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JIMMY PLATES & ENDEVERS: Vinyl Comeback

JIMMY PLATES & ENDEVERS: Vinyl Comeback90s hip-hop headz pay attention as some unreleased gold from Jimmy Plates & Endevers is shortly to see the light of day in the form of Vinyl Comeback. Plates first met Philly (also of Fabyl outfit El-Jay Burner) hip-hop collective Endevers during a London crate digging trip in 2002 and what followed was a more or less spontaneous recording session in Plates’ garage which became
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THE ALLERGIES feat. ANDY COOPER: ‘I Just Got That Feeling’ video

THE ALLERGIES feat. ANDY COOPER: 'I Just Got That Feeling' videoJust out, it’s the new video for Andy Cooper-featuring track, I Just Got That Feeling, off latest Allergies album – the excellent Say The Word.  Probably the most serious track of the set, said cut provides a mid-LP moment of introspection and reflection amid the bubblegum breakbeat thrills, recalling material from Audacity-era Ugly Duckling. “Sometimes I stand in front of the mirror
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DIZZY DUSTIN: Bricks To Build (Prod. PANDAMONIUM)

Amid the regular flurry of Allergies releases featuring Andy Cooper as well as AC’s multifarious solo drops, you might wonder occasionally what’s happened to the other half of Ugly Duckling’s mic manipulation team, Dizzy Dustin. While not as omnipresent as his erstwhile comrade-in-bars, our Mr McFarland has been known to surface every so often with a new project and the arrival of single
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DJ MAARS: Smokin’ Funk b/w Ruffneck Rockas (Ltd. White/ Red splatter 7″)

DJ MAARS: Smokin' Funk b/w Ruffneck Rockas (Ltd. White/ Red splatter 7Rating: ★★★★★ Hanging out for new wax from DJ Maars and the Easy Now Recordings camp?  You can rest easy then, because here’s the man himself with the first in a new run of back catalogue bangers on 45. And as anyone who follows Maars will know – that’s some back catalogue – exemplified on this white and red splatter vinyl 7″ release by Smokin’ Funk b/w
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MR COLLAGE: Layers Remixed

MR COLLAGE: Layers Remixed If you were paying attention to music back in March you might have caught Mr Collage’s debut LP, Layers, which displayed no mean production talent in the field of hip-hop and breakbeat music. Mind you, given that it was March you might well have been paying more attention to the still emerging pandemic which meant poor old Mr Collage (like everyone else) was forced to play
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THE ALLERGIES: Say The Word

THE ALLERGIES: Say The WordRating: ★★★★★ Good lord is it time to say some words about new Allergies LP – er – Say The Word already? It’s the fourth in as many years without so much as a pity break for the competition! They soared over that ‘difficult third’ LP hurdle like it wasn’t even there – mainly because they’ve been enjoying a near vertical career trajectory that has taken them from DJ-only gigs to full live-band
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DON LEISURE: Steel Zakuski

DON LEISURE:  Steel ZakuskiDon Leisure’s full-length retro Russian samples-based beat tape, Steel Zakuski follows hot on the heels of last month’s single Valery’s Fate which features in this mammoth twenty-one track set. One half of First Word Records’ The Darkhouse Family, the Don is widely-travelled and less a collector of the in sound from way out so much as a collector of the spaced-out sound from way out
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BLAKTRIX: Dumb EP + 5 Euro Shades free download

BLAKTRIX: Dumb EP + 5 Euro Shades free downloadNews of track The House of Immortal Ironfist last autumn provided incontrovertible evidence that Cardiff-based MC Blaktrix was back after a seven-year absence and suggested a new release was on the way. And here it is – the Dumb EP featuring said Anime-inspired cut, new single 5 Euro Shades and more besides. The title track kicks us off with a reliably old school beat
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KARL MORGAN: Hidden Cymbals

KARL MORGAN: Hidden CymbalsIn a bid to increase its market share of library music (not to mention corner the market in punning LP titles), label King Underground is shortly to launch new library style drop Hidden Cymbals, showcasing the skills of session musician and drum teacher Karl Morgan. The release includes seven full compositions in a cinematic soul vein accompanied by the drum and the bass
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LOTEK feat. DADDY SPEEDO: This Is (The Rebirth Of Rude)(Vinyl 7″)

LOTEK feat. DADDY SPEEDO: This Is (The Rebirth Of Rude)(Vinyl 745 reggae/hip-hop rudeness for you here as MC/Producer Lotek gears up for the limited vinyl 7″ release of his This Is (The Rebirth Of Rude). The track is a lyrical tribute to dancehall culture using Zap Pow’s This Is Reggae Music as a musical bedrock and the vocal talents of Daddy Speedo which Lotek describes as, “hip hop made by a reggae fan, or reggae made by a hip hop fan.” The
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