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The Difference Machine – Smoke (Anthony Nolan Remix) WORLD PREMIER

After releasing one of the best hip hop albums of 2016, The Difference Machine return with a brand new remix album, “Triangle Schemes”. Featuring remixes by the likes of Jel, Blockhead, PUDGE, DJ Nervex and more, along with some new material.
We are extremely excited to bring you the world premier of Anthony Nolans awesome, fuzzed up remix of “Smoke” featuring Homeboy Sandman. Pre-order the album here and enjoy this exclusive.

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Wrongtom meets The Ragga Twins – In Dub

‘In Dub’ is the new album of dub mixes by roots and reggae producer Wrongtom and Hackney’s veteran breakbeat/ jungle MC’s the Ragga Twins. Remixing tracks from their ‘In Time’ album, Wrongtom dissects and then rebuilds each track with a new lease of life. For those of you looking for a spaced out, dubbed out instrumentals, this is for you. Out now on Tru Thoughts, it’s a must for any dub, reggae fans.

The Shacks – This Strange Effect

Check out the new video from The Shacks, “This Strange Effect”. Directed by Leon Michels (El Michels Affair), the track is taken from the groups self titled EP available now on Big Crown Records.

The Menagerie – Odd Beast

For those that don’t know, The Menagerie are the hip hop super group comprising of gentleman of rap Professor Elemental, the great Dr Syntax and super producer Tom Caruana. The group released their debut album  ‘Wild Kingdom’, in 2005 and gained a cult following in their adopted hometown of Brighton and beyond, with International DJ Magazine calling the group a ‘seriously tight unit, as anyone who has witnessed their live shows will testify’.
The Menagerie are now back with their new offering “Odd Beast”, and I can tell you, it lives up to its name perfectly. Elemental and Dr Syntax complement Tom Caruana’s signature brand of quirky, sample-laden hip hop with comedic, tongue-in-cheek lyrics touching on subjects such as relationship pressures (‘She’s Gone’), a shared disdain for team sports (‘It’s Only A Game’) and interactions with professional peers (‘Rappers Don’t Want To Be Our Friends’). Guests include Al The Native (aka Jordan Stephens of Rizzle Kicks) and Sabira Jade (DJ Vadim), while DJ Nick Maxwell provides the always-on-point turntable skills.
Released on September 4th, this is definitely one for any hip hop fans looking for something a bit different, something to make you laugh and smile, a group that’s not afraid to be themselves and have a laugh whilst doing it. Get it!

Jon Kennedy – Ha!

Producer Jon Kennedy returns with a new album “Ha!”. Providing us with his usual unique take on beats, bleep and funky things, the first single, title track “Ha!” is a great example of whats in store. Check out the excellent animated video, grab limited edition 7″ and then get the album released 22nd September on Jon Kennedy Federation.

Strangelove – EP 1

Finally Strangelove return with a new release, “EP 1”. Taking their brand of blissed out, left of centre hip hop to a new level. Production wise, “EP 1” is sparse, atmospheric, verging on ambient at time, with hints of future beats and electronica, this is miles away from boom bap hip hop, but it works perfectly. Super chilled, yet full of energy, the MC’s lay their well crafted rhymes over melodic tones and noises, there’s not always a beat, but they show you don’t always need one. The groups sound does fit well into the weed driven UK hip hop scene, but doesn’t rely on cliches vocally or musically too many fall into. Creating a sound that stoners and experimental fans will enjoy equally, or just fans of good interesting music.
Out now on limited edition cassette and digital, this is definitely the kind of thing we want to hear more of coming out of the UK. Also check out the video for the track “Lonely Souls” featuring Bellatrix.

 

 

Son of Sam – Come A Long Way feat. Masta Ace & Large Professor

Son of Sam is new hip hop band masterminded by super producer Tom Caruana, best known for his Wu-Tang vs Jimi Hendrix and Beatles vs various hip hop classics mash ups. “Come A Long Way” features hip hop heavy weights Masta Ace and Large Professor and is the first single taken from the forthcoming album, “Cinder Hill”. The album features guest appearances from the likes of J-Live, Sadat X, Guilty Simpson, Prince Po, Quelle Chris and more. Sound good? Damn right it does! We’ll have to wait a little longer for the album to drop but now check out the promo video and get the single.

 

Legion of Goon – T.I.T.S

Stig of the Dump and Stu the Don are, Legion of Goon! Check out their latest video “T.I.T.S”  taken from the forthcoming album, “Project Goon”. The album is released on the 8th of September and can be yours for free is you head over to www.legionofgoon.com and sign up to the mailing list.

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