“Work Hard Play Hard” is the new album entirely produced by independent hip hop artist Abstract Soundz, featuring Iron Braydz (Triple Darkness), Flying Monk (Split Prophets), Skunkadelic (Afro Cluster), Kali Mist (Crudely Cut Records) and many more! The first single from the album “Dust”, featuring Lady Sanity, made the BBC 1Xtra playlist and was dropped by the likes of Mistajam and Trevor Nelson.
“Excellent stuff” – Chemo (Kilamanjaro Music)
“Abstract Soundz is well worth checking out, it might not be a name that you’ve heard of, but it definitely should be” – Vice (Wordplay Magazine)
The sound of this project has been influenced by the pioneers of that early 90s boom bap vibe, such as Pete Rock, Q Tip, Lord Finesse, Dj Premier and J Dilla – as well as household UK names such as Harry Love and Lewis Parker. The production on this record is heavily laced with Jazz, Funk and Soul samples pinned down by dusty breaks. All tracks were mastered by the experienced ears of Chemo.
Abstract Soundz has been producing sample based hip hop for about 10 years. At 18 he moved to London and began to network within the Capitals vibrant hip hop scene. In 2010 he released his first album “Abstract Soundz Presents….” collaborating with artists across the UK. This release was followed by production for Skunkadelic’s debut album “Musically Drifting” which came out later that year. Since then Abstract had been trying to hone in his skills and master the art of crafting funky and jazzy, laid back, smooth hip hop instrumentals with and old school 90s boom bap vibe.
Here is the official music video to ‘7 Heavens’, the brand new single from Manchester based Hip-Hop act Seven Spherez. Comprising of the well respected producer Dr G and rappers Ghost One & Coopz, they recently opened for Wu Tang/Wisemen member Bronze Nazareth. Seven Spherez have been working hard on their forthcoming self titled album ‘Seven Spherez’ dropping soon on Hell Razah Music Inc. The album will feature Chris Rivers (Big Pun’s Son), Cambatta, Resolute & Hell Razah and is set to be one of the biggest UK Rap albums of 2015. Watch this space…
‘Gritty, up-tempo and raw’ RealHipHopDaily.com
‘An absolute must for rap fans’ HipHopsavedUs.com
‘Something that will be massive’ HipHopLifeAndTimes.com
‘Sean Dean is an artist to watch out for’ TalkingAllThatRap.com
‘On-point flows, astounding wordplay skills’ DeathKissMedia.co.uk
Sean Dean is a rapper who aims to be versatile, never quite sticking to what people expect him to do at any given time or place. Music is a major part of life for the artist who aims for the highest standard possible when writing and recording songs. Hip-Hop as a culture has challenged the artist to up his levels before entering the arena. That time has now come and he feels ready to take his music career to the next level.
The current single titled “Dirty Bastard” is essentially a remix of the song by Giggs, which features on Grime Daily under the ‘Daily Duppy’ instalment. The song is literally a chance for Sean Dean to show that he has the lyrical athleticism to deliver solid bars and flows over a beat . Once again it is an effort to come away from what an audience may have come to expect from his an artist and a venture into a new vibe.