Monthly Archives: December 2021

KRAFTY KUTS feat. DYNAMITE MC: The Remedy

Krafty Kuts RemedyHave you got the poison? Don’t worry, Krafty Kuts and Dynamite MC have got the remedy in the form of new single collab. entitled – er – The Remedy. It’s not the first time the pair have worked together nor even the second or third (though possibly the fourth) and finds Krafty supply a noughties boom-clap-style, bass heavy hip-hop beat over which Dyna rocks the mic.  But
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FARHOT (feat. NNEKA & JUJU ROGERS): Kabul Fire Vol. 2

Coming at ya with the leftfield beats again on their next 45, it’s Italian label Little Beat More in collaboration with Kabul Fire Records. This time the featured artist is Afghan-born producer Farhot and all three tracks on new drop Kabul Fire Vol. 2 are lifted from his Kabul Fire Vol. 2 LP which is quite a lot of Kabul fire, you have to agree. And what that translates into is three hip-hop cuts
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DR RUBBERFUNK: Drums Of Joy Vol. 1

DR RUBBERFUNK: Drums Of Joy Vol. 1Got drums? You will do after this if you know what’s good for you since Jalapeno Records DJ/producer stalwart, Dr Rubberfunk has just dropped his new live drum loops package Drums Of Joy Vol. 1. Turns out the release is the product of our man re-visiting and chopping out the best bits from a twenty year old drum sesh recorded just after the release of his debut single Harry The
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SMOOVE: Redropped 1: String Island / Boogie Island (Vinyl 7″)

See? This is exactly what I was talking about last week when posting about Smoove’s Multitrack Reworks Vol. 1 disco 12″ – this man never has just one iron in the fire. Next up is this vinyl 7″ Redropped 1 with Smoove delivering two different but equally ‘force’ful versions (see what I did there?) of that ol’ Strong Island sound. First up is the mellow one. That’ll be String Island then, on
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OMEGAMAN: Under The Covers EP

OMEGAMAN: Under The Covers EPOmegaman returns with his new four-track EP, Under The Covers which includes a reboot of Dandy Livingstone’s evergreen rocksteady A Message To You Rudy, also famously covered by The Specials. A brave man, you might think, treading in such shadows but actually, this isn’t half bad at all, employing (as it does) Lucy Vella’s laid-back vocal to add a different spin to things
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SMOOVE: Multitrack Reworks Vol. 1 (Vinyl 12″)

SMOOVE:  Multitrack ReworksOne man who’s always got numerous irons in the fire is the man the monkey likes to call ‘Berry Geordie’. And so busy is Smoove (for it is he) that, in fact, it’s difficult to stay on top of all those releases – September’s Wack Records release Queensbridge vs Brooklyn hip-hop booty 45 for example which passed with nary a word from the monkey. He was last heard of around these parts
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KID ACNE: Null & Void LP

KID ACNE: Null & Void LPRating: ★★★★★ Clearly making up for the twelve year gap between 2007’s Romance Ain’t Dead and 2019’s excellent Have A Word, Kid Acne’s follow-up to the latter, Null & Void, is out already. And while many things should be null and void in today’s benighted world, this new long player certainly isn’t one of them, taking everything that worked brilliantly on its predecessor and doing it
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