Release Date: 6th May 2022
Monsters are the result of the sleep of reason" said Goya, and today we live with its complete absence. Murder and grief, destitution and corruption surround us. War. Democide and the madness of the lies that adorn it - a casual dispersal of humanity and lives put to the fire. Where is joy? Where is hope? Music and Art are all that remain to salve the spirit, yet they are done. A Twentieth-century devotion that now only exists as an outfit, a thin layer worn as social currency. What was previously a mountainous range for pilgrims to climb is now a warehouse stacked high, lit by LED, every last shadow removed. Served online as a superficial ghost, reanimated by computer in St.Vitus dance - those warm corners where we used to reside now stark and scratchy - no place left to hide, no orange glow to spark cognisance. Right against the wall, held by the throat, we are only free in dreams. Yet Music still lives here - in reverie amongst the world of spirits and memory, recharging and recuperating, awaiting rebirth. So let the psalms of decades past instead serve as armour - dress yourself with these plates and reside here while storms rage outside. Here are 12 dreams to serve as armour. Take hope with lord and dego, sit here with us in the warmth and dream again, for in the words of Hughes "if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.
a1: Metonymy and Synecdoche
a2: Intention Not Action
a3: I Wish You Knew
b1: Autumn-Winter 3033
b2: The Fire This Time
c1: Non Negotiable
c2: Faith Must Have Reason
c3: St. Vitus Dance
d2: Massive Underdogs (feat. Domu)
d3: Dirty Sea
Release Date: 6th August 2021
The sound of optimism in the midst of battle. A bold, impassioned cry – railing against the forces of greed at their depth of their depravity. A statement of Socialist intent and rejection of all musical conformity. 20th Century Music - as there has been no 21st. The story hasn't ended and shows no sign of doing so. Beauty is truth, truth beauty said Keats - and all you need to know. No illusion. No lies. The clarity of identity. The teaming of Blackness and Neurodiversity and the manifold combination to be found within. Matt Lord and dego lead us away from avarice and onwards to Joy. Better than pleasure.
a1: Who's Gold, Who's Gold Plated?
a2: Keep to the Left
a3: Guess Who's Smoking
a4: Life Happens Here
a5: It's Not What You Know, It's What You Can Prove
a6: No Romance
b1: The Curtain Falls
b2: They Don't Know, Don't Care, Don't Care to Know
b3: Better Than Pleasure
b4: Your New Life Costs You Your Old Life
b5: People Lie, Actions Don't
b6: Pale Care, Avant!
Release Date - 24th May 2019
After numerous features and collaborations Obenewa, Kaidi Tatham and dego combine together to form Blacks & Blues.Three song based dance tracks to fill the void of underground vocal club music.
'Spin' is flavoured with S.A house & afrobeatz whilst Obenewa sings about the wonder that is love. 'You Know The Feeling' moves towards the funk that is synonymous with 2000Black and 'Don't Know Why (chant for love)' is purely the marriage between reggae and jazz.
02. Don't Know Why (Chant For Love)
03. You Know The Feeling
Release Date - 3rd May 2019
Marvin Jupiter is an 18 year old artist who mainly makes hip-hop music, using bass lines as rhythms more associated with funk. He uses and creates the sound of the modern day interpretation of trap adding his own personal twist.
'Reach' is a rendition of the typical "house" genre including rhythms sampled from South American cultures, using current sounds from the "trap genre" even having a small section of a "trap/hip-hop" beat towards the end of the song.
On the B-side you can hear the boogie & funk through a dego & Lord remix
2. Reach (Dego & Lord Remix)