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Soundcloud Sessions 16

PODCAST: A playlist featuring heavy hitters from Booda French, Micall Parknsun, Mecca:83, Billy Danze (M.O.P.) and more

Starting with hip hop from Booda French and Micall Parknsun, and ending with rock from Gentlemans Pistols (a bonus demo cut from my own Monkey Mind alter ego doesn't count).

It's been a tough 2016 for everyone I think; and this is reflected throughout this session.  I'd like to take the time out to thank you all for your support this year and as ever, until next time, enjoy.



Full Playlist - follow these great artists on Twitter:

BoodaFrench SolarSounds MAXOKREAM BILLDANZEMOP CozoneBeats SPITGEMZ AceMackMW DPSINCE02 ayowolfmusic BeatsByEsK bucktown_usa #BuildingBridges GeneralSteele Smifnwessun DuckDownMusic Sean Price Rest in Peace nubmusic Thereal_ARW artfrat14 howiewonder Jay_Bishop BLVNTRECORDS Blacmav ransomnoted K15music mishigami YoungHeavySouls timetravtoaster PtechSantiago ScottXylo fulgeance AcornTapes MurkoZiga LukeMcy0 hndpckd nuclearblasteu gentspistols

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Hi!  I'm Lee.  Welcome to my blog.  Here we talk music: news, reviews, interviews, tips, tutorials and more.  I'm also working on the upcoming podcast Influenced as a guest, writer and researcher alongside music aficionado Mark Williams and friends.  Watch this space!

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