DIRTY HAIRY feat. NAT LOVER ‎- Combat (Gray Marbled Edition) - 7"

8,63 €


Dirty Hairy is back behind his MPC with an uptempo double-sided 7 inch on Bulgaria's Soul Dynamite records. For those not in the know, London-born scallywag (Mr) Dirty Hairy is a seasoned underground veteran on several jazz rap and funk 45 DJ circuits around the globe. Whilst backpacking through New Zealand from 2003 - 2005 he was acquainted with a Maori rapper with a fondness for drum breaks by the name of Nat Lover. 10 years later ( and a few beats in between) Hairy moved to New Zealand and set up a recording studio in the lower North Island city of Palmerston North and the 2 began making music together. After a few nicely packed gigs it was evident that the vibe they enjoyed creating was an up-tempo funky feel with devastating flows and cuts. Offered up on this 45 is a new edition of a track called " Combat "( You might find a very old version of this on YouTube made with an MPC3000) This time around Hairy chops up a busy drum break saved on the trusty MPC 60 floppy disks with some pianos and horns and cuts in between the spaces. For the flip side, the tempo steps up a bit more alongside even funkier flows from Nat. His nod to the likes of Big Daddy Kane and recognition of the early party rockers of Hip Hop is apparent whilst Hairy dips into some more regional breaks and layers of jazz samples and cuts. A double-sided dance floor burner comprising of two funky joints giving you ' them early Hip Hop ' feels. This 45 showcases the first of many collaborative efforts between the two ' once dubbed Dirty Lover '. Hold on to your hats! 


Hairy is a man that loves the world, tea, Jazz, and records. He began DJ’ing and fumbling around with drum machine samplers around 1996 and in 1999 he grew his first beard. A seasoned underground veteran on the International DJ circuit having been based in Croatia for 9 years. During those times he toured with established artists and kept a steady volume of solo gigs and residencies happening. Regularly embarking on wild record digging excursions, he loves nothing more than to sniff out forgotten or long-lost records and chuck them about the world. ( regularly in DJ sets ) Hairy has played and dug records in New Zealand, UK, France, Holland, Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia & Hercegovina, and Macedonia. On the journey, Hairy has supported, opened, and shared the stage for GZA ( Wu-Tang ) Sean Price, J Live, One Be Lo, Statik Selektah, Edan & Patton Locke, DJ Format, Florian Keller, Rob Life, Kamui Sumida, DLT, King Kapisi amongst a plethora of others. Currently residing in New Zealand and working up and down the country, he still gets excited about records. His DJ sets range from multi-genre dance floor burners to sitting deep in one genre all night. A true sound curator adjusting to the environment, crowd, or event Hairy dives into European breaks, Funk, Soul, Rock, Schlager, Cumbia, Jerk, Gypsy, Jazz, Tropical, Afro, Boogie, Salsa oddities, Funky, Jazzy House, Break Beat, Future Jazz, Drum and Bass, and Freak Beat with skills, juggles, scratches, and head nodding.