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A veritable hip-hop blast from the past comes to The Cluny on Saturday 6th May, as DJ Format and long-time collaborator Abdominal get the band back together for a night in the Toon. It’s one of those nights where the disbelief is apparent in our eyes as we say, “really, this hasn’t sold out yet?”

Back in 2003, there was an incredible track called Ill Culinary Behaviour that was so hot it should have been packaged with a health warning. Although you might not have been savvy enough back then to recognise its genius, a lot of people were and now, fourteen years on, Format and Abdominal have confirmed that they’re still Still Hungry with the release of a brand new joint album.

April saw the release of the first single Dirt, a fusion of both the old and the new with a crisp, tight and aggressive production that still manages to hark back to rap’s golden age, and it’s a track that any alternative hip-hop fan should be all over like a rash.

There are some seriously exciting events popping up in the hip-hop scene this month (as you’ll see in these pages), but you should definitely get your first serving here.

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