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New Mans Theme [12" VINYL]
New Mans Theme [12" VINYL]

4.0 out of 5 stars fat break!, 15 Jan 2003
This review is from: New Mans Theme [12" VINYL] (Vinyl)
another awesome def hux release. a single taken from the I Phantom LP, this is a proper fat club slab of hip hop. the underpinning break is a fast looping funk break straight out of the early 1970s. Lif spills his words all over and yeah, its ill. not as taxing as some of his and def jux's other stuff, but still awesome.

Enters The Colossus
Enters The Colossus

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars dark!, 15 Jan 2003
This review is from: Enters The Colossus (Audio CD)
this is a pretty tough collection of sounds. the beats are extremely dark and industrial. Lif's flows are quality throughout. if you like this kind of dark industrial taxing hip hop then you will love this. if not, you are gonna hate it. oh, and the cover is so so so good. one of my all time faves!

Chipmunk & Fish
Chipmunk & Fish
Offered by johnmciver
Price: 3.57

4.0 out of 5 stars ha ha ha hha ha ha ha ah ah ha, 14 Jan 2003
This review is from: Chipmunk & Fish (Audio CD)
Scruff does it again with this release from his album Keep It Unreal. Fish is one of the most comedy tunes ever committed to CD, it is just a pure joy of hilarious samples about fish and some odd wobbly breaks. Chipmunk is far more dance floor orientated while retaining a truely wacky break. Great novelty record. Thanks Scruff.

Same As It Never Was [12" VINYL]
Same As It Never Was [12" VINYL]

5.0 out of 5 stars mind blowing, 14 Jan 2003
this is the most incredible hip hop release for years. el-p and def jux are pushing the boundaries of hip hop wider and wider and this 12" is no exception.
i cannot get enough of this, the crazy industrial noises or el-p's ill rhyming. there is a mad juxtaposition between this harshness and the touching, moving side to the tune, ending as it does with a robotic voice repeatedly saying "I love you". probably one of the best releases from def jux yet and is up there with cLOUDDEAD and Cannibal Ox in the creativity stakes. i urge you to seek this out because it will blow you away.
I'm pretty sure that in 10, 25 and maybe even 50 years time this may still be remembered as one of the most important 12"s ever put out

Slam the Breaks on 2
Slam the Breaks on 2

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars nice mix. real nice., 14 Jan 2003
This review is from: Slam the Breaks on 2 (Audio CD)
Well done to Krafty Kuts for laying this mix it really is a beast...
CD1 is pretty much a well scratched hip hop mix. Its really tight and the tune selection is ill. Some of the many highlights include Dead Prez and that Martin Brew track that you have heard all the time but never knew what it was.
CD2 gets harder as Krafty lays on the fatter, faster breaks. Again the mixing is tight and the tune selection is good, including as it does DJ Zinc's 138 Trek.
Overall this is a good double CD. Personally i would give CD1 4.5 stars and CD2 3 stars. But then i prefer hip hop so you might not agree.

Logical Progression, Level 1
Logical Progression, Level 1

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars totally awesome, 14 Jan 2003
Bukem proves why he is one of the finest DJ's on the planet with this mix and selection. Conrad flows over the top like a man possessed. This mix is just so so so so so smooth. And if you do not like MCing there is and instrumental mix included.
Good Lookin always put out the fattset releases but this is really up there with the very very best.
Just get this CD it really is the best drum and bass around. And it contains one of the greatest d&b tunes ever in PFM's "The Western". Seek. Urgently.

Progression Sessions Volume 3
Progression Sessions Volume 3

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars yeah!, 17 Dec 2002
if you have listened to anything out of the good lookin' stable before then you will know exactly what to expect: fat, deep, deep breaks, subline ambience and Conrad's superb vocals layered on top of the whole thing. this one actually feature DRS as well. he's an ill MC also, but he is not in Conrad's league. it's another typically great good lookin' release. my own personal favourites are tracks 3 and 6.
if you have not heard anything from this label then you really do need to check one of their records out. preferabley starting with one of Bukem's own ill mixes. so go out and get hold of one of these series or even the Logical Progression or Earth series because everyone is guarenteed to be dope. my own favourite is Logical Progression 1.

Offered by westworld-
Price: 8.29

4.0 out of 5 stars pretty abstract genius, 18 Oct 2002
This review is from: Clouddead (Audio CD)
yeah this is some truely inventive stuff. i can guarentee you will no thave heard anything like this ever before. lush soundscapes more akin to later radiohead, aphex twin or FSOL with a nuts cyprus hill style rap over the top. sounds odd? you would be right. but definately worth investigating. it would make a pretty incredible instrumental album, and the rap just adds to the mix. get invoved.

Real Live
Real Live

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars hmmmmm tricky, 14 July 2002
This review is from: Real Live (Audio CD)
This is so hard. I want to give this 5 stars on the strength of Tangled Up In Blue, but that wouldn't be fair. this is a strange album. most tracks are transformed from their original shape into some kinda 1960s rock n roll songs. i dont really dig this style so much and of many songs on this album i prefer the originals. but there is one true stand out. Tangled Up In Blue had always been a sublime song, but the version he knocks out here will keep me inspired until the day i die its simply astounding. so simple, beautiful words, its got it all. so if you're into Dylan and you love that tune but havn't heard this then you know what you need to do.
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Original Ego Trips [VINYL]
Original Ego Trips [VINYL]

5.0 out of 5 stars a beast of a record, 14 July 2002
This review is from: Original Ego Trips [VINYL] (Vinyl)
yeah this is pure classic old skool and its so so good. every tune is unmissable. there are 6 tracks, with 3 instrumentals. the tunes you need are on here. you've got
B Boy Bonus Break,
Chorus Line,
Chorus Line (instrumental) and
Ease Back (instrumental).
my personal faves are Ease Back and Egotrippin' but its pretty hard to decide. just buy this and listen. remember no hip hop collection is complete without some Ultramagnetic so check it.

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