Photo by Nadia Lavard.
The first JLM podcast since I hit the sunny shores of England, and here it is, Volume 33! Another 22 track monster for you, this one is just shy of 1h10m long and contains tracks from; Rox, Guilty Simpson, Sa-Ra Creative Partners, Miles Bonny and some brand new material from Fat Freddy’s Drop. Mixed vibe on this one (like most of the rest really!), it goes from pop to beats to soul to darker beats and then finishes with … [read more]
This is absolutely stunning…
Detroit soul man, Dwele, had a spare 45 minutes at home and decided to make an impromptu dedication to Michael Jackson in the form of the above video. As you can see, Dwele used a whole array of instruments and gadgets to loop up the various parts of Michael Jackson’s track Human Nature, and the result is simply beautiful.
Rest In Peace Michael Joseph Jackson, born in Gary, Indiana (August 29, 1958) and tragically passed in Los Angeles, California (June 25, 2009).
Details are currently vague, but what is known is that paramedics were called to his Beverley Hills home around midday Thursday after reports that Michael had stopped breathing. Two hours later, after many attempts to resuscitate him proved fruitless, Michael Jackson was pronounced dead at UCLA medical center. He was believed to have suffered cardiac arrest.
This is absolutely awful news. … [read more]
On Friday 3rd July at Herbal (10-14 Kingsland Rd, London E2) The Doctor’s Orders will be celebrating their 4th birthday, in association with King Apparel. And what better way to celebrate four years of being one of London’s premier regular hip-hop nights than with live performances from Guilty Simpson, Phat Kat & Big Tone, as well as DJ support from DJ Vadim, Spin Doctor, Paul White & DJ Khalaas! The night runs from 9pm to 3am and you can grab … [read more]
The debut LP from recent Big Dada signing Speech Debelle is out now! Speech Therapy is an intimate look into the world of one Speech Debelle and through her hushed and rhythmic hip-hip tones this 51-minute creation will hit you from the freshest of angles in a boldly blunt manner. In my February interview with Speech Debelle it was instantly apparent what this young diamond from London stood for and where her musical journey had brought her so far, but now here’s a chance to … [read more]
Last night saw the inaugural Summer Bubblers event at Cargo, in association with Brownswood Recordings and Peggy UNLTD. It was a fantastic night that saw immense performances from amazing singer Rox and her band, and also New York emcee Melo-X. There was also support from the likes of Seiji (of Bugz In The Attic), Midnight Rockers Express and Lixo.
South London songstress, Rox, really turned the heads of those (like myself) in the crowd who were unfamiliar with her work. Such … [read more]
Photo by Nadia Lavard.
Just before I made my mad dash to leave Australia to return to England, I managed to cook up Volume 32 of the podcast. There’s a slight bias towards fresh sounding alternative hip-hop on this one, but also some space for some funk and soul and the classy Indigo Jam Unit cover of Common’s The Light right at the end there. So get subscribed and/or downloading to enjoy a delicious blend that includes tracks from Hudson Mohawke, 1000names, Jackhigh and … [read more]