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THE HAWKMEN: Soulful Dress/ I Can Tell (Vinyl 7″) + video & tour dates

THE HAWKMEN:  Soulful Dress/ I Can Tell (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ More familiar to MB readers in his former role as Big Boss Man’s bassist and also as one half of Mako & The Hawk, The Hawk has recently been building the rep. of his scorching new live combo, The Hawkmen – an outfit currently being championed by no lesser a personage than Craig Charles. With a long
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MAVI MARX, DJ SQUIGZ: ‘My Resignation’ video

MAVI MARX, DJ SQUIGZ:  'My Resignation'There’s a certain irony in the first release of a new label being called My Resignation but on the evidence at hand, it seems unlikely that Michigan-based rapper Mavi Marx and UK (by way of Thailand) producer DJ Squigz will be collecting their P45 anytime soon. Squigz provides a reliably 90s feel for the beat while Marx growls his way through three plus minutes of him-standing-firm-
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PREZ 96: ‘Kidnap Rap Part 2’ video

PREZ 96: 'Kidnap Rap Part 2' video“Dad! I want to listen to that 90s hip-hop! That story-telling hip-hop – that old school hip-hop.” Thus opens new one, Kidnap Rap Part 2 from Prez 96 and don’t we all want to listen to that kind of hip-hop? What’s a father to do? Step up of course – and in a manner that Daddy Freddy and Gunshot would recognise only too well. Cue heavyweight boom-bap and that ol’ much missed narrative – in
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THE ALLERGIES: Dance Now/ Fade Away feat. ANDY COOPER (Vinyl 7″) + Video

THE ALLERGIES:  Dance Now/ Fade Away feat. ANDY COOPERI think it was C+C Music Factory who once sang Everybody dance now!, and if new Allergies single Dance Now features a similar lyric and an implicit intention to make you sweat, let’s all offer up a prayer of thanks that the sort of dancing required for this uptempo sister funk banger is very much of the b-boy persuasion. And if you’ve seen the
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HOLLIE COOK: Sweet Like Chocolate + video

HOLLIE COOK:  Sweet Like ChocolateSweet Like Chocolate sound familiar? That’s because it was top ten in several countries, a UK number one and the eighth biggest selling UK single of 1999. It didn’t sound like this though did it? No it didn’t, for the Shanks & Bigfoot original was about as mainstream as garage track could get. Step forward Hollie Cook nearly a decade later
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PAN AMSTERDAM: Know The Difference (Video premiere) + UK/US 2018 tour dates

It’s not even a new single but that hasn’t stopped Pan Amsterdam (a.k.a. the genius pairing of producer thatmanmunkz and jazz trumpeter plus emcee Leron Thomas) dropping not one but two videos for Know The Difference, one of the standouts from standout LP The Pocket Watch. Those who’ve had their ear to the ground will know that this is the track on which Thomas’
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VVS VERBAL feat. GENERAL STEELE: Grind

VVS VERBAL feat. GENERAL STEELE:  Grind You know when you see emcees from back in the day still trying to rep. it like they once did, despite the beer belly and it all seems a bit sad? Well it’s pleasing to see that no such fate has befallen Smif-N-Wessun’s General Steele. No, it has not for Steele pretty much – er – steals the limelight in a lean and mean feature in VVS Verbal’s new video Grind over a straight-up gutter boom-bap beat
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ASIAN HAWK: Shining (Video)

ASIAN HAWK:  Shining (Video)Stand by to be wowed once more by the turntable soul antics of former UK DMC champion, Asian Hawk with new track Shining. What?! Hotels built on Native American burial grounds, the thing in Room 237 and evil twins with fringes? Whoahh their, soldier! I said Shining not The Shining. This is an altogether more uplifting affair as Hawk’s voice soars on an updraft of scratch-drenched neo
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MADISON WASHINGTON: Baytrified/ Djedet + video

MADISON WASHINGTON:  Baytrified/ Djedet + videoThe JTHOTEC-featuring Baytrified finds thatmanmunkz switching from his Pan Amsterdam project with Leron Thomas back to his other going hip-hop concern, Madison Washington, with Bay Area native Malik Ameer as MC. And with a name like Baytrified – what else was it going to be but a celebration of Ameer’s beloved Bay Area? Except hold on – what’s this? “The Bay ain’t the bay no
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WOXOW feat. BLACC EL: Up

WOXOW feat. BLACC EL: Up In the second part of today’s ‘leftfield video malarkey from Italy’ here’s Woxow’s new cut, Up, featuring Danish MC Blacc El. Woxow (yes, that is a palindrome, trivia fans!) is the latest nom-de-plume of dj, producer, promoter, tour manager, vinyl collector and all round music fiend Theo Melody onetime of Sweet Life Society (let me hear you
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