Flowtecs debut album ‘The Iron Chancellor’ Out Now+Album review

The Iron Chancellor out now!!

The Iron Chancellor out now!! Artwork by Rings of Saturn

Yo peoples dope underground news from the basement. Today the new debut album ‘The Iron Chancellor‘ was sent over to me for review. It is a joint project from Flowtecs and ill beatsmith, Bad company. Trust it is an honor to bring good news of sick upcoming artists. Flowtecs and Bad Company are two you need to watch. Be on the look out for ‘The Iron Chancellor‘ by Flowtecs which is available for free download here

  The Iron Chancellor‘ free download available here

Flowtec and Ray Vendetta. Make sure you check all their tunes.

Flowtec and Ray Vendetta. Make sure you check all their tunes.

Here is a bit of background on Flowtecs if ya now just checking him. While Flowtecs new joint, ‘The Iron Chancellor ‘ is his debut. I’ve been following him for time now. Hailing from North London hes featured with many dope artists in the UK and is heavily featured on the dope album ‘#TeamGuavara: An Ensemble’ by K Zorro (Also a sick album yall should pick up) Available for free download here.

Cop  ‘#TeamGuavara: An Ensemble ‘ by K Zorro (Heavily featuring Flowtecs)

Flowtecs started out his music career as a producer. Though he hung around a lot of emcees. He was withdrawn and introverted type personality. Two years back when some of his production equipment broke. He gave the mic a shot for his first time. Attacking the music differently. This time from the emcee angle. Being around his friends who were also emcees gave him the basic idea of spitting. Now with this knowledge he was inspired by what he could do on a mic. Plus he could break out of his shell and realize the goals he wanted. Leading him on his musical quest ever since.

Check Flowtecs video landslide

 

  Flowtecs has worked with many notable emcees from UK. Notably: Solar Black aka Phoenix Da IceFire, Cyrus Malachi, Ray Vendetta, K Zorro, Strive, Venom Spitter. Just to name a few. Flowtecs is not the type to rest on his laurels. He writes bars everyday and is constantly creating music. I would say Flowtec as an emcee has many strengths. Not only is he prolific as a writer and always grinding. As Guru of Gangstar once said  in reference to what you need in this game to succeed “You got to have voice. Flowtec defo is on point with his. “Hes got a nasally, grimy vocal tone. Somewhere along the lines of a cross between a raspy B-Real of Cypress Hill and or a gravelly voiced version of Leaf Dog. Not in imitation of style but in some similarity in tone. Flowtecs still stands out vocally from the aforementioned artists. With the exception of some minor similarities, Flowtecs has his own style. His bars are tightly woven with breath control. Perfect timing with his delivery. Hes not locked into one way of rhyming and is comfortable with punchlines as well as serious topics. Flowtecs is the type of emcee that continues to grow in leaps and bounds as an artist. As is evident in his work I think we’ll see a lot more of Flowtecs in the future.

Bad Company solo comin soon. Bad Company is chillin on the Triple Darkness Reanimation set.

Bad Company solo comin soon. Bad Company is chillin on the Triple Darkness Reanimation set.

Bad Company is also a name you need to know. Right from Islington, in North London. Bad Company brings the fire with his beats. Hes been on his beat grind for six years. Working with many artists and is the now apart of UK super crew Triple Darkness. He met Flowtec through his friendship with fellow artist K Zorro.  Listened to Flowtecs work on Soundcloud and the rest was history. Be ready people cause Bad Company is in the final stages of his first solo ep. Bad Company says it will be different from what people are use too. So watch this space for more info on that!!

