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Crep Protect X From Virginia Ben

Having previously teamed up with brands such as Liberty London and Represent, Manchester-based artist From Virginia Ben was recently commissioned to design a mural by Crep Protect, the rain and stain repellent shoe spray, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of …
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COMPETITION – SMOKE DZA Tickets

Prepare yourself for Smoke DZA’s first UK show! As MAMA & The Doctor’s Orders present Smoke DZA & Special Guests from 7pm – 11pm this Tuesday 27th January 2015 at The Jazz Cafe, London. DZA has recorded with major hip hop artists such …
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Onoe Caponoe – Voices From Planet Cattele

I’ve always liked Onoe Caponoe. I’ve always liked what he’s brought to the table; a fresh psychedelic production, with verses sharp enough to slice through the otherwise fully enveloping haze of psychedelia. So when I heard that he was being …
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Black Josh – Blosh EP

  Admitted Manchester United fan Black Josh is one sixth of the North West’s Ape Cult rap crew and has gained significant critical acclaim for his contributions to The Mouse Outfit’s full-length debut, 2013’s WeSC Wordplay Album of the Year, …
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The Mouse Outfit and Mattic – Born Lupers

Formed through a serendipitous meeting at a neo-soul band rehearsal in Manchester, The Mouse Outfit was started by keyboardist Chini and bassist Defty, later joined by MPC powered beat maker and percussionist Pitch. Having won the Wordplay ‘Album Of The …
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Jakaboski – Mount Strive EP

Jakaboski is one third of the abstract Strange Love crew and he keeps it left-of-centre with his solo EP release Mount Strive. Without the whole crew he remains strange yet compelling. It’s a mind travel situation because “London tough on …
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Quincy & Bam The Bastard – Meaner Misters

This ‘Meaner Misters’ EP comes from proud Northerners Quincy and Bam The Bastard (great name, way by the way), Luke Thrones from Bristol features (and sadly outshines both emcees) and logick aka Lifecode serves up the (mostly good) production. In …
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BBNG & Ghostface Killah – Sour Soul

Literally hot on the heels of his collaboration with The Revelations that was released at the end of last year, Ghostface Killah follows up with another full-length effort, this time in conjunction with Toronto jazz/beat outfit BadBadNotGood. With the music …
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Native Youth SS15 Collection

“Native Youth reflects the no-nonsense British way of doing things. Signature details creating a stylish recognisable look for a confident generation”. The SS15 campaign oversees 21 year old Jake Barratt showcasing the brand along with model David Grant, aged 72 …
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The Age of L.U.N.A. – Six Feet Deep

With a Californian-esque, Soul soaked sound that echoes the vibes of artists such as Kero One, Nujabes, Hawk House and more, you’d be mistaken for thinking that The Age Of L.U.N.A. are a lost cousin of the ’90s, finding their …
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DJ Nu-Mark & SlimKid3 Interview

As part of the build up to the upcoming UK tour promoting their new collaborative self-titled album, Wordplay spent some time with the dynamic duo that is DJ Nu-Mark & SlimKid3.  Tell us how you guys first got to work together? DJ …
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Par Ex at Birthdays – Dalston

This Thursday to celebrate the arrival of 2015 Birthdays in Dalston have decided to launch a new Par Excellence night, featuring an all-star line up for absolutely FREE. Also knowing it’s a school night, the midweek beatdown will run from 8pm to 12am and live acts will be done by 11:30pm allowing you to …
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Joey Bada$$ – B4.DA.$$

Storming into the rap scene in 2012 with his stellar debut mixtape 1999, was a 17 year old Joey Bada$$, who despite his years delivered a solid project that channelled everything great about the 90’s. A year later after another …
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Berner – 20 Lights

San Francisco rapper Berner has been making an impact on the west coast since the 2007 release of his debut album Dirty Sneakers… Plenty Ways To Get It. He’s collaborated with pretty much everybody you can think of on the …
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Richy Spitz – Beat Tape Vol. 1

If you missed our exclusive stream this week, you need to get on this release from Hitchin producer Richy Spitz. Part of underground hip-hop group Atlas, Richy can also be caught on the decks behind rap duo Phili N Dotz. …
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