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JOE FARRELL/ ARTIFACTS: Upon This Rock (MR FANTASTIC edit)/ Whassup Now Muthafucka(Vinyl 7″)

The original release of saxophonist Joe Farrell’s funky jazz-rock epic Upon This Rock from 1974 is around twelve minutes long and takes a good three and a half minutes of ‘fusion’-style farting about before it even gets funky – though when it does get funky, it gets very funky indeed. So much so in fact that Artifacts, Method Man, Common, Redman and Kanye West have all plundered the track for their own beats at
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BNC: Remember That EP

BNC:  Remember That EPIt’s been a while but MC BnC a.k.a Bruises n Cuts is back with a new drop – the Remember That EP on his label MBRD a.k.a. My Boom Raises The Dead Records. Don’t go expecting his ‘boom’ to be all fast and raucous though. No this’ll raise the dead by dint of reminding them of lazy, hazy days in the light…skateboarding at the park…staring at the blue sky…barbecues, afternoons on the beach
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MADISON WASHINGTON: Baytrified/ Djedet + video

MADISON WASHINGTON:  Baytrified/ Djedet + videoThe JTHOTEC-featuring Baytrified finds thatmanmunkz switching from his Pan Amsterdam project with Leron Thomas back to his other going hip-hop concern, Madison Washington, with Bay Area native Malik Ameer as MC. And with a name like Baytrified – what else was it going to be but a celebration of Ameer’s beloved Bay Area? Except hold on – what’s this? “The Bay ain’t the bay no
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DUSTY DONUTS 14: The Love Ride (JIM DUNLOOP reflip)/ Diamond Girl (MARC HYPE & NAUGHTY NMX Summer Breeze Edit) (Vinyl 7″)

DUSTY DONUTS 14: The Love Ride (JIM DUNLOOP reflip)/ Diamond Girl (MARC HYPE & NAUGHTY NMX Summer Breeze Edit) (Vinyl 7There’s always been a ladies’ night element to Dusty Donuts edits because Marc Hype’s crew of sly dogs know what makes for a sexy dancefloor and they’re at it again. Well, you would wouldn’t you? Enter Dusty Donuts 14 which provides ladies’ night thrills with sprinkles on. First up is Jim Dunloop’s reflip of Masta Ace Incorporated’s rnb-tinged lowrider bump the I.N.C. Ride which gets
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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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