DJ Format – Music For The Mature B-Boy (CD) (2003) (FLAC + 320 kbps)
After unleashing a smattering of mischievous 12s and EPs, bonafide British b-boy DJ Format finally gets around to making Music for the Mature B Boy, his debut long player. Anyone who has already sampled the wares of this cheekiest of beatmeisters will know what to expect, namely tons of solid, ass-shaking, hip-hop-fuelled funk, peppered with spicy scratches and oodles of soulful sauce. Embellishing his distinguished, bass-heavy beats with rap performances from starlets like Jurassic 5, Aspects, Abdominal and Fatski, Format takes us back to the “innocent” era of hip-hop when the likes of Pete Rock and CL Smooth, Biz Markie and Brand Nubian ruled the roost and it was all about raw, optimistic sounds and hype lyrics.
Though the vocal cuts here are unquestionably strong, the instrumentals are also packed with enough energy and funk to ensure they’re irresistibly potent: vocal-less cuts like “Last Bongo in Brighton” and “Here Comes the Jazz” are classics in their own right. From the opener “Ill Culinary Behaviour” to the remix of Format’s classic cut “English Lesson” at the end, this album is stacked full of good times and happy vibes and it’s one party you’ll want to be invited to this year.
02. Ill Culinary Behaviour (Feat Abdominal)
03. We Know Something You Don’t Know (Feat Chali 2na & Akil)
04. Last Bongo In Brighton (Remix)
05. The Hit Song (Feat Abdominal)
06. Here Comes The Fuzz
07. B-Boy Code Pt2 (Feat Fatski)
08. Vicious Battle Raps (Feat Abdominal)
09. Charity Shop Soundclash (Feat Aspects)
10. Little Bit Of Soul
11. English Lesson (Remix)
FLAC – Florenfile
320 kbps – Florenfile