Something a little different, not necessary grimey but this has a good vibe, the sort of vibe that makes you just wanna put on a pair of fluffy slippers, slouch on a sofa, roll up a spliff or two and just cotch in your yard. Astral Black are an independent record label, one of a few labels that have caught our eye this year. They also have a monthly slot on Radar Radio are an independent record label, one of a few labels that have caught our eye this year. They also have a monthly slot on Radar Radio, host club nights in Glasgow and London and they’ve got an impressive roster of DJs and producers on board too.
This new release off the label features the beats and bars of the simply named Greg & Ed respectively, 4 tracks with vocal and non-vocal versions with elements of hip-hop, rap and grime about them. I have to say, a release as emotive and as abstract as this may not immediately hit you straight away but rinse it for a little while and you’ll learn to appreciate the artistry at work both in the vocals and the instrumentals. ‘Feed Em Freedom’ is available to buy on Bandcamp.
Words: Dwayne Bickersteth @The_Rantaman