hip-hop

Benji Reid: Beyond This Space

The transcendent choreo-photolist work of Benji Reid...

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Well Hi There Jazztronica

The new EP captures the essence of what made Xover so memorable while also pushing the Blue Lab Beats sonic into new territory. ...

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Is This Inspired?

Manchester firebrand Bugzy Malone returns to the spotlight with hugely anticipated full-length 'B. Inspired'...

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Unleash The Tyraid

Underground Hip-Hop maverick Roqy Tyraid is returning to UK shores for a full headline run this August. So, what's he got in store for this side of the Atlantic?...

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Nerdcore: Next Level Hip-Hop?

Trebuchet explores the Nerdcore Hip-Hop movement, its relationship with modern culture and music, and the issues with rigid genre categorization with help from Mega Ran, Sammus and Ben Knight....

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Carve + Gaze (Wen)

Cautiously affirmative urban angst meets minimalist structure and Gaze theory. Win!...

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Mega Ran, Illerstate, Razorrawks and more. Lancashire’s Other City Steps Forth

Rock, hip-hop and crossover grooves - urban stylings meet retro gaming geek culture ...

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Loitered Lens: Soweto Kinch

Evocative imagery from the launch of Soweto Kinch's Nonagram album at the Camden Roundhouse...

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We Name This Album Nonagram (Soweto Kinch, Roundhouse)

Entrancing sonic patterns and iconic imagery: Soweto Kinch's album launch at the Roundhouse...

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Loitered Lens: Sturla Atlas

More than wannabe posturing, Sturla Atlas impressed with heartfelt lyrics at the Jazz Cafe...

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Mixed Bag: Bleeds, Deluxe Version (Roots Manuva)

Remixed and reinvigorated, or bleeding a good album dry? Roots Manuva's Bleed, redux....

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Fun Lovin’ Criminals Reissue Come Find Yourself (and Tour)

Fun Lovin' Criminals reissue their breakthrough classic album and take it on tour...

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Reliable Witness. At the launch of Bleeds. (Roots Manuva)

Roots Manuva has become almost a national treasure – certainly to anyone with even the most passing interest in UK hip hop...

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Loitered Lens : Sleaford Mods, The Forum

Sleaford Mods. Pure energy from the post-punk/hip hop duo...

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Loitered Lens: Limp Bizkit (Brixton Academy)

Photos from Limp Bizkit, Queen Kwong & Mother’s Cake kick out the jams at the Brixton Academy 27th August 2015....

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Pop a cap on your head. Limp Bizkit rock Brixton

Limp Bizkit, Queen Kwong & Mother’s Cake kick out the jams at the Brixton Academy 27th August 2015. ...

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Deep vulnerability and paranoia. Salt (Roseau)

Salt's sound palette mixes electronic pop with more organic, natural sounds - the record's sonics were apparently inspired by a walk around a giant abandoned warehouse nearby ...

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Big bangs, pulsars, black holes and supernovas [Fujako]

Off-key gamelan clangs, swarming keyboards and pitch-slowed kickdrums hammer that recurring distopian atmosphere home...

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Loitered Lens : Hacktivist

-Boy posturing and errant guitars, tech-metal-grime-rock hybrid Hactivist performed a bruising show at London’s 02 Academy on December 11th. Straight outta Milton Keynes (via Kersal?). Yes boi....

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Yung Lean : The Garage [Live]

Security looked like they were bricking it a bit, But Yung Chan delivered a sweat-soaked performance at the Garage to be proud of....

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Tricky : Adrian Thaws

Adrian Thaws, Tricky’s new album, is accessible, and at points even memorable....

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23 Years Late : MC Tunes

Factory 251 will be the location for the first public airing of a 23 year-old piece of British music history. Showcase event for lost MC Tunes album...

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DELS: Black Salad [EP]

The 'puttin' a bitch on the corner from the time I wuz fourteen, chill wit' my niggas, emceed my way up from the gutters' narrative that still, incomprehensibly, provides mid-west cornfed WASPs with...

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Zebra Katz unveils video for ‘Ima Read’

The song depends upon a shock impact that was spent twenty-odd years ago with The Prodigy's 'Smack My Bitch Up', the video has less visual impact than Spoek Mathambo's 'She's Lost Control' (which was...

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Yppah: 81

An attempt to recreate or capture the melodic theme to his own childhood, Yppah (Joe Corrales Jr) named this album 81 to reflect the year of his birth. Childhood musical influences usually tend...

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Bang On!: [Sic]

And, like many gobby kids with a sharp wit and an audience, he gets carried away at times. 'Picking fatties with big racks/ to lick their piss flaps/ like Johnny Vegas in drag' flies past, sexist and...

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Wiley – 100% Publishing

'East London grime credibility or West Coast glamour, who cares? Just PICK ONE and get on with it!' ...

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Dels – Gob

Fear, righteous anger, too much booze and a boldly-drawn emotional vision, this debut from Dels wraps the disorientation of over-intelligent urban British youth into forty minutes of poetic and...

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Chap-Hop Rivalry reaches New Heights

Chap-Hop a particularly English form of Hip-Hop has become privy to some ugly scenes of one-up-manship recently between Mr B and Professor Elemental. ...

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