Watch DJ Format & Abdominal’s ‘Behind the Scenes’ video

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