Bikram Singh – “Kawan 2″ featuring Gunjan & Tigerstyle

Score: 7.2

We’ve given Bikram healthy doses of shit over the years, but we always review every new song with a fresh pair of ears. And so it’s great to tell you, dear Reader, that alongside pals Gunjan and Tigerstyle, he’s delivered the charming “Kawan 2″. Gunjan’s gorgeous vocals are pure ear candy, and Tigerstyle’s relaxed production is definitely on point too. Mr Singh himself gives a passionate performance, and this is definitely one to just kick back and enjoy life to. (Reviewed by Raman)

Eyec Jaé – “So Dark” featuring Emmanuel

Score: N/A

Being the kind of wanky review site we are, it’s sometimes easy to forget that some of the artists we cover are: a) Sinfully young; and b) Human after all. Eyec released “Happy Midnight” a good while ago now, and at an extremely tender age. To fans and DJ’s, it’s tempting to look at rappers in binary code alone. And so, it’s great when a song comes along to jolt you out of that slump. While the nature of “So Dark” leaves us a bit reticent to issue any kind of criticism its way (hence no score), the song is more about showing your scars and attempting to basically just find the fucking lightswitch in pitch black darkness. Having gone through really bad periods ourselves, it’s important to recognise that – cliche or not – there IS a light at the end of the tunnel. (Reviewed by Rahul)

Ziggy Bonafide – “Has Ke Bol” Featuring Rahat Fateh Ali Khan

Score: 3.2

God knows what is going on in “Has Ke Bol”. It really is the sonic equivalent of a Quattro Formaggio pizza. It’s like watching those boys that covered “Crossroads” or seeing East 17 as middle aged men. The production could be used to sweeten Coca Cola. Ziggy’s vocals are more strained than baby food, only rivalled by his acting in the video. The only redeeming featuring is Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (as per usual). Otherwise this isn’t up to the better Bonafide efforts, and doesn’t really need your attention. (Reviewed by Rahul)

Zaheer X RKZ – “Crazy”

Score: 5.9

We’re not entirely sure about this joint from Zaheer and RKZ. It’s not without merit, with Zaheer contributing a professional (if ultimately uninspired) instrumental. RKZ delivers a deceptively catchy chorus, but his singing just seems a bit subdued. Then, he starts rapping and “Crazy” instantly gets significantly better. It just feels better suited to the beat, more grounded and connected. Simply put, this should have been a more conventional hip hop track with the same chorus. (Reviewed by Rahul)

TaZzZ – “Shutdown” (featuring Immi & DJ Surinder Rattan)

Score: 8.1

Apart from the needless Chelsea references from TaZzZ (seriously, people, it’s all about Liverpool), he returns with a bang as “Shutdown” proves to be an irrepressible anthem – and possibly TaZzZ’s best offering thus far. DJ Surinder Rattan delivers an incredible instrumental, allowing TaZzZ to flow with well-considered bars. Immi’s vocals are on point, and the two shun the need for a chorus, opting instead to let their DJ do his thing in the alloted space. The self-proclaimed “lyrical supremacy” is a bit hyperbolic, but hey this is hip hop – sometimes you just need to shout your message from the rooftops. Considering this is a free download, you need to go get this shit. ASAP. (Reviewed by Jesal)