New ‘Effortless’ from Ray Vendetta and Greater Good (ALBUM REVIEW)

Ray Vendetta &  Greater Good drop their highly anticipated album 'Effortless'

Ray Vendetta & Greater Good drop their highly anticipated album ‘Effortless’

Yo my peoples Ray Vendetta and Greater Goods new album ‘Effortless‘ has just landed. That’s right undergrounders we’ve been hyping this album since London Underground first heard about it. This jont is a first of a trilogy of albums set to release from Ray Vendetta this year. Trust Ray Vendetta always brings the goods when it come to bars and wordplay. While a sick wordsmith from the Triple Darkness camp and also sick contributor to ill UK group OBBA SUPA. Ray is no slouch when it comes to dropping tight music. Check his previous projects: Who is Daddy Long Love, Guess whose coming to Dinner, Dirty Drama & Ray Vendetta- Dramatic Vendettas, Seven Swordz of Light. Plus countless features with groups around the UK. Dude is a serious veteran of the game and should not be slept on by anyone into hip hop and emcees who can run a mic effortlessly (pardon the pun).

Now even though this isn’t a Triple Darkness release I can tell you its mad quality and defo a must grab for ya collection. Those familiar to Ray Vendettas work ethic and prolific writing know that this is set to be another jewel dropped from the lab. Bumping this I would say Greater Goods beats are on a chill kick back vibe with matching lyrical diversions to set you free from ya troubles of the day. One to kick back and smoke one too or throw a drink back. If that’s your sort of thing. Even those on a sober tip just ready for some deep tunes… here your key to your escape from the mundane. Honestly I’m feeling this joint and I am glad to bring the news straight from the underground to you. ‘Effortless‘ has a sort of rainy day vibe to it. For example you ever listen to dope music in a car and it raining?  Ever have a time where  it seemed the rain fall, window wipers, and scattering pedestrians are moving in synchronicity with the tune your rocking. Thats is the atmosphere I get from this album.  A straight organic feel with no unnatural flavors. If ya get me. Truly ‘Effortless‘ is the proper title for this. Seriously effortless rhyming over soulful beats.

Effortless track list.

Effortless track list.

Make sure you check the guest list on this ‘Effortless‘ as well. Featuring the talents of : Allstar Stackz, Saab, K-Zorro, Tesla’s Ghost, Stinkin Slumrock, Joey Menza, Black Chronical, Kalel, Flowteks, Proper Lyrics,Venomspitter, Bad FX & Vague. Truly an all star line up on this. So make sure you go and pick up this joint ‘Effortless‘ from Ray Vendetta & Greater Good. Truly another quality album and an essential for any head trying to expand the collection with dope tunes. Get to know and go and support that.

Watch Broken Ladders New video from Ray VendettaGreater Good featuring Saab off of ‘Effortless

Cop this fire for a mere £5 GBP.

 

Here is the official press release off of Bandcamp for the ‘Effortless‘ album

“The Effortless EP was written in 5 days and is a collection of songs expertly crafted by Ray Vendetta that gives an insight into his thoughts on his past present and future, as well as displaying his immaculate rhyme skills and technique. With songs reflecting on adolescence, relationships, trials, tribulations, and coming of age, the Effortless EP is the first of 3 projects from Ray that will be released before the end of 2014.
Stay tuned for more fire.”

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‘Effortless’ is the first of a trilogy of albums set to release this year from Ray Vendetta.

Defo keep ya ears and eye sockets locked onto London Underground for more dope hip hop!!!

 

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