[FREE TRACKS] Gorilla Tactics - Step Up

[NEW BLOOD] Artists you may not have heard yet...

Whilst wasting away the hours staring into the bottomless vortex that is Facebook, I noticed a number of hiphop acts i'd never heard of! We try to give everyone up here equal exposure, but we can only do so if you send your stuff over!!!! Anyway, have a listen...

Eme Narc
Latest tracks by Emé Narc1.61803
Latest tracks by Zone TS

Big Caily
Featuring a relatively new face, Rex Regis.

Ego Trip
The Female vocal on this is unreal...

Sammy Dowlas - Great Minds at Work

Taken from 'Someday Dreams' 
Available for FREE download at http://sammydowlas.bandcamp.com/

Suus - Look Around You

Check this new track from SUUS!!

Interesting Article on Baron Von Alias & Mistabreeze

It’s hip hop, like, but not as we know it.

Source: http://trivialpursuits.org/2011/11/22/its-hip-hop-like-but-not-as-we-know-it/

Excerpt:  "....... The Baron takes to the stage looking like a cross between Sherlock Holmes and Fred Astaire, while his official website describes him thus: “Born in the early 1800’s, Baron Von Alias began his journey in the North of England. Armed with a family heirloom Von Alias was granted a gift so rare; the powers required for time travel.” 

This is not normal. But then neither is hearing a Geordie accent rapping. And on the basis of this, more’s the pity. Original tunes like Superheroes and the excellent Get Wild Gan Mental (a title that couldn’t be more Newcastle if it was stuffing pease pudding into it’s mouth and burning an effigy of Mike Ashley) burst forward at you, lift you up and make you feel unbelievably happy........"

Read the full Article HERE

Animalistix - The Zoocastle EP - FREE DOWNLOAD

The new ANIMALISTIX EP drops today! It's available from their website which you can access through the player below! Each track is available under bandcamp's "voluntary payment scheme" meaning you can choose how much you pay for the track, either FREE, or if you like their tracks and want to hear more, you can pay whatever price you like! We caught up with the ANIMALISTIX crew at their city centre studio for a bit of banter and to preview the new EP. Check em out...

For those who don’t know, who are Animalistix?

Animalitix consists of Mark Fear, unk_artist and Legaz. Fear and Unk  rap, and all three produce, although Legaz has produced all of the tracks on Zoocastle. We have been a crew for 5 years or so but have only released one album: Working Class Ethics. We’ve come a long way since then and we hope our new album will go down well. Spuggy Fitz, Smooth Jay and Slinx are our extended family but we rarely work with them these days. Possibly a new album coming with Fitz this year.

The new EP. ‘Zoocastle,” just dropped. IT’S A BANGER!! What other stuff can we download or buy and where from?

Our new album is on hold with a publishing company at the minute, so we have decided to release all the new material on this EP.  The EP is available for free on Bandcamp for now and the official album release should be available on iTunes and in shops later this year.

Who in Hip hop are you currently listening too and who influences you?

Currently listening to Rusty Juxx, Action Bronson, Sean Price, Ill Mind, the new Alchemist and OHno shit some of that’s banging.. To be honest we all listen to all genres of music so inspiration is too vast to put here! But for Hip-Hop mainly Redman, Mobb Deep, Biggie, Big Pun, Nas etc…All the shit every Hip-Hop head loves.

What do you think of the Newcastle HipHop scene and who are you rating?

The scene is ok, nothing too special though, it has its plus and minuses. We havnt been involved in much for the past couple of years.
The people we rate the most are Spuggy Fits, Text Offenders, Dialect, and Ken Masters.

Whats next for Animalistix?

World Domination..

Where can people catch you live? Any shows coming up?

We havnt been gigging for a while. We were sick of going to nights and hearing the same tunes all the time and performing without getting paid. So we separated ourselves to sort out lots of new material. We will be getting back into gigging again this year. No specific dates as of yet though.

Highlights of 2011? What are you looking forward to for 2012?

There were none. It was shit.  2012 will mainly consist of pushing shit and gigging. Mebs a UK tour.,See how the new album goes first.