Jon Phonics is a UK hip-hop producer who has been putting in work for a while now, and has just released the second installment of his Half Past Calm series on YNR Productions. Half Past Calm 2 is full of features including some of the best known rappers in UK Hip-Hop, lacing Jon Phonics‘ trademark head-snapping dark and gloomy production, and it’s available to download for FREE from the brand new YNR Productions website. Be sure to check the shop section as … [read more]
On Sunday 9th May at The CAMP, London (EC1Y 2BJ), two amazing music documentaries will be shown in association with Put Me On It, The MF Social Club Presents: Secondhand Sureshots and Timeless “Suite For Ma Dukes”. Tickets for this event, which starts at 7pm, are strictly limited and only available via the Put Me On It website for £5 in advance. There will also be DJ sets on the night by the incredible Eric Lau (Ubiquity / BTS Radio) and Alex … [read more]
Those passionate guys at OneTaste are back for their biggest show of the year on Wednesday 16th June down at KOKO in Camden, London (NW1 7JE). It’s gonna be a live extravaganza featuring a lot of artists that OneTaste supported way back, who are now coming back together for one big celebration. I’m talking about the likes of Oi Va Voi, Woon, Polarbear, David J, Kate Tempest, and the very special guests for the evening; Portico Quartet. Tickets can … [read more]
To celebrate the recent release and phenomenal success of Jus Like Music & Apple Juice Break present: Oscillations Part 1 & 2, I’m pleased to announce that there will be an Oscillations launch party in London on Saturday 15th May. Presented by Bridging The Gap and Man Make Music, the party will be at The City Arts & Music Project near Old Street (EC1Y 2BJ). DJing on the night will be Oscillations artists; Slugabed, Om Unit, Kidkanevil and Mr Beatnick… [read more]
As mentioned in our recent review of the incredible Tropics EP by Teebs & Jackhigh, there are to be a very limited number of hand-painted copies of the record available from Svetlana Industries. There are only 23 of these special editions available and Teebs has hand-painted each one himself. Check out the Svetlana Industries site to see them. Painted on thrift store album covers, each one is obviously unique – but, if you want to get your hands on one, then you’ll have … [read more]
You may have already heard for yourself, but Benji B played Cosmic Lab by BUG on BBC Radio 1Xtra on his Sunday night show. It was a solid show throughout with a huge Guru dedication for the first hour or so. The final hour was the request line and many people out there requested that Benji drop BUG‘s Cosmic Lab, and so he did! If you didn’t catch the show live, you can listen back via the 1Xtra website for the next week.
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Out now on Ninja Tune is the fourth studio album from Bonobo, entitled Black Sands. It is Bonobo‘s first full length release since 2006′s widely praised Days To Come and features recent Ninja Tune signing Andreya Triana on lead vocals for a few tracks on what is largely an instrumental release.
At just under an hour in length, as the Black Sands flow, the hourglass resonates with the frequencies of both computerised and organic sounds which journey between triumphant uplifting expressions and … [read more]
With his first full album since 2006, Ty is back with Special Kind Of Fool, out right now on BBE Records. Long revered among UK hip-hop circles and beyond, Ty is some what of a legend to those familiar with his work. The roll call of people who have worked with Ty, and also people who have lauded him, is longer than the Thames, but nine years after his first album dropped, where has Ty’s journey brought him?
Special Kind Of Fool spans … [read more]
I’m always curious about what inspires people to be creative, whether they’re a painter, a musician, a writer, whatever really. I’m even more curious when, from the outside looking in, I get the impression that the person is on a somewhat similar wavelength to myself. It’s with that in mind that I decided to grab a few words with London-based arts and culture blogger Milly from the site Airs N Graces. We talk about where it all started and why, as well as getting … [read more]