Tag Archives: Verb T

New Joint – Rye Shabby

Rye Shabby – “3 After” (@InTheBalanceUK / 2017)

Downbeat dopeness from the UK emcee via Verb T’s label In The Balance Records.

New Joint – Verb T & Pitch 92

Verb T & Pitch 92 – “Mechanical” (@HighFocusUK / 2017)

Taken from the UK emcee / producer combo’s forthcoming album “Good Evening”.

New Joint – Verb T & Pitch 92

Verb T & Pitch 92 – “Sugar” (@HighFocusUK / 2017)

Taken from the UK duo’s forthcoming album “Good Evening”.

New Joint – Jack Jetson & The NorthaZe

Jack Jetson & The NorthaZe – “Paisley Print” (@JackJetson / 2017)

UK collaboration featuring intricate wordplay delivered over the mellow musical haze of Verb T’s impressive production.

 

New Joint – Verb T & Pitch 92

Verb T & Pitch 92 – “Getaway Car” (@HighFocusUK / 2017)

Second single from the UK duo’s forthcoming collabo album “Good Evening”.

New Joint – Verb T & Pitch 92

Verb T & Pitch 92 – “I Arrived Late” (@HighFocusUK / 2017)

Lead single from veteran wordsmith Verb T’s forthcoming collabo album with Mouse Outfit producer Pitch 92 entitled “Good Evening”.

New Joint – Verb T & Pitch 92

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Verb T & Pitch 92 – “I Arrived Late” (@HighFocusUK / 2017)

One of the most consistent emcees in the game, the mighty Verb T drops the lead single from his forthcoming album “Good Evening” produced by talented Manchester-based music man Pitch 92.

New Joint – Urban Click / Verb T

Urban Click ft. Verb T – “Doorway” (@InTheBalanceUK / 2017)

Melodic beats and witty wordplay from the album “Bread Slices”.

New Joint – Moreone

Moreone – “Wake Up Call” (@InTheBalanceUK / 2017)

Jazz-flavoured title track from the UK emcee’s forthcoming EP featuring production from Verb T, Leaf Dog and Dwyer.

New Joint – Urban Click / Verb T

Urban Click ft. Verb T – “Lanes” (@InTheBalanceUK / 2017)

Taken from the album “Bread Slices”.

New Joint – Urban Click / Verb T

Urban Click ft. Verb T – “Bugged Out” (@InTheBalanceUK / 2017)

Moody, atmospheric beats and rhymes taken from the forthcoming album “Bread Slices”.

New Joint – Rye Shabby / Verb T

Rye Shabby ft. Verb T – “Black Is The New Black” (@InTheBalanceUK / 2016)

Taken from the UK emcee’s forthcoming EP “Arthur Lager”.

New Joint – Chillman / Moreone / Verb T

Chillman ft. Moreone & Verb T – “Step Into The Unknown” (@InTheBalanceUK / 2016)

Mellow head-nod vibes from the UK emcee’s recent “Abstract Patterns” album.

New Joint – Chillman

Chillman – “Hi-Lo” (@Chillman_Highz / 2016)

Taken from the UK emcee’s Verb T-produced album “Abstract Patterns”.

 

New Joint – Chillman / Leaf Dog

Chillman ft. Leaf Dog – “Get Live” (@InTheBalanceUK / 2016)

Entertaining animated visuals from the UK emcee’s Verb T-produced album “Abstract Patterns”.

Album Review – Ghost

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Ghost

Shards Of Memories”

(Ghost.BandCamp.Com)

Almost ten years to the day since the release of his debut album “Seldom Seen Often Heard”, April 18th sees UK-raised, now Australia-based producer Ghost dropping his fourth long-player, “Shards Of Memories”.

First making his mark at the turn of the millennium as a deejay on London’s then pirate Hip-Hop radio station Itch FM, Ghost soon made the jump from playing records to releasing them, with his 2003 EP “Ghost Stories” immediately becoming something of a homegrown cult classic thanks to its straight-from-the-crates, sample-based production, plus features from a new wave of UK talent who’d emerged in the early-2000s, including Kashmere, Asaviour and Verb T.

Whilst 2006’s “Seldom Seen…” built on the sonic foundations laid by that initial EP release, Ghost’s further two albums, “Freedom Of Thought” (2009) and “Postcards From The Edge” (2010), found the talented music man pushing his creative boundaries, with “Postcards…” going so far as to be completely sample-free,  showcasing Ghost taking a step towards the musical worlds of electronica and dubstep (a decision which no doubt confused some original fans whilst bringing new supporters onboard at the same time).

As Ghost’s return to the musical arena, “Shards Of Memories” ambitiously (yet successfully) bridges the gap between the producer’s underground Hip-Hop roots and his desire to craft something that reaches beyond the scene’s traditional sound of dusty drums and head-nodding loops.

Yes, Ghost is extremely competent and able when it comes to delivering standard boom-bap beats, he just doesn’t want to only be known for that.

The opening “Who Do I” features British emcee Kal Sereousz pondering life decisions over crashing drums, whilst the atmospheric “Cold” finds Four Owls member Verb T switching lyrical gears with ease, utilising an engaging double-time flow over a striking blend of sombre strings and sparse beats.

“The Colour Of Life”, the first of three instrumental tracks here, is a piano-laced symphony of live musicianship, which builds into an intense wall of sound that effectively highlights Ghost’s sonic mastery and vision.

Australian rhyme vet Brad Strut lends his precise wordplay to the punchy “Where You Been”, and the Cappo-assisted title track breathes new life into the classic Bob James “Nautilus” break, with the Nottingham artist proving yet again why he should be considered one of the most gifted and consistent emcees of his generation.

The melancholy jazz swing  of “Still Here” provides Prose emcee Efeks with the perfect soundscape over which to deliver his personal struggles of life as an independent artist, whilst the instrumental “O.S.T.” more than lives up to its title, with the track’s mix of gritty guitar, frantic drums and triumphant horns evoking images of scenes from a 70s crime flick.

An impressive effort which is both polished and well-executed whilst managing to retain a spontaneous, unpredictable edge, “Shards Of Memories” is the sound of a confident producer embracing his original Hip-Hop influences as he also continues to allow himself to grow through his music.

If you don’t already, this is one Ghost you really should believe in.

Ryan Proctor

New Joint – Chillman

Chillman – “Defeat Stress” (@InTheBalanceUK / 2015)

The UK emcee attempts to take a break from the everyday struggle on this mellow Verb T-produced track off his forthcoming “Abstract Patterns”.

New Joint – Moreone

Moreone – “Turn Back” (@More1 / 2015)

Verb T-produced title track from the UK emcee’s forthcoming EP on new label In The Balance Records.

New Joint – Verb T & Illinformed

Verb T & Illinformed – “Slightly Unhinged” (@HighFocusUK / 2015)

Jazzy vibes taken from the UK duo’s brilliant collabo album “The Man With The Foggy Eyes”.

New Joint – Verb T & Illinformed

Verb T & Illinformed – “Foggy Eyes” (@HighFocusUK / 2015)

Hypnotic, jazzy flavour from the UK duo’s new collabo album “The Man With The Foggy Eyes”.