Craic Products 2011
It’s been a busy start to New Year, now well into Feb we are still playing catch up to all the strong releases throughout January. The last DFI had 3 proper album/mixtapes going on sale, first release exclusively @ DFI 7
– Nu-Centz & Terawrizt – Sense The Terror 2
– Rob Steenson – First Up, Best Dressed
– Lethal Dialect – LD50
And now the new Sons Phonetic – 12 Labours is available, not to mention the recent releases in Jan from:
– Nugget – Ready To Diet
– Mugsy – Havin The Craic EP
– Syze – Syze Matters
– Siyo – Weapon Of Mass Creation
The scene is looking healthy right now! Here’s a selection of tracks/rarities from the month passed that caught Craic Music’s attention.
Maverick Sabre & Guests – Ye Think Yer Hard
Thanks to Mr. Collie Collins for uploading this track from the archives. A collaboration organised way back featuring a mad stellar line-up of Terawrizt, Jonnyboy, Maverick Sabre, Redzer, CuCullen, Collie Collins, Bradshaw & Nugget. It’s a free download too, can’t say fairer than that!
4Real – The Drop
Some sick storytelling from former Urban Intelligence member 4Real. Captivating track and hopefully marks the return to hip hop on a more permanent basis.
Siyo – So Broke (prod. Pro P)
A quick freeverse from Big Siyo over Pro P production. Being broke is no joke, I’m sure plenty people will understand where Siyo’s coming from right now. Also check the latest track uploaded to Youtube, ‘Bloody Murder’ is accompanied with stills from a recent video shoot
Johno Manley – Back Tonight
Johno Manley aka Nifty Skillz tempted to pick up the mic once again to clear up some issues. “Back Tonight” mightn’t be the reassurance fans would have hoped for, but it makes for entertaining listening. Nifty spits real talk over a slick instrumental.
Gerard i2 – Gon’ n Tell Them
Strabane’s self producing & song writing star drops another monster track that remains playable in clubs without compromising his credibility. Gerard i2 has been working the live circuit recently and you can catch him @ Katy Dalys 25th Feb w/Mr Mills & Mugsy. Also if you missed ‘2 Dirt For Radio‘ the debut album, make sure to download now!
A To B – Stretch It (feat. Collie)
This is a fun tune from the electro/pop/experimental duo A To B providing a funky beat for Collie to lace up in familiar fashion. Smile inducing music with some very upbeat drums.
Imogen Heap – Headlock (Paper Tigers Remix)
Last but by no means least, an immersive dub influenced remix of Imogen Heap’s Headlock by Paper Tigers from Belfast. The music technology student currently has 5 free downloads hosted on his SoundCloud page. Some lovely chilled 2step, garage ambient sounds on offer with a comprehensive dubstep feel to the music.
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