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May 2017

Monday 1 May 2017

RADIOINACTIVE - Fo' Tractor

, 22:20

We already said it here, with full of conviction: all the albums Radioinactive ever released, absolutely all, are indispensable. Yes, all of them, including Fo' Tractor, the rerelease of an old cassette full of lo-fi tracks recorded by the mid-1990's, just after the rapper's adventures with Log...

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Saturday 20 May 2017

OMID - Beneath the Surface

, 17:59

The reason why Beneath the Surface is so crucial a record is, primarily, historical. Discovered by many on illegal download websites, where albums from the likes of MF Doom and Non-Phixion were also available (along with Anticon's very first releases), it had just predated the heyday of indie...

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Monday 29 May 2017

JUGGAKNOTS - Re:Release (Clear Blue Skies)

, 22:29

The Juggaknots are hip-hop's best kept secret. Some discovered them by 1999, thanks to their proximity with the Weathermen, or to Breezly Brewin's contribution to A Prince Amongst Thieves, a concept album from Prince Paul. Some others, through the incandescent "The Fire in Which you Burn",...

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