Boomkat Product Review:
We’ve picked 6 labels that made a big impact on our musical landscape this year and commissioned a bespoke USB time capsule for each one that contains their entire 2021 output, plus exclusives. Over the next few days we’ll be announcing each one, starting with this absolutely epic 12 hour motherload from endlessly inspiring mcr crew: Shotta Tapes.
There’s loads going on in MCR right now; Space Afrika, Anz and Aya sprawled all over EOY lists, Blackhaine switching between The White Hotel and choreographing for Kanye with bare energy, the YOUTH crew doing their thing, Michael j Blood keeping it tight and rollin, and on and on and on it goes. Scurrying in and around all that lot is Rat Heart aka Tom Boogizm; a producer, DJ, facilitator - whatever u wanna call it - who joins the dots between most of the above while also making + assembling some of the most groundbreaking music to have emerged from the city in years.
His Shotta Tapes label has had an incredible year, peaking with Rat Heart’s brilliantly sprawling debut album (think Arthur Russell meets The Other People Place), but also via releases under his own name, collabs with Michael J Blood, plus key mixtapes from Jon K, Big Scraps and others. With most of its releases no longer available to purchase on any format at all, this is pretty much your only chance to swallow up Shotta’s sought-after run of 2021 bombs, including some extras from the previous year, plus an exclusive Rat Heart album not available on any other format.
Trust, it’s 100% DIY, 100% Killer.
The USB includes:
Rat Heart - Rat Heart (Album)
Rat Heart - Impressions 4 Guitar + Broken Tascam (Album)
Rat Heart - Exclusive Album for Boomkat USB (Album)
Bloodheart (Michael J Blood + RAT HEART) (Album)
Jon K - Somewhat Like . . .(Mixtape)
Big Scraps - Follow The Yellow Brick Road (Mixtape)
Big Scraps - Now That’s Wot I Call Drill (Mixtape)
Fallow + Griz-O - Wicked & Wild (Album)
Tom Boogizm - Nothing Conscious (Mixtape)
Tom Boogizm - Devil On The Cross (Double Mixtape)