Under Surveillance”, “Meltdown”, “What D’Ya Need” & “Smoke Filled Rooms b/w Skitzophonetic” all in mint condition, 200 gram. The short video on Youtube has just been made to demonstrate the prime condition of their stock and includes track listings and audio snippets of each single .
The singles include remixes by Phi Life Cypher producer DJ Nappa, legendary turntablist & II Tone Committee producer Krash Slaughta, renowned London duo Unsung Heroes, DMC finalst DJ Mr Thing and more.
Many of the tracks were included in the group’s specially formatted digital releases “Y’All in Meltdown” and “Natsukashii” and can be heard on Soundcloud & Spotify.
The label have launched a store on their official website. Easy to use, various standard offers and discounts are quoted although they can be contacted regarding availability for any quantity. Currency exchange rate information is also provided and payments are secured via Paypal.
Having just relaunched earlier this year with a series of digital only releases, hiphop label New Dawn Records have gone back to their roots of operating in the “physical era” by opening their new vinyl & CD store.
Describing vinyl particularly as “being in their DNA” the label have set up a physical store facility via their official website meaning that all orders placed are handled and processed by them directlyto any destination worldwide.
This is just the latest development as the label re-structures after a 15 year hiatuswhile they plan ahead for the future.
Initially they have made some of their original back catalogue available, some extremely rare 200 gram vinyl and CD releases by hiphop crew Belles in Monica which includes single remixes by turntablist Krash Slaughta, Phi Life Cypher producer DJ Nappa, Unsung Heroes, G-Sharp, The Runaways, Gripper and DJ Mr Thing.
Several of the tracks were included in this year’s digital releases which you can hear on multiple streaming platforms including SOUNDCLOUD & SPOTIFY
Visit New Dawn Records’ OFFICIAL STORE & check out the special discounts offered for combination orders
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
2019 has been a landmark year for our overall operation.
Parent company & hip hop label New Dawn Records originally operated from 1996 – 2004 before lending all its resources to developing their in house promotions team UrbanElite PR to becoming one of the leading independent hip hop & rap publicists worldwide.
Now with this year’s label relaunch, UEP have reverted back to its original role.
With a vinyl back catalogue and having signed a digital distribution company with US company Ingrooves, New Dawn Records will look to release in both formats moving forward, and expect to announce some new roster additions in the weeks and months ahead.
To mark the relaunch, a series of specially commissioned EP’s have been released. Beginning with hip hop crew Belles in Monica’s “Y’All in Meltdown” on April 26th, it was followed by Underground Cartel’s “Sapientia” on May 17th, an international collaborative project featuring rappers from the USA, UK, France, Africa, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Germany & The Netherlands.
Belles in Monica’s second EP “Natsukashii” drops June 7th, and all are available to stream and download from Spotify, Apple, Deezer, Beatport, Soundcloud & Amazon.
This short video reflects the label’s past & present
This, UrbanElite PR’s website, has been redesigned and upgraded recently in line with recent developments and change in role.
This short video reflects the work with multiple Major and independent artists over the years securing international press coverage, arranging guest appearances on stations such as Sirius XM and BBC and providing tour press. The client list includes Souls of Mischief, D12, Ultramagentic MC’s, 050 Boyz, DJ Sarah Love, Kid Vishis, Constant Deviants, Horseshoe Gang Melanin 9, Rah Digga and Copywrite
We also have our popular Hip Hop Bangerz playlists on Spotify, Youtube and Soundcloud which showcases the music of the artists we’ve promoted, again represented within the visuals
To keep up to date with all of the label’s news, visit the new official website atwww.newdawnrecs.com – all of their social media is linked on the hompage
We at UrbanElite PR handle all media related issues regarding New Dawn Records, and this site will publish examples of latest news and coverage. Points of contact for all forms of media inquiries can be found HERE and our Homepageincludes all our social media links.
Watch the trailer video for the “Natsukashii EP” on Youtube
The first single from the EP, “Smoke Filled Rooms” releases on May 24th
Having just re-launched after a 15 year hiatus, New Dawn Records released the Belles in Monica EP “Y’All in Meltdown” on April 26th and the new Underground Cartel single “Evolution” b/w “Diggin Deeper” on Friday, taken from the “Sapientia EP” out on May 17th
Underground Cartel are an international hip hop collaborative project involving artists from all over the USA, UK, Europe and Africa including Madrid’s El Meswy, Beni Blanco from French crew ‘Originaire du Sud’, Long Beach’s Swiss Precise, Virginia’s Black Market, the UK’s Rapstation host Mr CRF, Zimbabwe’s Dumi Right, the late, great Primo from legendary Italian crew Cor Veleno and many more.
All the releases to date can be heard at New Dawn Records’ Spotify Page