selected REVIEWS

Asheru
Asheru Sleepless In Soweto Guerilla Arts Ink • 2013

Musically, 'Sleepless In Soweto' is a colourful melange. It has its roots in African rhythms (think Plunky & Oneness of JuJu, think Fela Kuti), old school breaks, and soul.

POSTED 11|27|2013
Asheru & Blue Black
Asheru & Blue Black 48 Months 7Heads • 2003

Yet again the 7Heads label has released a fine album and it’s becoming a quality standard in underground hip-hop. Peep it and watch out for more 7Heads products.

POSTED 04|03|2004
Atmosphere
Atmosphere You Can't Imagine How Much Fun... Rhymesayers • 2005

Like 2005 wasn’t fun enough already, they had to drop this…Ant has become a monster behind the boards, and Slug, well, he's just Slug, but a few years older, wiser and a little bit more optimistic ('Fuck a classic album, give my life 5 mics') than he used to be, still a bit doubtful about women, but even that has changed. Atmosphere's fifth release is their best yet and it's in our top-3 of the year, not a single doubt about that!

POSTED 10|03|2005
Atmosphere
Atmosphere Fishing Blues Rhymesayers • 2016

Despite spending numerous days on a tour bus, Atmosphere releases a little masterpiece every 2 to 3 years. It might not be the crown jewel to their discography, but again this seventh studio effort applies for record of the year.

POSTED 08|10|2016
AWOL One
AWOL One The War Of Art Cornerstone R.A.S. • 2006

'The War Of Art' is something that stands out in originality. It's a welcome alternative to most of rap’s current releases, showing just how far the boundaries of this music can be stretched, without loosing the old-school spirit.

POSTED 04|22|2006
Ayatollah
Ayatollah Now Playing Nature Sounds • 2006

In the midst of a wave of instrumental albums, Ayatollah drops this collection of personal 'favourites'. A compilation of unearthed beats and instrumentals of previously issued tracks that hold a wide range of chopped instruments, crunchy bass lines and loops the size of a ghetto booty. The voice samples are most frequent on this album and dominate the album's sound, leavin not even a tiny gist on who produced 'Ms Fat Booty'.

POSTED 05|23|2006
Ayatollah
Ayatollah Listen Soundchron • 2006

It’s gonna be a tight knot, but of all the Tollah's instrumental albums that’ve been released, this is probably the strongest. It’s not much different from the others, but it got some really infectious basslines, some hypnotic keyboard playing, a few old school quotes thrown into and the vocal samples sound more appealing than ever, not soundin too much alike ‘Ms Fat Booty’ or whatever beat he made in the past...just you listen.

POSTED 07|03|2006
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