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DAYTONER: Life’s A Bitch b/w (It Ain’t) All Good (Vinyl 7″)

Friday's Funky 45 Vol. 12Imagine if Nas’s AZ-featuring Illmatic track, Life’s A Bitch, had a beat done in the style of J-Swift’s work on debut Pharcyde album Bizarre Ride II…? Daytoner and assorted bandmates certainly have done for the A-side of Friday’s Funky 45 Vol. 12 in their fifth crack of the FF45 whip alongside such hallowed company as Featurecast, Smoove, Freqnik & WDRE, Flipout and Red Astaire. Gone is the stoner head-nod of the original replaced by
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GEE BAG X ILL INFORMED: Foreigners (Vinyl 7″) + Video

GEE BAG X ILL INFORMED:  ForeignersLast seen round these parts on the Jim Sharp remix of the Revive Rap 7″ feat. El Da Sensei, Gee Bag here takes centre stage on the Ill Informed-produced Foreigners. Out shortly on 45, the track is lifted from last year’s Gee Bag X Ill Informed LP Respect Ya Elders! and pulls no punches at all in its excoriating attack on twenty-first century racism in the UK which continues to make black
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THIRD ROOT: Reflection Of The Times/ Soul Force (Vinyl 7″)(2017)

THIRD ROOT:  Reflection Of The Times/ Soul Force (Vinyl 7Next up from Dinked Records is this tasty seven inch hook-up between the label and Texas hip-hop outfit Third Root featuring two of the dopest cuts from the latter’s Libertad album. The crew consists of ‘black and brown’ members Easy Lee, Mexican Stepfather and DJ Chicken George whose lyrical reflection of the times on A-side – er – Reflection Of The Times hits hard over funky organic beats
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RODNEY P feat. LANRE SULOLA: Untitled 7″ (2017)

RODNEY P feat. LANRE SULOLA:  Untitled 7You may have caught Rodney P’s recent single and love(-hate) letter to London, Untitled, on BBC4 doc. Hip-Hop World News back in the autumn. Underpinned by funky drums, synth bass and moody piano, things were kept real on the mic by spoken word artist Lanre Sulola (who provided the opening bars) and, subsequently, the heavy vocal artillery of Rodney P himself. And now for Record
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KRAFTY KUTS & CHALI 2NA: Hands High 7″ (2017)

krafty-kuts-chali-2na-hands-highRating: ★★★★★ If you’ve already released one banger recently you’d think it would be sportsmanlike to at least let the competition feel like they had something of a chance before dropping another one. No such mercy from Krafty Kuts and Chali 2Na though who follow-up early March’s funky boom-bap collab. It Ain’t My Fault on which they were joined by Dynamite MC with
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FORT KNOX FIVE feat. SIR JOE QUARTERMAN: Don’t Go (2016)

dont-go-sir-joe-quarterman-fort-knox-fiveIf anyone’s first thought on hearing that Fort Knox Five had done a track with funk legend Sir Joe Quarterman earlier this year was, “Oh my god! Fort Knox Five have done a track with funk legend Sir Joe Quarterman!” surely their second must have been, “Why isn’t this out on 45?” Full marks to Dinked Records then who continue their excellent service of committing good music to wax
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MO’ MATIC feat. OXYGEN: Sureshot (2016)

Sureshot Mo Matic OxygenRating: ★★★★★ As appropriately named as the Beastie Boys track with which it shares a title, this new one from Channel Islands producer Mo’ Matic and Soundsci rapper Oxygen from NYC is a certified banger. The original mix is rumbling, heavyweight, reggae-hiphop that does what it says on the tin while top-notch remixing is in evidence. The Allergies and Soundmakers are on
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