There are more singers, musicians and producers around now than ever before. MySpace is pure testament to this. However, it seems that for every amazing artist, there are 10,000 crap ones (no offence meant, keep practicing!) – so it is a long process of sorting the wheat from the chaff. Still with such numbers it will always be a chore to find the diamonds in the proverbial rough and sadly many great people slip through the net.
That’s the cue for those good people at … [read more]
One thing I have always admired the FABRICLIVE series for is the diverse array and style of artists they showcase. I don’t always love every single addition in the growing series, but at least once year they pick an artist that really hits it hard for my tastes. Particular FABRICLIVE favs from the past include; Aim, Scratch Perverts, Diplo, The Herbaliser and DJ Format, all the absolute epitome of the modern mixtape.
Well now it is the turn of the King of Cut ‘n’ Paste … [read more]
The Herbaliser were one of the first acts I got into from Ninja Tune way back when, after Coldcut and Mr. Scruff. I own every single album and my all-time last.fm stats insinuate that I somewhat worship them. I shall cease my prayers – they’re back, baby!
Let’s have a couple of shocks, shall we? Shock number one: They’re no longer on Ninja Tune, they are now on !K7. Shock number two: This album sees the boys team up with band members in a … [read more]