A brand new joint from pioneering swedish rapper ADL has just hit the stores internationally, and it's come as a total unexpected but extremely nice surprise. It's pretty rare to hear anything from this verteran rapper these days, as he tends to to spend his time as a songwriter for other artists. It's important to note that according to discogs Medicine has been out since 2014, but as it's just hit Juno this morning it's safe to say that it will now be heard by a much wider audience for the first time - including my own ears.
The A Side, produced by DJ Devastate and Segerfalk is a soulfull and infectious summer jam. It uses a few simple rhodes chords and some Marvin Gaye vocal samples from Sexual Healing in the hook. ADL glides effortlessly over the beats. Considering this track had it's original release back in July of last year, it still comes off as a breath of fresh air.
The B Side, produced by Max I Million lends the track a more swing styled broken beat and some effective pads replacing the rhodes from the flip. It's Hip Hop but with a future beat twist that still maintains it's soulfullness.
Swedish duo Akilles & Professor P have just released part two of their four part All year Every Year series of 45's, and just like the first release this is dope with neck snapping drums and spit fire lyrics. The duo have been active in the scandinavian Hip Hop scene since 2006, worked with some of the scenes most respected names (Such as AG from DITC, Sadat X, Blu, and Rah Diggah amongst others) and have notched up a few essential pieces in that time.
Similar to the first release in the series, this 45 is pressed on coloured (yellow) vinyl and is packed to the brim with 2 songs on side A, and a thirsd song on the flip followed by a series of loops. Each release in the series makes up part of the forthcoming album, with each cover forming the full cover image when joined up.