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BLAKTRIX feat. SONNYJIM: Shoey (Prod. A.H.FLY)

BLAKTRIX feat. SONNYJIM:  Shoey (Prod. A.H.FLY)Time for a new Blaktrix single and despite the name Shoey our man’s not rapping about motorcycle helmets (which is spelt Shoei, of course) – though cohort Sonnyjim might at one point be referencing the time-honoured Australian practice of doing a ‘shoey’ i.e. drinking alcohol from footwear. Whatever the provenance of the name, this is basically part brag-rap, part battle

SIR BEANS OBE: Part Of It (feat. KELZ)/ DEF=Defeat Evil Fools (feat. ZAEB DUST, BLAKTRIX & MEDUSA)(Vinyl 7″)

SIR BEANS OBE: Part Of ItIt’s been a while since the monkey’s heard from Sir Beans OBE but new beats from Bristol’s veteran knight of  production are always welcome. The first side of this 45 finds fellow Bristolian and former 3PM rapper Kelz holding forth atop one of Beans’ trademark dusty breaks with jazzy trimmings while on the flip side it’s time to get DEF (as in Defeat Evil Fools) via an equally classy


BLAKTRIX: No CamoBlaktrix is in the house, the mic is in his hand and Chameleon is on the mix – all of which means it’s time for new single No Camo. No camo? Guess our man doesn’t lead a secret double life as a drum n bass DJ or a paintball commando then. Not that either occupation is very likely during Covid lockdown. So how’s ‘Trix been keeping himself occupied though over these tedious months as the

BLAKTRIX: Dumb EP + 5 Euro Shades free download

BLAKTRIX: Dumb EP + 5 Euro Shades free downloadNews of track The House of Immortal Ironfist last autumn provided incontrovertible evidence that Cardiff-based MC Blaktrix was back after a seven-year absence and suggested a new release was on the way. And here it is – the Dumb EP featuring said Anime-inspired cut, new single 5 Euro Shades and more besides. The title track kicks us off with a reliably old school beat

BLAKTRIX: The House Of The Immortal Ironfist (Prod. INDIGO CHILE)

BLAKTRIX:  The House Of The Immortal Ironfist (Prod.  INDIGO CHILE)Well blow me down if it isn’t UK emcee Blaktrix making a return on the Indigo Chile-produced The House Of The Immortal Ironfist after a very long absence. It’s not unheard of for an artist to take a year off but Blaktrix has just had seven in a row. Lucky bastard. Turns out he’s been travelling the world in search of enlightenment which resulted in being ‘blessed by the gods’ and honing his lyrical

SIR BEANS O.B.E: Pause To Discuss EP(2012)

I don’t know – nothing for ages and then three come along almost at once. Last month it was Bristol’s Mr Fantastic and Hundred Strong dropping wax and now bass city south-west’s very own hip-hop honours recipient (albeit cheekily self-awarded) returns. Yes welcome back Sir Beans O.B.E. whose Pause To Discuss EP features his signature production motifs of super-tight

BLAKTRIX: ‘Some People Never Go Crazy’ LP (2011) + video

An album with six tracks and an intro? I’ve known longer EPs! Mind you some people are never happy are they? After all, here is one of the UK’s finer rhymers and UK hip-hop’s next-man, Blaktrix with his latest drop Some People Never Go Crazy. Of the best cuts, former single No Drama is the first and it’s here that we find Blaktrix and buddy Ralph Ripshit delivering mellow stoner advice about


Gotta represent for this cut featuring two of the monkey’s favourite UK rappers. No Drama (apparently) finds Blaktrix effortlessly extolling effortlessness in a way that suggests he might have just had a ‘special’ cigarette. It’s a notion not entirely dispelled by a chorus which runs thus: “Time to break out the papers, inhale the vapours…Time to grind up the trees and blaze a few acres.” And who should he invite to join him on this lazy, hazy journey up the river of meandering thought but

