This is the official video for the track On Impulse by Miles Bonny, it’s a project created with the INnatesounds label and Marmo Films. The intro to the video is lifted from the new Miles Bonny album Scorpio INN. In Miles’ own words, “the feeling of impulsive, natural instinct is a wonderful thing, and that is what the song is about. Although, the “like a tune from Duke & Train” lyric is a reference to the Duke Ellington & John Coltrane album … [read more]
This is Trilingual Dance Sexperience, Austrian maestro Dorian Concept‘s second release on Affine Records. It’s a crazy electronic affair, held together by a feverish energy, and it’s also bizarrely addictive. Dorian Concept has been revered for his unique electronic creations for the past few years and it’ll be no surprise for you to learn that this 12-inch (backed with the track Tropical Hands) is already getting a lot of press and play from such influential luminaries as; Mark Pritchard, Kode9, Martyn, Gilles … [read more]
The end of another week! So, what do I have for you within this inaugural edition of Friday Finds? Well, check this exclusive studio footage from Foreign Beggars, arguably the best UK hip-hop group around today. What you’re seeing is a sneak peak, via their Dented Records Studios in London, from their upcoming album, United Colours of Beggattron – due out in October. By the sounds of things it should be a pretty heavy record indeed, and I wouldn’t expect anything less from Foreign … [read more]
It’s here! Local heats and national finals are over and out of the way, now it’s crunch time! The DMC World DJ Championship takes place this Friday and Saturday (11th and 12th) at indigO2 at The O2 in London. This year is the 25th anniversary of the prestigious event and there’ll be no shortage of talent to help celebrate. The Battle For World Supremacy and the World Team Battle are on Friday – they’ll be hosted by Inja and Billy Biznizz who will be joined … [read more]
Hold on to your hats! One of the most anticipated albums of the year, Butters by Hudson Mohawke, is due out via Warp on 12th October. To whet your appetite, those generous cats at Warp have released some snippets of what to expect…
This album is gonna be BIG! Elements of wonky r&b, hip-hop beats and heavy bass hits is what we’re going to get and I cant wait. So don’t sleep on Scotland’s finest beat-maker (not literally, … [read more]
Time really does fly! This month, Tru Thoughts, the independent label from Brighton, will celebrate their 10th birthday. What better way to celebrate it than a huge party?! So get yourself to the Vibe Bar on Brick Lane, London this Saturday 5th September. Proceedings kick off at 1pm and will go on until 1am – yup, that’s right, a 12 hour party. If you get there before 7pm then entry will be absolutely free – otherwise £5 on the door, as the flyer … [read more]
Check out this preview video for the upcoming new Brother Ali album Us, due out via Rhymesayers Entertainment on 21st September.
For those who don’t know, Brother Ali specialises in conscious and uplifting flows in the format of streetwise storytelling and all-round general sick-cypher delivering. Appearances can be deceiving, but the proof is indeed in the pudding with our seemingly albino friend! Hit ‘play’ on that video above and you’ll soon realise what’s going on. The production is by Ant of Atmosphere, another fantastic … [read more]
This video showcases some snippets from the upcoming Suff Daddy record, Hi-Hat Club Vol. 2, due for release via Melting Pot Music on 4th September. The video contains the tracks; Chinatown Chill, Up In This Muthafucka, Now That You’re Mine and Daddy.
Suff Daddy really is Europe’s unsung hip-hop hero. He’s a prolific beat-maker out of Germany who has worked with the likes of Miles Bonny, Oddisse, Kissey Asplund and Flomega – but this is purely a solo project focusing on a fresh boom-bap-style … [read more]
Tuesday 25th August saw the London album launch for Music Fan First by the incredible soul singer Eric Roberson. It was hosted at Traffic Bar in Holborn, London in conjunction with the SoulBeautiful crew. Added DJ support was from one of my favourite producers, Eric Lau, and it was a fantastic night indeed!