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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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J DILLA: J Dilla Turntable (2017) + exclusive Dilla feat. Nas 7″ ‘The Sickness

Portable J Dilla turntableHe might sadly have left us over a decade ago but James Yancey (a.k.a. the man known far and wide as Jay Dee or J Dilla) still casts a long shadow over hip-hop and the wider music scene. A bit like vinyl really. So what better way to acknowledge this legendary producer than via a Dilla-themed suitcase turntable? Man – that almost sounds
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LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS: UK/ Eire Tour January (2017)

UK Eire tour 2017 Lee FieldsSoul survivor Lee Fields is playing the UK and Ireland this week! Now – since there’s not much of the week left, he’s either doing very short gigs and lots of them – or not very many gigs. Unsurprisingly, it’s the latter. Fresh from the success of latest LP Special Night the man who’s been kicking it live since 1969 is bringing his band The Expressions over to these shores and
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CANNIBAL OX: UK / EU Tour (2015)

Tour 2015 UK EU Cannibal OxBlimey – here’s a very rare chance to see Cannibal Ox as those forty-seven masterlass samur- er – I mean peerless two rappers (plus one dj) venture this side of the pond to promote the release of this year’s epic follow-up to their mighty 2001 debut The Cold Vein. The New York duo of Vast Aire and Vordul were arguably the last great underground hip-hop act to emerge following the
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UGLY DUCKLING: ‘Turn It Up’ live video (2012)

Shortly to embark on a multiple-date November UK tour, the best and hardest-working true-school party hip-hop band, Ugly Duckling, show how they did it like that when they were here last autumn by dropping a brand new live video for Taste The Secret album cut Turn It Up. Splicing together footage from shows in London, Bristol, Liverpool, Southampton, Exeter, Plymouth
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DOOM & MADLIB: 12 October HMV Forum, London (2012)

Who is that masked man? It’s DOOM you prick, everyone knows that…DOOM (I’m not shouting, he likes it all caps apparently)…you know – the artist formerly known as MF Doom a.k.a. Zev Love X, King Geedorah, Viktor Vaughn (among various nom-de-plumes) or Daniel Dumile to his mum. Anyway the former KMD rapper, sometime collaborator with Madlib and Dangermouse and
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DAN BULL: Face (2012)

There’s only going to be one physical copy (a CD) of UK rapper Dan Bull’s second LP Face available next week and it’s going for a million quid. And I’m really not making that up. You can also download it for a very reasonable nothing-at-all until 19 March 2012 (link below) or a not-much-less reasonable £3.49 after that date. What’s going on? It’s quite simple
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EPMD: UK show – February 2011 – London, HMV Forum

Is it possible to pack in some feeble EPMD-referencing wordplay whilst commenting on this rare rampage in the big smoke at London’s HMV Forum on 19 February next year? Actually, I might already have started. One suspects Errick and Parrish may not be making as many dollars as they’d currently like given that the last time they gigged in London was ten years ago. Not that I’m suggesting they’re gold diggers or anything – I would imagine things’ll be business as usual for the boys and that they’ll let the funk flow.
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PETE ROCK & CL SMOOTH: Win tickets to exclusive London show 12 December 2010

I’m all about living the good life but don’t you just hate it when you go to buy tickets for a gig and they’re all sold out. I think the main ingredient of success here is to either be all over that shit the minute it comes out or to have some other kind of ‘in’. It could be that you’re on the guest list, for example. Then again – it could be that you just happen to know the answer to the question below
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