BLAKTRIX: The Houdini Footprints Of Some People Never Go Crazy – Free download

What’s this? A nine-track Blaktrix retrospective digital release FREE to DOWNLOAD – HERE of rare and unreleased cuts? Whagwaan? I’m assuming this is a prelude/ taster of soon come new material rather than a curtain bow. For those who don’t know, Blaktrix is the shit and his rhymes trip off the tongue with understated ease – unlike the name of this EP. I first caught Blaktrix on Sir Beans OBE’s Miles From Home EP and although I haven’t listened to it in a while I can still quote from memory his comment on rushing releases out – “Gas Mark 7, enjoy that turkey/ Tunes these days get released too early.” Certainly not a complaint that can be levelled at some of the stuff on this which has obviously been maturing for a few years. That line appears on Beans’ track Business Is Good which happily also features on this EP. Chek! Press guff below links.
Blaktrix – Myspace
ft. PLO, Mudmowth, Stagga, Rola, Monky, Junior Disprol & Sir Beans OBE…

Like a well kept secret the UK underground Hip Hop scene knows about Blaktrix. Acclaimed for his flow and off kilter techniques he seems eventually destined to be recognised as one of the leading Hip Hop artists in the country…
His first significant release – Indian Rope Trick featuring Humurak d Gritty and DJ Moneyshot – won the Ras Kwames Homegrown for 3 consecutive weeks. The Bradford born artist, who now spends his time between Manchester and Cardiff, went on to feature on the Ras Kwames Homegrown Collection 2006 CD (HipHop Connection Magazine). DJ Magazine described his ‘Trust’ EP ‘a classic’. Blues ‘n’ Soul Magazine acclaimed the next release from Blaktrix ‘What Shall BE’ EP as ‘proof not all best british hiphop comes out of London.’
Blaktrix spent a short stint on the infamous SFDB Label and featured on the Secondson and his Orchestra Lp along with artists such as Taskforce, Lewis Parker and Jehst. He has supported Skinnyman and Goldie Lookin Chain in venues across the country such as Bristol Academy and has performed live on BBC radio. ‘Blix James Bitch’ is played considerably on C4’s Extreme Sports. Blaktrix was also featured on ‘Unsigned’ on HTV Wales. When times were hard Rola from the Numskullz, Monky and Stagga (now renowned dubstep producers) from Optimas Prime provided him with the space and studio to lay down some of his heaviest material. Most of this only ever came out on Vinyl some of it never at all…


1. (NEW) Freestyle Professors – Luv U (Unreleased)
Giff and B Sparks done cooked up some fresh Bronx heat. Heed!

2. (NEW) K Delight & The Voodoo Guru feat. Chrome – The Wildstyle Dream (Playing Around)
Does what it says on the tin. One for breakers everywhere: Part 1

3. (NEW) D.J.H – Hip-Hopper From Birth – Hip-Hopper From Birth EP (D.J.H)
Killer track from crazy fresh EP. One for breakers everywhere: Part 2.

4. (NEW) Fakts One feat. Little Brother – Grown Folks – Long Range LP (Green Streets U.S.
Little Brother kill it again on a guest spot.

5. (1) The New Mastersounds – All We Can Do – Plug & Play LP (One Note)
Ultra itchy break, squelchy wah-wah and bass like an eel hitting the side of a dustbin.

6. (3) Betty Moorer – It’s My Thing – Diggin’ In The BGP Vaults LP (BGP)
Funky soul is the sexiest music ever. Betty Moorer tells it like it is.
ListenRead Review…

7. (6) The Bamboos – King of the Rodeo/ Can’t Help Myself (Tru Thoughts)
The Bamboos borrow Megan Washington and Ty for two more funky dancefloor slayers.

8. (4) Tame Impala – Desire Be, Desire Go – Tame Impala EP (Modular)
Western Oz’s finest drop a filthy great psychedelic fuzz-rock monster.

9. (NEW) Que Billah feat. The Cool Kids – Colours (Unreleased)
Billah got the beats: The Kids got the rhymes. And ‘sneakers’. In lots of colours. Word.

10. (NEW) Sir Beans feat. Blaktrix – Sour Grapes (Unreleased)
Beans and Blaktrix always mean hip hop business. One day Beans’ll release an LP!