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October 2013

Wednesday 2 October 2013

NEILA - Only This One Counts

, 23:13

"Please support my album to help pay for hospital bills and rent!" This is the sentence Neila used, in 2011, to introduce her latest album, Only This One Counts. With this cry for help, the Hawaiian rapper, a close relative to Deeskee, Acid Reign, Omid, Joe Dub and other artists from the...

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Tuesday 8 October 2013

SIAH & YESHUA DAPOED - The Visualz Anthology

, 23:09

Fondle'em's merit, but also, its mistake, is to have preferred the EP format to any other. For that reason, in a world that still considers LPs as the ultimate masterpiece for music, the legacy of New-York's indie rap scene founding label is not as big as it deserves. Most of its artists, the...

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Sunday 20 October 2013

VIKTOR VAUGHN - Vaudeville Villain

, 12:47

This is a universal law: what great artists sow, they generally harvest much too late. They are celebrated just when their skills are no longer what they used to be. Then, fans and critics alike are praising them, exaggerating their talent, ashamed they hadn't noticed their existence before. This is...

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Wednesday 23 October 2013

ORKO THE SYCOTIK ALIEN - Atoms of Eden

, 23:25

By the early 2000's, nobody cared any longer about drum'n'bass. After a few years, in the previous decade, when this genre - born from the UK rave scene and characterized by frenetic rhythms - was praised as the music of the future, it almost disappeared, leaving the way to its UK garage and dubstep...

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Tuesday 29 October 2013

2MEX - B-Boys in Occupied Mexico

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B-Boys in Occupied Mexico was 2Mex's first true album, a promising beginning, a record which should have boosted the rapper's career. An excellent MC and performer, the guy had the potential of a star, everyone should have expected an opus magnus from him. Such a masterpiece, though, was never...

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