Category Archives: hip-hop

Pow! – Big Toast and Jack Diggs (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Any track that is topped and tailed with the strains of Withnail and I wins my respect irrespective of what they do to fill the space between those soundbites. For these are clearly people of taste and didn’t a wise … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCLXXXII : Le Soleil Ne Brille Plus – Novia (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There is something interesting about listening to music being preformed in a language that you don’t understand. The lyrics, rather than becoming the point of communication, the story, the message, are instead transformed into a mixture of instrumentation and emotion, … Continue reading

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All The Fine Ladies (Live At South Beach) –  Go Go Satish (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

We already know that Satish can deliver the goods in the studio, La Reina Cubana put any doubts to rest with its blend of hip-hop rhythms and Latin sass, lyrical salvos and infectious grooves. But for many the test comes … Continue reading

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Dark Day Afternoon –  Timothy Dark  (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Lead single She Put a Spell on Me is funky stuff for sure. Steeped in 70’s funk ethic, the excessive and effortless groove of 80’s Prince and fusing R&B, rock guitar and hip-hop rap and flow, it wanders between the … Continue reading

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Aye! Priori –  Paradame (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Paradame sounds like the perfect artist for this post-genre world that we find ourselves in. There was a time when music was strangely tribal, that unwritten rules dictated that members of one broad musical base couldn’t be a fan of … Continue reading

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Nine Beats To The Bar –  Nine Beats Collective (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The fact that I have been saying the same thing more and more in music reviews lately means that there must be something going on. Some music is all about having fun, about letting off steam, about just enjoying the … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCLXVII : La Reina Cubana by Go Go Satish (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There is something boundless about Go Go Satish (aka Satish Dat Beast) music and it comes as no surprise that his own personal story is one that has seen him grow up and travel in many different and varied cultures, … Continue reading

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Venice EP –  Brice Sedgwick (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The west coast of America, and California in particular has been described in music many times, from the Beach Boys harmonious surf pop to the hippy haze of The Mamas and The Papas, the slick acoustic rock of The Eagles … Continue reading

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Caught in a Fantasy – Damian Redd (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I’ve had a run of acts come my way of late that fall into the broad hip-hop/rap spectrum and who claim to be really pushing the boundaries of what the genre can be as we move forward into a new … Continue reading

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Hide Your Valuables –  Well Dressed Villians (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

At last! One of the advantages of being a freelance reviewer, someone who writes about any music irrespective of genre, style, location or place in the musical hierarchy means that I get a good overview of what the new music … Continue reading

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