Tag Archives: hip-hop

THE ALLERGIES: Dig Jalapeno (Album)(2017) + ‘Blast Off’ remix premiere

THE ALLERGIES:  Dig Jalapeno (Album)(2017) + 'Blast Off' remix premiereEverybody knows deejay-producers love nothing better than getting the keys to a record company’s back catalogue so one can only imagine the pants-wetting excitement Bristol duo The Allergies must have experienced when they recently gained access to Jalapeno’s vaults. Of course, having penetrated the inner sanctum, there was nothing left to do but have had a right old rummage. The
…MORE

SON OF SAM: Come A Long Way (EXTRA P remix)(2017)

SON OF SAM:  Come A Long Way EXTRA P remixAs if getting Large Professor on a track as well as Masta Ace wasn’t enough of a score for Son Of Sam on their recent classic Cinder Hill album, they’ve now managed to get one of hip-hop’s most legendary emcee-producers to remix the track he appears on as well. And so it is that we get the Come A Long Way Extra P remix. This replaces the original’s end-of-the-pier Wurlitzer-based beat
…MORE

MAIDM: Tun Up Di Heat (Party Banger) b/w B-Boy Shit (10″ Vinyl)(2017)

MAIDM: Tun Up Di Heat (Party Banger) (2017)Rating: ★★★★★ Stand by for the dopest Brit-hop dancefloor cut you’ve heard since Roots Manuva’s Witness. Cue splutterings, guffaws and stroking of exaggeratedly huge chins all round at such a grandiose claim, of course. But the thing is, producer and emcee on Tun Up Di Heat (Party Banger) are UK legends Aim and Mikey D.O.N respectively, known collectively here as MAIDM
…MORE

DJ PNUTZ: Bee-Sides (2017)

DJ PNUTZ: Bee-Sides (2017)Fresh – in both the primary and hip-hop senses of the word – from her recent 16 Psyche album, DJ Pnutz drops a brace of recording session extras that didn’t make the final cut in the shape of this Bee-Sides single. And about this, it would be remiss of the monkey not to create some buzz (thank you, I’m here all week) since the track Bee-Side is an efficient slice of heavy Hammond-tinged
…MORE

SAUKRATES feat. KARDINAL OFFISHAL: Jays Fitted (2017)

SAUKRATES feat. KARDINAL OFFISHAL:  Jays Fitted (2017)Hot on the heels of the summer’s re-reissue of Saukrates’ The Underground Tapes or some way out in front of his forthcoming Season 2 LP, depending on how you look at it, comes new single Jays Fitted. Could that be a reference to a certain baseball cap worn to represent Toronto’s baseball team? Well, it’s certainly a warts-and-all love-letter to and true school anthem for Saukrates’ adopted
…MORE

SON OF SAM: Cinder Hill (2017)

SON OF SAM:  Cinder HillRating: ★★★★★ If you’ve been paying attention over the last month and a half you might have noticed how the dog days of August and the start of September turned into an Indian ‘summer of Sam’ with the staggered release of no fewer than three singles in advance of the mighty Cinder Hill – the full-length debut of Son Of Sam. The band,
…MORE

DILLON & DIAMOND D: Black Tie Affair (Vinyl EP)(2017) + Feast video

DILLON & DIAMOND D:  Black Tie Affair (Vinyl EP)It’s all the ‘D’s time as Atlanta MC Dillon Maurer teams up with a man whose steelo is tight because he’s by far the best producer on the mic a.k.a Bronx legend and Diggin In The Crates crew founder member Diamond D. It’s something of a hip-hop ‘occasion’ then and what you might even call a Black Tie Affair – these two certainly have
…MORE

WHIRLWIND D: Falling EP (2017) + ‘Nothing’s Better’ video

WHIRLWIND D:  Falling EP (2017) + 'Nothing's Better' videoWith it being the season for atmospheric disturbances, what better time for Dudley Jaynes, a.k.a. Whirlwind D, to make his return than by brewing up a Brit-hop storm on his new Falling EP. ‘Falling’ D? Something tells me this isn’t going to be all cheery verbals over party drum breaks and it certainly isn’t, for here is a four-tracker that pulls no punches with regard to the current state
…MORE

SON OF SAM feat. SOUNDSCI: Put It On Ya (2017)

SON OF SAM feat. SOUNDSCI: Put It On YaWhat has proved to be a ‘summer of Sam’ continues into the early autumn as Tom Caruana’s live hip-hop outfit Son Of Sam drops yet another single, Put It on Ya, featuring Soundsci, off the forthcoming Cinder Hill long player. Put It On Ya follows Prince Po-collab. Flying Fist and the Masta Ace & Large Pro-featuring Come A Long Way. The track finds Soundsci lyrically – er
…MORE

THIRD ROOT: Reflection Of The Times/ Soul Force (Vinyl 7″)(2017)

THIRD ROOT:  Reflection Of The Times/ Soul Force (Vinyl 7Next up from Dinked Records is this tasty seven inch hook-up between the label and Texas hip-hop outfit Third Root featuring two of the dopest cuts from the latter’s Libertad album. The crew consists of ‘black and brown’ members Easy Lee, Mexican Stepfather and DJ Chicken George whose lyrical reflection of the times on A-side – er – Reflection Of The Times hits hard over funky organic beats
…MORE

Top