Ever since I was introduced to Illinois-based rapper Appleby late last year, I've been craving for more. Over the last few weeks, he's been teasing new music on his Twitter page with handwritten notes which - with the release of his latest track 'Castles' - I've come to realise are actually lyrics from the record. 'Castles' is the second track from Appleby's forthcoming debut EP Down Dance, which was produced entirely by Elias Abid. As usual, the lyrics are thoughtful while Abid's soul-laced production adds an element of enjoyment and liveliness. In fact, this might just be his best work to date.

You can download 'Castles' for free via SoundCloud, while the Down Dance EP is due for release later this year. Oh, and in case you're wondering - according to Appleby himself - "Down Dance is our brand of music."