Category: 7″ Reviews

Baptman - Groo / Luv2 Luv U 7" [Melting Pot Records]

Baptman – Groo / Luv2 Luv U 7″ [Melting Pot Records]

Melting Pot Records is an exciting development from ex-Groove Attack / Superrappin’ A and R Oliver Von Felbert. Anyone with a passing interest in 90’s independent Hip Hop will recognise this as a seal of quality. Clearly a man who knows his tomatoes it comes as no surprise this new endeavour has been behind obscure sure shots from DJ Day, Marc Hype, Circle Research, Hawkeye and Imperial Breed with many more on the horizon.

The Streets ft. Pete Doherty – Prangin Out 7″ [679 Recordings]

If Mike Skinner’s third album ‘The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living’ was a fragile and knowing reflection of the dark corners of fame usually reserved for the other side of a hotel room door, then ‘Prangin Out’ is surely its flag bearing anthem. An intense foray inside the head of one of the country’s greatest songwriting talents, the theme of losing it has never been treated with such grace, and never elicited so many reactions from horror to empathy to wanting to be right there in it with him.

Kids In Tracksuits

Kids In Tracksuits – Get Your Kit On 7″ [Dealmaker]

I seem to remember this crew from some Channel 4 competition in which I believe they did quite well. The crew comprises Snigger and Homey from Nottingham, who first decided to get into this music thing around 2002. This is the debut release from these pesky Kids In Tracksuits comes in the format of a 7” Limited Edition vinyl which is called an EP and features just three tracks as an introduction.

King Biscuit Time - C I Am 15

King Biscuit Time – C I Am 15 7″ [No Style]

You may well have heard of the Beta Band, but maybe you are wondering how they have cropped up on here. Well I do have a varied musical taste, but really it is because for the start of his solo career as King Biscuit Time, Steve  Mason has produced quite an interesting little 7" release. Some of the Beta Band's biggest tracks were produced by Colin Emmanuel, better known in Hip Hop circles as C-Swing.