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Classic Material Bonus Mix #5: Hip Hop Soul ’92-98

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The Classic Material ‘bonus’ mixes fill the gaps in the original Classic Material Hip Hop History mixtape series, each exploring a specific sub genre or spin off genre not covered in the main series. #5 delves into Mid 90s R&B, specifically the pairing of R&B vocals with classic Hip Hop[…]

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Classic Material Bonus Mix #4: New Jack Rap ’89-93

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The Classic Material ‘bonus’ mixes fill the gaps in the original Classic Material Hip Hop History mixtape series, each exploring a specific sub genre or spin off genre not covered in the main series. #4 delves into the late 80s / early 90s sound of New Jack Swing, and more[…]

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Classic Material Bonus Mix #3: Hip House ’89-91

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About this time last year I put together a mix of Hip-House tracks as bonus mix for the Classic Material series, which filled a gap in the series’ coverage of 1989 which had previously overlooked the short-lived but still pretty important sub-genre of Hip-House. More people liked it than I[…]

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Website Update! New Features / Project Archive

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I’m very excited to let you know that after a month or so of busying myself during lockdown, there’s a load of new stuff up on the site. Aside from a general visual refresh and tidy up, there’s a brand new ‘Projects‘ page, where you can explore past and present[…]

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End of Year Wrap Up

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You don’t need me to tell you 2020 has been a pain the arse. I’ll spare you another doom and gloom round up or indulgent essay about 2020 being a learning experience and instead just say thanks to the various folks I’m grateful to have worked with this year. In[…]

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Follow My Newly Updated Youtube Channel

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About 10 years ago I set up a Youtube Channel and pretty much never uploaded anything there because why would that be the place you go to listen to music? Anyway, times done changed – I spent a good chunk of Lockdown 1.0 uploading pretty much everything the algorithm would[…]

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Karriem Riggins Interview for WhoSampled

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Blurb from WhoSampled: “For our latest interview, we’re very pleased to speak with Karriem Riggins, the Detroit born drummer and producer who, in addition to a raft of solo material, has collaborated with an absolute who’s who of talent in the worlds of Hip Hop, Jazz and Soul: J Dilla,[…]

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Suburban Architecture ‘Alternative Futures’ Promo Mix

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“In support of the release of our second E.P ‘Alternative Futures’, we’ve put together this 10 track mix containing all 4 tracks from E.P plus a selection of current favourites from contemporary producers also drawing influence from the sounds of 90s Suburbia: Kloke, Theory, Dave Wallace & Sully.” Listen on[…]

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Mr Bongo Hip Hop 45s Mix

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The Mr Bongo label’s recent Hip Hop 45s series sees classic Hip Hop tracks from the 80s, 90s and beyond reissued on 7″ vinyl in original picture sleeves. Every track featured in the series is a certified classic and a high proportion of these records featured heavily in my DJ[…]

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