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SAM KRATS feat. EL DA SENSEI: Revive Rap (Vinyl 7″)(Dusty Donuts Ltd 003)

SAM KRATS feat. EL DA SENSEI:  Revive Rap (Vinyl 7Revive Rap? Tall order you might think what with shit having been largely moribund since Nas announced hip-hop’s death eleven years ago. Well in the mainstream at least. As MB readers will know, the art as practised by Kool Herc and all true followers since is immortal and here are UK producer Sam Krats and Artifacts emcee El Da Sensei to prove it once more with the
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MAURICE SMITH: Can’t Fight The Feeling (Vinyl 7″)(2017)

Rating: ★★★★★ If you missed Maurice Smith’s Delta Soul EP back in the summer on which this self-proclaimed ‘old soul’ went fully 1960s, now’s your chance to catch up with a 45 of that release’s best cut, Can’t Fight The Feeling, in all its seven inch vinyl glory. The cut is a chanking uptempo northern soul stomper on which Smith does his best Marvin Gaye impression and declares his
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THE ALLERGIES: Entitled To That (Vinyl 7″) (2017)

THE ALLERGIES Entitled To That (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ Entitled To That eh? And precisely what could The Allergies be entitled to as a consequence of their massive new single co-penned with Ugly Duckling emcee Andy Cooper in a neo-northern soul stylee? And by ‘massive new single’, I mean a banging horns-led stomp, weighing in with a classic 146 bpm tempo and featuring the supremely capable Honey Larochelle
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MOST WANTED: Calm Down 7″ (2017)

MOST WANTED:  Calm Down 7Rating: ★★★★★ Calm down? That’ll be essential advice for deejays and b-boys then when they clock that a 7″ re-press of Calm Down by obscure 90s outfit Most Wanted (a.k.a Fever Records’ signings, III Most Wanted) has just dropped. Why? Er – well, quite simply because it takes the Commodores’ epic Assembly Line break (complete with ‘huh’s) and stretches it out to full track length
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BOCAWOODY feat. BLURUM 13: Jump 7″ (2017)

Bocawoody feat. BLURUM 13:  Jump 7Rating: ★★★★★ If Bocawoody (a.k.a Boca 45 and DJ Woody) had to release one single off their rather good recent Carousel LP, it would have to be this one. Which is convenient because they have and it is this one. And it slots right in there with recent 7″ golden era hip-hop bumps from like-minds Krafty Kuts & Chali 2Na and Mako & The Hawk feat. Chima Anya. In other words, it
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MUNGO’S HI-FI feat. JOHNNY CLARKE: ‘Rain Keeps Falling’ Record Store Day 7″ (2017)

MUNGO'S HI-FI feat. JOHNNY CLARKE:  'Rain Keeps Falling' Record Store Day 7What could Mungo’s Hi-Fi do that would be special for Record Store Day? Only the Rain Keeps Falling 7″ featuring roots reggae legend Johnny Clarke on a totally original riddim! Clarke made his name in the 70s recording first with rocksteady man Clancy Eccles on production and subsequently and most famously with Bunny Lee and the Aggrovators in helping pioneer the ‘flyers’ style of reggae. And
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RODNEY P feat. LANRE SULOLA: Untitled 7″ (2017)

RODNEY P feat. LANRE SULOLA:  Untitled 7You may have caught Rodney P’s recent single and love(-hate) letter to London, Untitled, on BBC4 doc. Hip-Hop World News back in the autumn. Underpinned by funky drums, synth bass and moody piano, things were kept real on the mic by spoken word artist Lanre Sulola (who provided the opening bars) and, subsequently, the heavy vocal artillery of Rodney P himself. And now for Record
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MNP: Heavy Tint/ Dib Dab Ltd. 7″ (2017)

MNP:  Heavy Tint/ Dib Dab Ltd. 7If El Michels Affair’s recent excellent Return To The 37th Chamber has given you a taste for funky, psychedelic, library music style instros and you’re now looking for something in a similar vein that’s not a cover – MNP are here to sort you out. Why? Well, it transpires, their debut 7″ for the Delights label is just such a beast. The band (who consist of Tru Thoughts artist Beta Hector, former
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THE BEATNUTS: ‘Off The Books’ 7″ (2017)

off-the-books-the-beatnutsGet On Down hope to be making mad money on the books this year by continuing to provide vital services to 45-playing hip-hop djs. This time it’s with a first-ever seven inch release of The Beatnuts‘ ’97 cut Off The Books which featured fellow latino emcees Big Pun and Cuban Link. Much is made of Pun’s opening verse and the track was also Cuban Link’s first on-record performance
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CALIBRO 35: S.P.A.C.E. 7″ Ltd. orange (2016)

SPACE Calibro 35Two things you can be always be sure of when a new Calibro 35 single comes out: reliably mod-funky music and a video worth a watch. In this case the typically retro latter departs from the band’s previous antics in consisting solely of library footage of the Saturn 5 launch. But what kind of music should accompany a small group of weakly smiling astronauts as they enter what is
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