Clams Casino Announces New Album 32 Levels With ‘Blast’

Clams Casino has been holding out on a new album for three years now – since Instrumentals 3 dropped in 2013, he’s been collaborating with the likes of A$AP Ferg and Danny Brown.

Finally, he’s ready to release his own material in the form of new album 32 Levels, and to mark the occasion he’s shared ‘Blast’. It’s typical Clammy Clams – floaty female vocals, snippets of vocal samples and dark rumbles set the tone – and really, this is all we want from one of the most recognisable names in instrumental hip hop.

32 Levels is scheduled for release on July 16th. Listen to ‘Blast’ below.

Games We Grew Up On: Final Fantasy VII

Way back in 1997, I got my first Playstation. This was my first ‘serious’ games console; to be fair, it was THE first serious games console. It marked a departure from 2D pixellated gaming to 3D, high octane, pixelated gaming. Entire towns would lock up their daughters and shoot their sons when one of the neighborhood bad boys got his hands on a PS1. Continue reading “Games We Grew Up On: Final Fantasy VII”

Bel Esprit Talk Common People and Festival Do’s + Don’ts

In the build up to this year’s Common People, we listed 6 acts we’re looking forward to seeing, which included Southampton’s own Bel Esprit. We reached out to them for a quick interview, and they kindly obliged.  Continue reading “Bel Esprit Talk Common People and Festival Do’s + Don’ts”

From Tumblr to Humbler: Yung Lean Fans Have Evolved with Their Hero

On the coach journey over to London, I was extremely sceptical about seeing Yung Lean. It had nothing to do with Leandoer or his music – I think Warlord is actually a great album and at this point, Yung Lean has such a substantial back catalogue that I won’t get bored. Continue reading “From Tumblr to Humbler: Yung Lean Fans Have Evolved with Their Hero”

Death Grips: A Definitive Ranking

The Editors at UTM are huge Death Grips fanboys, so naturally in the build-up to Bottomless Pit‘s release, we got our keyboard warrior on and intensely debated where it sits within the Death Grips discography. Continue reading “Death Grips: A Definitive Ranking”