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Frameworks featuring QNC “Ain’t No Use” b/w “Classic” [HR007S]

After a busy 2011 releasing a series of limited edition vinyl 7″ singles Hero Records are back for 2012 with more fat beats and funky grooves.

Kicking things off in fine style is a new single from Frameworks & QNC that we are very excited about. On this dope double-sider of classic hip hop, Manchester producer Matt “Frameworks” Brewer is joined by no-less than legendary New York MCs QNC (aka Q-Ball & Curt Cazal of J.V.C. F.O.R.C.E. fame) to bless his dope beats with their amazing lyrical skills and microphone techniques. Featuring the funk-filled “Ain’t No Use” and the heavier head-nodder “Classic” on the limited edition 7″ vinyl as well as the added bonus of the instrumentals and acapellas on the digital release this single is a must for fans of proper hip hop the way it should be done.

QNC should need no introduction but if you have been hiding under a rock for the last 25 years then they have released singles on seminal labels such as Gee Street and D&D as well as the album “Dynamic Duo” on Grand Central and have been featured on releases by the likes of Aim and Rae & Christian. Phew! Not to be outdone by his MCs, Frameworks will be doing his best to catch up in 2012 by releasing the downtempo Vanish EP featuring vocalists Sabira Jade and Ríoghnach Connolly on First Word Records and an album alongside Blu Rum 13 on My First Moth Records as well as this single full of funky, summery hip hop vibes and dope beats on Hero Records.

Funky & fresh for 2012. Support the artists, buy new music!


Frameworks featuring QNC – Ain’t No Use [limited 7″ vinyl]
1. Ain’t No Use [*]
2. Classic

Frameworks featuring QNC – Ain’t No Use [digital download]
1. Ain’t No Use [*]
2. Ain’t No Use (Instrumental) [*]
3. Ain’t No Use (Acapella)
4. Classic
5. Classic (Instrumental)
6. Classic (Acapella)

[*] Cuts on “Ain’t No Use” by Omas (My First Moth).

Released on 16 July 2012 on limited edition 7″ vinyl via Kudos Distribution. Digital download available from iTunes and all good online digital retailers.

Hero Records is a UK label specialising in vinyl releases and digital downloads of the best in funk, soul, hip hop, jazz and breaks. Their forthcoming release schedule includes singles from Frameworks featuring QNC, Weekend Sun and Mistah Bohze as well as the debut album from Mash & Munkee. Previous releases have received support from the likes of Smoove, DJ Format, The Herbaliser, Andy Smith, Steve Lamacq, Coldcut, Craig Charles, Dr Rubberfunk and Bill Brewster.

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Matt “Frameworks” Brewer

Frameworks selected discography
Frameworks – Fold [Organik Recordings 7″] 2009
Frameworks – Vanish EP [First Word mp3] 2012

QNC aka Q-Ball & Curt Cazal

QNC selected discography
JVC FORCE – Strong Island [B-Boy Records 12″] 1987
JVC FORCE – Love Line [B-Boy Records 12″] 1988
JVC FORCE – Take It Away [B-Boy Records 12″] 1988
JVC FORCE – Doin’ Damage [B-Boy Records LP] 1988
JVC FORCE – Intro 2 Dance [Idlers 12″] 1990
JVC FORCE – Force Field [Idlers LP] 1990
JVC FORCE – Big Trax [Big Beat 12″] 1992
Q-Ball & Curt Cazal – Making Moves [VZQ Records 12″] 1994
Q-Ball & Curt Cazal – My Kinda Moves [VZQ Records 12″] 1995
Aim featuring QNC – The Force [Grand Central 12″] 1999
QNC – Repertoire [Gee Street 12″] 1999
QNC – Lean To [D&D 12]” 2000
QNC – Gotta Give [D&D 12″] 2001
QNC – Hype Fresh Live [Grand Central 12″] 2005
QNC – Dynamic Duo [Grand Central LP] 2005
Niko featuring QNC – The Daddy Remix [Atic mp3] 2012
JVC FORCE – The 1992-1993 Unreleased EP [Chopped Herring 12″] 2012