Category Archives: hip hop

SONG OF THE DAY Billy Woods – Snake Oil

 “…billy woods is a rapper who defies easy categorisation” Up until tonight I didn’t know anything about Billy Woods, but after reading the description above on his Bandcamp page, I was intrigued and wanted to see what he was all … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Restless Leg Syndrome – Here For good

Now here’s an exciting discovery that I am very happy to share with you today!  Restless Leg Syndrome are a hip hop-based musical team from Austria consisting of longtime DJ/producer d.b.h and the two turntable wizards Chrisfader and Testa.  Over the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jordan Rakei – Sorceress

It’s been bleak day all round really, what with one thing or another so I desperately need a slice of sunshine to take the sharp edge off it all….. Lucky for me I found this ray of brightness which has … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Heliocentrics – Oh Brother

Best known for their eclectic blend of genre-defying instrumental compositions, The Heliocentrics are back with a new album!  A World Of Masks was released last Friday and sees is an album of firsts for the band, their first release with Soundway Records and … Continue reading

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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 Eets – One for tha Growers

In January this year I featured a great track from Canadian the artist Eets, which came from his latest album, Solus (listen to Hammer Dub on my page here).  Today I’ve stumbled upon another great track from the Alaskan resident which … 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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