We are delighted to announce that London rapper and producer duo Phoenix da Icefire & Husky Brown have been shortlisted as nominees for “Best Independent Album” at this year’s AIM Awards.

This annual event is hosted by the Association of Independent Music who are celebrating their 20th anniversary of representing the UK’s independent sector of artists, record labels and associated businesses worldwide.

Originally planned to take place at The Roundhouse London in September, understandably due to COVID 19 implications, the organizers have adapted the event to a virtual online ceremony which will be broadcast on Wednesday August 12th.

The nomination recognizes the extraordinary quality of the pair’s album “Panacea” which we released on May 5th, both in terms of Husky’s unique and diverse productions fusing hip hop, rap, soul, dub, bass r&b and electronica, and also reflecting Phoenix’s extremely current narrative addressing climate change, racism, mental health, well being, spirituality and personal aspirations. All of course delivered with the highly creative lyricism and wordplay long associated with the Triple Darkness group member.

They are in high class company across all genres and categories, and you can read about all nominees at the Awards’ official website HERE

The winners will be decided by a panel of music journalists and we congratulate all artists involved on the recognition and wish everyone the best of luck.

The “Best Independent Album” category is in association with Spotify where of course you can stream “Panacea”

A new video for the track “The Humans are Coming” will be released during July, more news on that soon. Meanwhile connect with Phoenix da Icefire and Husky Brown on Instagram @PhoenixDaIcefire @HuskyBrown.Official and Twitter @PhoenixDaFire and @HuskyBrown

All media and press enquiries regarding Phoenix da Icefire and Husky Brown can be addressed to our in house promotional division UrbanElite PR who will be happy to assist. Their contact details are available HERE

TEAM NDR

We are extremely proud to announce the release today of the phenomenal new album “Panacea” by London’s rapper & producer duo Phoenix da Icefire and Husky Brown.

A truly astounding and ground breaking piece of work which breaks from formulaic convention, Husky’s fresh and dynamic fusion of hip hop, electronica, dub, bass, r&b and soul provides the soundtrack for a narrative addressing many of today’s most pressing issues.

Triple Darkness member Phoenix has long been regarded as one of the finest lyricists to emerge from the UK, and throughout the album he sets his existential sights on the environment, mental health, knife crime, racism, well being and inner city life, all delivered with his trademark dexterous rhymes and creative wordplay.

Facing the challenges head on, the engaging commentary still retains a message of hope at its core, related through metaphorical concepts as abstract as they are grounded in reality.

A multidimensional, unique, entertaining and highly relevant album which pushes boundaries for the genre and will stand the test of time for years to come. Literally exceptional.

Distributed by Ingrooves / Universal, available to download and stream from Apple, Amazon and Tidal Also available to stream on Spotify & Soundcloud

Connect with Phoenix da Icefire & Husky Brown on Instagram @PhoenixDaIcefire @HuskyBrown.Official and on Twitter @PhoenixDaFire @HuskyBrown

All media inquiries regarding the album, including requests to interview Phoenix da Icefire and Husky Brown, should be sent to our in house promotional division UrbanElite PR. Their contact details are available HERE

Our continued appreciation to everyone for their support, especially during these difficult times. Stay safe.

TEAM NDR

We are very proud to present the exceptional new single “The Humans are Coming” b/w “Travelling Buddy” by London rapper Phoenix da Icefire and producer Husky Brown

Released today, this is just the latest example of why we relaunched the label, providing the opportunity for highly creative and gifted artists to be heard.

Husky’s fresh perspective on production merging hip hop, electronica, dub and bass is the musical backdrop for Phoenix to address some of today’s most relevant issues with the highest caliber lyricism. In “The Humans are Coming” he skillfully tackles climate change and wider environmental concerns, while “Travelling Buddy” is a poignant offer of support, empathy and hope to all those experiencing mental health difficulties. A remix is also provided courtesy of renowned UK producer Chemo aka Telemachus

This is music that matters. Available from Apple / iTunes, Tidal, Amazon and also streaming on Spotify and Soundcloud

Taken from the album “Panacea” we release on May 5th. Connect with the pair on twitter @PhoenixDaFire & @HuskyBrown and instagram @PhoenixDaIcefire & @HuskyBrown.Official

All media, press & DJ inquiries about our releases can be sent to our in house promotional division UrbanElite PR and they’ll be happy to help you. Their contact details are HERE

Thanks again for everyone’s support

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