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ALL STARS: Juice Crew Law b/w DJ DSK feat. AKIL & MYSTRO: Check Out The Technique (Vinyl 7″)

ALL STARS: Juice Crew LawNow here’s an internationally-flavoured vinyl 7″ that can only be described as a raucous celebration of hip-hop culture. On the A-side – All Stars – a.k.a. DJ DSK, Whirlwind D, Chrome, Specifik and Mr Wonderful combine talents for a heavy dancefloor-flavoured celebration of Shanghai b-boy outfit Juice Crew whilst very much paying homage to MC Shan’s original ’88 classic Juice Crew Law. Over on the flip, DJ DSK (again –

CHROME: Dopamine Hit (I Need A Hit SMOOVE remix) b/w To The Big Apple (Vinyl 7″)

CHROME:  Dopamine Hit (I Need A Hit SMOOVE remix) b/w To The Big Apple (Vinyl 7In more ‘title track as single’ news on MB today, it turns out Smoove’s remix of Chrome’s Dopamine Hit is shortly to get a vinyl 7″ release. UK rap veteran Chrome made his name as part of East Anglian hip-hop outfit Def Tex of course and Dopamine Hit is the title track of his recent solo LP on which he frankly admits to needing – well – a hit. Not a hit from the bong you understand, nor

K DELIGHT & CHROME: Jazzy Jeff (2014) Free download

Jazzy Jeff K Delight ChromeUK hip-hop dream-team K Delight and Deftex rapper Chrome pay tribute to the cool half of a far more famous US hip-hop dj/ rapper pairing for this second single from his forthcoming second LP. Entitled Jazzy Jeff, it is of course a tribute to a man who is not only a pioneering and widely respected hip-hop dj but one who has inexplicably managed to maintain a lengthy association with Will Smith without losing a single cool point. Like Jazzy Jeff, K-Delight is quite the decknologist. Unlike Will Smith

K-DELIGHT: The Wildstyle Dream – classic B-Boy video and free download

Even more TV for your bungholes this week as the soundtrack to this library footage of b-boy breakers is soundtracked by K-Dilla on the killer cut accompanied by Deftex’s Chrome as microphone fiend. Yes, it’s a vid for the single off K-Delight’s classic 2008 LP Audio Revolution of which every self-respecting old-schooler should possess a copy. As if that’s not enough, you can download the track The Wildstyle Dream – K-Delight feat. Chrome HERE. And if that’s not enough – then there is no pleasing you! ‘Ave it.
K-Delight – Myspace

K-DELIGHT: Audio Revolution

Rating: ★★★★★ I never thought I’d have had to wait until nearly the end of the year to give a hip-hop LP full marks, nor that this year’s most convincing b-boy document so far would have come out of Darlington. Still – I never expected some pikey to try and have my wallet off me as I walked away from the cash machine the other night either – but as my old Lau Gar instructor used to say – you just never know. Boldly titled, featuring co-production from The Voodoo Guru (plus Evil Ed and Royce Rolls on a couple of tracks) Audio Revolution contains twenty-one tracks (including skits) and is, (as one of those skits points out) very fresh. Assembling a motley crew of talents from both sides of the pond (and Japan – in the form of DJ Kentaro) Delight the ‘Scratch Assassin’ spends an hour thoroughly rampaging through hip-hop’s history and sub-genres in a cut and paste, scratch-filled b-boy frenzy.

Things kick off with the aptly titled The Brief sampling George Martin commenting ‘My brief was I could use any sound I wanted to…’ from which point onwards K Delight clearly used pretty much any sound he wanted to. Both sides of his early autumn single are on here – the downtempo Audio Revolution featuring the talents of U.S. MCs Skitz The Gemini and Shinobi Stalin (which is the first track proper, on the LP) and the furious breaks and cuts of Wildstyle Dream which disinters the Incredible Bongo band’s Apache Break for the millionth time yet still manages to reinvigorate it while Chrome reflects (somewhat energetically) on his lengthy involvement in the hip-hop scene. Skitz and Stalin return on Forever Hip Hop where the arrangement finds space for both slide guitar and an electro beat. DJ Kentaro puts in his tuppence on The Real Thing and it turns out to be a healthy instrumental investment as cinematic strings vie with a welter of breaks and scratches. Granted, not every guest on here is British but Audio Revolution certainly finds a sizeable amount of heavyweight UK hip-hop suspects popping by. Two more to add to the list are Lewis Parker on Return of the Jedis and Koaste in triumphant cheeky rhyme-mode on Teenagers From Outer Space where Delight supplies an almost tech-house b-line. Anyone who hasn’t had their fill of turntablism recently may find themselves sated by DJ posse cut Scratch Club while Nomadee vehicle Street Soul will appeal to those who tire of the b-boy pyrotechnics and are looking for their comedown slice of breakbeat action.

Of course that doesn’t cover half the tracks on here in any sort of detail – but that’s why you get audio links right? This has got range and quality that doesn’t falter once during its entire length – for further proof check the eleven minute epic album closer The Life and Times of a Scratch Machine. With Audio Revolution ‘K-Dilla’ is most definitely on the cut. As your funky attorney, I advise you to go and get yourself a copy.
Out now on Playing Around Records.


1. (NEW) Freestyle Professors – Luv U (Unreleased)
Giff and B Sparks done cooked up some fresh Bronx heat. Heed!

2. (NEW) K Delight & The Voodoo Guru feat. Chrome – The Wildstyle Dream (Playing Around)
Does what it says on the tin. One for breakers everywhere: Part 1

3. (NEW) D.J.H – Hip-Hopper From Birth – Hip-Hopper From Birth EP (D.J.H)
Killer track from crazy fresh EP. One for breakers everywhere: Part 2.

4. (NEW) Fakts One feat. Little Brother – Grown Folks – Long Range LP (Green Streets U.S.
Little Brother kill it again on a guest spot.

5. (1) The New Mastersounds – All We Can Do – Plug & Play LP (One Note)
Ultra itchy break, squelchy wah-wah and bass like an eel hitting the side of a dustbin.

6. (3) Betty Moorer – It’s My Thing – Diggin’ In The BGP Vaults LP (BGP)
Funky soul is the sexiest music ever. Betty Moorer tells it like it is.
ListenRead Review…

7. (6) The Bamboos – King of the Rodeo/ Can’t Help Myself (Tru Thoughts)
The Bamboos borrow Megan Washington and Ty for two more funky dancefloor slayers.

8. (4) Tame Impala – Desire Be, Desire Go – Tame Impala EP (Modular)
Western Oz’s finest drop a filthy great psychedelic fuzz-rock monster.

9. (NEW) Que Billah feat. The Cool Kids – Colours (Unreleased)
Billah got the beats: The Kids got the rhymes. And ‘sneakers’. In lots of colours. Word.

10. (NEW) Sir Beans feat. Blaktrix – Sour Grapes (Unreleased)
Beans and Blaktrix always mean hip hop business. One day Beans’ll release an LP!