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SONG OF THE DAY The Microphone Misfitz – Black Paranoia Feat. Fury

Six years ago Chicago’s Microphone Misfitz launched their Escape From Babylon series.  The 2nd volume  followed three years later in 2015 and in February this year came the third instalment: 15 more tracks digging even deeper into social and political issues. This … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Son Of Sam – Fighting Talk feat. Lifford & Blaise B (album version)

Son Of Sam are a live hip hop outfit from the UK who formed in 2003.  When the band first emerged they began by playing original hip-hop samples and in just two years, after extensive gigging, were already supporting acts … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Syl Johnson – Different Strokes

Blues/soul singer and record producer Sylvester Thompson, a.k.a Syl Johnson, was born in Mississippi in the late 30’s.  Moving to Chicago in 1950 with his family, his earliest introduction to music was to come from his next door neighbour and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Gladys Lazer – Veronica

I’m sure I’ve mentioned this many times before, but one of the first things that draws me to any music is the beat..and this song has a cool beat!  Not only that, when I tracked down the accompanying video earlier, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Will Sessions – Run, Don’t Walk Away

Will Sessions have established themselves as one of Detroit’s must-see live bands, with a varied musical output that reflects their city’s roots. In addition to their own work, the group is known for collaborations with the likes of Amp Fiddler, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Dennis The Fox – Piledriver

Sampled by DJ Shadow (which is how I stumbled upon today’s song), Piledriver is a groovy little track featuring on an album titled, Mother Trucker.  Recorded and self released by Dennis Caldirola, AKA Dennis The Fox, this album originally came out … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Dirty White Fever – Not Another Love Song

This song makes a slithery entrance, growling and snarling as it builds, curling and unfurling as it draws you into its scuzzy clutches.  Its dark, its raw and it’s definitely Not Another Love Song! This is the new single from Brighton-based Dominic … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Phoniks x Raashan Ahmad – That Feeling ft. Slimkid3 (Phoniks Remix)

There hasn’t been a lot of sunshine outside my window today, just a whole lot of cloud, rain and hail! So what do you do if the sun won’t come to you? You go to the sunshine that’s what you … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Holy Fuck – Xed Eyes

I first came upon the music Holy Fuck on an episode of Breaking Bad, the first episode of Season 2 to be precise; ‘They’re Going to Take My Thumbs” was one of many great tracks featuring on the Soundtrack and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Xenia Rubinos – Lonely Lover

So, I’m quickly scribbling down my thoughts on ‘Lonely Lover’ because it’s my first listen to the song and it feels like a bit of a magical mystery ride. There’s quite a lot going on here, with twists and turns … Continue reading

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