Triple Darkness – Darker Than Black

Once again catering to the gutter-raw crowd and lovers of all things grimy, longtime fans of Triple Darkness will be pleased to know the crew are as hard-boiled as ever, bringing their distinctive brand of murkout business to the table …
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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE – Skuff – Ghost Dog

Skuff is a stalwart of the UK scene. With constant quality backed by well crafted and progressive production, his sound is distinctive and respected by listeners and rhymers alike. Like many of the scene’s more established artists, Skuff takes his …
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Ringz Ov Saturn presents the MPC series – Agor

Weapons of choice: Akai MPC 1000 Micro KORG Logic Stanton Turntable Vinyl Agor is a London based producer who had his first placements in 2011 and has worked on various releases since. Starting out with turntables and hip hop records …
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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE – PRofit – Next Riddim featuring Mr. Ti2bs & Juxci D

With a background fused from hip hop and dance music, London based MC and frontman PRofit has played shows across the globe. Driven by his love of word play (who doesnt?!) and passion for music and performing, being born deaf hasn’t stopped this …
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The Underachievers @ Scala – London

Following their hugely successful Flatbush Zombies collaboration tour Clockwork Indigo, beast coast duo The Underachievers are returning to the UK for their own headline tour. The tour marks the release of their long awaited sophomore album, Evermore – The Art …
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Lyrics Born – Now Look What You’ve Done

Lyrics Born is one of the underground west coast scene’s most consistent and respected MCs. Now Look What You’ve Done is a greatest hits collection, and the fact that the cover brandishes a ‘part 1’ shows the solid career he …
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Dead Players – Freshly Skeletal

Whether they know it or not, Dead Players are at the front line of an eagerly expanding sub-genre, one which has its own unique attributes when compared to the classic American inspired sound we’re used too. Jam Baxter would have …
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Donnie Propa (Heavy Links) – Collectors Corner

Following the recent release of his collaboration with Masta Ace ‘The Ace Tape’ we checked in with DJ Donnie Propa to hear about the success of his latest mixtape and to hear about his extensive collection of hiphop records… Coming …
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Mick Jenkins – Live At Headrow House, Leeds (18/10/15)

Mick Jenkins, one of Chicago’s most promising up and coming MCs brings his show to the UK shores, tonight playing at Headrow House in Leeds. With well received quality projects like The Water[s] and Wave[s] contributing to his rapidly increasingly …
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Illa J – Illa J

Illa J follows up his 2008 Yancey Boys release with this self titled album, his second solo full length offering. Illa, younger brother of late hip-hop icon and super-producer J Dilla, has been one of the names to keep an …
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Jack Danz – Ouija Slang

In UK hip-hop there’s few artists as enigmatic as MC / producer Jack Danz; probably because he prefers to let his music do the talking. Hailing from Yorkshire, he’s built a strong reputation through solo exploits and alongside Leeds based …
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The Unity Sextet: Junior Oliver – Bristol Fashion

Roll up your sleeves and prepare to delve into the world of ambient jazz, instrumental hip-hop and cinematic theme tunes with another side project from producer Lack of Afro and The Unity Sextet. Filled with regular collaborators, Sextet’ consists of …
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Gasp & Physiks – The Bouquet

When Desmond asked me to review his latest EP with emcee Gasp, entitled The Bouquet I was more than happy to take on the challenge; from a creative aspect, my constant wanting to be productive, and the curiosity I had …
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Verbal Kent – Anesthesia

Breaking out in a more experimental vein than his debut album Sound Of The Weapon, Chicago emcee Verbal Kent takes us on a sonic journey covering all bases within the sphere of hip-hop on his sophomore set. As one-third of …
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Vinyl Destination – Chalk talk

Along with our Vinyl Destination and Collectors Corner features (which highlight the importance of the 12 inch) we have a special look into the life of someone who considers the chase and collection of records – ‘a meditation’. Chalk (of TNC) talks …
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