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SONG OF THE DAY Andy Cooper – Here Comes Another One ft. Blabbermouf

Today’s funky offering features on US rapper and producer, Andy Cooper’s 2018 record, The Layered Effect.   Described as offering “a punchy reminder of the creative fun to be had in digging for breaks, stringing up loops and layering sounds,” the record … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ernie Hawks and The Soul Investigators – Tracking Down

Earlier this year Helsinki’s Timmion Records released the deliciously cool and classic sounds of Scorpio man, Ernie Hawks debut album! Ernie Hawks has been creating music for the past two decades and for his debut album he teamed up with Helsinki’s soul revivalists … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY L’Orange & Mr. Lif – The Scribe (feat. Akrobatik & DJ QBert)

How much am I enjoying this track!!!?? It’s so good! I’ve been getting more familiar with L’Orange & Mr. Lif’s 2016 dystopian concept album,  The Life & Death of Scenery after featuring Strange Technology the other day.  It’s superb album and I urge you to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY L’Orange & Mr. Lif – Strange Technology (feat. Akrobatik & Gonjasufi)

Producer L’Orange and Jeffrey Haynes, a.k.a Mr Lif, joined forces for their 2016 album The Life & Death Of Scenery.  Released through a partnership between Adult Swim and Mello Music Group, the record commences with one of four addresses from “The Narrator” … Continue reading

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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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