Written by rumcomPosted in MusicMay 1, 2013Comments Off
The second instalment of the Rum Committee mixtape series sees another full to the brim mix, containing 28 tracks of exclusively new material mixed by DJ Direct. With all Rum Committee members representing on solo and collaborative fronts, “Committee Is Still Boss” is a totally free download or optional contribution. This release will be followed with a “Deluxe” edition of iTunes and digital stores of 14 selected unmixed tracks from the the mixtape and some exclusives as well.
Features from: Sonnyjim, Tenchoo, Adam The Rapper, Koaste, Longusto, Mad Hatter, Shrapnel, Tom Caruana, Jae Genius and Smash Bros.
Rum Committee bluesman Rag N Bones teams up with Glastonbury producer/emcee Leaf Dog for this brand new 8 track release entitled The Dog ‘N’ Bone EP!
The EP is fully produced by Leaf Dog and features Leaf & Birmingham don SonnyJim on guest verses. The project has 6 Vocal tracks, 1 Instrumental & 1 accapella. Comes in jewel case with 4 page booklet or 12″ Limited edition vinyl.
The second installment from the ‘Committee is Boss’ mixtape series is to be released on the 29th of April 2013. Committee is Still Boss (volume II) will be Presented by Direct and is nearly 30 tracks of all-original Rum Committee material with not a single dub in sight, whats more this time around the mixtape will be released FREE OF CHARGE from the get-go! Featuring the likes of Sonnyjim, Tenchoo, Adam the Rapper, Tom Caruana and more this is not to be missed. Another release has also been scheduled shortly after this one, for the die-hard fans and also for holders of the rare ‘Boozetown tickets’ but more on that later. HOLD TIGHT.
Written by rumcomPosted in NewsFebruary 16, 2013Comments Off
The new video for F%*k up the party has just landed, released to celebrate the launch of our exclusive double-A side 45 (you can grab at the Store) a lot of road vids and stage shenanigans from 2012 make up the majority of the footage. Check it out below now but as usual to see it in it’s full glory head over to YouTube page, tweak the quality to 1080p and go full screen - F%*k it up!
Written by rumcomPosted in NewsNovember 13, 2012Comments Off
Rag’N'Bone mans’ long awaited debut EP the aptly titled “Bluestown” dropped on us yesterday, it is already recieving amazing feedback, putting the bigman firmly on music lovers’ radars. Check out the previews here to see what all the hype is about and head over to bandcamp to get it now for a reasonable £4. You can’t argue with value like that. Now go pour yaself a drink and find a comfy chair..
Written by rumcomPosted in MusicNovember 12, 2012Comments Off
Blues music in the UK by nature and substance is an uncharted movement, and one in which you’ve got to dig around to find good contemporary releases. The genre has never fully permeated mainstream music and for a good reason – it has no desire to. The pure, honest rawness that the voice of a blues legend conveys will hit home with anyone who wants to listen carefully enough.
Bluestown is one such record, and one that looks set to announce Rag’n’Bone Man on to the UK Blues stage.
Also playing a prominent role as singer in hip-hop collective Rum Committee, Rag’n’Bone Man’s vocal talent and exposure has grown among not only those in the know, but also those whose attention he captured thanks to a series of noteworthy performances at a selection of gigs and festivals across the UK over this summer.
A 2012 to remember culminated with an appearance supporting music legend Joan Armertrading in a sold-out gig at Brighton Dome; an opportunity awarded to him after being selected from hundreds of entries. Take note – there is a reason to get excited about Rag’n’Bone Man.
The Bluestown EP sees him display a full range of talents as a musician capable of turning his hand to both the guitar and harmonica, with equally emotive results. His real forte, and one which is hard to coach, is his ability to evoke the Blues greats through a voice that seems to emanate straight from a tortured soul. This delivery makes you believe in his word within an inch of your life; true salt of the earth.
From the moment Rag’n’Bone’s harmonies puncture the ambient backdrop of Die Easy, the listener is instantly transported to a level he is playing on – a sound that holds such tradition and so rare to discover. Visions are brought swiftly to the conscious of a smoke drenched bar, rum in hand. A place where music may not be entertainment but more of a voice and slow tune holding your eager attention, knowing the bartender is close by.
That’s not to say that Bluestown is solely blues record – the hip-hop influences that inspired his first direction to write and perform live music are strong and interwoven with Rag’n’Bone’s acoustic ballads. This is never more evident than in his adept delivery of the hook on the mellow Daylight Fading, featuring fellow Rum Committee member Ceezlin.
Whether it’s the unplugged High Heeled Sneakers, the more melancholic, beat-driven Bottom of the Bottle or the hard-hitting lyrics and Blues lick of Tell’Em Like It Is, it’s not difficult to see why Rag’n’Bone Man has gained fans across a range of musical genres.
A strong and much needed release to open the floodgates of his talent, Bluestown is just the tip of the iceberg. With more albums, live band projects and killer rap hooks in the pipeline, it’s clear that Rag’n’Bone is a man with a tale to tell and no shortage of those wanting a front row seat at the recital.
Written by rumcomPosted in NewsAugust 2, 2012Comments Off
Here it is, it’s been a long time waiting so please enjoy the new video to the title track off our album Boozetown… we’re very excited to get this out. Rum Committee hits Boozetown Rum-Noir style - COMMITTEE IS STILL BOSS! Check out below now but to see it in it’s full glory head over to YouTube page, tweak the quality to 1080p and go full screen - GO NOW!
Written by rumcomPosted in NewsJuly 31, 2012Comments Off
We are dropping a new video THIS WEEK! Here are a couple of teasers to whet your whistle. The only thing we are gonna say at this point is that it is most definatley a ‘Film Noir EPIC’ more details on the way so watch this space!
Written by rumcomPosted in NewsJuly 17, 2012Comments Off
Check out these two new videos from the ever mighty Don’t Flop’s new series; WEBHAM. Each week they are showcasing bars from some of the UK’s most talented spitters. Giz and Ceezlin got a foot-in on the first batch - see how it went down..