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Concretise The Oddness: Lee Gamble Picks His 13 Favourite Records
Jennifer Lucy Allan , September 27th, 2017 09:22

With his first album for Hyperdub en route and Unsound appearance impending, Lee Gamble guides Jennifer Lucy Allan from 80s beatboxing to some of 2017's best releases through the medium of his 13 favourite records

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Raekwon - Only Built For Cuban Linx

People think of the mid 90s for jungle and hiphop, and I think those things are very closely linked sonically; some of the drums they were sampling were the same drums. I think jungle is the UK's hip hop, in the sound of it. Listen to ‘Snakestyle’ by Source Direct and listen to Wu Tang Clan, they're really close. People say hip hop is this, or it's that, but it's not – it's not static. You can give these things a title but that does not stop them moving, and hip hop now doesn't sound anything like this album, this Raekwon album.


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