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Mongrels – Attack The Megalith Remix EP

Mongrels are back with a special remix EP, taking tracks from their excellent “Attack The Monolith” LP, a definite highlight of last year, and giving them a new twist.
“Attack The Megalith” is curated and compiled by frontman Kid Acne, who has enlisted friends and extended family to pick up the mantle of beat duties.
Remixes come from Third Person Lurkin, Juga-Naut, ex-Attica Blues member Charlie Dark, Sam Zircon, Hash Fingers, and King Kashmere (who also appears vocally). The two remixes really doing it for us are the electro stomp of “Skeleton Drums” by Skint Records main man Damien Harris aka Midfield General and the gritty, dirt filled distortion of “You Dig Raps pt2” by Blah Records producer Morriachi.
Coming in a hand printed sleeve with an exclusive enamel badge and embroidered patch with each order, grab this while you can! Pre-order now from Kid Acne’s website and check out the groups Soundcloud page for previews.

Mongrels – Attack The Monolith

“Attack The MONGRELS_ATTACK_album_coverMonolith” has been years in the making, but it’s well worth the wait. Fans of Kid Acne’s previous work, this is the album you’ve always been waiting for. Taking Acne’s unique rhyming styles, mixing them with Benjamins lo-fi, crunchy old skool influenced beats, add New Kingdoms Sebash into the mix as a honorary Monrgel (he appear on 10 out of the 12 tracks here) and you are in for one hell of a bugged out hip hop ride!
There is an old skool feel to this album, but the Mongrels aren’t stuck in the past, nor would I call this weird or left-field as such. “Attack The Monolith” is the sound of two well versed b-boy’s who aren’t afraid to do things their own way, Kid Acne and Benjamin just out there doing their thing. I doubt they could sound different if they tried, the DIY, lo-fi, punk rock styles are ingrained in their DNA and it’s all the better for it. Kid Acne provides many a pop culture reference, giving mention to anything from Phantom of the Paradise and The Wicker to Lenny Henry’s Crucial FM, making you smile without sounding like a joke or coming off corny.
As well as Sebash, the album boasts guest spots from two of the UK finest, Juice Aleem appears on the gravelly head knodder “Man From Atlantis” and Strange U’s Lord Roa lays down knowledge on “You Dig Raps Pt.2” and “Underground Dwellers”.
The whole album is the perfect example of how to make killer music, not being concerned with what or how people say hip hop should sound, just doing things your own way, chucking it out there and seeing what happens. We need more albums like this out there, especially in the UK hip hop world. Definitely a contender for album of the year!
Digital is available from the 27/05/16 from iTunes and pre-order your vinyl copy HERE

Mongrels – Full Moon/Half Moon video

We featured this awesome Mongrels track awhile back but now it has a funky fresh new video. Taken from the album “Attack The Monolith”, released soon, there is also a new remix from Hashfinger for you to peep here.

Mongrels – You Dig Raps? (Part One)

Fresh new video for the Mongrels “You Dig Raps? (Part One)” featuring Sebash from New Kingdom. Grab the limited 7″ single, also featuring “Combat Divers” remixed by Scotty Hard also from New Kingdom, here.

Mongrels – You Dig Raps?

mongrelsKid Acne and Benjamin aka Mongrels return with a new 7″ “You Dig Raps?”.
The single is a double A-side with the lo-fi banger, “You Dig Raps” backed with electro tinged “Combat Divers (Scotty Hard Remix)”.
Yep, thats right, Scotty Hard the producer of seminal freaky hip hop funksters New Kingdom. Not only has Scotty Hard remixed “Combat Divers”, the track also features Sebash from the group on vocals, alongside Kid Acne.
Limited to 200 copies grab your copy now while its hot!

Mongrels – Low Budget/High Concept

Kid Acne mongrelsand Benjamin aka Mongrels return after a long hiatus with a brand new 6 track EP, “Low Budget/High Concept”.
The EP is exactly what we wanted to hear from the duo, old skool, chunky left-field beats, with tongue twisting, amusing without being over the top, smoothed out old skool rhymes.
Compared to Acne’s previous work, this has a slightly more serious tone, some tunes being quite melancholic but I think this adds to the flavour and makes for a more enjoyable listen.
The EP is out now direct from Kid Acne’s website on limited edition 10″ vinyl, only 300 in the world, with hand-pulled screenprinted sleeves all signed, numbered and embossed by Kid Acne and Benjamin. You can also purchase the digital version from now!


Mongrels – Chokehold

Check out the new video for the Mongrels (Kid Acne & Benjamin) new track, “Chokehold”. This is the lead track taken from the forth-coming, “Low Budget/High Concept” EP.
Pre-order the EP now HERE it is limited to 300 copies, so get in there quick!

Mongrels – Low Budget High Concept Minimix

The Mongrels (Kid Acne & Benjamin) are back with a brand new EP, here is a fresh minimix giving us all a taste of what’s in store. Judging by this we are in for a real treat.

Burgundy Blood – Out The Box (Mongrels Remix ft Kid Acne)

Burgundy Blood have been releasing a shed load of videos gearing up for the release of their, ‘Suede Crates’ lp in the new year. Here is the brief snippet of the Mongrels remixes of the track, ‘Out The Box’. The track already features Konny Kon and Chalk (check the original video out here) but this new remix also adds Kid Acne to the mix.
Visit the Heavy Crates website to pre-order the album now!

Kid Acne – The Birth Of Hip Hop

Dope art work, dope rhymes, dope DJ skills, dope video!

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