Album Review

Okay so first off the ‘The Iron Chancellor‘ is Flowtecs 8 track album debut. It features all production by Bad Company. Its mixed down by one of the best to ever do it ‘Chemo‘.  With cuts by Sam Zircon (Get to know Sam as well). From the start of  ‘The Iron Chancellor‘ you can tell off the bat this is a nicely mixed and well put together album. No vocals drowning out the beat. Or no vocals lost in the beat. The quality of the mix down is apparent instantly and stays consistent through out the release.  Flowtecs sounds right at home flowing over Bad Company production effortlessly from tune to tune. Bad Company sends the listener on a head nodding journey. With a nice mix of production that seamlessly is interwoven into a powerful offering of hip hop for any beat nut. Old timey samples give this album a life of its own with or without vocals. Luckily for us Flowtecs blesses the listeners ears with bars that paint picture in you mind. Bringing the ingredients needed to make up a  solid album. The feel of the music on this is realistic tales of life and struggle and coping with these struggles as we are living within it. In the track ‘Dust Cold‘  It emphasizes us trying to navigate through a city thats attempting to drag us down into it.  Racing against time to achieve our success while we still can. Fighting both the clock and our fears at once. Its a struggle but we must traverse it regardless. The beat on ‘Dust Cold‘ is an understated soothing piano/keyboard sample over  boom bap drums.The Track ‘False allegations‘ calls out over hyped artists pulling stunts and other various fakers of life we must deal with in our day to day path.The beat is horns keyboards and tinny piano on ‘False allegations‘ matches the punchlines perfect Flowtecs put his emotions lyrically on his sleeve in the ‘The Iron Chancellor‘. Blending his verses perfectly into Bad Company symphonic compositions to cause the audience to visualize his lines as if a paint brush painted them. If your looking for fun party music with grab a beer and smoke a spliff. Then stay away from ‘The Iron Chancellor The subject matter here is much darker and deeper and mature then that. While having its moments it not a depressing album. Quite introspective in many parts. Reflecting on the pain and everyday struggle while also warning of the snakes and hazards of our tenuous lives. Overall though its a nice debut from Flowtecs and Bad Company. A solid 8 track release for any fan of hip hop who like it raw and straight to the point bars. Beats are defo sick and you will not be disappointed with any of them. ‘The Iron Chancellor‘ is a must cop if you fall into the categories mentioned above.

Check the Track list of  ‘The Iron Chancellor

Back Cover of Iron Chancellor ft Flowtec and Badcompany

Back Cover of Iron Chancellor ft Flowtec and Badcompany

1.intro

2.shoot 2 kill

3.false allegations

4.humble beginnings

5.dust cloud

6.death paints a picture

7.Raw94

8.outro

 

 

Download the new  ‘The Iron Chancellor‘ here

If you wanna contact Flowtec

realtecs@live.co.uk

Soundcloud page https://soundcloud.com/flowtecs

If you wanna contact Bad Company

https://www.facebook.com/XBadCompany

Soundcloud page https://soundcloud.com/x-bad-company

 

New Omerta album review ‘Knowledge Quest The Ugly Struggle’ volume 1

" I was reading a lot preparing to start an album. I wanted it to be my journey through life music and book."

” I was reading a lot preparing to start an album. I wanted it to be my journey through life music and book.” Omerta

Sup my undergrounders!! Got some new heat out of the UK hip hop scene, for y’all to peep with your ear holes. Just got the advance copy of the new album Knowledge Quest ‘The Ugly Struggle’ volume 1 by Omerta. The album is the first part of a planned trilogy of albums from Omerta which will all be made available for free downloading. It has been heavily inspired by Omerta’s life journey and also off of the Robert Anton Wilson book series the ‘Cosmic Trigger Trilogy. If your new to Omerta here’s his story. He began in the battle scene but felt drained and never liked it. So he began doing shows and building up his reputation as an emcee for a bit. Until finally he decided to buckle down and focus on creating his album. Hes spent many year in studios. He soon discovered his deep love of performing shows and penning bars brought him great satisfaction. Once he shifted his focus on his album his creativity could be properly channeled. Here in Omertas own words are what led up to Knowledge Quest ‘The Ugly Struggle’ volume 1

“The knowledge quest is my mate Joe Bruce’s concept. He fed me some documentaries and shit while I was reading a lot preparing to start an album. I wanted it to be my journey through life music and book. The album is the last 10 years of my life as well as a lot of ideas theory’s and shit that I pondered on. The line between reality and fantasy gets crossed a few times and some theory’s in there are flawed possibly. But that’s what I come across in my quest for knowledge! I will be doing another two albums and they will all be free downloads. Knowledge Quest ‘The Ugly Struggle’ volume 1 is called that because the struggle in this album was ugly and  still is ugly. It’s ain’t glamorous with a pretty ending but who’s life is when you’re broke.”

