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KOMLA MC vs FOLD: Victoria Falls

KOMLA MC vs FOLD: Victoria FallsVictoria Falls? Ouch – that must hurt a lot. Oh you were serious!  Sorry – Dr Livingstone, then, I presume? No? Ah, well if it’s not Rumpelstiltskin, it must be Komla MC vs. Fold. Of course it is. Phew – we got there in the end. And so it is that expats Komla MC (latterly of Accra in Ghana) and Mr Seth Moshowitz of Fold (latterly of NYC) hook-up for a track that doesn’t obviously celebrate a
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FOLD: Aphelion – A Tribute To Lorraine Hansbury

FOLD: Aphelion - A Tribute To Lorraine HansburyCause for celebration, if you been following the progress of Leeds outfit Fold on MB, is the news that their long-awaited Aphelion – A Tribute To Lorraine Hansbury album is finally out. Those familiar with previous work from the band will be aware that they’ve carved out a musical niche fitting the spoken words of inspirational figures to original music that draws influence from library
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FOLD feat. MR GEE: Aphelion

Another cut to fall foul of the MB summer holiday chaos has been this effort from Leeds band, Fold, dropping a fortnight or so ago, hot on the heels of previous single Insurgent Mood. This time around it’s downtempo hip-hop number, Aphelion, featuring MC and poet Mr Gee on the mic and a searing critique of racial inequality. Gee’s lyrics pointedly include a pop at bandwagon-jumping
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FOLD: Insurgent Mood

Don’t let the mellow head-nod beat fool you – Leeds outfit, Fold, are in an insurgent mood. Cue another example of their stock-in-trade – which is to say, a bedrock of a richly orchestrated hip-hop beat topped with some incendiary spoken word plucked from history. In this case, it’s another outing for outspoken African-American playwright Lorraine Hansberry (the first African-American to
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FOLD: The Prize

FOLD: The Prize Leeds band Fold follow Concrete Things with The Prize, the second single to be lifted from forthcoming LP Aphelion. The track departs from the band’s more usual template of ambient funky sounds accompanied by spoken word samples by adding a vocalist into the mix and it says here that the result falls somewhere between War and the jazzier side of Black Sabbath with shades of David
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FOLD: Concrete Things

FOLD: Concrete Things Fold have just released their track Concrete Things, “in defiance of these dark times…in case it might bring joy to anyone,” and lord knows a bit of joy wouldn’t come amiss amid the government’s cack-handed failure to get a grip on Covid-19. The track itself constitutes a tribute to African-American playwright Lorraine Hansberry (the first African-American to have a play
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FOLD feat. POTENT WHISPER: We’re The Ones (single)

FOLD feat. POTENT WHISPER:  We're The Ones (single)Title track of the forthcoming Fold LP, single We’re The Ones features emcee and spoken word commando Potent Whisper on the mic and the band reckon it’s got the broadest appeal of anything they’ve done so far. Cue, stuttery funk drumming, soulful horns and bass, scratching, vintage vocal samples and of course a positive, uplifting vocal message throughout from Mr Whisper himself. “If you feel like us shout ‘We’re
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FOLD vs MOTORMOUF: Stronger Than The Evils – audio premiere

FOLD vs MOTORMOUF:  Stronger Than The Evils - audio premiereAfter a year-long hiatus, Fold return in the company of Nottingham MC and beatboxing champ Motormouf with a new single – Stronger Than The Evils. What evils? You mean the death stare that Vicky Pollard gets given a lot on in Little Britain? No, you moron! As in the multifarious evils of modern Britain – you know – corporate tax evasion, continued banking scandals, secret
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FOLD: Choose Love (2017)

FOLD:  Choose Love (2017)Leeds outfit Fold are never ones to shy away from a progressive message and especially not in an increasingly mean-spirited era. In this case it’s Choose Love, the name of their new psych-trip-hop single which features a loop of the voice of social activist Bell Hooks saying – among other things – ‘Choose love’. Choose love? How sixties. Surely we’ve moved away from all that political
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FOLD: Written in The Sky EP (2017)

FOLD:  Written in The Sky EPYou’ll have heard of ‘conscious’ hip-hop of course, but while Leeds four-piece Fold might be influenced by this genre of music, that’s not what they are. Calling them conscious soul would be more accurate – though there’s a strong chance using such a term would net you a spell in ‘Pseud’s Corner’ should Private Eye get wind of it, not to mention a slap from everyone else within earshot
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