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]
Following on from the release of Part 1 the other week, Jus Like Music & Apple Juice Break present: Oscillations Part 2 is now available to download for FREE! Featuring 21 solid tracks varying from hip-hop to electronica to neo-soul to dubstep and beyond, Part 2 promises to continue where Part 1 left off. With tracks from artists like Slugabed, Alex B, Mr Beatnick, Kidkanevil, Oddisee and Suzi Analogue, it’s easy to see why it would seem so appealing … [read more]
Friday 16th April sees the Tomorroww crew play for the first time at their new home, City Arts & Music Project in London (EC1Y 2BJ). After seven wicked months at Market Place, the time came for them to relocate and Shoreditch’s newest spot, CAMP, is where they’ve moved to. The night will run from 9pm-4am and entry is absolutely FREE! As well as the resident lineup of Eric Lau, Budgie and Juven, there will be two very special guests in the … [read more]
New music blog, Dirty Apples, have burst onto the scene with this incredible mix they’ve uploaded to Mixcloud. It’s the most beautiful selection of downtempo tracks I have heard for absolutely ages. Including artists such as Nina Simone, Lamb, Erykah Badu, Dntel and Medeski, Martin & Wood, it spans just shy of an hour long and dances seamlessly from track to track. They’ve set the bar very high with their first mix and I cant wait to hear more from them!
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Following on from Jus Like Music & Apple Juice Break present: Oscillations Part 1, which was released for free the other week, I can now share a couple of treats in anticipation of Part 2! Just like Part 1, Part 2 will be absolutely FREE and available via the Jus Like Music Records Bandcamp page. It comes out on Monday 12th April and contains tracks from the likes of Slugabed, Kidkanevil, Mr Beatnick, Suzi Analogue and Alex B.… [read more]
Out now on his own Don’t Bizzniz imprint, UK hip-hop emcee Mystro presents the F.D.T. EP. I’ve been following Mystro for nearly ten years now and he’s always been one of the freshest and slickest emcees in the UK. He’s also one of the nicest and most hilarious guys you’ll find in the scene – which reminds me, you have to check out his “Mystro Investigates” video series on the Spine TV site, very entertaining stuff!
The F.D.T. EP spans ten tracks and … [read more]
The second release from Serbia’s Svetlana Industries label is out right now and comes in the form of the Tropics EP by Teebs & Jackhigh. At the moment you can buy the 7-track 12-inch vinyl directly from Svetlana Industries for a mere £5.99 and it will be available as a digital download in about a month’s time. There will also shortly be some ultra collectable versions with prints by Teebs himself, who did the very artwork you can see at the top of this … [read more]
In London on Thursday 8th April?! If you answered ‘yes’, then you have no excuses but to be down at East Village, EC2A, for Brave & Bold Presents Underground. Kicking off at 9pm and for the paltry fee of £5 before 10:30 (£7 otherwise), the line-up is pretty damn stellar. As the flyer indicates, there’ll be dEbruit, Om Unit, Blue Daisy and Paul White in one room, with the likes of Mr Beatnick and Wrongtom in another.
The guys … [read more]