The Bug ft. Warrior Queen and Flowdan – Poison Dart (Ninja Tune)

Yeahhhhhhhh. Fanbwoy time again! Ha ha. He just keeps getting better and better I think. Skeng seemed almost impossible to top, but this latest release does actually manage that by broadening out a bit rather than going for the sledgehammer blow. Two twelve inches this time which lets Kevin Martin exercise his collaborative inclinations to …

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dirty canvas 23 nov 07

Big night! I fared much better than my last visit, when I left before it all kicked off. After a bit of chattage in the front bar area bit, we headed in to see Sunship and Warrior Queen doing their thing. Sunship’s Chunky was at pains to tell us how legendary they are/were, even to …

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DURRTY GOODZ

DURRTY GOODZ: Fact Magazine Dan Hancox’s great interview with one of the best Grime artists right now, plus photos from Ms Drumzofthesouth. Killer combination! Get Goodz’s Axiom EP from here if you’re curious about this stuff – you won’t regret it. For me this is another cornerstone of the UK MC lineage – up there …

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lower end spasm.: blogariddims

I’ve somehow managed to get through the last few weeks without writing about the new series of blogariddims. Points off for me, but you’ve been on board this anyway, right? Eclectic one hour podcasts down the wire every fortnight. Episode 28 is the bizness – mentalist Brazillian funk stuff which veers off into awesome retro …

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woofah update

ok ok, I know I’ve gone on about this a lot recently, but the response to the first issue has far exceeded my expectations. Feedback has been great and we’ve got 90% of the print run out there in less than a month. Our ideas really were “already in everyone’s heads” this time! Thanks to …

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“Nurse… Nurse… Doctor Can’t Fix You… Send For The Hearse…”

Time for a Bug Update. Been too long. You all got the Jah War 12″, right? And you need something that can actually sit next to it in your record shelves – without melting? SKENG. First heard when Loefah unleashed it at JME’s birthday bash at FWD in May. Never forgotten since. Is out at …

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Woofah #1

Our ‘zine is at the printers, and may even be printed by the time you read this. While you wait for it to become officially available, why not have a look at the rather nice Woofah website? Alternatively, you might want to check out this slightly abitrary account of the project’s origins. Woofah #1 – …

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Rinse01: Geeneus

My review of this awesome mix CD is in the new issue of The Wire (with Polly Harvey on the cover). This issue of the mag also features Dave Stelfox’s interview with Trim and Simon Hampson’s review of his Soulfood Vol 2 CD. And of course Steve Barker’s excellent reggae reviews, Dave sneaking in some …

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drumzofthesouth

D.O.T.S. last week was just excellent. A great little club with some amazing djs (and me). I kicked off with some 70s roots and dub, brought things up to date with some 21st century reggae sevens and then closed with a digital selection. It went down well and I even managed to throw on the odd …

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