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Hear Actress Remix Wiley on Upcoming 12"
"From the Outside – Actress' Generation 4 Constellation Mix" is due out as a limited-edition white label on Big Dada.

Actress (a.k.a. Darren Cunningham) has remixed a track from grime statesman Wiley’s recent Snakes and Ladders album. “From the Outside – Actress’ Generation 4 Constellation Mix” is due out as …

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Various Artists Grime 2.0

In truth, grime must be beyond its “version 2.0″ by now. During the decade-plus gulf between the pirate-radio and SoundCloud eras, dance music has undergone all sorts of developments, yet …

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Offshore "Breeze"

London beatmaker Offshore flirts with mainstream hip-hop territory on his new song, “Breeze,” which sounds more like 2010’s “Round and Round” than his recent “Summer Hits” tune. Here, the producer’s …

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Roots Manuva "Here We Go Again (FaltyDL Remix)"

“Here We Go Again,” the upcoming single from 4everevolution, the recently released album from Roots Manuva (a.k.a Rodney Smith, pictured above), is a solid hip-hop track that doesn’t beg a …

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Wiley "Link Up (Alex D Remix)"

Forgive us for stating the obvious, but London-based grime MC Wiley is exhaustingly prolific. With last month’s just-dropped album, 100% Publishing, in the bag, he’s now going into full-on promo …

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Offshore "Pepper"

Big Dada recently released the third EP (and second for the label) from burgeoning London-based producer Offshore. Here we have a track from his new EP, Pacer, which brings together …

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Wiley 100% Publishing

No matter how many times people say that grime is dead, it’s pretty clear at this point that there’s no killing Wiley. The man is a seemingly endless source of …

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Offshore "Round and Round"

Scottish producer Offshore (a.k.a. Robertson) is a recent addition to the Big Dada roster, signed off the strength of his self-titled EP on Stuff, that label’s final release before becoming …

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Roots Manuva and Wrong Tom "Butterfly Crab Walk (feat. Riddla)"

Veteran MC Roots Manuva is set to unleash his seventh album of dubby hip-hop gems next month via his decade-plus home, Big Dada, and we’ve got its opening track right …

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Jammer "Better Than (Lorn Remix)"

The grimey garage of London’s Jammer gets seriously pumped up in this remix from Milwaukee’s Lorn, whose reputation as a member of FlyLo’s Brainfeeder crew precedes him. The crunchy bass …

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Anti-Pop Consortium Fluorescent Black

New York’s edgy hip-hop collective reunites to try for more minimal, Bladerunner-with-beats rap futurism. Part of the millennial hip-hop avant garde that included groups like dälek and Company Flow, Anti-Pop …

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Exclusive: Roots Manuva "Do Na Bodda Mi (XRABIT Remix)"

Off Roots Manuva’s Slime & Reason, “Do Nah Bodda Mi” is a Toddla T-produced track where electro and dancehall meet with a bang. German hip-hop producer XRABIT’s take on the …

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Anti-Pop Consortium "Capricorn One"

After a six-year break, the Anti-Pop Consortium crew has reunited and will release a new album, Fluorescent Black, this fall via Big Dada. The group—comprised of Beans, M. Sayyid, Earl …

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Xrabit + DMG$ Hello World

Finally, a hip-hop album that owes as much to ’80s Saturday morning cartoons as it does U.K. grime and crunked-up Southern playalistics. From the get-go of opening track “Damaged Goods,” …

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Thunderheist Thunderheist

With a name like Thunderheist, you’d better come big or not at all. This Canadian electro/raunch-rap duo has already made some noise with the angular, pulsing “Jerk It” and the …

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Roots Manuva "Let the Spirit (Hot Chip Remix Radio Edit)"

Hot Chip continues its ongoing, deep-seeded love affair with synthesizers and highly danceable beat structures on this remix of Big Dada rude boy, MC Roots Manuva’s track “Let the Spirit.” …

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Infinite Livez vs. Stade Morgan Freeman’s Psychedelic Semen

Infinite Livez’s hip-hop is an acquired taste. The British MC has a sometimes-decent delivery and sports an undeniable imagination, but his avant-garde approach can be a hindrance. Working for a …

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Various Well Deep: Ten Years of Big Dada Recordings

Well Deep: Ten Years of Big Dada Recordings, an extremely tight-packed double-disc-plus-DVD compilation, celebrates the decade mark of the finest English hip-hop label ever to steal its name from an …

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