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SONG OF THE DAY The Herbaliser – Submarine

UK hip hop veterans, The Herbaliser have spent the last 25 years touring and recording, building up a well-deserved and hefty fan base over the years with their diverse blends of hip hop, jazz and funk. With an appropriately titled … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Edan – Making Planets (Ft. Mr. Lif)

So impressed by Cut Chemist’s Metalstorm , I have today been checking out the sounds of Edan Portnoy (better know as Edan) who collaborates and features on the track. Hailing from Rockville, Maryland, Edan is a hip hop artist who has … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Cut Chemist – Work My Mind (feat Chali 2na and Hymnal)

Eagerly awaiting the release of Cut Chemist’s second studio album this March (and first record in 12 years), I’ve been delving into the LP’s three available tracks so far! American DJ, producer and solo turntablist Lucas MacFadden, a.k.a Cut Chemist, … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Cut Chemist – Metalstorm feat. Edan & Mr. Lif

American DJ, producer and solo turntablist Lucas MacFadden, a.k.a Cut Chemist, is due to release his second official studio album this March.  Die Cut follows his 2006 debut LP The Audience’s Listening and is to be Cut Chemist’s first ‘artist’ album’ in over a decade. … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Sudan Archives – Goldencity

The enchanting sounds of 23 year-old Sudan Archives came to my attention last September and I’ve just got round to buying her self-titled debut EP which was released in July last year. Not only does this young experimental artist produce … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Abdominal and The Obliques – Hot Cross Buns

In need of some serious cheering up tonight I found myself seeking refuge and smiles in Hot Cross Buns, a track from Toronto rapper Andy Bernstein’s, (aka Abdominal) 2012 album, Sitting Music.  Known for his extraordinary breath control and fun raps, this album was an … 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 The Heliocentrics – Wrecking Ball

Best know for their eclectic fusions of hip-hop, funk, jazz, psych, world and electronica, The Heliocentrics have been blessing the ears of many an avid listener with their genre-defying compositions for over 10 years now.  And it’s not just musical … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Jurassic 5 – A Day at The Races

So this is what happens when you spend too much time randomly checking out samples..you go from David Axelrod to Jurassic 5 which, I hasten to add, is definitely not a bad thing!! I love David Axelrod and always marvel … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Kotodama – Genjitsu

“Kotodama or kototama (言霊, lit. “word spirit/soul”) refers to the Japanese belief that mystical powers dwell in words and names. English translations include “soul of language”, “spirit of language”, “power of language”, “power word”, “magic word”, and “sacred sound.” The notion of kotodama presupposes that sounds can magically … Continue reading

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