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TightFace Interview

New music and an interview from High-Rise favourite TightFace. The good folks over at The Hungry Ear caught up with him before his Belfast show to talk influences, crate digging, and talented siblings. Click here to read the interview and journey south to check out Know How Now, an exclusive new track.

Regulars to High-Rise will know the name TightFace by now but if you need to catch up, make sure you grab copies Demonstration, Treasures of the Five Boroughs, and Remixes & Root Veg – all utterly essential.


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.