Recently Wiki dropped in to hang with our own Zane Lowe…and had to have a play on the new drum machine! Check it out wiki wiki…
LISTEN: No Mountains In Manhattan – http://x-l-r.co/NMIM
After digitally releasing his album in August, Wiki is back this month to release his debut No Mountains in Manhattan IRL – on CD and 2LP!. Out now via XL Recordings, the album features fellow New York natives, both legend and novice, including Ghostface Killah, Lakutis, ACAB, Slicky Boy, Your Old Droog and more. Production credits include Ratking’s Sporting Life, Tony Seltzer, Kaytranada, Earl Sweatshirt, and Wiki himself.
NO MOUNTAINS IN MANHATTAN OUT NOW VIA XL RECORDINGS
Today, New York’s Wiki is back to share a new video. “Stickball,” one of the standouts from Wiki’s recently released debut album, No Mountains in Manhattan, receives a visual treatment reminiscent of old New York that finds Wiki and company playing stickball in the streets of downtown Manhattan.
In August, Wiki released No Mountains in Manhattan to critical acclaim. Hailed as a “true New York poet” (The FADER), Wiki has further solidified his place as one of the most exciting young voices in rap with his candid perspective on coming of age in New York.
Watch “Stickball” below …
No Mountains in Manhattan
“[Wiki] fully assumes the roles of storyteller and leader” – Pitchfork
“Wiki just delivered one of the best rap albums of 2017” – DJ Booth
RELEASES NEW SINGLE ‘MOUNTAINS OF GOLD FT. SAMPHA, IBEYI, WIKI & KAMASI WASHINGTON’
WATCH THE NICK WALKER-DIRECTED VIDEO BELOW
Everything Is Recorded – the new collaborative artist project from Richard Russell – today release a new single, ‘Mountains Of Gold’ via XL Recordings. It sees the record producer and XL Recordings head, renowned for his album production work for Bobby Womack, Damon Albarn, Ibeyi and Gil Scott-Heron among others, collaborating with a diverse host of acclaimed artists in the form of London’s very own Sampha (who also lent vocals to Everything Is Recorded’s debut track ‘Close But Not Quite’), French-Cuban duo Ibeyi, NYC rapper WIki and LA jazz titan Kamasi Washington.
“’Mountains of Gold’ is sound system inspired, you can hear a lot of strong and different personalities and voices in the one song, but the feeling is consistent. Everyone has plenty of space” – Richard Russell
‘Mountains Of Gold’ comes accompanied by a Nick Walker-directed video. The video, which was shot in Los Angeles, features, in order of appearance, Kaner Flex, Lisa-Kainde Diaz (Ibeyi), Mela Murder, Naomi Diaz (Ibeyi), Infinite, Sampha, Wiki, Kamasi Washington, Hardy Blechman, Richard Russell and Quincy Jones.
‘Mountains Of Gold’ is the follow up to Everything Is Recorded’s debut ‘Close But Not Quite’ EP, which featured a similarly eclectic host of international artists including Sampha, Giggs, Obongjayar, Tic, Warren Ellis, Infinite, Mela Murder, Green Gartside and Baluji Shrivastav.. Both releases provide a captivating snapshot of the kind of collaboration and experimentation that has taken place at Russell’s west London studio, The Copper House. This studio has become a creative second home for a revolving cast of vocalists and musicians who pass through to write, record and share ideas, mixing traditional recording sessions with extended, uninhibited live jams.
‘Mountains Of Gold’ is available from today on all digital services and on 12” vinyl featuring exclusive B-side ‘Mountains Of Dub feat. Kamasi Washington’. ‘Mountains Of Dub’ also features live mix and outboard effects by Brian Eno, Redlight and Seb Chew.
Look out for more Everything Is Recorded releases in the very near future.
Today, New York City based rapper Wiki is back with a new song ‘Pretty Bull,’ available everywhere now via XL Recordings / Rhythmethod. The music video for ‘Pretty Bull,’ directed by Ben Solomon, sees Wiki in his element at home in downtown Manhattan, surrounded by friends for a party at the local bodega.
Over the weekend Wiki, known for his role in Ratking, made his Glastonbury debut, an electrifying performance which saw Wiki joined by Suspect OTB, Jesse James Solomon and Skepta, who’s ‘That’s Not Me’ remix Wiki guested on in 2014. Skepta ran over after his own show to join Wiki on stage to perform ‘God Bless Me’ from Wiki’s debut mixtape Lil Me.