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Tightface, JeenBassa & Al Dobson Jr in the Boiler Room

A couple of months ago, Boiler Room played host to a group of artists High-Rise gets very excited about. The mighty TightFace joined JeenBassa (formerly Jeen Wilda) and Al Dobson Jr. to drop 50 minutes of original productions on unsuspecting revellers and support Mo Kolours further up the bill. As with all Boiler Room sets, you can watch the chaps go about their business above, or listen and download below.

Watch One Handed Music for more news on this absurdly talented collective.


TightFace – Demonstration

The way High-Rise sees it, mixtapes don’t come much bigger than the ones TightFace is pushing at the moment. Demonstration is the title of his latest effort, featuring a huge slice of new TightFace productions, crisply mixed down for your listening pleasure. I can’t remember looking forward to getting home this much since my mum bought me a Playstation 1. The South London-based One Handed affiliate is a regular on this blog and for very good reason. If you are a newcomer, make sure you pick up Remixes & Root Veg and his East Coast acapella laced mixtape, Treasures of the Five Boroughs. They should provide an ample introduction to his talents. Stream and download Demonstration below.

If you need even more TightFace, you can also find him hosting the February 23rd edition of the CDR Audio Show on NTS Radio here; a fine selection of funk, soul, dub, and exclusive tracks from TightFace, Mo Kolors and Jeen Wilda. We have Prog Porn to thank for the Demonstration mixtape, so be sure to check them out when you can. Thanks to Jack for the heads up.

Treasures of the Five Boroughs

Regulars to High-Rise will recognise the name TightFace by now. Remixes & Root Veg still regularly receives an absolute battering in the whip, on the headphones and out the speakers. Treasures of the Five Boroughs is an early contender for mixtape of the year and has left High-Rise very excited about the prospects of a TightFace release on Alex Chase’s One Handed Music imprint. He is also in dangerously close proximity to Paul White and has one or two very talented family members to look out for.

Treasures of the Five Boroughs is a solid half hour of TightFace production under a selection of classic acapellas by famous New Yorkers including Nas, Mos Def, Biggie, Talib Kweli and Ghostface. For the High-Rise staff, it really doesn’t get too much better than this. Maddest of props to One Handed Music for putting this up, make sure you follow @alex_chase for the latest news.

Do not sleep on TightFace.

To Love

TightFace has been at it again. Does this mean there is a release on One Handed Music in the pipeline? I certainly hope so. If you are curious to hear more from this elusive gentleman, or are a fan of listening to some of the most imaginative hip hop production of recent years then head right this way. After that, you could check out Ahu’s mix of unreleased Paul White beats here. Be sure to stay tuned to One Handed proprietor Alex Chase via his Twitter and SoundCloud for the heads up on new TightFace business, and sleep soundly in the knowledge that High-Rise will cover it. Thanks to TOM YUM for the link.

Ahu Mixes Paul White

Yesterday, I found myself mired in the deepest recesses of the internet, attempting to dig out a download link for this mix to send to a friend. After a bit of searching, it turned out  the website that previously hosted the mix had disappeared off the face of the planet. Luckily, your man at High-Rise still has a copy, so he got in touch with the good folks at One Handed Music to bring it back for all those who missed it the first time around. What you have in front of you is some of the finest work that Paul White has put out, selected and mixed by singer/producer Ahu (Dolly). In fact, I reckon it is one of the best instrumental hip hop mixes ever conceived. The majority of the mix comprises of unreleased tracks, and includes his beautiful remix of Democustico’s Paz which appeared on their Six Sketches EP. Click below to listen/download.

Needless to say, Paul White is still putting out interesting music. I just picked up his latest release, And Nico/Goes to Hollywood, and I suggest you do too. Thanks to Alex at One Handed for getting this mix posted up again.