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MURO – XXX-Large Pt.2 (HISANOVA Remix)
I’ve got a huge amount of appreciation for the Japanese underground hip-hop scene, the way they have taken the jazzy sound and embellished it with a sense of nostalgia whilst being incredibly forward thinking, and Tokyo’s HISANOVA is the latest name to add to the increasing list of names to look out for. He remixes MURO’s ‘XXX-Large Pt.2′, a 7″ from 1997 I think, spraying a crisp snare and snazzy sax lick over the beat. Enjoy.
Raw Poetic & Kev Brown – Concentrated Maneuvers (EP Review)
When it comes to hip-hop history, Washington is often overlooked, rarely receiving a mention in comparison to the likes of New York, California and the South. And yet despite the cities low-key profile, it has delivered a number of hidden gems, with albums from the likes of Oddisee, Asheru and Panacea springing to mind. Kev Brown is one of the city’s best underground producers having worked on projects with LMNO and more recently MindsOne. Kev’s production tends to be soulful and stripped down to produce an organic sound.
Ahwlee – ATM.
Ahwlee drops some warm, chill summer beats as part of ATM. He labels it ‘easy listening’, and it definitely is. Just a series of bumps to lay back and nod your head to. Vibe out.
Cee x Aria Zenua x The XX – Intro
Some new visuals from The Movement Fam‘s Cee. The song Intro is taken from his previously released project ‘Indie Experiment’. Once again Cee gets the boys from 9 Block productions to document this solid cut.
Remember to peep his excellent This Is All I Know
Two years in the making, the official music video for Cee’s ‘Intro” (The XX Remix) was filmed from the East Coast of Newfoundland to the West Coast of British Columbia and also captures some of the most fascinating regions of the world, stretching more than 7,000 miles (>11,000 km) from..
Five Steez – Deadly prod. Dj Crooks (Jamaica)
Jamaican emcee Five Steez may not be too familiar but he made his first appearance on WIB sometime last year via Nomadic Wax. Fast forward to 2014 and the man is set to drop a new EP called These Kingston Times with ‘Deadly’ the leading single. On this cut, we get a taste of the old and the new, a fusion of 80s Dub and boom bap courtesy of DJ Crooks. Five Steez’s handling of the mic is fresh as he sticks to the beat like tyres to asphalt.