As I write these words I realise more and more that the title of this piece should have just been Album Of The Week. I’m talking bout the new release by Exile called Radio. Out recently on Plug Research, this masterful instrumental hip-hop album strikes a chord on many, many levels. I first heard Exile‘s work via his track In The Night 22 from 2007′s From L.A. With Love compilation – I was totally addicted to the track and am still greatly … [read more]
Jus Like Music has been championing recent Big Dada signing, Speech Debelle, for a little while now. I spoke bout the white label 7-inch for the incredible Searching back in November and have also featured the bright hip-hop talents of Speech Debelle a couple of times on the Jus Like Music podcast. But now with the good word of Speech Debelle rumbling through the underground and out into the conscious minds of many listeners, taste-makers and journalists, it’s time to step it up … [read more]
It’s been a long time coming, but here it is, an absolute stormer of a nu-jazz LP from Tru Thoughts artist Kinny. Her work may be familiar to you from the Kinny & Horne LP, Forgetting To Remember, that came out on Tru Thoughts back in 2005, but now Kinny is here with her full solo debut LP Idle Forest Of Chit Chat.
This eleven track LP features production by; Souldrop, TM Juke, Unforscene, Hint, Diesler, The Quantic Soul Orchestra and Nostalgia 77 … [read more]
After the previous slightly cynical blog post and podcast, here, as promised, is the antidote. I’ll let Orsi explain this one…
Happy Valentines day my friends! I don’t really like this made up holiday for many reasons (even if free chocolate and flowers can be nice from time to time). However, I do like the thought behind it, which is to show some appreciation and affection to the people you love and care about. And bearing that in mind, we would like to show you … [read more]
Today is Friday 13th February, the ultimate Anti-Valentine’s Day! According to Yahoo! Personals, the period between New Year and Valentine’s Day is the busiest time of year for break up’s. But, I’m also very aware that many people are either single right now or just despair at the thought of this tacky celebration – so this special podcast made by myself and Orsi goes out to you bitter, lonely bastards as well, rejoice in this music and let it soothe your cold, black hearts. … [read more]
We don’t know each other (although sometimes I feel like you’re one of the few people who has ever really “known me”), but when I was asked to write something in your memory, I jumped at the chance, not fully realising just how difficult I would find it. I mean, what could I possibly have to say about you that hasn’t already been said by so many other more influential and more articulate people than me? Hopefully it shouldn’t matter what I say … [read more]
Did you think I had forgotten to do one of these?! Shame on you! Alas, I will not try to bore you to death with mine. I cant claim to have listened to every heralded LP that was released in 2008, I can but merely tell you what I enjoyed listening to the most, in my own rendition of: The Best of 2008.
The image at the top of this post is a bit of a give away as to what my particular favourites … [read more]
Your patient wait is over, Volume 30 is waiting for you to download it right now! Just over an hour long it has a couple of tracks from WARP’s newest beat-demon, Hudson Mohawke, also a couple of tracks from Charizma (RIP), two Darondo remixes back-to-back and then some tasty treats I ripped straight from my vinyl collection especially for you – god, I’m so nice…
Volume 30 tracklisting:
01. Drawbar – Broken And Battered
02. Hudson Mohawke – Overnight
03. Hifana … [read more]