ALBUM REVIEW: DJ Format & Abdominal – Still Hungry | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 28.04.17
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Let’s face it: Southampton is absolutely nobody’s idea of a hip-hop haven. Sotonian born Matt Ford however has built himself a heavyweight reputation for funk-driven, classicist production as DJ Format, and on Still Hungry he teams up once more with veteran Canadian rapper Abdominal for another fine blast of old-school thrills.

Criticising the album as a throwback seems futile when the grooves run as deep as these: this is pure good time music, with Abdominal’s full-bodied delivery skirting joyously over the top of DJ Format’s brass stings and rushing breaks. Even when they slow things down for tracks such as Reflective Meditation Rhymes, the duo are out to engage hearts, minds and hips on the dancefloor and continue to boast one hell of a strike rate.

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