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‘Taken Out’ (Colo(u)rs of the World Bonus Track)

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This track was originally recorded by Pugs and I whilst working on the ‘Colo(u)rs of the World’ album, but ultimately was not included, partly because it felt slightly out of place with the general vibe of the album. It was recorded during the time of the London riots and references[…]

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Classic Material Bonus Mix #2: Hip House ’89

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“Back when Nick Armitage and I kicked off our Classic Material project back in 2011, my intention had been to compliment our monthly series of era specific mixes with a set of Bonus Mixes focussing on various Hip Hop sub-genres and spin off scenes that emerged during those eras. With[…]

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Pete Rock & CL Smooth ‘Main Ingredient’ 25th Anniversary Mixtape

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Blurb from WhoSampled: “This month marks the 25th Anniversary of Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth’s 2nd (and final) full length LP ‘The Main Ingredient’. Following in the footsteps of 1992’s Mecca and the Soul Brother, the album comprises tracks built from densely layered samples, frequently previously un-sampled jazz fusion cuts mixed[…]

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Common ‘Resurrection’ 25th Anniversary Mixtape

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Blurb from WhoSampled: “This weekend marked the 25th Anniversary of Common’s classic sophomore LP ‘Resurrection’. The follow up to his 1992 debut ‘Can I Borrow a Dollar?’, the album is produced almost entirely by No I.D., with contributions from Ynot. With a heavy reliance on jazz, samples on the LP come from the[…]

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The Little Brother Show (10th Anniversary Re-Up)

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Cult North Carolina Hip Hop outfit Little Brother just released / surprise dropped a new album ‘May the Lord Watch’, their first in nearly a decade, which seemed as good an excuse as any to dig out this EP of Little Brother Remixes I put together, coincidentally almost exactly 10[…]

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Nas ‘Illmatic’ 25th Anniversary Mixtape

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Blurb from WhoSampled: “April 19th 1994 saw the release of one of what would go on to be recognised as one of the greatest Hip Hop albums of all time, Nas’s seminal debut, ‘Illmatic’. Following much talked about appearances on Main Source’s ‘Live at the Barbecue’, MC Serch’s ‘Back to the Grill’, and[…]

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Interview & Track Exclusives on 1BTN Radio

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I recently appeared on 1BTN FM for a sort interview to talk about the recent Bruton Vaults release and played 3 brand new tracks from a selection of projects I’m currently working on including a remix featured Steve Spacek, a new release for KPM and a track from the debut[…]

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De La Soul ‘3 Feet High and Rising’ 30th Anniversary Mixtape

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Blurb from WhoSampled: “On March 3rd 1989, De La Soul released their critically acclaimed debut album ‘3 Feet High and Rising’ and Hip Hop music changed forever. Released on Tommy Boy Records, the same label that had been instrumental in the evolution of early Hip Hop with releases including Afrika Bambaataa’s Planet Rock,[…]

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