BARZIN – MAKE SOME NOISE [MANNISH REMIX]

The extremely talented Barzin takes the classic Blues staple ‘Mannish Boy’ and fuses it seemlessly with ‘Make Some Noise’ from Beastie Boys comeback album ‘Hot Sauce Committee Part II’.  Barzin aims to make no statement whatsoever, his goal is simple: “if it twerks, it works”, and it really does!  Stream the track below via BandCamp…

KOOL A.D – 63 & 19

Kool A.D makes mixtapes just for fun, which is exactly what this simultaneous release delivers in spades.  A whole host of producers including Keyboard Kid, Kanye West, Spank Rock and Beastie Boys’ Ad-Rock provide an array of the most inventive beats around.  Guest verses also abound, and the prize for best verse goes to Trackademicks…

RATKING – WIKI93

This debut EP from Harlem-based four piece Ratking features inspired production from Sporting Life and Ramon, perfectly accompanied by crafted NYC imagery that unfolds in gritty, self-assured bars from MCs Wiki and Hak.  If Foreign Beggars grew up alongside the Beastie Boys in New York this would be the outcome, and its great.  Stream ‘WikiSpeaks’…