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HOLLIE COOK: ‘Survive’ video (2017) + European tour 2018 dates

“Without your love boy, I just don’t know how to survive,” sings Hollie Cook ethereally on Survive a.k.a one half of recent, excellent reggae double single Freefalling/ Survive. But do we believe her? Perhaps a gander at the new video with its home video-style footage all tastefully shot through a vintage Super 8 style filter will help. But what’s this? Hollie having a shimmy in the kitchen
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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
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JAY DOUGLAS & CHRIS BUTCHER: Messengers (2017) + Video

JAY DOUGLAS & CHRIS BUTCHER:  Messengers (2017) + VideoRating: ★★★★★ Stand by for massive rootsy old school funky reggae as Jay Douglas and Chris Butcher get together to lay down the positivity vibes with new single Messengers. Jamaica-to-Toronto transplant Douglas has been doing it on Canada’s reggae scene since the 70s and has most definitely still got it, while trombonist Butcher leads the Heavyweights Brass Band and has
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THE ALLERGIES feat. ANDY COOPER: Main Event/ Buzzsaw (7″ Vinyl)(2017) + video

THE ALLERGIES feat. ANDY COOPER:  Main Event/ Buzzsaw (7Rating: ★★★★★ And today’s main event is The Allergies’ new 45 off recent LP Push On entitled Main Event and featuring Ugly Duckling emcee and unofficial third Allergy Andy Cooper himself. Man, that is a main event! Expect boom-bap drums, lashings of horns and hook-filled party lyrics. What’s that Andy? “Don’t wear expensive clothes/ When the heat’s up you’ll sweat right through
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MUNGO’S HI-FI feat. EVA LAZARUS: ‘Amsterdam’ video (2017)

MUNGO'S HI-FI feat. EVA LAZARUS:  'Amsterdam' videoRating: ★★★★★ Like the similarly angel-voiced Hollie Cook, you can always rely on Eva Lazarus to hook up with decent reggae and/or bashment producers and grace a decent beat. In this case, she’s joined forces with Glasgow’s finest dancehall practitioners, Mungo’s Hi-Fi, for the piano-led skank of break-up tune Amsterdam which finds our downcast heroine needing to get lifted after – well –
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SON OF SAM feat. PRINCE PO: Flying Fist + Video (2017)

SON OF SAM feat. PRINCE PO:  Flying Fist + Video Following the August release of the Masta Ace and Large Pro-featuring Come A Long Way, the next single from Son Of Sam’s Cinder Hill LP (due at the end of the month) has arrived. Entitled Flying Fist it features another legendary hip-hop MC. This time it’s Organised Konfusion’s Prince Po who drops softly urgent rapid-fire bars over a scattershot jazzy beat dressed up with strings. The
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T-BIRD: Mr President (2017) + video

T-BIRD:  Mr President (2017) + videoCriminally underrated, the now de-funked T-Bird & The Breaks have left a big hole in the global underground funk and soul scene so it’s good news to hear that gravel-voiced, master-lyricist T-Bird, a.k.a Tim Crane, is back in the saddle with a new single/ video, Mr President, as well as an album, Bottle Fulla Rainbows, in the offing as well. Until that LP comes out though – here’s a single
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SON OF SAM feat. MASTA ACE & LARGE PROFESSOR: Come A Long Way (2017)

SON OF SAM feat. MASTA ACE & LARGE PROFESSOR: Come A Long Way (2017)Originally formed in ’03, underground hip-hop outfit Son Of Sam are back for ’17 with new single Come A Long Way which features no fewer than two legendary NY emcees – Large Professor and Masta Ace. The outfit consists of producer Tom Caruana (of Wu-Beatles Magical Mystery Chambers fame), rhythm section John and Joe Sam (whose background includes stints with both
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EL MICHELS AFFAIR: Shaolin Brew video (2017)

EL MICHELS AFFAIR:  Shaolin Brew videoEl Michels Affair dropped the bomb back in April with their super-dope LP of psych-funk Wu-Tang covers, Return To The 37th Chamber, currently in the running to be MB album of the year. Anyway, three tracks in you’ll find their psychedelic noir take on Shaolin Brew, altogether more doomy than the Wu version (mainly because of the church organ motif) for which they’ve just
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HANNAH WILLIAMS & THE AFFIRMATIONS: Late Nights & Heartbreak (video)(2017)

HANNAH WILLIAMS & THE AFFIRMATIONS:  Late Nights & Heartbreak (video)Everybody knows by now that the Malcolm Catto-produced title track of the latest LP by underground UK retro-soul talent Hannah Williams got sampled for the title track of Jay-Z’s new album, right? It’s this decade’s Eminem and Dido story! How to represent said track in audio-visual format, though? I suppose the band could employ traditional ideas like good cinematography
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