UK based hip hop act The Scribes are pleased to announce the release of their new EP “The Totem Tri­logy Part 1”, a 5 track pro­ject made in col­lab­or­a­tion with Chica­go raised pro­du­cer Astro Snare. The record and accom­pa­ny­ing music video are due for release through Quill Equipped Records as a lim­ited edi­tion CD and on all digit­al formats and stream­ing ser­vices on April 13th.

“The Totem Tri­logy Part 1” fea­tures the impec­cable pro­duc­tion of Astro Snare at it’s very best, cov­er­ing a wide range of influ­ences and styles across the 5 tracks while always remain­ing true to the golden age hip hop boom bap roots of the pro­ject. From the reg­gae-tin­ted brass and subs of “Mighty Mighty”, to the con­tem­plat­ive piano chops and soar­ing strings of “Heart Breaks”, Astro Snare has provided a com­pel­ling and com­plex sound­scape for the listen­er to escape into.

The release also show­cases the Oxford based producer’s trade­mark elec­tro funk boom bap sound, with cer­ti­fied bangers “Rock This Part 2”, “Keep Boun­cing” and “I’m Back” guar­an­teed to get hip hop heads nod­ding and crowds moving.

On mic duties multi-award win­ning lyr­i­cists The Scribes go hard, lacing each track with their unique brand of flaw­less flows and pack­ing every beat with razor sharp raps full of wit and ori­gin­al­ity. Equally at home drop­ping intro­spect­ive mus­ings or break­neck bars of pure fire, the duo of Ill Lit­er­ate & Jonny Steele seam­lessly com­bine to bring the raw, ener­get­ic vocal that has seen them become fest­iv­al favour­ites across the UK and beyond.

“The Totem Tri­logy Part 1” is the first of a 3 EP series fea­tur­ing the stun­ning art­work of renowned illus­trat­or Chris Mal­bon. The abso­lutely gor­geous cov­er designs of the 3 EPs will link togeth­er to form one image of the tit­u­lar totem.

With guest vocals from both AstroSnare him­self and found­ing fath­er of the UK hip hop scene MC Duke, this is a release that simply can­not be slept on and is a sign of huge things to come for The Scribes.


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Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.