dubstep reviews

No, this isn’t some kind of road to damascus conversion, I just happen to have been given some dubstep tunes that I actually like for a change. I admit this is a surprise after several years of slagging off most of the genre for just not being good enough. But as usual there are people …

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Nasty Jack – Shotta Music (Goldseal CD)

“Raggamuffin Nasty Jack inna de area, me a true grime star…” Don’t tell the better half, but by my reckoning I have bought 14 grime mixtapes this year. The imminent release of the 4th installments of both Jammer’s “Are You Dumb?” and Trim’s “Soulfood” will surely increase this total (and we’d better not mention the numerous 12″ …

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BugBugBug

You’ve all been caning the “London Zoo” album, right? One of the releases of 2008 in this house, for sure. Full review from me in the soon come Woofah 3. Interesting feature in the new downloadable Xlr8r mag with Kevin, Warrior Queen and Flowdan. Ganja/Flying single now out on mp3 and 12″ via Ninjatune. Ganja …

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England, My England

The unintentionally hilarious comment below from a neo-nazi has reminded me that I haven’t mentioned this essential new release from Soul Jazz. If you’ve been following this blog and the mixes I’ve done for the last few years, you’ll know that I think the history of UK MC culture has been massively under-exposed – this …

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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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out to all pasta rastamen

If you really think that “all JA seems to produce these days is drum-machine driven electro drivel with lyrics about busta-this and bling-that and batty-bwoy the other.” then you definitely need to check this one out: Pure consciousness and niceness, 21st Century JA roots and reality reggae in the traditional style. Five highlights include: Alborosie …

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RSI RADIO VOLUME TWO

Uncarved presents one hour and 23 minutes of music and commentary for your downloading pleasure! Without giving too much away, this installment of RSI Radio is more eclectic than the debut. Fans of the first edition will be relieved to hear that I am less mumbly this time. Comments welcome! People suffering from slow ‘net …

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Razor X Productions – Killing Sound

Razor X Productions – Killing Sound (Rephlex double LP) “Made in Babylon” Razor X was the label for the original collaborations between Kevin Martin (The Bug) and the Rootsman (UK veteran reggae producer and ex-member of Iration Steppas sound – see also the post below). These productions leaked out on very limited 7″ over a …

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