12 May

Run The Jewels feat. Zack de la Rocha – Close Your Eyes (And Count To F**k)

Very quick post from me today as I''ve been traveling all week and my time has evaporated in front of my eyes, so today i'm going for a track that has pepped me up and captured by mood pretty much everyday this week…. Run the Jewels – Close your Eyes.   Considering how big a fan of Run the Jewels I am, I'm astounded I haven't actually featured more of their stuff, so rectifying that today...

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09 May

Time Machine – Night Lights

I haven't bought any hip hop in ages and that makes me sad. Because i really do like hip hop. I also really like Bandcamp. And what i really like about Bandcamp are their mail outs and summaries. A while back they sent out a summary of the best recent hip hop releases and there was some great stuff on there. I really recommend you sign up if you haven't.   One of the releases on the list was...

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23 Feb

RJD2 – 1976

I've been revisiting RJD2's "Since we last Spoke" over the last few days and decided to throw up 1976 from that album.   I remember when the album first dropped, I was confused the album got absolutely slated but i completely loved it, and in some places more than the mighty Deadringer – I think most people expected RJ to head back to Deadringer territory but he flexed his creative muscles and delivered a really varied album that took in...

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15 Feb

Baby Charles – I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor

Look, I am going to make this really easy for you. This came on this morning and made me remember how good it is. New funk and funk covers became/are quite common/popular. Some miss, but this just works brilliantly.   obviously it helps that the arctic monkeys original is a truly immense track but it suits funk so well, plus it is done so well. The drums/percussion just fire it along and the vocal is...

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03 Feb

The Handroidz – Vanguard

To coin one of Fourbearjrs favourite phrases, tonight is going to be a quick one, and i'm just going to opt for a track that has long long been a favourite of mine, The Handroidz – Vanguard. Vanguard as a track is one of those occasion where so many elements from different genres come together and it came at a time when the slo-motion electronica/deep house sound was still in it's embryonic stage. Down around the 94bpm range it's...

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01 Feb

Ice Cube – Endangered Species (Tales from the Darkside)

Ok, so I'm going to keep with the theme Fourbearsjr started yesterday and go for a track that is as apt today as it was when it first came out, all the way back in 1990, Ice Cube –  Endangered Species (Tales from the Darkside).   The whole album is absolutely amazing, to this day it sounds as fresh as back then. The day I heard it it had the exact same impact on me as Straight...

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22 Jan

Xique-Xique – Apnée

It's been a tough start to the year for The Walk to Work family and for personal reasons we've been slow to get going again. I won't dwell on this stuff here but a lot of things have been put in perspective for both myself and Fourbears jr. However it's finally time to get back on the horse and pick up with one of the things that makes us most happiest…. MUSIC!   We'd planned to do all sorts of...

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14 Dec

Lupe Fiasco – I Gotcha

Yesterday I was reading that Lupe Fiasco is going to retire from music due to some grief he got for making anti-Semitic  remarks on one of his tracks. Can't say I know much about the context. Whatever the case, it made me think back to todays track.   Before I left for work this morning I downloaded I gotcha and then played it pretty much full blast all the way to work. It still sounds...

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16 Nov

Rhymefest – One Hand Pushup

I think we’ve been running this blog for about 5 years now and I don't think we've ever featured Rhymefest, which is frankly quite incredible, considering how bloody good he is.I went for One Hand Push because it's not that well known up but could have gone for any number of tracks by Mr Che Smith. Grammy winning Mr Smith i should add.    Rhymefest is probably best known for writing Kanye's wicked "Jesus Walk's" and...

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29 Sep

H1 2016 Mix

So, as you know Aapie and I have full time jobs and families, so we do this on the side, when we can. We often talk about doing mixes or summaries of posts we have stuck up but rarely get time to do it. In fact i pretty much did a mix of a few tracks from 2015 that i never got round to finishing. Anyway, i finally pulled my finger out and complete a...

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