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THE ALLERGIES: Dance Now/ Fade Away feat. ANDY COOPER (Vinyl 7″) + Video

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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WOXOW: Alcazar (LP) + Chaos (vinyl 7″)

WOXOW:  Alcazar (LP) + Chaos (vinyl 7Back in May, MB featured single, Up, by Italian producer Woxow and featuring Danish MC Blacc El, which despite its firmly European origins managed to channel a decidedly golden-era hip-hop vibe. Now comes the release of Woxow’s debut album Alcazar which, besides Up, boasts appearances from Ken Boothe, J5’s Akil, Blurum 13 (all on the same track!), Pugz Atomz, Hannah Williams, Cyril
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PAN AMSTERDAM: Landlord Elijah

PAN AMSTERDAM:  Landlord ElijahIt’s time for the next single to be drawn from the mighty Pan Amsterdam’s superb debut LP, The Pocket Watch, and this time around it’s all about the social commentary and what is apparently a bit of autobiography detailing rapper Leron Thomas’ bid to get started in the biz on Landlord Elijah. Adopting a world-weariness Donald Glover’s character Earn from Atlanta would recognise
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VVS VERBAL feat. GENERAL STEELE: Grind

VVS VERBAL feat. GENERAL STEELE:  Grind You know when you see emcees from back in the day still trying to rep. it like they once did, despite the beer belly and it all seems a bit sad? Well it’s pleasing to see that no such fate has befallen Smif-N-Wessun’s General Steele. No, it has not for Steele pretty much – er – steals the limelight in a lean and mean feature in VVS Verbal’s new video Grind over a straight-up gutter boom-bap beat
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