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Dirty Diggers - Wannabes

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Dirty Diggers - Wannabes
(12") Zebra Traffic ZEBTRAF036, 2007-03-05

Tracklisting :
A1. Wannabes
A2. So Grown Up (Produced By Nostalgia 77)
A3. It'll Be Ok (Feat: Fourteen Corners)
B1. Wannabes (Instrumental)
B2. So Grown Up (Instrumental)
B3. It’ll Be Ok (Instrumental)

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Press Release :
Dirty Diggers debut release was rated as a bona fide hip hop classic by the likes of Hip Hop Connection, Blues & Soul and Echoes and they are about to release their second album 'The Pleasure Is All Mine'.

The first single is 'Wannabees' which is produced by Pat Stash, the track is a forward-thinking heavyweight double-time banger and features both Young Max and Pat Stash, waxing lyrical about that certain type of individual that maybe tries a little too hard to be someone they're not! Whether its fake rappers, try-hard fashionistas or self-important critics, all feel the brunt of the Diggers rhetoric...

Check the splendidly professional 'Wannabes' video on your music television channel or alternatively on the website.

The single also features 'So Grown Up' which features guest production from Nostalgia 77 ('2007 Gilles Peterson Jazz Album Of The Year' Winner and Tru Thoughts stalwart). A low-slung lilting jazz groove (with live Vibes from Nostalgia himself) provides the perfect bedding for the guys to switch down a gear and take on a more introverted approach to their vocal. This track really shows how the Diggers sound is making waves beyond just the hip hop scene.

The 12" is then completed with 'It'll Be Ok'; a straight-up soulful and particularly honest song, that features Halifax based vocalist Fourteen Corners and provides the 12" with a well rounded varied vibe. Check the chorus hook for a sound and style that could only come out of the UK.

Look out for the Diggers second album 'The Pleasure Is All Mine' released on March 26th 2007. 13 tracks of high quality, honest hip hop music from. It signals a real step up from their debut set 'Freakishly Strong' and delivers a thoughtful, mature approach to their music, while still managing to retain that sense of humour that has won them fans across the board. This is good music not just good hip hop music.

Plus you can catch the guys live (either supporting Aim Live or solo) on the 'Pleasure Tour'...

The Theckla, Bristol / Friday February 9th.
The Canteen, Barrow-In-Furness / Wed 21st February
The Ritz, Manchester / Thurs 22nd February
Concorde II, Brighton / Thursday 8th March
The Hub, Plymouth / Sunday 11th March 2007
Shepherds Bush Empire, London / Thursday 15th March
Muse, Nottingham / Friday 16th March
The Mill, Bradford / Saturday 24th March
The Roadhouse, Manchester / April
New Bohemia, The Faversham, Leeds / Bank Holiday Sunday 6th May
Club Rust, Copenhagen / April tbc


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