Fans of old-school hip hop (Young MC, Stetsasonic, Grandmaster Flash) should take notice of Brighton’s DJ Format and Toronto rapper Abdominal.
DJ Format – real name Matt Ford – rekindles the flavour of 80s and 90s hip hop with enthusiastic breakbeats, not unlike John Robinson and Tall Black Guy. ‘Behind the Scenes’ sees Abdominal lay down why his daily grind is as much about emails, deadlines, and late-nights-without-sleep, as it is about spitting sixteens, keeping his crowds entertained, and collecting the green.
Look out for DJ Format & Abdominal’s forthcoming album, Still Hungry, out April 28, 2017, on AAF Records via Kartel Music Group.
Tickets for the duo’s May 2017 UK tour can be found on their Facebook page.
Image: AAF Records