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WOXOW feat. BLACC EL: Up

WOXOW feat. BLACC EL: Up In the second part of today’s ‘leftfield video malarkey from Italy’ here’s Woxow’s new cut, Up, featuring Danish MC Blacc El. Woxow (yes, that is a palindrome, trivia fans!) is the latest nom-de-plume of dj, producer, promoter, tour manager, vinyl collector and all round music fiend Theo Melody onetime of Sweet Life Society (let me hear you
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DJ FILTHY RICH: Craig Mack: A Mixtape Tribute

DJ FILTHY RICH:  Mixtape Tribute to Craig MackPutting flava in your ear in honour of rap legend Craig Mack, is DJ Filthy Rich – last heard of around these parts with his two volume tribute to 90s hip-hop’s mutual love affair with Jamaican dancehall culture. For this outing however, our man Rich is all about paying tribute to a hip-hop great who was instrumental (thank you, I’m here all week) in helping Bad Boy Records blow up with massive single Flava In Your Ear
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BOMBSTRIKES: Funk N Beats Vol 5 – THE ALLERGIES

BOMBSTRIKES:  Funk N Beats Vol. 5 - THE ALLERGIESGood grief is it that time already? Yes it is! Bomb Strikes’ annual Funk N Beats compilation which ensures a healthy supply of – well – funk and beats to keep you going until the next offering is now in its fifth year with the unsurprisingly-named Vol 5 just out. But who to run the show in 2018? Who could possibly have the requisite curatorial skills? Enter a pair of youthful ‘Whispering’ Bob
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SECOND HAND AUDIO: Yes, We’re Open EP

SECOND HAND AUDIO Yes, We're OpenHey what’s that musty smell? Kind of like body odour with the underlying tang of piss? Just kidding! They might be called Second Hand Audio but there’s no way you’ll find the works of DJP and the Breakbeat Junkie nestled between Sonia ‘s Everybody Knows LP and Now That’s What I Call Music 21 in your local Cats Protection League shop – and that is because they have a new EP out –
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PAN AMSTERDAM: The Pocket Watch

PAN AMSTERDAM:  The Pocket WatchRating: ★★★★★ And now, after two singles (Plus One and The Lotion Song) destined for classic status once the word on Pan Amsterdam reaches critical mass, comes the debut album Pocket Watch – also destined for classic status. Why? Simple – the combo of lushly mellow, jazz-laced hip-hop beats from producer thatmanmunkz and Leron Thomas’ lazy drawl as he delivers bars of effortless wry humour and
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MADISON WASHINGTON: ‘Facts’ video premiere

MADISON WASHINGTON:  'Facts' video premiereProducer thatmanmonkz’ other hip-hop project apart from Pan Amsterdam is, of course, Madison Washington, along with rapper Malik, and the duo return today with a new single, Facts. Actually, more strictly speaking, it’s ((((Facts)))) but either way, there’s an accompanying video in in which they take a hefty swipe at the man. Well, it’s not like he doesn’t deserve it. And so it is that Malik spits venom over relentless rock guitar-laced boom-bap
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ANDY COOPER & DJ FORMAT: Get On That (Re-layered) Vinyl 7″ + ‘Do The Andy Puppet’ video

ANDY COOPER & DJ FORMAT:  Get On That (Re-layered) Vinyl 7Hello, what’s this? Why – it’s a new 7″ single collab., Get On That (Re-Layered) from Andy Cooper & DJ Format (!) and the latest video from Andy for track Do The Andy Puppet. Both tracks are lifted from our man’s recent sterling long-play effort The Layered Effect, though the ‘re-layered’ Format version of Get On That is a completely new
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CHALI 2NA & KRAFTY KUTS: Adventures Of A Reluctant Superhero Tour 2018

CHALI 2NA & KRAFTY KUTS:  Adventures Of A Reluctant Superhero Tour 2018Jurassic 5’s Chali 2Na and veteran DJ/ Producer Krafty Kuts are soon to embark on a twenty-two date European tour named for Krafty’s forthcoming Adventures Of A Reluctant Superhero album. And as we all know, with great power comes great responsibility so you can understand it if Krafty adopts an album and tour title that reflects both his and Mr 2Na’s desire to eschew the limelight
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DUDY feat. PUPPETMASTAZ: ‘Urubu’ video

DUDY feat. PUPPETMASTAZ:  'Urubu' videoFrench producer and turntablist and 2013 Rock Da Club champion Dudy invites German hip-hop veterans Puppetmastaz onboard for the electro-hip-hop beats (with dnb interlude) on Urubu. A post ghetto funk, distant cousin to the P Brothers’ Digital B-Boy, the track is a veritable beast. But how to represent such business via an audio visual medium? Probably need something with a bit of
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HOMEBOY SANDMAN & EDAN: #NeverUseTheInternetAgain

HOMEBOY SANDMAN & EDAN:  NeverUseTheInternetAgainNever Use The Internet Again or, more correctly, #NeverUseTheInternetAgain finds Homeboy Sandman & Edan tapping into the zeitgeist of post-Facebook data abuse revelations in which everyone has finally realised that when Facebook and others said that ‘if you sign up for stuff, your data will be used’ they meant that when you sign up for stuff, your data will be used. The single is
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