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Your LoFix #7 – The Chillest of UK Hip Hop

Welcome to The LoFix, a column to share some LoFi & Chill Hop that I’ve recently discovered and love. Giving you that fix of chill; something we all need regularly. And if you’re feeling the tracks, do share them with your friends.

In this seventh edition of the series we dive into the very chilled side of UK Hip Hop, thoughtful lyricists with a touch of jazzy or laid back beats.

Hit the country for a drive just to clear my mind, blow a blunt into the sky got me here on time. A perfect opening line and setting for the scene by Summer Sons, let “Blue Skies” ease you with the conscious rap delivery and floaty production. 
A nostalgic tune from my Uni days, after getting in from Fabric or another London club and joking with friends whilst the sun rises. Lyrically it might offend today’s crowd but the lyrical content and flow is raw, flowing perfect over the melodic piano and simple boom bap beat that will be appreciated by any hip hop head. Salute to Dabbla who is a pioneer of the uk hip hop scene.
This is for those morning, afternoon, night smokers one to “Blaze It Up” it up to, with the subtle wobble of the synth and Sparkz‘ impeccable rap that at parts is delivered at a cool fast pace that seems like a breeze for the talented Mancunian. Taken from The Mouse Outfit‘s ‘Escape Music’ album that introduced them to the UK and beyond.
Barney Artist is no stranger to collaborating with incredible artists from Tom Misch to Blue Lab Beats, this time he’s teamed up with the soulful Mr Jukes. A collaboration that compliments both, with barney’s conscious raps and Mr Jukes jazzy tones. “Gratitude” doesn’t cost a thing and this song is a reminder of that, sometimes we can loose faith in what’s right and Barney gives us a heartfelt reminder of that. The choir in this song, gives you an epic feeling and I don’t need to say anymore there… Just listen! 
A song of two parts with ENNY & Loyle Carner taking their turns with poetic rap flows and cut with a stunning vocal breakdown. Take It Slow, a good reminder of what’s important in life and is summed up nicely with this lyric from Loyle, “Locked my phone off, and walked outside, and looked up to the sun that shines”.