selected REVIEWS

Down South
Down South Lost In Brooklyn Big Beat • 1994

The production is surprisingly fresh: nice organ and horn loops over slow drums and groovy bass lines. Things become clearer when looking at the production credits: three cuts by 'beat smiths extraordinaire' The Beatnuts and two by T-Ray.

POSTED 09|19|2004
Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde
Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde The Champagne Of Rap Profile • 1985

The record hits off with 'Yellow Panties', a great mellow electro track with hilarious lyrics. Rapwise, they sound a lot like Run DMC, but at that time that’s not really a surprise caus the Hollis Queens trio were an influence for a lot of artists.

POSTED 01|08|2005
Dumhi
Dumhi They Call Me Bruce Dumhi Productions • 2006

Where rappers used to form a crew through street connections, the Technological Highway has become the medium for musicians to collaborate. Take Dumhi for instance, with all members being regular posters on the Okayplayer boards. One fine day, they decided to make music together...

POSTED 07|20|2006
dumhi
dumhi 3 Seats From Heaven N/A • 2007

Take the humour, take the smoothness, take the consistency and throw it all in a pot full of soul-and funk-blended beats, with samples played back, distorted noises, showing a cartoonesque character, and you’ll have a combination that’ll take the listener on a trip, direction: sky, destination: heaven. There’s obviously more than three seats between underground and heaven, but with this record dumhi makes us forget that gap for a while.

POSTED 11|29|2007
Dutchmassive
Dutchmassive Junk Planet 2000 Freshchest • 2004

Walkman on, backpack full of cassettes and a trip on the bus, or futuristic metro according to the cover. Welcome to 'Junk Planet': a world of smooth, jazzy 21st century hip-hop.

POSTED 08|29|2004
Dutchmassive
Dutchmassive Project: Reach Domination • 2006

'Project: Reach' will get you right in the mood for Dutchmassive’s highly anticipated, upcoming projects. This is feel-good hip-hop that makes the listener glow from the tip of the toe to the front of your head while settin your mind at ease instantly through luscious moodiness and a funky drap of buttery boombap.

POSTED 10|01|2006
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