Conscious Route has returned with a new two-track single, ‘Galactic’ b/w ‘Four Five.’
With ‘Galactic,’ Conscious Route shows his lyrical versatility over driving production from rising drum and bass producer, Coben, as Edinburgh-based reggae, dub and D&B vocalist, Wends blesses the track with her sound system-ready hooks. Coben’s production is informed by his Jazz training and experience of live performance to create an insistent break as Conscious Route and Wends use their experience to bring the lyrical firepower.
BBC Introducing Scotland Phoebe I-H & Shereen Cutkelvin recently played the track on their show.
Shereen Cutkelvin said, “Can I just say this trio together are absolute fire! I mean it just all works so perfectly together, it’s by far the best track I heard here, like his just taken the bar so high, his knocked it off to a whole other room”.
Coben is back at the helm for the b-side, ‘Four Five,’ as Conscious Route is supported on lyrical duties by Naledi, who has been making waves on the Scottish scene since debuting with ‘Dark Soul’ alongside DJ/Producer Nasty P. Now building a following among soul and jazz afficionados as the front singer of Mother All Mighty, Naledi adds a soulful edge to the track that brings a smooth edge to balance the rolling production.
The release is finished off with a unique hybrid sounding remix, with the newly signed signature sound of Wav Machine.
Conscious Route is a rapper, MC, poet and singer-songwriter who was born in London before moving to Edinburgh over a decade ago. In 2020, he unleashed the collaborative ‘Lost Routes’ album, alongside producer True Note, which went on to receive a 4-star review in The Scotsman upon its release. In addition to this, three of his more recent releases, ‘Trojan,’ ‘Orphans,’ and his feature on ‘Dragons Jaw’ by Post Coal Prom Queen, were all named as track of the week on BBC Introducing Scotland. The Sensory EP, a collaboration with producer Toni Smoke, also saw 2 tracks receive worldwide airplay on Rapstation 365 radio station, played by UK’s DJ Shorty on London Chip Shop show, then re-spun by the legendary Chuck D in the USA.
His ‘Lost Routes Flip tape’ was supported by Tom Robinson’s BBC 6 Music ‘Fresh on the Net BBC Introducing’ mixtape show and he has again seen his music named among the Herald’s top 100 Scottish tunes of the year. He also recently released the Pyramid EP with shortlisted Scottish Artist of the Year, Scott Bathgate. Conscious Route’s release reached the international stage once again with airplay in USA, Canada, Australia, Japan and Europe. BBC Introducing Scotland, presenters Phoebe I-H and Shreen Cutkelvin supported it on their show and calling it, “the ultimate collaboration.” Since then, Conscious Route’s music, including his last single, ‘Portals’ with Forest DLG, continues to get support from the BBC – with ‘Dragon’s Jaw’ making it to BBC Introducing Scotland’s Best Track of the Week show. Neil March BBC6 music curator said, “Imaginative and Inventive UK Hip Hop crafted by one of the most exciting upcoming voices of the UK scene.”
His most recent release, ‘Dripping Sauce’ with producer Subject 13, recently released on R&S Records, has been getting hyped reviews and worldwide attention on platforms YORAPS.COM & DMCWORLD.NET. The live music scene has seen Conscious Route support Dabbla, Dead Prez, Marlowe, Pan Amsterdam, Wiki, Jelani Blackman and Onyx to name a few…
SOURCE: Official Bio