Reading and Leeds Festival 2015

They say it’s grim up norf, well, we challenge that view, because how can a place be grim if it’s offering up a behemoth of festivals in the form of Reading and Leeds festivals. 2 festivals, 2 locations, 1 weekend, …
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10 Questions – Bboy BruceWayne (Total Feeling/Kings Only)

  Welcome back to the Wordplay 10 Questions. As ever we’ll be keeping it light, allowing our guests to expand on their answers as much as their time allowed. This week’s plucky contestant is French Bboy, BruceWayne of Total Feeling …
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Roast Beatz – Luxury Boom Bap

Ex Itch FM regular DJ Roast Beatz, a certified veteran of the UK hip-hop and breakbeat scenes, is prepped to release ‘Luxury Boom Bap’, which we’re giving you the chance to hear exclusively here first! Combining tracks that sound as if they …
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Clear Soul Forces – Fab Five

My first impression of this Detroit-based hip-hop quartet was made last year when I came across Get No Better, which naturally led me onto their 2013 album, Gold PP7. After both left me with a favourable opinion of Clear Soul …
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Raekwon – F.I.L.A.

Raekwon needs no introduction. F.I.L.A. is his sixth studio album, and it marks a step into the current climate for the Chef’s music. Not that he’s ever sounded dated or tired; his discography is filled with consistently banging albums, mixtapes …
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Vile Style 2015 – Second To None 30th Anniversary

  This May, in association with All Elements: Dorset Hiphop, Pavilion Dance South West & Team Rockit, Vile Style 2015 will be taking place on the South Coastof our fine shores, in Bournemouth. A whole weekend of battles, workshops, partying …
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Kid Acne x Wordplay tee now available for pre-order!

Last year we teamed with Bristol based Squared Roots to create the limited edition, and much loved hash tee design. You guys loved it, and they flew off the racks (literally speaking at Boombap!). After only a handful were remaining, …
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10 Questions – Mr Brown

Welcome back to the Wordplay 10 Questions. As ever we will be keeping it light, allowing our guests to expand on their answers as much as their time allowed. This week’s plucky contestant is Mr Brown, check it. 1. Contestant, …
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Pings & Mr Brown – Look EP

Having never heard of Pings or listened to Mr. Brown for years, since way back when Mr. Brown was part of the original Headcount Records roster, I was looking forward to checking out the Look EP, and I am now …
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Red Bull BC One UK Cypher, Birmingham – 25th April 2015

Red Bull BC One is the most important one-on-one B-Boy competition in the world. Every year, thousands of dancers across the globe vie for a chance to represent at the World Final. Sixteen B-Boys will earn the right to enter …
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Jazz Spastiks & Rebels To The Grain – Unkut Fresh

The ‘special relationship’ that the UK has with America is put to good use on Unkut Fresh as UK based Jazz Spastiks team up with Los Angeles hip hop group Rebels to the Grain for some Boom Bap goodness. A group …
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Memory Man – Broadcast One

Memory Man came to my attention via Edan’s twitter page. Any album that features Edan is of interest to me… and then when I saw the rest of the line-up I knew this was something special. Broadcast One is one …
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10 Questions – Billy Biznizz (Tha En4cers/Live 2 Break/London Posse)

  Nominated in by Dolby D, our latest 10 questions is with DJ Billy Biznizz, a man who’s name has circulated many circles in the hiphop scene for decades. A well known London OG, part of the legendary Live 2 …
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Lee Scott & Dirty Dike – Butter Fly

Dirty Dike and Lee Scott have come together for one of the most anticipated UK hip-hop LPs of the year so far. The first full length collaboration between the High Focus stalwart and Blah Records head honcho comes in the …
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Chuckz – Black Period EP

Following the release of his 2014 LP debut The Demo, 20 year old Mancunion emcee Chuckz returns to Room2 Records with his Black Period EP. Whilst his last release The Demo spanned 19 tracks and featured a variety of styles …
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