Category Archives: hip hop

SONG OF THE DAY Subculture Feat. Rachel Chinouriri – The River Bend

Last November a London-based producer named Subculture teamed up with the Croydon-based singer-songwriter, Rachel Chinouriri, to release a single entitled, The River Bend. Both are relatively new artists and their collaboration formed part of a string of singles Subculture was … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Abdominal – Gone Fishin’

What I love most about Toronto rapper, Andy Bernstein, a.k.a Abdominal, is the frankness to his music.  His lyrics are honest, deep and invariably the product of relatable self-reflection and soul-bearing; just take Sock Hop for instance. For me it often feels … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY El Michels Affair – Life Of Pablo

“One of the beautiful things about instrumental music is that the listener can decide what the narrative is. With ‘Adult Themes’ El Michels Affair has created a “choose your own adventure” in musical form…..”  Yesterday, Leon Michel’s New York-based Funk/Soul … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Romare – The Drifter

In 1964 a collagist, artist and author named Romare Beardon held his exhibition entitled Projections.  Depicting African-American life through a series of in-depth works, this collection featured some of his most accomplished creations of his career. Fifty one years later … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jazz Spastiks & People Without Shoes – Step To (feat Bathtubbs & Nappy Red)

Hailing from Scotland, The Jazz Spastiks (a.k.a The Slipmat Brothers) are hip hop beat makers, dj’s and producers, Coconut Delight and Mr. Manyana.  Equipped with the fattest and most jazziest hip hop sounds, the duo create the very finest of … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY MF DOOM & Damu The Fudgemunk – Coco Mango Sliced (Boy Scout Remix Feat Insight)

Eight years ago Paris-based production duo, the Union, got together with MF Doom for their Analogtronics record; collaborating on the single, Coco Mango. Shortly after the track was then  remixed by DC’s, Damu the Fudgemunk for a limited 7″ that sold … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Dillon & Paten Locke – Rap Safari (J​-​Zone Remix) feat. Phill Most Chill & J​-​Live

“No gimmicks, no punches pulled. Just rugged beats & raw rhyming…” (Vindig) A wild menagerie of sound leaps out from a jungle of big beats and exotic soundscapes; there can only be one name for such a song and that … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Herbaliser – Just Won’t Stop

Just over ten years ago UK’s hip hop veterans, The Herbaliser released Same As it Never Was, an album that lived up to its name in more than than one way!  Blending hip-hop, sampled breaks, soul and jazz, this record was … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Koushik — Battle Rhymes For Battle Times

I have just stumbled upon one very fine playlist! I’m only halfway through and have already compiled a long list of fantastic sounds to share!!  Thanks to this mighty collection I’ve found today’s song! Hailing from Dundas, Ontario, Koushik Ghosh, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Nearly God – Poems

Melody Maker once declared that “Tricky can never be overlooked. He’s (literally) incomparable, and he’s necessary.”   His 1995 debut album Maxinquaye is testament to that statement as far as I’m concerned and is a timeless album I’ll always be glad to own. … Continue reading

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