Spooky Black is apparently a 15 year old kid from St. Paul, Minnesota in the US. Regardless of what he looks like and what this music video looks like, I really, really like this track, Without You.
It’s a strange situation; this has gone practically viral – but on some sort of Susan Boyle type tip. He looks odd in his 90s get-up of roll-necks, chinos and do-rags, but has the voice of an angel. Now, I’m glad Susan Boyle never wore a do-rag, … [read more]
Record Store Day is in its seventh year of existence and although the sheen is rapidly wearing thin – largely because of major label re-issue madness – there will of course be plenty of excellent treats to pick up this year.
Our post is slightly London centric and we’re happy to inform you that the likes of; Sister Ray, Sounds of The Universe, BM, Phonica, If, Rough Trade (East AND West), Music & Video Exchange (Soho, Notting Hill and Greenwich) and Soul Brother will all … [read more]
UKHH99-07 is a mix by Jeej for Jus Like Music on Mixcloud, featuring UK hip-hop tracks which came out between 1999 and 2007.
I recently put together a sort of retrospective of UK hip-hop, spanning 1999 to 2007. It was a cathartic experience in a way, as I’ve not really followed UK hip-hop very closely for a while now. In fact, the clue is in the title; 2007 – that’s when I reckon I actively stopped following UK hip-hop. It’s hard to pin-point the … [read more]
It’s a conundrum that’s faced producers since the dawning of the dance age. Scientists have poured over the problem (possibly), governments have invested billions into researching a solution (probably), but no conclusive agreement has been reached. So, just how do those who make music hidden away in bedroom studios, twiddling knobs and coaxing beats out of fried laptop processors, bring their toiled-over productions into the arena of live performance?! Fear not, Jus Like Music has the answer. Well, a few suggestions at least…
1. The … [read more]
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I was recently interviewed by the guys over at Intruders.tv. As you’ll see from the above video, they ask me about the history of Jus Like Music, my thoughts on music blogging and where it is heading. There’s also some info on the upcoming Jus Like Music & Apple Juice Break present: Oscillations compilation, which I mentioned yesterday.
More info to come on Oscillations shortly, but for now, enjoy the video. Oh, please excuse my unruly barnet!
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]
Hello. Software eh? I cant 100% be certain that my current state of anguish is the fault of one last.fm, but all I know is that my iTunes was fine, then I had to upgrade the last.fm software. I re-opened iTunes afterwards and my library was empty, all playlists gone, all podcasts gone, it basically looked like a fresh install of iTunes. Don’t worry, the actual mp3s were still on my computer, but still a major pain in the arse having your library wiped. … [read more]
So, in some sort of ironic twist it turns out my rant the other day was rather popular. Cant entirely tell if that was cos of the mp3 I put on there, or if word did genuinely spread bout some cracker having a moan! But either way, people were clicking buttons out there.
Three and a half months of blogging, and what have I learnt? Funny you should ask, this is something I was thinking about yesterday. I’ve gone from nothing to something in quite a short space of time. I started this blog as something to do, particularly whilst FIZIKZ was still down (and it still is) – but as with most new hobbies I pick up, I just went along with the flow and enjoyed the journey it took me on. If you don’t run a … [read more]