Articles for 2001

December 21, 2001

Our favourite things in 2001…

Our favourite things in 2001 were records. Nearly everybody at Groove Attack (and their moms) have put together their Top 20 albums and singles of 2001. The winners are... Our favourite Albums in 2001: 01. 5 Deez - Koolmotor (Counterflow) 02. Uns

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December 3, 2001

Biz Markie Live

Biz Markie has just returned from this year's Spitkickers tour together with De La Soul, Common, Talib Kweli and whole bunch of other rapstars. He is currently busy finishing his "Weekend Warrior" album scheduled for a spring release. To cut short the ti

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November 26, 2001

Human beatbox from outer space: Biz Markie stars in “Men In Black 2″…

Hotel, motel, holiday inn: the diabolical one appears in the new "Men In Black 2" movie. Biz Markie plays an alien human showing Will Smith how to make the music with your mouth. Click "more info" below to catch a glimpse of his performance...

November 12, 2001

Superrappin at the MTV awards in Frankfurt: Ali G turned tha party out with the latest Biz Markie record …

While the rich and famous celebrated themselves at the MTV Europe Music Awards awards in Frankfurt on November 8th a little Superrappin cameo took place when the host of the evening, the notorious Ali G (pic) kicked a little freestyle over "Turn Tha Party

November 8, 2001

“The Essence of J.Rawls” has been voted 6th best independent album by The Source…

J.Rawls solo-debut on Superrappin "The Essence Of J.Rawls" has been voted the 6th best independent album (out of 10) of 2001 by The Source. Congratulations !

November 8, 2001

King Britt

He who needs no introduction has put together for us his top 20 songs for making love. 01. Sylk130 feat. Monette Sudler - Incident On A Couch Pt1 (Full Mix) (Five Six Media) 02. The Art of Noise - Moments In Love (ZTT) 03. Tears

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November 5, 2001

The Funky 16 Corners

What started with a row of 7" re-releases from bands like The Highlighters and Soul Seven has finally gone full circle with The Funky 16 Corners album. Don't worry about your funk license if you never heard about The Ebony Rhythm Band, Spider Harrison or

November 5, 2001


The 1997 DMC youngest ever-world champion, 1999 ITF and Vestax world champion and Invisbl Skratch Pikl honorary member represents Mont Real with Obscure Disorder. Check their track on "Suparrappin Vol.2". 01. Mobb Deep - Burn (Loud) 02. Pete Rock & CL

October 29, 2001

The Italian chapter of the Broken Beat mafia is online: visit ARCHIVE and Co at WWW.NEROLI.IT

The always busy Enrico Crivellaro (aka Volcov, RIMA and Stellar) from Verona, Italy presents his Neroli/Archive organisation with a very stylish yet functional site. To check out the latest news, picturs and tunes from the Neroli associates Domu (pic.), N

October 24, 2001

Grand Agent rocks Germany left, right and center….

Philly-born emcee Grand Agent is now hanging out in Cologne on a steady basis. After playing several gigs of the Ruhrpottential tour with German major rap artists R.A.G. the Agent is now on its way to Munich where he will record a track with Kamillion fro

October 24, 2001

Let’s talk about Fat Jon

Five Deez producer Fat Jon is Maurice Galactica. His solo-album "Humanoid Erotica" proves once again that he is a true hip hop architect. His beats are as versatile as a Bambaataa old school-set and he couldn't care less about the rules and regulations th

October 8, 2001

Soul Jazz Records

Pete Reilly from London's leading Re-Isue imprint at the controls! Nu Yorica!, Studio One Soul, 100-500% Dynamite, Philadelphia Roots. You name it and Soul Jazz Records put it back on the shelves. Not forgetting Osunlade! 01. Missy Elliot Meets Rockers

September 27, 2001

People (make the world go round)

Mike Slocombe and Spencer Weekes are two busy Londoneers. With their Goya distribution they are looking after a whole bunch of labels that wear the "West London" batch. They are promoting one of the town's hottest sunday clubs, Co-Op and last but not lea

September 24, 2001

Unspoken Heard

The Unspoken Heard are one of today's best kept secrets since Diamond D. Asheru and Blue Black are doing their thing since '96. But "their thing" is far from being the "normal" hip-hop thing; even for a so called independent group the sound and vision of

September 19, 2001

Larry Heard

Larry Heard aka Mr.Fingers needs no introduction. Check his new album "Love`s Arrival" on his own label Alleviated / Track Mode Records. 01. Magicnumber - That Day (Mantis Recordings) 02. Roy Davis, Jr. feat Pevin Everett - Watch Them Come [Sean Dimit

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September 12, 2001

Strictly BUTTA: BOBBITO starts his own deep funk 7″ label FRUIT MEAT….

