Grap Luva – Neva Done EP

January 30, 2012

I wonder how many beats Grap Luva ghost produced back in the day? Pete Rock’s little brother is a man that has been around a long time,  but released almost nothing except for the INI LP. His very few appearances were always dope and believe it or not, but this is his 1st solo releases. On the A side is a a few collabs with the likes of Damu & Kev Brown, where the flip is just a heap of instrumentals from his vaults. Out now on Slice Of Spice records……

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A couple of extremely limited pressings from one of my favourite producers, Damu the Fudgemunk on his wonderful Redef inprint. Faster Rhyme for Self catches that early 90’s uptempo vibe. On the other slab he has remixed Colorful Storms, which was originally by Panacea (a group he is a member of with Raw Poetic & K Murdock). Both tracks were pulled from the Damu’s vaults & include the instrumentals . Only a couple hundred of each of these were made available for the public.   

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K-Def & Damu on Redef

August 10, 2011

Redefinition Recordings is one of the very few Hip Hop labels you need to keep your eyes on in 2011. Part label owner Damu has kicked off his indie 700 series which will sporadically release remixes, collabs or whatever he feels like on 7″. The 1st slice in this series are the instrumentals of his DWG release. I wasn’t huge on the vocal versions when they dropped, but Truly Get Yours has grown on me over the last months and I am now kicking myself for not picking up the Ice coloured version on vinyl. I have become extremely fond of Damu’s productions since I picked up How It Should Sound about 18 months ago and will continue to purchase whatever he puts out on wax. My point being that if your reading this you need a copy!!

The other 7″ that arrived from Redef was by K-Def. When I think K-Def i think Real Live shit. He has been around since the mid 90’s and worked often alongside the legendary Marley Marl. The brick city producer has provided 3 instrumental cuts on this release. He has even done a little retake of a Pete Rock’s classic calling it For Def’ Sake. My pick though is Times Change, a 3 minute trip using dreamy soul, jazz, funk, rocky samples.

The 2 babies are out now on limited coloured vinyl and from what I can gather almost sold out.

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DJProducerMC Damu The Fudgemunk is back with his 2nd album of 2010, Supply & Demand. This is a predominately instrumental album that he made especially for his fans. The bonus 7″ was a good look for those lucky enough to get their hands on it……

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I bagged these a few months back, but never got round to posting anything about them. Damu The Fudgemunk is a new name for me, but apparently his productions have gained much love by the underground indie Hip Hop heads in the last decade. Think golden era Pete Rock, Diamond D or Premo sample based MPC sounds and your almost there. I just checked a few online stores and they have repressed this as the 1st run is all gone, so there is now no reason to miss out.