Released today, new single “Fine Line” by Brooklyn rapper Justo the MC and Edinburgh producer Brelstaff, taken from the album ‘Urban Testimony’ which released on November 3rd through New Dawn Records and has just been featured on Bandcamp’s front page New & Notable spotlight section.
The album’s entire theme depicts events leading up to, during and following Justo’s curtailed and troubled time studying at Clark Atlanta University some years ago, and the future chosen with lessons learned. “Fine Line” documents a conflicted mind, weighed down by the expectations derived from a background of faith while straying from the path of opportunity in a rueful narrative.
Brelstaff’s atmospheric soundtrack cuts deep into the concept, and was first broadcast on BBC Radio 1’s Focus Beats programme during the summer.
Out today through New Dawn Records, “Cold Start” is the fourth single taken from the upcoming album release “Cautionary Tales” by Anthony Kannon and Frost Gamble, and finds the award winning Ithacan rapper in aspirational mood.
Through a free flowing stream of quick fire rhymes, the desire to break free from the shackles forged by the code of the streets through the power of the pen is clear. The optimism of ambition to emerge from the rat race focused and unscathed is the narrative, underpinned by Frost’s uptempo soundtrack fused by soulful breaks and beats.
As reported recently, the pair have also just announced two upcoming live events to mark the release of the album on October 20th. On Thursday October 26th, the pair play The Osborne Taphouse in Winnipeg followed by a further show on Saturday November 18th at Deep Dive in Ithaca where Anthony will perform the entire album with a live band and special guest Justo the MC, while Frost provides a DJ set.
“Cold Start” is available to stream and download from all major digital platforms including Apple / iTunes, Tidal, Amazon and below on Bandcamp and Spotify
Official visuals are also playing on the label’s Youtube channel
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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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New Dawn Records have announced another addition to the label roster today by way of NY State rapper Anthony Kannon and producer Frost Gamble with the release of their new album “Cautionary Tales” on October 20th 2023.
Recipient of the title “Best Rapper” at the Ithaca Music Awards in 2019, the young lyricist draws on his own real life battles and traumatic episodes, conveying a wide range of subject matter represented throughout the aptly titled release. It is a remarkable journey encapsulated in a series of biographical depictions, all with an underlying theme of survival, escape, progression and transformation.
Authentically powerful, this is Storyville of a life less ordinary with a narrative packed full of dope rhymes and skilful wordplay set to the highest caliber soundtrack provided by Frost, originally from Binghamton NY and now resident in Canada.
Particularly well known for his extensive catalogue with long time sparring partner Tone Chop, the prolific beatmaker has released further projects with Tragedy Khadafi, KXNG Crooked, Horseshoe Gang and Craig G while producing his “Sixteens” series of instrumentals. Some of his earliest collaborative projects included productions for Young Bleed, Sadat X, J-Ro, Doc Ice and Tahmell, son of the legendary Rakim, while in 2013 he contributed to Fresh I.E.’s “Red Letterz 13” which duly won “Album of the Year” at the Canadian Gospel Music Awards.
A series of singles will precede the album release beginning on June 6th with “Pitfalls”. All will be available to download and stream from major digital platforms including Spotify, Bandcamp, Apple Music, Tidal and Amazon. Videos for all tracks will appear on the label’s official Youtube channel @newdawnrecords where you can now watch the video trailer.
Album engineered by David Brown of D Brown Sounds
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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
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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.
Originally established in 1996 and relaunched in 2019, hip hop label New Dawn Records have packed a lot into the past 12 months.
The most recent development announced today is the launch of their new Bandcamp platform where, to begin with, their entire digital catalogue has just been made available to download.
Included are “Panacea” by London’s Phoenix da Icefire & Husky Brown, nominated for “Best Independent Album” at this year’s AIM Awards, “God of Barz” & “The Seymour Chronicles” by New Jersey’s lyrical marksman Tru Trilla with production by Spain’s Sumerio Square, the UK’s Chat One, Chicago’s DNA Beatz and LA’s Clinton Place aka Jamal Nueve, and “Dopeliss” by rapper / producer Az Izz of legendary New Jersey group The Outsidaz featuring Pacewon, D.U. and Drift.
Some of the label’s classic original releases made available in digital format for the first time more recently can also now be downloaded including joints “Y’All Under Surveillance”, “Meltdown” and “Skitzophonetic” by hip hop crew Belles in Monica, together with DMC finalist and turntablist supreme DJ Krash Slaughta’s remixes of the groups tracks via the “18 Showdown EP”
In addition, the extremely rare and unique international project “Sapientia” by Underground Cartel has been made available. A collaboration of artists from around the world including El Meswy (Spain), Swiss Precise (KBH, Blown Celeb, Long Beach), the late Primo Brown of Cor Veleno (Italy), Rapstation presenter Mr CRF (UK), Beni Blanco of French crew Originaire du Sud, Zimbabwe’s Dumi Right, Bleek Wonder (Holland), female rappers MC’s Marya (Italy) and Lockness (NYC) plus many more came together to represent the four corners of the hip hop world on the one record.
Old to new flavas, it’s a veritable feast of rhymes, beats and turntablism you can check out in fullHERE
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London rapper & producer duo Phoenix da Icefire and Husky Brown released their groundbreaking new album “Panacea” through New Dawn Records on May 5th
Nominated for “Best Independent Album” at this year’s prestigious AIM Awards taking place on August 12th ( https://www.aimawards.co.uk/nominees ), Husky’s rare fusion of hip hop, electro, bass, dub, soul and r&b is the soundtrack for Phoenix’s highly creative narrative addressing many of today’s most pressing issues including climate change, racism, well being, mental health, knife crime and social aspiration, all delivered with a refreshing and optimistic counterpoint of hope, healing and reconciliation.
The first video from the album “The Humans are Coming” released today. Filmed by Global Faction and UKHH, the spectacular visuals edited by Sovereign Comics represent the environmental theme portrayed as a metaphorical letter of contrition to the mythical Gaia for the damage done to her realm.
Originally broadcast live on July 15th, Brick City rapper Tru Trilla sat down with host Sim of Washington DC’s popular Youtube Channel “The Front Stoop”.
In line with the channel’s focus on addressing broader current issues affecting society and hip hop directly, the pair first discussed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic both in a personal and professional context, and the veracity of information being provided to the public at large.
While playing tracks from the album, the subject of conscious lyricism and the role it plays within the wider forms of contemporary hip hop was considered and compared before the interview moved onto Tru’s history in the New Jersey scene.
He explains the origins of his group 050 Boyz of which he is a member with Prince Ak and Riq, the source of its name, and how this led to building with Shade 45’s DJ Eclipse and DJ Premier before touching upon his early affiliations with Naughty by Nature and Lords of the Underground.
Of course at the heart of the interview is his new album “God of Barz” where he breaks down the concepts, subject matters and construction, and speaks on his history and future working with the album’s producers from the States, UK and Europe.
Watch the interview in full on Youtube
With production by Chicago’s DNA Beatz, the UK’s Chat One, Barcelona’s Sumerio Square and Clinton Place (aka Jamal Nueve NJ/LA), the album also features Prince Ak, Confucious, Fly Kwa and Middy Murdock.
Available to stream and download on every major digital platform and store including APPLE, TIDAL and Spotify.