Recorded back in 2006 in Nantes, France. 10 years later they appear on vinyl. They lost the master tapes so there is a mastering hiccup in it somhewere. Ha, raw... I like it. Produced by Supafah and Batsudai. Featuring an array of French emcees over both sides. Kefyr, Marshall'Ombre, Pumpkin, Gas,…
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Bristol lads DJ Moneyshot & Rackabeat aka The Allergies finally get another appearance on vinyl. Their debut was a digital only release on Riddim Fruit in 2013, but thankfully the following year Mr Steven Moove and his label Wack Records put the biggest tune, the handclapping funk soul instrumental, Heartbreaker on the…
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From time to time when I hear those clown conversations lamenting on how Hip Hop is dead I can't help but think of Soundsci, and how who ever it is I'm conversing with has probably never heard of them - And that's just too bad, because as long as Soundsci…
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I'm really liking the output on this label. The first release from Freqnik & WDRE released back in 2014 is everything I love about instrumental Hip Hop: Lots of samples, funky arrangement, and that gritty sound. It took well over 12 months until we were treated to the second release,…
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Canadian producer Nick Bike has been really finding his form lately. He had a good year in 2015, with two excellent releases, and this year sees him continue his run with this third instalment in his Chosen Spokes series - and I have to say, for a format that runs…
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Arriving on wax 10 months after it first appeared as a free download on Soundcloud, Ain't Got Time cleverly incorporates the memorable piano from Stevie' Wonder's Hey Love with Marvin Gaye's vocals for Too Busy Thinking About My Baby. The outro includes some needlework and extra bits to make it…
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I Like Droop Capone. He's my kind of hip hop. Just dude being dude. No pretense. His earliest appearance on wax was the 3rd release on Thes One's label PUTS Records way back in 1998, the EP Nommo Warfare. Since then he's had about 4 albums and a grip of…
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Okay, so Vadim's latest might not be straight hip hop, but heck, he's a bloody nice bloke and has a back catalogue steeped in hip hop productions. Musically its a re-rub of Matthew McAnuff's 2008 Be Careful riddim, with some input from the horn section of Brighton's King Porter Stomp and…
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Here's a hot little 45 out of Portland from a producer by the name of Hot 16, featuring some very dope lyrics from Ohmega Watts. Hot 16 has a few really great releases to his name already, including a very fly beat tape released to cassette. Like some of his…
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Mongrels - You Dig Raps

Written by | 12 February 2016
Mongrels are Kid Acne and Benjamin from the second epicentre of hip hop, the South Yorkshire town of Sheffield from whence Warp Records and The Human League were born. It's DIY music. Created and released without fanfare. And without any pre-concvieved notion of what they SHOULD release. They create and…
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