Award winning Australian group 1200 Techniques are officially back on the block, after taking a well deserved hiatus from the better part of a decade. The group have been scheduled to drop a new album any minute now, but in the meantime have given us this dope little taster in…
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ADL - Medicine

Written by | 05 October 2015
A brand new joint from pioneering swedish rapper ADL has just hit the stores internationally, and it's come as a total unexpected but extremely nice surprise. It's pretty rare to hear anything from this verteran rapper these days, as he tends to to spend his time as a songwriter for…
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Kiwi lads SCRIBE and TIKI TAANE release Limited Edition 45s in support of the New Zealand Music Foundation and celebrating 40 years of the NZ Music Chart. SCRIBE"s 'Stand Up', produced by P-Money, was originally available on the b-side of his 2003 mega-smash 'Not Many' 12" and his LP of…
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Andy Cooper - Bring It To Me

Written by | 28 September 2015
We have had warning of this eminent release for several months, and now it's finally official. You probably know Andy Cooper as one third of the early 2000s Hip Hop group Ugly Duckling - and if that is not a name that is familiar to you then I strongly advise…
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AG - 48 Bars

Written by | 24 September 2015
This came out a few months ago, but deserves a mention. A conceptual record by DJ Nice from out of Toulouse, France. Using the same beat on both sides, but with DITC member AG on the A and French emcee N-Jin on the B. Apart from the fact that AG…
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Nautilus - Nautilus

Written by | 24 September 2015
This Japanese trio named themselves after the Bob James classic from his 1974 LP 'One'. So it's only reasonable that they would do a cover version, though it's a far more traditional version than 3 of my favourite interpretations as created by Nu-Yorican Soul, Blundetto and The Simonsound. The flip…
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Iceski and Merlin - Nuff A Dem

Written by | 24 September 2015
One of the best Britcore tracks I've heard in years. If you are unfamiliar with that unique British spawned style, think...intense uptempo overpowering beats, insane manic scratching & intense rapping. A style that helped influence Australian acts like Def Wish Cast and Blades of Hades. 'Nuff A Dem' features Iceski…
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Substantial - Follow the Master

Written by | 24 September 2015
Maryland emcee SUBSTANTIAL drops a very limited edition 45 on sublabel ORIGU, related to the funk imprint Our Label. The rolling drums on the 88bpm tempoed A Side 'Follow the Master' were produced by Washington, DC production duo The Other Guys. The vocal refain on the chorus reminds me of…
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Hot off the presses is this extremely dope new release 45 from the UK's DJ Format. It's been a while since we have heard Format drop an instrumental cut-up, and with this one he certainly doesn't disapoint. Both siedes of this release are created using various songs from Kool and…
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Boca 45 - People Are You Ready

Written by | 15 September 2015
Here is a sure shot coming from one of the UK's finest Hip Hop producers Boca 45. People Are You Ready comes off his latest album Dig Eat Beats Repeat, and features rappers Emskee and The Saint from the NYC duo The Good People. Musically it's very much in the…
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