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Manchester hip hop label Flip Recipe kicks off with a bang

Key Ingredient Volume 1 is the first instrumental compilation from fledgling outfit Flip Recipe, founded in summer 2014. The label focuses on beats and has so far managed to round up a top quality gaggle of artists. Key Ingredient Vol 1 seeps soul, not least in Sourface’s Infatuation and DJ Proof’s Glass House (below). The whole comp is beautifully downbeat, but

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Crossover! Funnily enough the Ghostbusters / TMNT series did just happen over at IDW Comics.

Mnsr Frites: Numbers

With an agreeable amount of Usagi Yojimbo, toys and video games making up most of the visuals, Mnsr Frites delivers a proper sublime, reflective slice of hip hop with his new video, Numbers, with production from Cognitive.   You can catch Frites over on Facebook and Twitter – the album The River Wandle is imminent and will be coppable on Bandcamp.

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Seven Davis Jr preps Universes LP for July release

This one’s out on my birthday PLUS comes with the personal recommendation of Kutmah, so couldn’t possibly be avoided. Seven Davis Jr, who’s previously released on IZWID, Kutmah’s label, is all set to push out his debut Ninja Tune LP, Universes, on 24th July 2015. The man drips groove and innovation. Seven has been working on music for years, hence

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my kinda lady

Tarzan: My Kinda Lady

French producer Miqi O dons a new guise (or rather just a loincloth) as Tarzan, for an EP of offbeat, layered-up jungle rhythms. Download the EP for a very reasonable 4 euros now. It’s out on beats label Cosmonostro. My Kinda Lady by Tarzan

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Interview: Scor-zay-zee picks up the pieces

This interview is the extended edition of one done for Now Then magazine, May 2015. Find it online here. Thanks to the ever-sound Now Then for linking back! Scor-zay-zee is one of the most respected lyricists in the UK, first being noticed as part of Nottingham crew Out Da Ville, then later gaining wider attention in 2008 as co-star of the Shane

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strippers

Illa J with Kaytranada & Potatohead People – Strippers

You may have just missed the extremely limited 45 release of this single, previewing Illa J’s upcoming album on Bastard Jazz. Panic not though, as you can buy the digital from Bandcamp. Strippers by Illa J

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KNXWLEDGE releases Hud Dreems as Stones Throw debut

A whole lot of new sets of ears are about to opened up to Knxwledge with the release of his debut on Stones Throw today (vinyl is forthcoming, June 30). Read more about it here. Pre-order the vinyl from Stones Throw. Cop the digi straight from Knx. Have a listen to his back catalogue over on Bandcamp. His collab album with

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J Chambers: Moment Of Silence EP

I’ve been giving this EP a listen today, from young Manchester lyricist J Chambers. Chambers’ spoken word focus is complemented by an old skool soul, with the classic sound of Wrath being my particular favourite. Moment Of Silence by J.Chambers   Chambers’ newest track is Ready, from the forthcoming album TSOBF, which you can peep below. Site Soundcloud Twitter

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Exclusive Preview: Scrimshire’s Forgotten Songs, Vol III

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, DJ, producer and one of the heads of excellent UK record label Wah Wah 45s Adam Scrimshire releases the downbeat Forgotten Songs Volume Three on Friday, for free. These five tracks are culled from the sessions spent recording Scrimshire’s last album, Bight. They’ve since been explored in more depth with various friends (including two with Daudi Matsiko, who

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