Unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock and missed out on “From A Scarecrow’s Perspective” or the epic “Nature’s Greatest Mystery” alongside his fellow Owls, you should be fully aware of Leaf Dog’s production prowess. The man’s a flippin’ genius. His latest venture, “Dephected Leaf’s Remix Tape”, sees him take the creative helm once more.
A collaborative effort alongside clothing label Dephect, Leafy flips tracks from the likes of LDZ, Bill Shakes, Dr. Syntax, Kashmere and a whole host of cuts from High Focus stable mates Verb T, Fliptrix, BVA, Jam Baxter and Dirty Dike. There’s no filler here folks, Leaf Dog kills it on instrumentation duties throughout and somehow manages to upstage some of the finest wordsmiths in the game right now.
At this point it’s probably also worth a mention that all of this is on offer for your listening pleasure at everybody’s favourite price; nothing! It’s yet another step towards High-Focus’ impending global domination and well worth a download. You know it makes sense…
Review By Mike Pattemore
Check this dope remix video while copping the album either HERE or below.
ITS BEEN DROPPED, High focus founder, Big Owl (The Four Owls) Fliptrix, one of the key revitalizers of hip hop in the UK, has just dropped the new single “Mind Travelling” which he has put together in an exclusive 3 tracked Mind Travelling E.P, to wet our whistles for the third installment of his saga “Third Eye Of the Storm” (23rd April 2012)
Fliptrix has no need to prove points or claw for rank within UKHH, anyone who’s followed the genre at any given time should know his affiliation and presence by now. This single for me is the result of Fliptrix taking a step back and harnessing every aspect of himself and his surroundings, projecting them outwardly in a powerful flurry of breathless deliverance and meaningful metaphors, with some deep self reflection added for good measure. On production we find 184 once again behind an epically refined beat, this time taking the form of a more spiritual infested journey.
Fliptrix definitely knows how to cause a storm in a teacup when it comes to releases, this track has quite simply got me itching to get my grubby mitts on the album. This guy has done untold amounts for the scene, with this warm up release its obvious he plans to push boundaries, open eyes and touch upon things of deeper meanings, The High focus seal of approval has always been issued deservingly, This Single does not cease on the expectations. DOPE
It’s not too often I get excited about a new release, but when this album dropped on my desk I got fucking excited! Fliptrix, Verb T, BVA and Leafdog of High Focus records have taken their already undeniable solo talents and joined forces to create a brand spanking new album as newly formed super group The Four Owls.
Nature’s Greatest Mystery brings together all of the trademark skills of each individual into one finished product; from Leaf dog’s characteristic vocal style to Fliptrix’s diverse multi’s. Each track showcases exactly why these guys are pivotal players in the UK scene and instrumental in its re-birth. The album is a spectacle; each track is a head nodding classic boom bap masterpiece, and the lyrics are some of the most honest and captivating I have heard in a long, long time. Seriously I cannot urge you to buy this album enough, not only for your own musical enjoyment but also to support what these guys are doing for the scene.
Natures Greatest Mystery will be released Dec 5th, thats next week already. Pre order your copy, in-fact grab a vinyl because they wont be about long, they’ll make a good stocking filler so ask your Mum, Dad, Uncle, Nan or Missus. Get it here: High Focus