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WINDMILLS & CELSIUS 7: California Sunshine/ Dry Skin (Vinyl 7″)

WINDMILLS & CELSIUS 7:  California Sunshine/ Dry Skin (Vinyl 7It’s always a pleasure when Cali crew Windmills unleash some of their psychedelia-tinged hip-hop and new vinyl 7″, California Sunshine/ Dry Skin, is no exception. The title track is initially all contemplative synths, jazzy sax and Windmills emcee Frameworks considering beats, rhymes and life whilst cruising down the highway. But then suddenly, as if Mr Works had switched radio
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A TRIBE CALLED QUEST: 1nce Again (RHYTHM SCHOLAR AtariFunk 8-Bit Remix)

The summer holidays are over, a new cycle of academic rigor begins again and what better time to welcome back Rhythm Scholar, eh students? And his role this term is both to (re)familiarise you with the classics and experiment with creating something new from said classics. Now then, what’s all that bleeping? I do hope someone hasn’t got a phone out. Oh it’s you Mr Scholar – sorry I
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FORT KNOX FIVE & K LAB feat. BABY BAM: Jinglin’ Janglin’

FORT KNOX FIVE & K LAB feat. BABY BAM:  Jinglin' Janglin' It’s a clear-cut case of DC to BC by way of NYC as Fort Knox Five team up with K Lab and Jungle Brothers’ Baby Bam for new one Jinglin’ Janglin’. What’s the story there then boys? Go on glitch me with it – I’m all ears. Well – it turns out this meeting of musical minds is not just a geographical hook-up; there’s a temporal element too as seventies funky clavinet is paired with
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THE ALLERGIES: Dance Now/ Fade Away feat. ANDY COOPER (Vinyl 7″)

THE ALLERGIES:  Dance Now/ Fade Away feat. ANDY COOPERI think it was C+C Music Factory who once sang Everybody dance now!, and if new Allergies single Dance Now features a similar lyric and an implicit intention to make you sweat, let’s all offer up a prayer of thanks that the sort of dancing required for this uptempo sister funk banger is very much of the b-boy persuasion. And if you’ve seen the
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MADISON WASHINGTON feat. A BROTHER IS: No Cliche

MADISON WASHINGTON feat. A BROTHER IS:  No ClicheRight in the dog days of August, producer thatmanmunkz of Pan Amsterdam provides this little soother, No Cliche, from his ‘other’ hip-hop project Madison Washington a.k.a. his partnership with rapper Malik. Turns out the track is inspired by the band’s namesake Madison Washington who risked returning to the perils of slavery (having
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KOOL HERTZ: Uberfly/ Chamelon Delight

KOOL HERTZ:  Uberfly/ Chamelon Delight Kool Hertz is back and revelling in old school influences with new drop Uberfly. Actually featuring two cuts, the title track is the one based around pieces of Curtis Mayfield’s Superfly over which are layered a heavy dancefloor drum break and more old school shout-outs and FX than you can shake a stick at. Meanwhile Chameleon
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PAN AMSTERDAM: Know The Difference (Video premiere) + UK/US 2018 tour dates

It’s not even a new single but that hasn’t stopped Pan Amsterdam (a.k.a. the genius pairing of producer thatmanmunkz and jazz trumpeter plus emcee Leron Thomas) dropping not one but two videos for Know The Difference, one of the standouts from standout LP The Pocket Watch. Those who’ve had their ear to the ground will know that this is the track on which Thomas’
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SON OF SAM feat. DUMBTRON: Moose Python video

SON OF SAM feat. DUMBTRON: Moose Python videoCometh the holidays, cometh the video to Moose Python, another heavy-hitting cut from Son Of Sam, the live playing UK hip-hop outfit that includes the mighty Tom Caruana. As anyone with a pulse should know, the band’s excellent LP debut Cinder Hill, featured a wealth of guest mic manipulators drawn from the cream of today’s underground scene along with a number of
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DJ MAARS & TOM SHOWTIME: Too Easy/ Boombap Fever (EASY 005)(Vinyl 7″)

DJ MAARS & TOM SHOWTIME:  Too Easy/ Boombap Fever (EASY 005)(Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ Oh shit! The summer seven inch gold keeps coming as the dream team that is DJ Maars and Tom Showtime work their seemingly infallible reggae-hip-hop Midas touch for another wax outing with a new cut on one side and an old favourite – in this case the Das EFX-featuring Boombap Fever – on the other. Great though
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THE ALLERGIES: Can’t Keep Working This Hard/ Run It Back (Vinyl 7″)

THE ALLERGIES:  Can't Keep Working This Hard/ Run It Back (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ And just when you thought the summer dog days of music were kicking in early, The Allergies release their brand new Can’t Keep Working This Hard/ Run It Back vinyl 7″. With sister-funk on the A-side and party-starting hip-hop on the flip they’ve got all the types of music you’ll ever need in one handy 45 package. Making
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