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SMOOVE: Recorded Delivery

SMOOVE: Recorded DeliveryEight years after his original Jalapeno Records remix comp. First Class dropped, Smoove finally follows up with the sequel, Recorded Delivery. Eight years! Why the wait? Well that’ll partly be the small matter of writing, producing and touring the three Smoove & Turrell LPs that have come out in that time, all those live DJ sets and many of the remixes which are collected on this – so many in
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KID ACNE: Have A Word – An Exhibition of Lyrics and Typography’ + ‘Crest Of A Wave’ video

KID ACNE: Have A Word - An Exhibition of Lyrics and Typography' SheffieldPssst – a word in your shell-like – Sheffield artist, illustrator, print-maker and emcee Kid Acne is having an exhibition called Have A Word in Sheffield. Ooh! Could that be an exhibition of KA’s lyrics and typography? I think it could. Turns out the exhibition simultaneously joins the dots between Acne’s musical and art-based creative output whilst functioning as an advert for his
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WAXNERDS: Half Man Half Amazing/ As Long As I Got Wu (Vinyl 7″)

WAXNERDS: Half Man Half Amazing/ As Long As I Got Wu (Vinyl 7Never short of ideas (hardly surprising given there’re twenty-six of them!), the latest set of 45 edits from the Waxnerds collective consists of Shoesy’s Half Man Half Amazing backed with Sam Tweaks’ As Long As I’ve Got Wu. It ain’t hard to tell (thank you, I’m here all week!) who Shoesy has picked as a vocal source, nor are there any prizes for identifying a certain other massive collective from Staten Island as the vocal source
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DJ MONEYSHOT: Party Favours – Free download

DJ MONEYSHOT: Party Favours - Free downloadRating: ★★★★★ DJ Moneyshot takes time off from all that Allergies business to drop a double freebie of fully paid-up old school hip-hop business with Party Favours. That’ll be two tracks then, not on 45 (though you’ll wish they were) with more block party bounce than Kool Herc and Flash on pogos in an inflatable castle. Man, that is a lot of bounce! Both the thumping Back Pumps and the looser Hit The Dancefloor dementedly stitch together the
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THE ALLERGIES feat. ANDY COOPER: Nuff Respect

THE ALLERGIES feat. ANDY COOPER: Nuff Respect I hope you’re ready for new Allergies material because, Nuff Respect, their next track featuring the increasingly official-looking ‘unofficial third member’ Andy Cooper, has just dropped. Hang on wasn’t Nuff Respect a Big Daddy Kane cut? Yep, it’s rap cover time as the boys re-work a biggie from back in the day and give props to a golden era legend. Like the original, this one loops crowd
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DJ YODA feat. ANDREW ASHONG: Kingswood

DJ YODA feat. ANDREW ASHONG: KingswoodIt’s new single time again from DJ Yoda as he releases Kingswood which, by the monkey’s reckoning is at least the third single from his recent long player Home Cooking. This, Yoda’s fourth studio album, provided evidence of a decidedly nineties-ish rare groove and jazz-meets-hip-hop sound palette which is well exemplified by Kingswood‘s lushly orchestrated, piano-laced slo
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K-DELIGHT: Beats, Demos and Cuts (Ltd. free download)

K-DELIGHT:  Beats, Demos and Cuts (Ltd. free download) It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from K-Delight but with a new studio album imminent, what better way for him to generate buzz than to make another album with the self-explanatory title Beats, Demos & Cuts available as a free download for six whole days? K Dilla describes it as a selection of his favourite tracks on various labels along with some unheard demos which feature
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TOM CARUANA: Inner Space (CAN vs. hip-hop legends)(Free download)

TOM CARUANA: Inner Space - Free downloadRating: ★★★★★ Blimey – don’t sleep – a massive new Tom Caruana hip-hop mash-up LP has just landed as the producer pairs a host of MCs with beats crafted from the discography of mighty Krautrock pioneers Can – a.k.a. Inner Space – hence the name of this monster. And it is a monster – thirty-six cuts featuring a host of underground legends, many of whom sent
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DJAR ONE / DJ TRON: The LH Body Rock / Bombshell (Vinyl 7″)

DJAR ONE / DJ TRON: The LH Body Rock / Bombshell (Vinyl 7Forget Trump’s Russian rip-off military hardware parade and make way for some 45 calibre heavy weaponry from Djar One and DJ Tron on this new Burning Sole Records seven inch. The A-side finds Djar One unleashing monstrous funk drums augmented with guitar fuzz, subby bass and vocal samples from the likes of the Beastie Boys – though Black Dynamite gets a look-in as well. Over
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DJ SHADOW feat. DE LA SOUL: Rocket Fuel

DJ SHADOW feat. DE LA SOUL: Rocket FuelRating: ★★★★★ It’s been a while since DJ Shadow got any coverage on MB but if he’s going to make tracks like Rocket Fuel with De La Soul then it might happen a little more often. The single finds the West and East coast legends unite to launch a windmilling, hook ‘n’ scratch-filled slice of b-boy hip-hop powered by Johnny Jenkins’ Gilded Splinters break. Not the newfangled
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