Tag Archives: hip-hop

DJ PNUTZ: Work Flow

DJ PNUTZ: Work Flow Two time San Diego Music Award nominee DJ Pnutz is back with new LP Work Flow, the first of two planned album releases this year. MB readers will be more familiar with Pnutz from her atmospheric, vocal sample-laden b-boy breaks material from such LPs as Play That Beat Mrs DJ or 16 Psyche whereas the idea on this one was to drop straight neck-snapping hip-hop beats. And
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WHIRLWIND D feat. DJAR ONE & SPECIFIK: ‘Still Doin It’ video

WHIRLWIND D feat. DJAR ONE & SPECIFIK: 'Still Doin It' videoHere’s another hip-hop 7″ for the b-boys in the form of Whirlwind D’s cautionary tale Still Doin’ It, over an epic beat from Djar One with cuts by Specifik. A cautionary tale? Yes – and one about addiction. To hip-hop. “I might be old but it doesn’t really matter/ The beat gets fatter my knees are being battered.” Jesus D! Were you never warned what hip-hop could do to a man?
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JURASSIC 5: What’s Golden (TOY BEATS remix) Free download

JURASSIC 5:  What's Golden (TOY BEATS remix) Free downloadIt’s been over a month since the last free download on MB but never fear for Toy Beats is here neither balling nor shot-calling but taking it back to What’s Golden. That’s right, we break this extended period of musical privation with TB’s rerub of the biggest track off the mighty Jurassic 5’s 2002 LP Power In Numbers. Now fifteen bpms faster than the original, the track finds Zaakir
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DJ YODA feat. BABY BAM & JOEL CULPEPPER: Hither Green

DJ YODA feat. BABY BAM & JOEL CULPEPPER: Hither Green The new single from DJ Yoda is one of two cuts off his recent Home Cooking album to feature legendary Jungle Brothers MC, Baby Bam – in this case the contemplative Hither Green. It’s also one of two cuts off said LP to feature rising UK R&B star Joel Culpepper. On the track, the latter gets to bare his soul against a stuttery beat and string-laden backdrop while Bam is given a sparser
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BOUKLAS: The Groove Chronicles

BOUKLAS: The Groove ChroniclesRating: ★★★★★ He might be called Bouklas but this Greek producer is a long way from beatless on the evidence of his twelve-track second solo LP The Groove Chronicles. Actually that much was already clear even in April when the monkey announced said album’s forthcoming release date. Back then, MB previewed the only two tracks available at the time – LP opener Deep, an heavyweight head-nod
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CUT BEETLEZ & THE GOOD PEOPLE: Cut People

CUT BEETLEZ & THE GOOD PEOPLE: Cut PeopleCut master! Cut faster! Yes – the ‘Fabyl four’ (a.k.a Finnish production duo Cut Beetlez and the two-man NYC rap attack The Good People) team up again in the wake of recent single Bad News for six-track EP Cut People, which – like the single – is very good news. Now then – if I was in an outfit called the Cut Beetlez, I’d probably want to get straight to the point with some nifty
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DJ DSK: DNA Edits Volume 1 (Vinyl 7″)

DJ DSK: DNA Edits Volume 1 (Vinyl 7It’s not just building societies jungle boogie-ing to Kool & The Gang these days – DJ DSK is too – on new 45 DNA Edits Volume 1! Yep, turns out our man has only gone and launched his own edits label, DNA Edits, and the first release finds Robert ‘Kool’ Bell and co’s biggest funky moment getting re-tooled with all the usual good stuff – extra percussive leverage, extended bits, mix-friendly
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SNOOP DOGG: Snoop’s Upside Ya Head (BRUNO BORLONE Remix)

SNOOP DOGG: Snoop's Upside Ya Head (BRUNO BORLONE Remix)Chilean producer Bruno Borlone’s been away for a while but as you’ll hear, he still seems to be doggystylin’ on Edit Row with shit locked down and sewed up on the first of two Snoop Dogg remixes today. This particular one finds one Calvin Broadus Jr. well and truly upside your head on Borlone’s version of – er – Snoop’s Upside Ya Head. Out goes the minimal G-funk fuzz of the original and in
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CUT BEETLEZ & THE GOOD PEOPLE: Bad News

CUT BEETLEZ & THE GOOD PEOPLE: Bad News Following an initial foray into the hip-hop market with Bronx Slang, Fabyl Recordings heads boom-bap-wards once more as Finland’s Cut Beetlez and NYC’s The Good People come together to create a ‘Fabyl Four’ for new single Bad News. And so it falls to J-Man and HP Lovescratch to set up a positively cavernous double-bass-powered beat, with Emskee and Saint providing the rhymes –
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THE REBEL feat. ILLSPOKINN: The Sculptor (Vinyl 7″)

THE REBEL feat. ILLSPOKINN: The SculptorRating: ★★★★★ Oh shit! Can’t see this hanging around for long when it gets released next week. Hot new 45 thrills from the DJ’s Choice label as they enlist the services of one of the monkey’s favourite DJ/ producers, The Rebel, who returns with a band, NYC emcee Illspokinn and seven inch banger The Sculptor.  It’s a project that sees the outfit channel peak-era The J.B.’s perfectly while Illspokinn holds forth on the mic. Flip that bad boy
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