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G LOVE (feat. SCHOOLLY D & CHUCK TREECE): Love From Philly + Video

Rating: ★★★★★ Fresh today comes the news that a new G Love LP, Philadelphia Mississippi is out later this year and the lead track off it, Love From Philly, is out now. This latter will be every bit the fat hip-hop blues bump you’d be looking for from G and features none other than old school rap legend Schoolly D providing guest verses and drummer Chuck Treece laying down heavyweight
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BLEND MISHKIN & ROOTS EVOLUTION: The Crossing + Video

BLEND MISHKIN & ROOTS EVOLUTION: The CrossingBlend Mishkin & Roots Evolution continue their distinctive development (or indeed, evolution) of the roots reggae sound with new single The Crossing featuring the ethereal vocal talents of Zoe Prokopiou and the kanun playing of soloist Panos Dimitrakopoulos. Kanun? Yep – that’ll be a stringed instrument with its origins in ancient Assyrian culture, fact fans – and its inclusion
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MC RYT: Cheer Song (Prod. DJAR ONE – cuts KESTA)(Ltd. Vinyl 7″) + video

MC RYT:  Cheer Song New from Djar One’s Beats House label is latest vinyl 7″ Cheer Song featuring Japanese MC RYT of the Serpat crew. I don’t know what he’s saying, and the French lyric video isn’t much use for someone with only GCSE French (even if that was augmented recently by watching all 8 series of The Spiral a.k.a. Engrenages) but the energy on this is infectious and I reckon B-boys and girls will
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HOLLIE COOK: Full Moon Baby + video + 2022 tour dates

HOLLIE COOK:  Full Moon BabyDo you like a bit of Hollie Cook? The monkey likes a bit of Hollie Cook. It’s good news then to hear that she’s back with a new album – Happy Hour – in June. Naturally there’ll be some singles before that of course and the first of those is this one, Full Moon Baby. If you’ve been following Hollie for a bit, you may remember her brand of poppy but classy reggae has hitherto been described as
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THE ALLERGIES: Going To The Party/ Utility Man (Vinyl 7″) + video

THE ALLERGIES: Going To The Party/ Utility Man + videoRating: ★★★★★ Who was it, less than two months ago who speculated that The Allergies’ Lyrics Born-featuring, Promised Land LP cut, Going To The Party, might be, “A future 45?”. Oh yes, it was the monkey and as a prediction, it was ‘all the way right’ which isn’t a bad description of the boys’ new 7″, the A-side of which is, of course, peak-time funky hip-hop throwdown, Going To The
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LUKE BEATS: Black Mamba + video

LUKE BEATS:  Black Mamba + videoSay hello to the latest drop from the Little Beat More label – Luke Beats’ Black Mamba, complete with video. The Italian bass player and producer likes to chop out a decent sample using his MPC and SP404 and since his tastes include Shaw Brothers kung-fu flicks and the musical work of Dilla, Madlib and Pete Rock, it’s probably little surprise he’s ended up with the track and video
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THE TIBBS: Another Shot Fired (Vinyl 7″) + video

THE TIBBS:  Another Shot Fired (Vinyl 7The Tibbs return with a new single that is also the title track from their second LP, Another Shot Fired, released back in the autumn. It’s an uptempo reggae-tinged soul affair, ably-helmed by new singer Roxanne Hartog who replaces Elsa Bekman and is well up to conveying the sort of romantic sorties explored in the lyrics. But how to represent such goings-on in audio visual format? Well, Holland is famously a home of cafĂ© culture
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THE SCRIBES X J-BOOM feat. J STEDI & MR TEATIME: Haunted House Party (Vinyl 7″) + video

As we approach the anniversary of the start of lockdown, perhaps it is time to reflect on lockdown’s consequences for mental health. Obviously, having a govt. that kicked things off by ignoring best WHO pandemic advice because of a false political choice between the ‘people or the economy’ (not to mention ignoring the public health shortcomings identified in 2016’s Exercise
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BISHOP THA DJ feat. ULLNEVANO & SUN ZULU: I Ain’t Dead (Prod. MYDUS)

BISHOP THA DJ I Ain't Dead He’s been on the scene since ’86 but he’s not dead! Whodat? Bishop Tha DJ of course, back on the cut (with a dash of 1-800 Suicide off Gravediggaz’ first LP Niggamortis, no less) and keeping it boom-bap with I Ain’t Dead. Featuring Baltimore emcees Ullnevano and Sun Zulu and that golden lo-fi production touch from Mydus, the
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GEE BAG X ILL INFORMED: Foreigners (Vinyl 7″) + Video

GEE BAG X ILL INFORMED:  ForeignersLast seen round these parts on the Jim Sharp remix of the Revive Rap 7″ feat. El Da Sensei, Gee Bag here takes centre stage on the Ill Informed-produced Foreigners. Out shortly on 45, the track is lifted from last year’s Gee Bag X Ill Informed LP Respect Ya Elders! and pulls no punches at all in its excoriating attack on twenty-first century racism in the UK which continues to make black
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