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BOCA 45: Bombs From The Vaults (2017)

BOCA 45:  Bombs From The VaultsSoon to be unleashed on Bomb Strikes is the aptly titled Bombs From The Vaults on which the man known as Boca 45 drops no fewer than twenty-nine tracks requisitioned from his two decade career both as a solo artist and in multiple musical alliances including Purple Penguin, Dynamo Productions, The Beekeepers and Bocawoody. By way of a sampler, the label unleash four previously
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LONG DISTANCE DAN: The Dustman Stirs (2017)

LONG DISTANCE DAN:  The Dustman Stirs (2017)The dustman stirs? Oh what – like on Wednesdays when you get rudely awakened by him and his mates? No Dougal. Not exactly. No, this’ll be The Dustman Stirs as in the latest release from that purveyor of psychedelic breaks, Long Distance Dan, not to mention being our man’s follow-up to 2015’s The Other Side Of The Sky EP and his full-length debut. And that’s ‘full-length’ as
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SON OF SAM feat DENMARK VESSEY: System Animal (2017)

SON OF SAM feat DENMARK VESSEY: System Animal (2017)  Son Of Sam continue their unchallenged position as purveyors of the dopest hip-hop released this year with yet another single off recent debut long player, Cinder Hill. This time around it’s the single release treatment for the psychedelic jazz-flavoured broken beats of System Animal. This features Denmark Vessey’s antsy delivery of rhymes which are clearly the product of industrial
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THE ALLERGIES: Dig Jalapeno (Album)(2017) + ‘Blast Off’ remix premiere

THE ALLERGIES:  Dig Jalapeno (Album)(2017) + 'Blast Off' remix premiereEverybody knows deejay-producers love nothing better than getting the keys to a record company’s back catalogue so one can only imagine the pants-wetting excitement Bristol duo The Allergies must have experienced when they recently gained access to Jalapeno’s vaults. Of course, having penetrated the inner sanctum, there was nothing left to do but have had a right old rummage. The
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SON OF SAM: Come A Long Way (EXTRA P remix)(2017)

SON OF SAM:  Come A Long Way EXTRA P remixAs if getting Large Professor on a track as well as Masta Ace wasn’t enough of a score for Son Of Sam on their recent classic Cinder Hill album, they’ve now managed to get one of hip-hop’s most legendary emcee-producers to remix the track he appears on as well. And so it is that we get the Come A Long Way Extra P remix. This replaces the original’s end-of-the-pier Wurlitzer-based beat
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MAIDM: Tun Up Di Heat (Party Banger) b/w B-Boy Shit (10″ Vinyl)(2017)

MAIDM: Tun Up Di Heat (Party Banger) (2017)Rating: ★★★★★ Stand by for the dopest Brit-hop dancefloor cut you’ve heard since Roots Manuva’s Witness. Cue splutterings, guffaws and stroking of exaggeratedly huge chins all round at such a grandiose claim, of course. But the thing is, producer and emcee on Tun Up Di Heat (Party Banger) are UK legends Aim and Mikey D.O.N respectively, known collectively here as MAIDM
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DJ PNUTZ: Bee-Sides (2017)

DJ PNUTZ: Bee-Sides (2017)Fresh – in both the primary and hip-hop senses of the word – from her recent 16 Psyche album, DJ Pnutz drops a brace of recording session extras that didn’t make the final cut in the shape of this Bee-Sides single. And about this, it would be remiss of the monkey not to create some buzz (thank you, I’m here all week) since the track Bee-Side is an efficient slice of heavy Hammond-tinged
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SAUKRATES feat. KARDINAL OFFISHAL: Jays Fitted (2017)

SAUKRATES feat. KARDINAL OFFISHAL:  Jays Fitted (2017)Hot on the heels of the summer’s re-reissue of Saukrates’ The Underground Tapes or some way out in front of his forthcoming Season 2 LP, depending on how you look at it, comes new single Jays Fitted. Could that be a reference to a certain baseball cap worn to represent Toronto’s baseball team? Well, it’s certainly a warts-and-all love-letter to and true school anthem for Saukrates’ adopted
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SON OF SAM: Cinder Hill (2017)

SON OF SAM:  Cinder HillRating: ★★★★★ If you’ve been paying attention over the last month and a half you might have noticed how the dog days of August and the start of September turned into an Indian ‘summer of Sam’ with the staggered release of no fewer than three singles in advance of the mighty Cinder Hill – the full-length debut of Son Of Sam. The band,
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DILLON & DIAMOND D: Black Tie Affair (Vinyl EP)(2017) + Feast video

DILLON & DIAMOND D:  Black Tie Affair (Vinyl EP)It’s all the ‘D’s time as Atlanta MC Dillon Maurer teams up with a man whose steelo is tight because he’s by far the best producer on the mic a.k.a Bronx legend and Diggin In The Crates crew founder member Diamond D. It’s something of a hip-hop ‘occasion’ then and what you might even call a Black Tie Affair – these two certainly have
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