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August 2012

Sunday 5 August 2012


, 12:59

This record of Dose One and Boom Bip is so typical of its time… Even if it wasn't released on this label, it symbolizes so well the rap deconstructionism logic launched in the late 90's by Anticon. It is bordering so much the absurd, that we are not sure we want to listen to it again, almost...

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Tuesday 7 August 2012

D-STYLES - Phantazmagorea

, 23:11

Turntablism! Scratches, cuts, virtuosity! This is the usual package delivered by D-Styles of the Beat Junkies, one of the best DJs from this West Coast Filipino community which, curiously, is full of experts in vinyl handling. Moreover, not content with excelling in that domain and illuminating...

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Monday 13 August 2012

MEYHEM LAUREN - Respect the Fly Shit

, 23:23

Do you enjoy Action Bronson, and more particularly the Blue Chips project, he released earlier this year? Do you like this sound, so typical of New-York, but refreshed, so that it still looks relevant in the 2010's? Are you a fan of these guys? Do you think that, thanks to them, the Big Apple can...

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