Five For September

Words by Vicky T Follow @vixx24

How did it get to be autumn already? The nights are darker earlier, the mornings are lighter later, and soon there’ll be conkers on the pavements and mince pies for sale at the all night garage. Don’t let it get you down though, because […]

September 14th, 2015|Music, No Hype Just Pure Dope|0 Comments

Best of British – a round up of some of the best home-grown hip hop from 2014

UK veteran, Verb T, released Medicated Dreams on High Focus records last year. As the title suggests, it’s an introspective affair and these tracks are not going to get the dancing started. Still, there’s something haunting about the production on “Dreaming of a Life”, and the subtle percussive hiss in […]

January 29th, 2015|Music, No Hype Just Pure Dope|0 Comments

The Top 5 Current Female UK Hip Hop MCs

* Words by Vicky T

Female MC’s seem to be finding their voice in the UK, producing tracks that are conscious and thoughtful, incisive and steely, or just downright infectious. Once I started thinking about this, whittling it down to five was a nightmare; there’s a lot of women who are […]

October 19th, 2014|Music, No Hype Just Pure Dope|0 Comments

Tony Valentine Afterparty 90s UK Soul Track # 2

“This track comes courtesy of the great DOME label which championed UK Soul. The neck snapping beats back Hil’s sweet vocal delivery to good effect, everything about this tune makes you Feel Good, do yourself a favour and check out the album Soul Organic from which this track is lifted.”

Thanks […]

February 24th, 2014|Music|0 Comments

McKoy – Family

“If my memory serves me right this tune came out in the circa ‘91,’92. Its a cool slice of UK soul with Hip Hop sensebilities. The sparse beats form the perfect bed for the vocal of Noel McKoy to sit on, and both combine to great effect on this haunting […]

January 29th, 2014|Music|0 Comments