Tag Archives: hip hop

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 Hector Plimmer – Let’s Stay

This is my first listen to Hector Plimmer and I must say that I am immediately intrigued! Sucked in by first track on new album, Sunshine and I feel like I’ve entered into some trippy world where everything is extra piercingly … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Heliocentrics – Made Of The Sun

Best known for their eclectic blend of genre-defying instrumental compositions, The Heliocentrics are back with a new album due next month.  Titled, A World Of Masks, this is an album of firsts, being their first release with Soundway Records and their first vocal LP. … 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 sir Was – In The Midst

This is one of those songs that took me a couple of listens to make my mind up about.  It had something that attracted my attention immediately, but like any music it’s all about the mood you’re at the time … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Freddie Joachim – Thrill Of Kills

Having featured the big sounds of California’s Freddie Joachim twice already (check out previous tracks, Good Man and Lately), I was delighted to find that he had yesterday shared another new song on Soundcloud. Releasing via his own label Mellow Orange, Thrill … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY David Axelrod – Loved Boy/ Holy Thursday/ Songs of Innocence

“Loved Boy” – Taken from his 2001 self-titled album. This track is the closing song on this album and is dedicated to his deceased son Terry. On Saturday 5th February, Los Angeles-born David Axelrod passed away at the age of 83, … 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 David McCallum – House Of Mirrors

Following on from yesterdays Dark Days sample sources comes the second of two tracks that DJ Shadow cleverly weaved into his song.  Alongside Bill Osborn’s great Bamboo and Rice , Shadow also mixed David McCallum’s House Of Mirrors and the fusion is superb. As well as … Continue reading

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