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After Nine Years Away, the Streets Returns Without Much to Say

None of Us Are Getting Out of This Life Alive finds Mike Skinner, aka the Streets, staring at his phone and ignoring what made him interesting all along.

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Brits in Hot Weather #10: Swindle, Team Picture, Sasha, I Cried Wolf + Dirty Nice

In this edition, we have the talents of London-based producer Swindle, the slow-burning new song from Team Picture, minimalist electropop from Sasha, bruising post-hardcore from I Cried Wolf, and a little Christmas ditty from Dirty Nice.

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Mr. Mitch's 'Primary Progressive' Continues to Reimagine Grime for New Expressions

On Primary Progressive, experimental producer Mr. Mitch reflects upon the contradictions of grime music and MS, "making the club both move and think".

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Dizzee Rascal Continues to Operate on Another Level on 'Don't Gas Me'

Dizzee Rascal offers up five brilliant new tracks on Don't Gas Me, and they confirm the artist hasn't lost his hunger. In fact, he's setting up for a blazing future.

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Brits in Hot Weather #4: Ex-Display Model, Fatherson, Stratz, Model Man, and Petrie

Featuring stunning new sounds from Fujiya and Miyagi frontman David Best, anthemic alt-rock from Fatherson, fresh dancehall influenced grime from Stratz, emotive post-dubstep from Model Man, and a sun-drenched banger from Petrie.

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Rizzla's 'Adepta' Is One of the Most Inventive and Original Albums of the Year

Rizzla's Adepta is nothing short of a full-on, multi-sensory assault that constantly threatens to tear itself apart.

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Benin City's 'Last Night' Is One of the Most Accomplished, Hook-Laden, Diverse Albums of the Year

Benin City's Last Night is not only the perfect soundtrack for one monumental night out, but it's also the soundtrack to the entire formative clubbing years.

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New Gen: New Gen

As the mainstream gradually catches up and embraces grime, New Gen delivers an exciting insight into the next wave of artists breaking through.

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Dusky: Outer

London's Dusky return after a five-year hiatus with their first major label release that shows increasing focus and direction, which results in not only some fantastic songs but a well-structured and perfectly paced record.

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Skepta: Konichiwa

Grime forefather reintroduces himself to the world and carries with him the hopes of a genre.

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Raime: Tooth

Electronic duo Raime follow-up their excellently bleak debut with a sophomore record that promises to resist and counter-attack the derelict world that surrounds them.

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Kano: Made in the Manor

Kano’s fifth LP sees the rapper revisiting his childhood haunts in an attempt to come to terms with his past.

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Roots Manuva: Bleeds

Roots Manuva proves that he stands high above the game on the fantastic Bleeds

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What's He Banging on About?: An Interview with Rapper Bang On!

The young MC Bang On! may play dumb, but he's sharp as a tack.

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Tre Mission: Stigmata

Tre Mission proves nonconformity pays off on debut Stigmata.

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P Jam ft Hannah Rae: Fight the Feeling EP

Original, London grime OG, P Jam kicks off 2014 in fine style with his experimental, breaks laden grime EP Fight The Feeling featuring soulful songstress Hannah Rae.

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Boofy: Nank EP

Explosive instrumental grime from Bristol's Boofy on Nottingham party starter label Tumble Audio.

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OH91: Stealth

Boombastic instrumental grime from one of the rising talents in Bristol's new grime wave.

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Naughty Boy: Hotel Cabana

Hotel Cabana is just what you'd expect from your typical hotel stay, with a few treats thrown in.

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Various Artists: Lord of the Mics IV

Lord of the Mics IV immerses listeners into the British grime scene.

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Riz MC: MICroscope

Noisy Brit-rap album contends with social alienation, anti-Muslim racism, and a bunch of unnecessary remixes.

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Wiley: Evolve or be Extinct

A portrait of the artist as a young workaholic, and you can dance to it.

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Bonobo: Black Sands Remixed

The British producer's slickly curated remix album for his near-great 2010 full-length has a serious lack of imagination.

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CIAfrica: DJ /rupture Presents CIAfrica

Internationally renowned DJ/producer/music writer Jace Clayton, aka DJ /rupture, offers his latest mix album, presenting Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire's hip-hop crew CIAfrica.


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