» Zebra Traffic – UK hip hop label: Profile & mp3 downloads

Zebra Traffic

Set up in early 2002 by Robert Luis, Paul Jonas and Tom Simpson, Brighton based Zebra Traffic records (half-sister of Tru Thoughts Records) has been steadily and effectively releasing quality hip-hop music ever since. Having originally been passed a demo album by Mark B (from 2/3rds of Phi-Life Cypher; Life & DJ Nappa) and a Diversion Tactics single ready to go – the label launched at a time when UK hip-hop was enjoying a resurgence.

Dirty Diggers

Dirty Diggers

This, combined with a decent worldwide distribution network, in-house press & promotion and publishing & licensing departments, the label has been quietly getting on with it and over the last 5 years has seen the likes of Cappo, P Brothers, Phi-Life Cypher, Taskforce, Dirty Diggers, Headcase Ladz, Diversion Tactics, HUG & J-Zone, Up Hygh, Rup, Life, Digitek and more grace it’s orange sleeves.

Phi Life Cipher

Phi Life Cipher

Approaching it’s sixth year and about to drop its 37th release, the future looks bright for the label. With an emphasis firmly on artist albums, the label is about to drop Life’s third solo long player; ‘Outside Looking In’, alongside new albums from Rup and Dirty Diggers, plus some other interesting projects, there is plenty on the horizon.

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Help yourself to these free full length tracks courtesy of Zebra Traffic:


We are planning to feature some upcoming podcasts with some of the Zebra Traffic crew and look for a new Dugout radio show section going live this week.

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    A massive deep dark flowing mix by Dj Heisa. A beautiful trip through abstract hip hop, jazz, classical and folk music. This man makes classical, jazz and folk music sounds like hip hop. Tracklist at http://bit.ly/1NmgzU »
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    Another Low End Theory podcast - this one is just amazing! One of the best scratch DJs on the planet backed with the Glitch Mob. Beats are huge, bass looooow and you'll love it. Heavy head nod beats sprinkled with some classic hip hop tracks. A great example of how the LA beat scene is flying. »
  • Glitch Mob mix for XLR8R (mp3)

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    "Long before the LA beat scene threatened to take over the pages of XLR8R, The Glitch Mob was turning heads with its party-starting and hip-hop-informed take on bass music. Now, on the heels of their debut album, Drink the Sea, Ooah, Boreta, and edIT have moved beyond the confines of their Southern California stomping grounds and taken their low-end rumblings to the masses. Fresh off a massive US tour, the boys put together an exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast, right before they hit the road again for another lengthy run of dates." Link: http://dlrg.co.uk/xl-gm »

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