Bobbito Garcia (pic: hangin' with the Beatnuts), radio-DJ, ex-partner of Stretch Armstrong, Rocksteady Crew member, Stevie Wonder expert and author of the always entertaining "Bobbito's Soundcheck" column in Vibe Magazine has started a new label Fruit Me

September 10, 2001

Love from Ubiquity

"Love From The Sun" is the new mix-cd from Ubiquity's Andrew Jervis. The Frisco kid throws a bag full of forthcoming Ubiquity goodies in the mix (including Beatless, As One, Interfearance and Greyboy). We spoke with him about his compilation, the broken

September 3, 2001

Beatbox Classics

25 tracks that rocked the Beatbox from 88-93 in no particular order. Compiled by resident Beatbox spinners Mue Meuser, Jorge and Herr Preddy. 01. Lonnie Liston Smith - Expansions (Flying) 02. Soul 2 Soul - Back To Live (Virgin) 03. James Brown - Ston

August 31, 2001

The Beatbox Shrine

The seminal Beatbox club in Wuppertal was the nucleus of the Groove Attack empire. Gilles Peterson, Norman Jay and Tim Westwood played their first German gigs here and several generations of clubbers were sozialised on the floor. Visit the Beatbox Shrin

August 29, 2001

BIZ MARKIE rocked the 4th of July Old School Reunion at Central Park…

This year's Old School Reunion at Central Park's Summerstage was a huge sucess thanks to a line-up that had more living legends on stage than Woodstock. DJ Hollywood, Doug E Fresh, Doctor Ice and Kangol of U.T.F.O., Cold Crush Brothers, Full Force, Whodin

August 27, 2001

Philadelphia International

Superrappin MC Grand Agent has spend a good part of this summer in our lovely hometown Cologne. We spoke with him about his new hanging ground, the hip hop scene in Germany, the Philly hype and "This Is What They Meant" his collabo with Pete Rock for the

August 1, 2001

VIKTER DUPLAIX on the cover of GROOVE magazine. Read all about it…

Germanies leading club magazine Groove has put Philly's most wanted duo James Poyser and Vikter Duplaix on the cover of their August/September issue. Here's the lingo (German version only) Vikter Duplaix: Zu sexy für den Underground Text: Cornelius Tit

July 30, 2001

ROLLERCONE is online …

Swiss born Patrick Duvoisin has not only just relased the long-awaited debut album of his ROLLERCONE project he is also online. At WWW.ROLLERCONE.CO.UK you find everything you need to know about the man and his music.

July 2, 2001

2 BANKS OF 4 get remixed big time by HERBERT, SKI, DERRICK CARTER, ZED BIAS, ATTICA BLUES and others…

2 banks of 4 are Demus (producer of the classic Young Disciples l.p ˜Road To freedom' and engineer to Zero 7, KRS 1 and Biz Markie to U.F.O and Lynden David Hall) and Rob Gallagher (ex- Galliano, now Earl Zinger & Red Egyptian) plus a revolving cast of v

June 25, 2001

Guiliani vs. hip-hop: no more beats & rhymes at The Limelight and The Tunnel…

Here is Mr. GMS from Stormtroopers Entertainment with some first hand info on the situation of Hip Hop clubs in the big apple HIP HOP HAS BEEN BANNED FROM ANOTHER CLUB IN NEW YORK!!! THERE WILL BE NO HIPHOP PARTY @ LIMELIGHT TONIGHT For those of you w

June 20, 2001

Check VIKTER DUPLAIX’s playlist from GILLES’ WORLDWIDE session on BBC1…

VIKTER DUPLAIX played at GILLES PETERSON's radio show on 14th June. Here are the tracks: Critical Point feat. Vikter Duplaix - 'Messages (Instrumental)' (Maw) Jazzanova feat. Vikter Duplaix - 'That Night' (Acetate) Vikter Duplaix - 'Manhood (Vikter's rem

June 15, 2001

Will A Tribe Called Quest re-unite on PHIFE DAWG’s second album…?

