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Format: 12" Clear Vinyl
Genre: Hip Hop
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Enter The Void
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Run or Fly
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Limited edition one-off Pressing 300 orange vinyl 10”. Taken from reels returned to the family recently and remastered by Anders Peterson at ghost sound in Sweden.
An important artefact of a transitionary period for Bolan from solo artist to creating Tyrannosaurus rex with Steve Peregrine Took before the fateful meeting with Tony Visconti who would together with Bolan go on to produce hit after hit single and LP.
Rising from the wreckage of a war torn planet, Czarface joins forces with MF Doom in the epic Czarface Meets Metal Face! Blending Doom's trademark abstractions and Czarface's in-your-face lyrical attack, this album is ripe with cartoon violence, societal observations and pop culture musings. Over banging beats provided by The Czar-Keys, the armored team give you the witty unpredictable treats any hip-hop fan can sink their fangs into. Expect beats, rhymes, and metal as Czarface controlled by Wu-Tang Clanpowerhouse Inspectah Deck and 7L & Esoteric team up with everyone's favorite villain, MF Doom. With track titles like Nautical Depth, Meddle With Metal, Astral Traveling to Madness of Badness this album packs a punch with 16 brand new tracks. Add that with features from Open Mike Eagle and Jedi Mind Tricks' Vinnie Paz, we promise you mind-bending metaphors and brain-melting beats as this powerful pairing sounds.
With a title such as 808 Sessions, you'd expect this latest missive from reliable Chicago veteran Glenn Underground to be built around the weighty analogue beats of Roland's classic TR-808 drum machine. While that's the case, it's actually his use of TB-303 "acid" lines that catches the ear. They come to the forefront on A-side "Acid Jazz", where wiggly motifs, cascading melody lines and reverb-laden Rhodes chords ride a hybrid deep house/beatbox electro groove. It's superb, all told, though the stripped back "Acid Dubbb" B-side - a raw, TB-303 heavy interpretation of the A-side shorn of GU's usual deep house niceties - is arguably even better.
Madvillain is the collaboration of the most dynamic duo from today's hip-hop underground, MF Doom and Madlib. "Madvillainy" has witty, mental lyrics combined with rugged beats fashioned from every possible source material, resulting in a truly unique album pointing the way to hip-hop's future.
The latest volume in Shir Khan's party-starting Black Jukebox series - the 21st in total - comes from John Andersson AKA Zoo Brazil, a producer whose discography stretches right back to the turn of the Millennium. As you'd expect, all four tracks are chunky, funky, loopy and floor-friendly, with the long-serving Swede crafting bumping bangers out of choice disco loops. Some will note the influence of DJ Sneak on swinging filter disco bumper "Around and Around", while the brilliant "Hyper" makes merry with samples from what appears to be an obscure, boogie-era electrofunk jam. Elsewhere, "Alright" is a rolling workout built around a prominent guitar loop, while "Complicated" is a slightly deeper and dubbier disco-house jam.
Given the clear West London broken beat and hazy jazz-funk influences that marked out his superb 2015 album From Joy, it's perhaps unsurprising that Kyle Hall's latest seven-inch missive explores similar sonic territory. While the standout is arguably the impeccable downtempo shuffler "DSP (Dear Sweet Potato)" - all gently tumbling synth lines, stoned drum machine hits (in a slipped jazz time signature, of course) and sun-kissed chord progressions - it's undoubtedly A-side "Teacher Plant" that will get all the props. Shot through with the fireside warmth and groovy vibes of deep house, but built around dexterous broken beats and Kaidi Tatham style keys-work, it's one of the producer's most well-rounded and effective releases of recent times.