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SON OF SAM feat. LIFFORD & BLAISE B: Fighting Talk EP + video

SON OF SAM feat. LIFFORD & BLAISE B:  Fighting Talk EP + videoRating: ★★★★★ Last year’s debut album from Son Of Sam, Cinder Hill, ended up being MB’s album of the year and deservedly so pairing, as it did, dope all-original (and mostly live-played) beats with an array of legendary emcees. One of the absolute highlights of this LP of highlights though was self-affirmation anthem, Fighting Talk, featuring bars from Blaise B and underpinned by a dubby-
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PAN AMSTERDAM: Plus One video

PAN AMSTERDAM:  Plus One videoRating: ★★★★★ Who exactly is Pan Amsterdam? The smooth samples, the laidback lyrical delivery – half stream-of-consciousness/ half tongue-in-cheek lyrics – and the hijacking of an old Alexander O’Neal video for new single Plus One reveal a wry sense of humour possessed by the likes of both Messrs Daniel Dumile and Kool Keith Thornton. Surely there can’t be a third such
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DRAGON FLI EMPIRE: Hold Down The Fort (prod. DJAR ONE) b/w Right On Time (prod. DJ COSM & METAWON) + video

DRAGON FLI EMPIRE: Hold Down The Fort (prod. DJAR ONE) b/w Right On Time (prod. DJ COSM & METAWON)Rating: ★★★★★ Beats House Records renews its relationship (established in 2015 on the A Little More Funk 7″) with Canadian hip-hop crew Dragon Fli Empire for another dope 45 hook-up. On A-side bump Hold Down The Fort, Djar One is ranking production officer while DFE’s Teekay commands the mic (and does his best Rakim-impression) and DJ Cosm pulls his best cuts out of the armoury
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MEGATIVE: Can’t Do Drugz (Like I Used To) + video

MEGATIVE:  Can't Do Drugz (Like I Used To) + videoRating: ★★★★★ If you want a sense of what North American collective Megative (consisting of The Stills’ Tim Fletcher, producer/ musician Gus Van Go, producer/ musicians Like Minds and New York dancehall legend Screechy Dan) sound like, think of The Specials’ more downtempo moments as if produced by Massive Attack. Dubby but pop savvy, first single (and anthem for doomed youth) More
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CHIMA ANYA & SLONE: Coffee + video

Ok – let’s modern shit up a bit. Chima Anya has been working with producer Slone and the third single to be released from forthcoming LP People Forget is Coffee which finds Anya unashamedly dumping a lady friend because he hasn’t got time for, well, coffee after they’ve done the wild thing. On the face of it, what we have here is something of a seven day type deal – you know like the Craig
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FREAKPOWER: United State EP + ‘Soul Clap’ video

FREAKPOWER:  United State EPRating: ★★★★★ What better time for nineties groovers Freakpower to return with the United State EP, their first drop in twenty years or so? Trump is in the Whitehouse advocating guns for teachers and a nuclear spanky botty for Kim Jong-Un, the UK is on course for self-inflicted economic disaster, and Putin is going to be ‘voted’ Russian president again next month. Who wouldn’t fly their
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THE BAMBOOS: Lit Up + Video

Oh hello – Oz funk commandos The Bamboos are finally back with new single Lit Up off forthcoming album Night Time People – their eighth – due for a June release. If you’ve been paying attention (and you’d have to have been in the northern hemisphere because last album (2013’s Fever In The Road) slipped by with no discernible promo whatsoever), you’ll have noticed that the last two
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CALIBRO 35: Decade + ‘Superstudio’ video

CALIBRO 35: DecadeRating: ★★★★★ 2018 sees Calibro 35 celebrate a ten year-long career by releasing their new long player entitled, appropriately enough, Decade. And if you thought their soundtrack funk schtick might sound a bit tired after that length of time – put such thoughts to bed – for the Milanese five-piece have not only revitalised their sonic palette with orchestral elements but included, among the more
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M-TRI & DJ LEECY T: She’s The DJ, He’s The MC (Extended Mix) b/w Trading Places (7″ Vinyl) + videos

M-TRI & DJ LEECY T:  She's The DJ, He's The MC (Extended Mix) b/w Trading Places (7Rating: ★★★★★ There had been rumours of something big on the way over at the camp of web mag, club night and, latterly, label, 45 Live, which has been practically humming with excitement about forthcoming drops – and here’s a banger. It’s a seven inch release of M-Tri & DJ Leecy T’s massive boom-bap bomb – She’s The DJ, He’s The MC. Is it the back-to-basics ethos of drum breaks
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HOLLIE COOK: ‘Angel Fire’ Sofar London Live video (2017)

HOLLIE COOK:  'Angel Fire' Sofar London Live videoIf you’re not a Daily Mail reader, it’s quite possible you give a shit about other people – particularly those less fortunate than you. Hollie Cook does. It’s why she and her band agreed to play a special Sofar Sounds gig for Amnesty International back in September in aid of refugees – a performance that can be viewed on the video below. Check it and you’ll catch Hollie delivering a sweetly
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