 

Album Review

  The album Knowledge Quest ‘The Ugly Struggle’ volume 1 immediately dives into a metaphysical vibe. With songs and skits which subject matter dives into many deep topics. From societies humanity being lost to scientific advancements in a ever quickening modern world. From the hierarchical governments covertly being manipulated by secret societies. Using sci-ops and false information to control the masses to create a fascist type regime. Somewhat invisible to the majority of society. From astral plane traveling to finding spiritiual knowledge of ourselves. These are some of the themes you will hear in this release. Knowledge Quest ‘The Ugly Struggle’ volume 1 takes the listener on a journey where the very spiritual essence of man struggles to find answers while trying to navigate in our quest for self improvement. Facing these pitfalls with just our wits to guide us on our path to achieve enlightenment in a world filled with darkness.

The tone of the verses are often quite melancholy and address these issues. In my opinion trying to challenge the audience to become aware of the imperceptible spiritual laws and entities around us. Whilst bettering our own path in life and changing the world surrounding us to realize such spiritual growth.  The beats on here are quite unique and coalesce nicely with the verses. This is not a typical boom bap style album. Its loaded with tribal drums, tinny piano, eerie vocal samples, dreary violin samples and thought provoking skits.

I enjoyed this album a lot but depending on the genre of hip hop your into, some may not like it or understand its real potential and genius. Its not for fans who are looking for pop sounding records or typical 90’s style boom bap based hip hop. For me this is what makes Knowledge Quest ‘The Ugly Struggle’ volume 1 album stand out amongst so many other releases. Its a thought provoking album filled with many talented emcees and producers. London Underground recommends that if your looking for some innovative music that challenges your intellect yet satisfies your ears at the same time. Look no further. Be sure to get your free download of  Knowledge Quest ‘The Ugly Struggle’ volume 1   when that lands. Check the track list below to see the heavy lineup that came together in the crafting of this album.

Back cover of Knowledge Quest ‘The Ugly Struggle’ volume 1

Back cover of Knowledge Quest ‘The Ugly Struggle’ volume 1



1)Knowledge Quest Intro
2)The Wayfarers ft Teach Em & Iron Braydz
3)Master Coo ft Menace Mendoza, Joey Menza & Gordo Templi
4)Explosive Hands
5)Cosmic Trigger ft Robert Anton Wilson
6)Knowledge Quest Intermission
7)Journey To The Darkside Ft Menace Mendoza
8)Elysium ft Ekyro, Nomad, A4
9)Cold ft Ekyro
10)Necropolis
11)Park Bench Destiny
12)Cat Shuffler ft Nomad
13)Ninth Gate ft Nomad & Menace Mendoza
14)Violin Underworld
15)Acid Showers ft Cyrus Malachi, Ray Vendetta and Tesla’s Ghost
16)Knowledge Quest Outro

 

Check out the latest videos below from Knowledge Quest ‘The Ugly Struggle’ volume 1

NECROPOLISOMERTA & NOMAD

ACID SHOWERSOMERTA FT. CYRUS MALACHI, RAY VENDETTA & TESLA’S GHOST

Watch this site for more UK hip hop info and also for the release date of Knowledge Quest ‘The Ugly Struggle’ volume 1  from Omerta

To contact Omerta Check the links below

On Twitter @omertaguevara

On Facebook https://m.facebook.com/DSOTMOFFICIAL

 

New Melanin 9 video “Colours”

Yo peoples! I got some live news straight from the dungeon.  Triple Darkness general and wordsmithing genius Melanin 9’s  drops his new track/Video “Colours” produced by Loopholes. Available for purchase on the High Fidelity Vinyl out now!!

Watch that here  Colours Video

Yea for those unaware Melanin 9 aka  M9 aka M’Nine’ Ether not only worked with Triple Darkness (one of the tightest/most talented crews in Hip Hop period imo). But also M9 has an extensive back catalog of dope albums available for download and purchase here.

For those who are up on the Triple Darkness movement, there is more sick news. M9 is accepting pre orders for a Vinyl re release of his first mixtape High Fidelity. That album featured M9 spitting over beats not owned by him. M9 saw fit to remedy this with the High Fidelity re release. Which will feature all new original beats. With production from Chemo aka Telemachus, Beat Butcha & New Comer Loopholes along with features from his crew Triple Darkness and Skriblah Dan Gogh from Terra Firma. New Cover art. In addition to that instrumentals.  Plus a new bonus track “Colours as seen in the video. Which is landing the fourteenth of this March!

