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Delusionists – Smash Bros. (Lost Letters Pt.5)

Posted in Delusionists, UK HIP HOP, Uncategorized with tags , , , on March 13, 2012 by figmentuk

Smash Bros. Artwork

After keeping us waiting for just over 2 months, Delusionists prove that good things really do come to those who wait.

This is part 5 (Parts 1-4 HERE)of their intriguing ‘Lost Letters’ project in which they bless us intermittently with one of many tracks which fell by the wayside due to not quite fitting in with any projects in the pipeline. Too good to be discarded altogether, they’re being fed to us drip by drip to keep all you fiends from tweaking too hard.

‘Smash Bros’ is a beast of a beat courtesy of Slim Pickens and it features ‘Relly & Zweli’. Ben excels with some great lines like;

“Goin’ ape, no escape from the horror scenes, when they watching Beans get Illy – no coffee beans”

and, my personal favourite;

“I’ve gotta bop to the shops, I’ve only got a half a lager left – Ben Black, fresher than koala breath”


So stop reading, start listening – the track is currently only available to listen to via You Tube (see below) but no doubt it will be up for free download before you know it.

*Just a little side note – if you’re wondering where the voice of the lovely French lady at the start comes from, it’s from when Delusionists track ‘Serious’ was featured on a podcast along with other niceness which you can find HERE

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Delusionists – Underacheiver (Lost Letters Pt.4)

Posted in Delusionists, Uncategorized with tags on January 3, 2012 by figmentuk

So, it’s 2012 – the year of Olympic Games, The Queen of England’s Diamond Jubilee and a penciled in date for the end of all human existence on the Earth.

That last one may or may not happen – we don’t really know.

What is certain however, is that 2012 is sure to be a good year for Delusionists – our favourite Hip-Hop group who “probably won’t shoot you.” 2011 was the year they released their refreshing debut ‘The Prolusion’ closely followed by the revamped and updated version ‘Prolusion Plus’. A slew of praise, interviews, and positive reviews later and we are treated to some new material in the form of The Lost Letters series. A mysterious affair which involves a single track released for free download with no word on where/when/how the next one will drop.

There have been 3 to date which you can still grab via the following links;

Part 1 – Dastardly Schemes

Part 2 – Elevate

Part 3 – Lost Girl

And now for the good news…

Part 4 is now available HERE via Delusionist’s website. ‘Underachiever’ is probably my favourite of the series so far – downright honest, extremely relatable and a hugely enjoyable listen with plenty of quotables such as;

“At 17 they tried to teach me to drive, I said fuck it I’ll have a chauffeur by the time I’m 25”

So if you started reading this post, got to the “2012 is sure to be a good year for Delusionists” part and found yourself wondering why – with there being no end in sight to these fantastic little free gems dropping, the answer is obvious.

Delusionists – Lost Girl (Lost Letters Pt.3)

Posted in Delusionists with tags , , , on October 24, 2011 by figmentuk

Part 3 of Delusionists Lost Letters series is a beautifully mellow departure from the previous two bangers – the Apatight produced ‘Dastardly Schemes’ and The Mr. Loop crafted ‘Elevator Music.’

‘Lost Girl’ is wonderfully sparse and ethereal, courtesy of dream like vocals and a nice phaser on the outro. Produced by Delusionists resident DJ/part time Beatmaker (when Ben isn’t on the boards) Slim Pickens, it’s a testament to the groups ability to hold an audience when instrumental gems like this one, weighing in at just over a minuite and a half – hold just as much gravitas as anything you’ll find on Prolusion Plus.

I suggest you listen HERE

Delusionists – Elevator Music (Lost Letters Pt. 2)

Posted in Delusionists with tags , , , on October 18, 2011 by figmentuk
 
Elevator Music is the second release in Delusionists new Lost Letters series, and it’s available to stream/download for free HERE.
 
