The people at Get On Down must be reading my mind. I swear it's only been very recently that I was hoping this 45 got a re-release - And how about this! First release from the label for 2016! If you're not familiar with this classic (And I'm really hoping…
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When it comes to Jim Sharp and Naughty NMX, both their names are synonymous with the Dusty Donuts label. However, whilst this particular release sits on its own stand alone label it's hard to divorce it from the excellent output that these two have previously released - And with good…
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Our first review for the new year comes through with this dope new release from the Philippines. Recognized as the man behind the first ever DJ produced album in the Philippines, DJ Arbie Won has played an integral part on shaping the sound of the local Hiphop scene around Manila. He…
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Top 10 Hip Hop 45s for 2015

Written by | 29 December 2015
This years survey was conducted through the facebook Hip Hop 45s VIP page. Participants were made up of a bunch of heavy weight 45 collectors from all around the globe. You know who you are, and thanks for participating. Each 45 in the running needed to have it's original release…
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For the Spanish language peeps. This is the first 45 on the Barcelona imprint BACK IN THE DAYS. Posting this one because it reeks 100% underground hip hop. From the graff cover (by Joe Metal), to the videoclip full of vinyl records. There's a clip made for every track on…
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In 2013 New Zealand soul singer LOUIS BAKER made an impression at the Red Bull Music Academy in NYC. Luckily for us he bumped into Scott Hendy aka Boca 45 in Amsterdam earlier this year at a gig. It's a wonderfully bouncy tune with Boca's breaks, cuts and sample flourishes…
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Mr Brown - 'Oil Baron'

Written by | 30 November 2015
Finally released after hanging about digitally since May comes the 2nd release on the UK's Headcount Records via KingUnderground. Following on from ex-Caveman MCM's 'Rhymes Equate Actual LIfe' we get a posse cut featuring feat Cappo, Jehst, Pneeumatic, Emcee Killa, Solar Black, Teslas Ghost, Ray Vendetta, MNSR Frites, Brotherman, Confucius…
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Japanese beatmaker KAZAHAYA hooks up with Canadian female soul trio THE SPANDETTES for 'Broad Smile'. Need a bridging track from hip hop into soul? Then this could be the ticket. Heavy drums with swirling violins over a 112bpm tempo. I can't say I have many tracks like this. Whereas Kazahaya…
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I'm a big fan of that Freqnik & WDRE "Stamp tramp" 45 that was released a couple of years ago, so it was a real nice surprise to see a secend release on the same label "Friday's Funky 45", and it very much continues in that same style of largely…
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Out of nowhere comes this very nice release from the legendary Alkaholiks crew - Showing and proving that the liks have still got it! I'm not exactly sure why Tash doesn't feature on this release, but I assume that explains why it's credited to the E&J Sound System.  What I…
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