Only 300 COPIES available. Cop that vinyl here and support

Also London Underground caught up with M9 and asked him whats new on the horizon? It turns out at this time M9 and Triple Darkness crew are busy toiling in the lab to craft their new album.  Hopefully we’ll have more news on that soon. As I can say a lot of heads have been impatiently waiting on that. So make sure you watch this space. Don’t forget to snatch a copy of the re release of High Fidelity as there are only 300 available. And they are moving fast.Colours M9's new videohigh fidelity vinyl back

Iron Braydz “VERBAL SWORDZ’ out now!!

Iron Braydz Yo people!! Good news from the Triple Darkness camp. Don emcee and ill producer Iron Braydz has dropped his long awaited, new album Verbal Swordz. Available  for download here Verbal Swordz.  I just heard it last week on an album stream he released. Its was sick as hell and a must for any hip hop head lookin for wordplay skills and lyrical content. This is it look no further. So even though its been a minute since Iron Braydz released his last joint Holla @Braydz, I can tell you this new one is mad ill. May be his best album yet. Trust that is a strong endorsement. Iron Braydz whole discography is dope.

 

cropped-braydzThe new Verbal Swords album contain many sick guest vocals. Guests include Solar Black, Ray Vendetta, Prince Po, Kyza, Skriblah, Sean Price,Phat Kat aka Ronnie Euro, Black Crypton, & Cyrus Malachi. So you can see the kind of quality emcees gracing this Verbal Swordz and can tell its ill. Defo this album is pure fire and should not be place near combustible household items.

Also for a little preview check out the new Video off the album RAMBO (Watch Here)

This Verbal Swordz album is a 5 out of 5 star album and London Underground endorses it fully. Cop that and support dope Hip Hop.

Melanin 9 (aka M9) Drops his first album High Fidelity album on Vinyl Release : 31.05.14

M9 high fidelity vinylYo straight from the Triple Darkness Hidden fortress comes this new re-release of a ill classic banger. New re-release of High Fidelity Ep drops May thirty first. 2014. Original Triple Darkness founding member, Melanin 9 aka M9 blessed us with High Fidelity back in 2007. When it first released it was lauded as an instant Hip Hop classic. M9 blessed these beats with his unmatchable flow and deep introspective analysis. Straight out the gate people saw that Melanin 9 was one of the illest emcees to walk the shores of the UK ,US, or any continent for that matter. Though an instant classic, High Fidelity was a mixtape with beats owned by other artists. This High Fidelity EP is a re-release on vinyl with all new original beats. Also with unreleased bonus track ‘Colours’ . Production from Chemo aka Telemachus, Beat Butcha & New Comer Loopholes. Also features from Triple Darkness members and Terra Firma alum Skriblah Dan Gogh. Yo peoples London Underground highly recommends you pick up this release while its still available. And if you a haven’t peeped the original album High Fidelity cop that here http://m9ether.bandcamp.com/album/m9-high-fidelity

First 50 orders will buy it at a discount price of £9.99, with free postage and packaging. Only 300 COPIES available.

Release Date: 31.05.14

 

TRACKLIST

1. 4 Souls [Produced By Beat Butcha]  [WATCH VIDEO]

2. Silent Weaponz [Feat. Triple Darkness] [Produced By Chemo]

3. Cold [Feat. Skriblah Dan Gogh] [Produced By Chemo]

4. Colours Bonus* [Produced By Loop Holes] [VIDEO COMING SOON]

Side B

Instrumentals

Cop the Pre Order herehigh fidelity vinyl back

Cyrus Malachi’s new album!! Expressions Ep out now!!!

Yo Triple Darkness fans and UK headz. Peep out the good news. Cyrus Malachi has blessed us with another fresh album. The Expressions EP out now for digital download. With possibility of a Vinyl to follow. The whole album is produced by Astro Blacksmith. With incredible artwork with a throwback flavor by Marcellous Lovelace. The five track Ep is available at Bandcamp for purchase so make sure and cop that.

Download Expressions EP from Bandcamp here

Please support and enjoy the dopeness!!

 

 

 

Knuckle Dust (New Video from Triple Darkness.)

Check out the new fire from UK super group Triple Darkness. This posse cut features the best emcees of TD fame. Featuring Blasphemy. Black Prophet, Ray Vendetta, M9, Cyrus Malachi, Phoenix Da IceFire, Tesla’s Ghost, Iron Braydz. Knuckle Dust is a sick jam don’t sleep on this. Make sure you check the Knuckle Dust video and also keep a look out for the new Triple Darkness Mixtape droppin soon. Also M9 and Cyrus Malachi also have a duo album droppin soon. Watch this space. triple darkness scarab beetle