Month: December 2008

Krumb Snatcha – Feeling 12″ [Mind Control Records]

Back in 1997 Krumb Snatcha was holding some aces. A Gangstarr affiliation, a classic Premier produced single that captured the zeitgeist of 90’s NY reality rap, a sustainable and receptive market for 12 inch vinyl and most importantly a fan base who gave a fuck. But ten years on its fair to say the game done changed. Fortunately, Krumb is still rocking like people are listening; stepping it up since his last 12” ‘Boston to Virginia’ which was, frankly, terrible.

Harmonic 313 – Dirtbox 12″ [Warp]

Mark Pritchard is so annoyingly talented and adaptable. I’ve often wondered if a musical genre exists he doesn’t excel in. A genuinely experimental soul he’s not one for doing the same thing twice either. Since proving his Hip Hop aptitude with the incredible exotic boom bap of the Harmonic 33 EPs he’s been working towards a more digital left field sound, throwing Dubstep and techy Dancehall flavours into the mix.

Reps

Reps

Reps used to hang with the Janomi Crew in Brighton and has his own group Skill Mega, but recently he has found himself firmly ensconsed in the Polish rap scene. Find out what it is like to release your own material simultaneously in two countries and the problems involved in promoting it in this interview with Certified Banger...

Illustrate

Illustrate

Illustrate is a multi talented producer and MC who has released his Work EP and followed that up this year with his The Stuff LP. Find out what he had to say about going to Australia, producing for your self and artists he has collaborated with in this interview with Certified Banger...