Yet more seven inch goodness before Christmas? Yep. This time the Beats & Culture Youtube channel have linked with Melting Records to launch a new series of 45s promising to cover hip-hop, breaks, dub, afrobeat and combinations thereof. The first drop is this which features UK to Asia transplant DJ DSK who spicily blends boom-bap with Thai influences and choice vocal cuts on Tom’s Thai. Flip that over and you get Nickodemus and Maharaj Trio’s Southern Magnolia. And despite being apparently named after something off B&Q’s interior paint chart, it delivers sarod, sitar and tabla-inflected dancefloor grooves. Pineapple-coloured vinyl too! News on the second drop HERE.
(Out now on Melting Records/ Beats & Culture)