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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Dirtstyle 7" Series

Written by | 02 March 2016
When it comes to deejay battle records the first releases on the infamous Dirtsyle Records are definitely the all time greatest. They certainly weren't the first ones released, but they were pretty close off the starting blocks. Contained within were a string of samples, scratch sounds, beats, and cuts all…
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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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I've always believed that a good Hip Hop DJ should know how to play House music. Afterall, the two genres were so intimately connected back in the day, and when you're rocking the party you need to know how to take it there. I've also recently been making an effort…
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This one popped up as a total surprise, but anyone who grew up on a healthy diet of nineties Hip Hop knows that both sides are totally essential. Infact, In recent years I've already been giving both of these tracks a new lease of life in my digital sets -…
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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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Dinked Records showcase

Written by | 11 February 2016
There's a new label in town and it's been making lots of noise of recent. The team at Dinked records aren't new to this. They have been around the block and back a few times, and have had lots of experience in putting out records with previous projects - and…
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