Category Archives: hip hop rap

SONG OF THE DAY Pet;wolf – Dance with the Devil

Whilst listening to a Soundcloud playlist today that I’d compiled in February, I rediscovered this interesting track which I went as far as re-posting, but never actually got round to featuring…so this is what I’m doing today! Pet;wolf (yes, this is actually how … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Above the Law – Freedom of Speech

I was listening to a radio show earlier today when a song came on that I haven’t heard in years, probably not since my teens, and that was a fair few moons ago! Released on Ruthless Records in 1990 by Californian … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY BocaWoody – Art Breaker feat. BluRum13

Thanks to a recommendation I’ve been reading online from the great Burnt Toast Radio Show, I have discovered the delights of Bristol’s BocaWoody today. Consisting of beats-merchant, Scott Hendy (aka Boca 45) and UK turntablist Lee Woodvine, (aka DJ Woody), … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY El Michels Affair – Shaolin Brew

Last month, New York’s El Michels Affair, aka the group of Leon Michels, released their highly anticipated follow-up album to their 2009, Enter the 37th Chamber. Titled, Return To The 37th Chamber, this collection of songs revisits the albums of the Wu … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Shabazz Palaces – Shine A Light (feat. Thaddillac)

It’s been nearly three years since Seattle art-rap Shabazz Palaces released their last album, Lese Majesty.  This July, they will return with a new LP called Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star, an album appears to be a sort of Brother From … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY DJ Format & Abdominal – Diamond Hammer

When it comes to hip hop/rap I’m very selective in what I like to listen to, but Andy Bernstein (aka Abdominal) and Matt Ford ( aka DJ Format) encapsulate the perfect combination of inventive funky tunes, stomping beats and engaging … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Abdominal and The Obliques – Sock Hop

Toronto rapper Andy Bernstein, aka Abdominal, featured today’s song on his 2012 album, Sitting Music.  Best known for his extraordinary breath control and fun raps, this album was an experimental venture for the hip hop artist who sought to incorporate … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY DJ Format & Abdominal – Behind The Scenes

Andy Bernstein (Abdominal) and Matt Ford (DJ Format) have been making music together for the last 14 years, entertaining crowds from all over the world with their funky hip hop sounds. Now, the duo have returned and are about to … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Kool & Kass – Peaceful Solutions

Always keen and eager to welcome pretty much any musical genre into my ears, hip hop/rap is something I don’t mind dipping into from time to time. I can’t say I like all of it but what I do find, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Eets – Hammer Dub

Having trouble switching off? Can’t relax? Need to unwind? I’ve just the thing, and after the day I’ve had, I can pretty much tick all of those boxes myself, so if you are looking for something to calm the cockles, … Continue reading

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