You can also get involved with discovering the next Lost Letter by printing off this poster and posting it somewhere for all to see. Take a photo of wherever you post it and send it to lostletters@delusionists.co.uk and if it’s funny/provocative/beautiful they might just use your image as the cover art for the next release. Submissions need to reach by Saturday 22nd October and should be an exact square of at least 520×520 pixels (the bigger, the better) with the main text on the poster clearly visible.
 
Enjoy…

Delusionists – Dastardly Schemes (Lost Letters Pt.1)

Posted in Delusionists, UK HIP HOP with tags , , , on October 11, 2011 by figmentuk

Dastardly Schemes, produced by Apatight (Professor Green, Jehst, Micall Parknsun) is the first in a series of free singles to be released by Delusionists over the coming weeks. This series of tracks, called The Lost Letters, were recorded for various projects – some pre-date Prolusion Plus, some were created more recently – but all of them got “lost” somewhere along the line. They say none of these tracks will be appearing on the next album, but “we like them too much for them to stay lost forever, so we want to share them with you.”
So, grab yourself a free download of Dastardly Schemes now and they’ll have another new track for you very, very soon. When I know, you’ll know…

Delusionists – Digital Connects (Video)

Posted in Delusionists, UK HIP HOP, Video on June 23, 2010 by figmentuk

Delusionists hit us with a nice video to accompany the superb Jon Phonics produced track from their recent album ‘Prolusion Plus’

If you slept on it when It was first released, WAKE UP and get it from Delusionits website HERE or from ITunes HERE

The concept of the track is pretty simple; Ben Black & DBF showing love to the bloggers and blogettes who support what they doing. See the lyrics underneath the video for exactly who gets a mention. If you don’t see your name – RAISE YOUR GAME!

This rap shit Beats Laying About, so I had to take a minute dedicated a shout,
To every Hip Hop Connection Digital direction providers
Who act like a Sensei and guide us.
Through these Hip Hop Chronicles of Riddick like Vin Diesel
U-Music
buffs must have been puffing them Cocaine Blunts (just a quick toke),
Hip Hop Isn’t Dead, nah it just eloped to the Big Smoke.
Believe the Hip Hop Hype Dog,
If you ain’t heard of us you ain’t checking for the right blog.
Oh Word? You never heard the fly chatter
Of a Bonafide nutter on a Certified Banger?
My Style43 times nanger than most,
To redefine The Meaning of Dope rhyme patterns and quotes.
The Underground Strikes Back from the great depression
With Bare Beats in them Basement Sessions.
You might hear one or 2DopeBoyz
No Airs N Graces and prone to make noise
Like “mate what you want!?!” Stay Blatantly Blunt
Pushing UKHH straight to the front (that’s us!).
Repping UK All Day,
Be careful ‘cause Life Just Bounces away
When you play with Vocal Swords that slaughter chumps,
Better Wake Your Daughter Up, if that bitch is sleeping.
Had to switch to a Different Kitchen,
‘Cause the raw Unkut left the kitchen reeking.
With something different to these drug-obsessed amateurs
And only push dope via Suspect Packages.
(Yeah) And the beat plays on
And we don’t stop rocking ‘til the DJ Gone (gone).
God willing we can make Top Billin’ Above Ground
Without dumbing down to a club sound.
Strictly Independant, my brothers and me
And you can hit the button marked RWD
And you’ll agree that it’s wack, Nah Right, shit’s Fat
Lace
lyrics with links just to give love back
To all the digital connects.

Suspect Packages Live – Friday 14th May

Posted in Delusionists, Live Events, UK HIP HOP on May 9, 2010 by figmentuk

Delusionists will be supporting Phi-Life Cypher at Vibe Bar, Brick Lane next Friday the 14th of May from 8pm – 1am.

With their new album and the first official release from the Delusionist’s label ‘Beats Laying About’ (The Prolusion Plus) just released – now would be a good time to get yourself down to Brick Lane next week and see what all the fuss is about. Strictly Independant will be there in person (I’ll be the one handing out beat CD’s – come and say hello) If you need convincing, see the reviews of Delusionists first album The Prolusion HERE and the review of Prolusion Plus HERE.