27 Jul

Big Block Silvers – Jack Sparrow

So i am going to make it a hip hop hat-trick for this week and its a beauty from a great EP.   Big Block Silvers hail from Oceanside, California. I came across their BOLD EP on bandcamp. Its the only thing they have up on the site so i assume its their first proper release. And what a release it is – Out in Feb of this year it is 6 tracks of quality hip...

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25 Jul

Odisee – NNGE (Feat. Toine)

So having not picked any hip hop for a while, recently i have picked up quite a bit and have been playing through on the way to work. Plus I'm following on nicely from Aapie's post last night.   Stand out is the latest from Washington DC rapper Odisee (great name). It appears the man is pretty damn prolific but i have to be honest and say i am pretty new to his stuff, but...

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10 Jul

The Pharcyde – Drop

Been away for a bit and decided to make my triumphant comeback with an all time classic that i'm kind of gobsmacked we haven't featured before; The Pharcyde – Drop   There isn't really that much to say about The Pharcyde that everyone doesn't already know, but Drop is without doubt one of my favourite Rap records ever, it's also one of my favourite videos as well.   It's rare that a video really locks into a...

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28 Jun

Modeselektor – Silikon (Siriusmo Remix)

Been digging into the hard drive over the weekend and stumbled back upon the Hello Mom! LP and then by way of that the remix album, and in particular Siriusmo's insanely good remix of Silikion.   Modeselektor are an odd one for me, they seldom pop into the conversation for me but every time I listen to their stuff I'm completely blown away by how energetic and well produced it is sitting somewhere between dark wigged out...

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13 Jun

Ceiling Demons – March Forward

I haven't posted for a while. Things have been a bit manic. And this means that it has taken a while to getting round to post up todays track. I told Aapie a while ago i would like to and then promptly went AWOL.   Anyway, as Moloko once said, the time is now and its a truly lovely track from one of the bands we have probably covered the most on this blog, Ceiling...

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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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