by Jason Dean in New Music on Tuesday 14 February 2012

As a fan of Hip Hop who grew up in the 80s, it’s sometimes difficult to reconcile with what the genre has recently become. Few and far between are the artists who continually attempt to push the art form toward its next iteration. But they do still exist. Most recently, I’ve become enamored with the Seattle duo known as Shabazz Palaces. I think their label, Sub Pop, says it best when they say: ‘If Bedouins herded beats instead of goats and settled in Seattle instead of the Atlas Mountains, this would be their music’.