Today marks the launch of Philly Driven as a record label with it's first official release in the form of "You Suck". The record is produced by Philly B. & features Dabbla on vocals with Steve Gregory on flute & clarinet. This is the first single to drop in the lead up to Philly B's debut LP entitled; "Let it Play". Catch "You Suck" for FREE from our Bandcamp and Soundcloud pages for the next 20 days.
Look out for the next video to drop, "Let it Play" which is the title track for the LP. "Let it Play" features vocals by Dabbla (LDZ, Dead Players), Son of Light (Out of Norway, Tee Productions) & Dubbledge with London Zoo's DJ Frosty on the cuts.
To celebrate the launch of the label we are giving away the debut single 'You Suck' for free for a limited period of 20 days.
'You Suck' is the first of a series of singles we will be dropping over the coming months in the lead up to Phily B's debut LP - 'Let it Play'. Let it Play will feature the talent of many household names from the UK rap scene & abroad and also some very special musicians gracing the productions.
The next 2 video singles to come out of Philly Driven will be 'Let it Play' featuring Dabbla of London Zoo, Son of Light out of Norway (Tee Productions) & Dubbledge and 'Lookin' 4 Cheques' which features the unmistakable voice of Mikey D.O.N (Krispy 3)
If you can't already tell how huge these releases promise to be, in the words of Mikey D.O.N himself, we suggest that you 'DO YOUR HOMEWORK PEOPLE!!!' ;)
The first range of Philly Driven T-Shirts have only been on sale at our shows so far. They will be available soon to buy directly from us here on the website. Top quality screen prints on 4 colours in all sizes...we'll keep you posted!
We had the honour of welcoming family friend Steve Gregory to the studio to track some flute, alto flute, tenor sax and clarinet for tracks on the forthcoming Philly B album. The tunes are developing beyond all expectations & The FWD Driven sound bank is starting to take shape beautifully...
More news on Philly's LP 'Let it Play' to come very soon!
Our Brother Numa from Oslo, Norway came to stay with Philly for 3 days of intensive recording for future Philly Driven releases. We recorded some huge vocals set to feature on Philly's debut album and some forthcoming reggae releases on the label as well as a collaboration with Philly for the FWD Motion Music label.
More news of all these projects to follow very soon....
Iñaki aka Basque Dub Foundation came through FWD Motion studios to grace some Philly Driven riddims with live piano and organ recordings.
As well some original reggae productions which are currently in the build, heads can expect something different as this vintage reggae specialist meets with some of Philly's Hip Hop production.
Veteran MC & Philly Driven affiliate out of Scandinavia, Son of Light came to London for his first UK show. Son & Philly put some time in at the studio to lay down some forthcoming bangers for Philly Driven. You can expect to hear some heavyweight features from Son of Light on Philly's debut album Let it Play.
Philly also left Son with some beats to take back to Norway for his & Numa's collab project which goes under the banner; "Flight 404". This is looking set to be a very exciting project & heads can look forward to hearing some different styles of Philly B production on this release. More news to come...
Philly B is traveling up to Manchester to join forces with his Jahphiliate family aka Mikey D.O.N & Daddy English for Mikey D.O.N's landmark night.
Gruesome Features dropped July 9th 2012 on the on High Focus records & features a massive array of talent from accross the UK.
Philly B is behind 2 of the features on Jam's LP, bringing together Mr Baxter with King Kaiow (Avalanche) & Dabbla (Eggs). This release is making noise and for good reason!
You can buy this on vinyl, CD or mp3 from the High Focus Website.
Check out Philly's production on Avalanche & Eggs here:
It's finally dropped; The LONDON ZOO aka LDZ Family have just released the next offering called CATFOOD available on a limited free download (till Febuary).
The LP features the full Zoo famalam with some wicked vocal features from Verbal, Dubbledge, Stig of the Dump, Jam Baxter. Philly B's on the beats with "Physics" and a couple of dubplates including one cut by Dabbla & Rocksta on a Keith Husdon (& The Chuckles) riddim track alongside more banging production from Sumgii, Pierre Green, 184 & Tyni.
Check it out: