He’s been Newcastle’s best kept secret, but Mr Blazey is about to get the recognition he deserves with his second album, released on Triptik Records.
Anchored in sample-heavy hip-hop but delving through the prisms of electronica, sonic ambience and dubstep, Slonality is a record of blissed-out precision. Heaton raised Rob Blazey, 24, reacts against a fast-paced media frenzied world with 13 deliberately down-tempo and bass heavy tracks.
Collaborations with Verbal Terrorist rapper Drop Dead Fred and Sqidlims sit seamlessly with warped electronica and layered vocal fragments. Slonality is a dream-like, ever changing journey through the progressive hip-hop genre. An esteemed multi-instrumentalist and producer, Mr Blazey has worked with Newcastle bands The 27 Club, Rob Heron, Wellington Boot and Mammal Club. He is also a member of Natural Selection, a local collective of DJs and producers pioneering the city’s left-field dance and hip-hop scene. After years as one of the Newcastle’s most sought after collaborators he’s finally getting the chance to showcase his talent as a solo artist.