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ANDY COOPER & DJ FORMAT: Get On That (Re-layered) Vinyl 7″ + ‘Do The Andy Puppet’ video

ANDY COOPER & DJ FORMAT:  Get On That (Re-layered) Vinyl 7Hello, what’s this? Why – it’s a new 7″ single collab., Get On That (Re-Layered) from Andy Cooper & DJ Format (!) and the latest video from Andy for track Do The Andy Puppet. Both tracks are lifted from our man’s recent sterling long-play effort The Layered Effect, though the ‘re-layered’ Format version of Get On That is a completely new
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DUDY feat. PUPPETMASTAZ: ‘Urubu’ video

DUDY feat. PUPPETMASTAZ:  'Urubu' videoFrench producer and turntablist and 2013 Rock Da Club champion Dudy invites German hip-hop veterans Puppetmastaz onboard for the electro-hip-hop beats (with dnb interlude) on Urubu. A post ghetto funk, distant cousin to the P Brothers’ Digital B-Boy, the track is a veritable beast. But how to represent such business via an audio visual medium? Probably need something with a bit of
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PROFESSOR ELEMENTAL: School Of Whimsy + ‘Good Morning’ video

PROFESSOR ELEMENTAL:  School Of WhimsyLast time the monkey hopped onto the Professor Elemental omnibus it was for his excellent Apequest album – a glorious steampunk-chap-hop-time-travel-concept adventure as the Prof. desperately tried to find beloved simian butler Geoffrey whilst battling his great-great-great-great-great-great grandson, Gideon. But how do you follow that? One can only imagine Elemental
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THE MICROPHONE MISFITZ: Escape From Babylon Volume 3 + ‘It’s On’ video

THE MICROPHONE MISFITZ: Escape From Babylon Volume 3And so it continues – the journey begun in 2012 with Escape From Babylon and reprised three years ago with Volume 2 now finds the Windy City’s Microphone Misfitz continue their rearguard action against declining standards in hip-hop, race relations – hell decline in pretty much everything – with Escape From Babylon Volume 3. And you thought standing up for traditional values came
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SON OF SAM feat. LIFFORD & BLAISE B: Fighting Talk EP + video

SON OF SAM feat. LIFFORD & BLAISE B:  Fighting Talk EP + videoRating: ★★★★★ Last year’s debut album from Son Of Sam, Cinder Hill, ended up being MB’s album of the year and deservedly so pairing, as it did, dope all-original (and mostly live-played) beats with an array of legendary emcees. One of the absolute highlights of this LP of highlights though was self-affirmation anthem, Fighting Talk, featuring bars from Blaise B and underpinned by a dubby-
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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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DRAGON FLI EMPIRE: Hold Down The Fort (prod. DJAR ONE) b/w Right On Time (prod. DJ COSM & METAWON) + video

DRAGON FLI EMPIRE: Hold Down The Fort (prod. DJAR ONE) b/w Right On Time (prod. DJ COSM & METAWON)Rating: ★★★★★ Beats House Records renews its relationship (established in 2015 on the A Little More Funk 7″) with Canadian hip-hop crew Dragon Fli Empire for another dope 45 hook-up. On A-side bump Hold Down The Fort, Djar One is ranking production officer while DFE’s Teekay commands the mic (and does his best Rakim-impression) and DJ Cosm pulls his best cuts out of the armoury
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MEGATIVE: Can’t Do Drugz (Like I Used To) + video

MEGATIVE:  Can't Do Drugz (Like I Used To) + videoRating: ★★★★★ If you want a sense of what North American collective Megative (consisting of The Stills’ Tim Fletcher, producer/ musician Gus Van Go, producer/ musicians Like Minds and New York dancehall legend Screechy Dan) sound like, think of The Specials’ more downtempo moments as if produced by Massive Attack. Dubby but pop savvy, first single (and anthem for doomed youth) More
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CHIMA ANYA & SLONE: Coffee + video

Ok – let’s modern shit up a bit. Chima Anya has been working with producer Slone and the third single to be released from forthcoming LP People Forget is Coffee which finds Anya unashamedly dumping a lady friend because he hasn’t got time for, well, coffee after they’ve done the wild thing. On the face of it, what we have here is something of a seven day type deal – you know like the Craig
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FREAKPOWER: United State EP + ‘Soul Clap’ video

FREAKPOWER:  United State EPRating: ★★★★★ What better time for nineties groovers Freakpower to return with the United State EP, their first drop in twenty years or so? Trump is in the Whitehouse advocating guns for teachers and a nuclear spanky botty for Kim Jong-Un, the UK is on course for self-inflicted economic disaster, and Putin is going to be ‘voted’ Russian president again next month. Who wouldn’t fly their
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