Category Archives: hip-hop/rap

Scene and Heard- CCCXXII: Longnight – John (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Not every piece of music has to start revolutions, similarly not every track has to merely re-invent the wheel, and between the cutting edge and the tried and tested you find John and his latest track Longnight, a blend of … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCXIX : Trial & Error (ft. Nathaniel) – Gibrilville (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Trial & Error sits at a fascinating crossroads being a track that tips its hat to the past whilst shaping the future and it does really feel like a first, a bold step forward. It goes beyond its run of … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCXVIII : Shocking Place –  Drive With Me (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Hip-hop and rap are very good at self-aggrandisement, of showing off, revelling in personal gain and glorifying material wealth. So it is wonderfully refreshing to come across videos like Shocking Place and artists like Drive With Me who are about … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCCXIII: Drive ‘n’ Text – Robert Boog (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

By his own admission, Robert Boog isn’t a natural musician, but he is  naturally a creative soul, as a string of work in literature and movie script-writing will attest to. And like all creatives he knows that it is the … Continue reading

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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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Eye For An Eye – Leon Vic (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Revelling in the past is all very well and good but the best music, or at least the most original, seems to be made as people move things forward. It’s all about evolution, it’s about forward-thinking, it is the way the … Continue reading

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Just Drums & I (Pt. 2) –  Cult Cannon (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

This takes me back. Remember when you had bands like Credit To The Nation forging their music by crossing into, what was back in their nineties formative years, enemy territory and liberally sampling its classic sound to build a new … 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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Anywhere –  Luke Banter (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There have been other party prophets through out the years, from Bill Haley’s now seemingly tame all night call to arms, to The Beastie Boys crusade for equal rights for liggers and crashers to Andrew W.K.s fist in the air … 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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