Album Review – Wu-Tang: Enter The Dubstep

OK, I’ll hold my hands up and admit that I completely missed this album when it came out a year ago, but after belatedly discovering it recently I…

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Album Review – 100% Dynamite! NYC

Reggae and dancehall were a huge influence on the emerging hip hop scene in New York during late seventies and early eighties. Kingston born Kool Herc pioneered rapping…

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Album Review – Press On, Lack of Afro

Listening to Press On, you’d be forgiven for believing it was recorded by a tight funk band carrying a torch for the classic 70′s tradition. Lack of Afro actually…

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Album Review – Soul Explosion, The Daktaris

The Daktaris are a fantastic afrobeat band I discovered through last.fm. Their only album, Soul Explosion, was recorded in 1998, but packaged to resemble a long lost afrobeat…

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Album Review – Keep On Movin’, The Haggis Horns

Over the years the brilliantly named Haggis Horns have played with Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse, Nightmares On Wax, Estelle and Corinne Bailey Rae, but are back now with…

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Album Review – /\/\/\Y/\, M.I.A.

I’ve read a few articles recently criticising M.I.A. for contradictory and naive lyrics. Whether true or not, this doesn’t spoil my enjoyment of /\/\/\Y/\ as I subscribe to…

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Album Review – An England Story, Various Artists

I’d be happy to buy any Soul Jazz compilation without a taster listen as they’re always quality, and that’s exactly what I did with this – I liked…

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Album Review, Skanky Skanky, Toddla T

Seeing Toddla T at the Big Chill was one of the things that inspired me to get into DJing in the first place – dancing in a field…

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Album Review – Bongo Rock, The Incredible Bongo Band

I discovered this album while tracking down the original funk songs sampled by hip hop artists. I immediately fell in love with this compilation of tracks from the…

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I’m spending a lot of time on trains and tubes right now, so I’ve decided to be productive and spend this time writing album / single / gig…

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