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February 2016

Tuesday 2 February 2016

MAX B - Public Domain 6: Walking the Plank

, 23:21

By 1997, at the age of 19, Charly Wingate was sent to prison on thievery charges. He stayed there until 2005, and he returned to jail as soon as in 2009, supposedly for having ordered a murder. The case was somehow frail, but he was sentenced to a 75 years' imprisonment nonetheless. Needless to say,...

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Thursday 11 February 2016

INOE ONER - Governments Greatest Hits

, 23:34

Later on, Thavius Beck, a.k.a. Adlib, would become a bit more famous. A previous member of the great Californian collective Global Phlowtations, the beatmaker would finally become a bit more visible, beyond the West Coast Underground hip-hop scene, thanks to his presence on Mush Records, and his...

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Monday 22 February 2016

OCTAVIUS & 4AM - Electric Third Rail

, 22:58

According to the presentation of their 2000 joint album, Electric Third Rail, San Francisco's beatmakers Octavius (William Marshall) and 4AM (Jason Chavez) tried to translate in music the overall sounds, rhythm and ambiance of the city; not only their own city, but all. And actually, they roughly...

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