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BLEND MISHKIN & ROOTS EVOLUTION feat. BnC:  Egyptian LoveRating: ★★★★★ Prepare yourself for a slice of reggae exotica on the aptly-named Egyptian Love, the new one from Blend Mishkin & Roots Evolution with longtime vocal collaborator BnC. It’s the first single to be lifted from forthcoming Blend Mishkin LP, Unity Of Opposites and takes a sinuous musical path that satisfyingly entangles Arabic melodies in a Jamaican riddim in a gloriously

FUNKIN’ BASSTARDS: Return Of The Originals

FUNKIN' BASSTARDS:  Return Of The OriginalsDo not adjust your radio dial, it’s not the 90s coming at you through the ether, just Funkin’ Basstards with their very b-boy friendly new four-tracker Return Of The Originals. Which, as the title suggests, draws its inspiration from a pre-bass wobble-era in which big beat went head to head with the hip-hop underground on dancefloors. The ever reliable Mustafa Akbar appears on the

MR BIRD feat. BnC (The Disco Vampire): Hit The Top

MR BIRD feat. BnC (The Disco Vampire): Hit The TopNot content with remixing the likes of The Herbaliser, Mr Bird has his own hip-hop business out right now. Yep – he’s aiming high in the company of rapper Bruises N Cuts a.k.a BnC a.k.a. the Disco Vampire with new single Hit The Top. This’ll be the second release on the B.I.R.D. label which you’ll be totally unsurprised to hear is Bird’s own label. The track itself turns on a beat which

BNC: Remember That EP

BNC:  Remember That EPIt’s been a while but MC BnC a.k.a Bruises n Cuts is back with a new drop – the Remember That EP on his label MBRD a.k.a. My Boom Raises The Dead Records. Don’t go expecting his ‘boom’ to be all fast and raucous though. No this’ll raise the dead by dint of reminding them of lazy, hazy days in the light…skateboarding at the park…staring at the blue sky…barbecues, afternoons on the beach

GEORGE KELLY feat. ANDRE ESPEUT & BnC: Bright Lights (2015)

Bright Lights George Kelly Andre Espeut BnCFunky, jazzy, dancefloor-oriented hip-hop vibes here from George Kelly who makes sure there’s enough crisp boom and bap to offset the Rhodes-y smoothness. While that’s going on rapper Bruises And Cuts a.k.a. BnC commits party-friendly verse to the mic and Andre Espeut provides the singalong hook which all adds up to a track that will have little trouble ensuring lots of dancing

BRUISES & CUTS (BNC): Make Bail (2013) Video + free download

Rating: ★★★★★
The new video to the 2011’s free track from Dominican-born, Athens-based, emcee Bruises And Cuts’ – a.k.a. BnC a.k.a. Bossy Ride. Watch and learn, shouty politics bores – this is how to make a protest song – fat and funky with a call and response hook. Within Make Bail‘s perfectly crafted three and a half minutes, the Cast-A-Blast-signed

DJTZINAS feat. The Kidd & BNC: Get Up ( (2011)

It’s ‘vintage sound of the west coast underground’ time at the Cast-A-Blast label as DJTzinas and emcee mates The Kidd and BNC get all year two thousand on your ass with rather solid hip-hop cut Get Up. They want you to get up of course (how else are you going to get down?) and do so with a booming piano-led beat, understated soul samples, scratching and the rhyme skills of the aforementioned emcees. As if that’s not enough