According to DJ Rasta Root, Phife Dawg is about to team up with Q-Tip and Ali for a track of his forthcoming second solo-album "In The Keys of Phife". The mini tribe reunion will be rounded up by beats from Jay-Dee, Hi-Tek, Mr.Walt, D-Wayne Wiggins (forme

June 5, 2001

FLASH is back : watch out for his soon to be released take on “APACHE” on STRUT records…

Grandmaster cut faster... STRUT records spice up their BONGO BAND reissue package with an exclusive "APACHE" remix by GRANDMASTER FLASH - reworked in true blockparty-style live on two turntables. Incredible Bongo Band "Bongo Rock" (Strut) and the limite

May 29, 2001

In stores now: the long awaited “MANHOOD”-Remixes from VIKTER DUPLAIX…

"The golden-tonsiled Philly man is back with a new set of remixes of the two tunes that took the funkier j-clubs by storm late last year. Indeed, Vikter Duplaix was responsible for tearing various club dancefloors apart with his Jazzanova-esque groove ˜M

May 28, 2001

How SPINNA rocked the WMF in Berlin last Thursday…

MC Kriminul and DJ Spinna are busy promoting their brandnew JIGMASTAS album "INFECTIOUS" in Europe. Last week they visited the Groove Attack headquarter in Cologne to do endless interviews. The next day they headed to Berlin where they played at the weekl

May 22, 2001


Attack the rap with Groove Attack: the second installment of the RAP ATTACK series is finally at the mastering studio. DANNY BREAKS (Droppin Science, London) has turned the LONE CAT theme song "LONE CATALYSTS" into a jazzed up drum & bass track. Wicked as

May 9, 2001

GEYSER goes MEHRWERT: the new future sound of Cologne is here to stay …

Can you dig it ? MEHRWERT, the Colonian label that gave us Paloma, Frank Martiniq and Nordsuedfahrt (to only name a few) are proud to introduce their latest signing GEYSER. Riad Michael aka GEYSER kicks a unique blend of funked up analog grooves and melod

May 3, 2001


Those versatile ohio players Fat Jon, Pase, Sonic and Kyle David have finally opened their digital crib. The Wanna Battle crew members from day one and Lone Cat buddies spread the bytes with lots of style. This is not your average independent artist site,

May 2, 2001

“GAFIERA MODERNA” by JOYCE is the soundtrack for this years Brazillian summer…

"Imagine yourself on a sun kissed beach in Rio with a warm breeze on your skin, or driving towards the coast with the sugarloaf mountain looming large in front of you. Imagine a young girl armed with a guitar, a crystalline voice and an immense songwritin

May 2, 2001

It’s FAT CITY time again: “MYSTIC BREW “ FOR PLAY” another freeflowing bag of goodies from up north…

Manchester's FAT CITY crew presents the fourth installment of their MYSTIC BREW. Again it's blend of everything, compiled with love. No matter if Martin Brew, Matt Triggs and Dave Walker have chosen a country folk track, late 80s acid jazz (a rather obscu

April 26, 2001

The new folk sound of VENUS BROWN…

Do you own more than one album by Terry Callier ? Do you think the Roots have the best live show in hip-hop ? Is B.B. King a dope artist in your book ? Did you like the way the Fugees used other people's beats at their concerts ? If you answer more than o

April 25, 2001

JAN DELAY enters the German album charts at position 12 …

Roots reggae rapper and Absolute Beginner Emcce JAN DELAY aka EISSFELDT has entered the German album chart at position 12 with his solo-album "SEARCHING FOR THE JAN SOUL REBELS" on BUBACK records. Congratulations...

April 24, 2001

TAZ loves FOLKY: read what Germanies longest running leftwing newspaper think about the new SPECTRUM WORKS comp…

"If only one person does it, they may think it`s really sick. If 50 people do it, in full harmony, they may think it`s a movement" sang Arlo Guthrie Ende der 60er, vom Neo-Folk-Sound der Stunde nichts ahnend. Wollte man ihn auf dem laufenden halten, man m

April 23, 2001

Infect yourself with Brooklyn’s finest: the JIGMASTAS’ “Infectious” album is finally ready to drop…

The wait is over... the JIGMASTAS album is finally ready to drop on May 28th. Its been an odyssey for DJ SPINNA and MC KRIMINUL to release their long-awaited debut long player. Originally the record was supposed to come out on the now defunct Tommy Boy Bl

April 12, 2001

You are looking for hip-hop but can’t find it ? WWW.HIPHOP-DIRECTORY.COM will surely help you…

This Finnland-based non-commercial site is a great tool when you're taking a walk on the low end side of the world wide web. Half web portal, half search engine is "dedicated to the four elements of hip hop worldwide". No matter if yo

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