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PAN AMSTERDAM AND DAMU THE FUDGEMUNK: EAT

PAN AMSTERDAM AND DAMU THE FUDGMUNK: EATRating: ★★★★★ If you caught the debut LP, Pocket Watch, by rapper/ jazz trumpeter Pan Amsterdam (a.k.a Leron Thomas to his folks and jazz appreciating fans), you’ll already appreciate the man’s talent on the mic and his instrument of choice. If you caught that and his subsequent material on the Ha Chu LP, you’ll know he’s worked with a variety of producers and the beats
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PAN AMSTERDAM feat. GUTS: Carrot Cake

PAN AMSTERDAM feat. GUTS: Carrot CakeThere’s nothing like a moist slice of carrot cake is there? Just ask Pan Amsterdam whose new single is entitled – er – Carrot Cake. Yes, that’s right, Pan Amsterdam – also known as jazz trumpeter Leron Thomas in a more normal universe where he isn’t a drawling leftfield emcee with a neat line in stream-of-consciousness lyrics and a phone contacts list full of top notch hip-hop producers
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PAN AMSTERDAM: All Kindsa Don’t

PAN AMSTERDAM: All Kindsa Don'tNot had enough whimsy in your life lately? Allow Pan Amsterdam into your life once more then and let his mellifluous tones to float into your earholes atop those trademark jazz trumpet and woozy synth-laced beats. Floating in from the farthest reaches of hip-hop where things get all mixed up with spoken word and jazz, Pan Am is busy making all his usual “nonsensical sense” on All
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PAN AMSTERDAM X IGGY POP: Mobile/ 15 Seconds

PAN AMSTERDAM X IGGY POP:  Mobile/ 15 SecondsStand by for far-out as left-field rap act Pan Amsterdam hooks up with ‘godfather of punk’ and Radio 6 tastemaker Iggy Pop for new single Mobile. Turns out all parties involved met-up to record Mobile in Texas – currently headquarters of ExxonMobil. Is there a link? Are Pan Am and Iggy standing up to the planet-killing might of the petrochemical industry? Perhaps the track will
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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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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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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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PAN AMSTERDAM: The Lotion Song

PAN AMSTERDAM:  The Lotion SongRating: ★★★★★ Mere weeks after genius debut single Plus One has dropped and Pan Amsterdam (a.k.a Leron Thomas and thatmanmunkz) are at it again inviting you to smear your ears with lyrical lanolin in the form of new single The Lotion Song. Good grief – another five stars already? Nothing to with the monkey – it’s the beats and the rhymes stupid! ‘Munkz provides a more upbeat but equally
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PAN AMSTERDAM: Plus One video

PAN AMSTERDAM:  Plus One videoRating: ★★★★★ Who exactly is Pan Amsterdam? The smooth samples, the laidback lyrical delivery – half stream-of-consciousness/ half tongue-in-cheek lyrics – and the hijacking of an old Alexander O’Neal video for new single Plus One reveal a wry sense of humour possessed by the likes of both Messrs Daniel Dumile and Kool Keith Thornton. Surely there can’t be a third such
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