Some of you might be thinking “who the hell is Phillip D Kick?!”, other than a cheeky play on a famous name. Others will know exactly who Phillip D Kick is – or at least be familiar with his music. In a strange sense it’s almost over before it’s begun; it was an alias belonging to Om Unit, aka Jim Coles. He used the moniker to put out a few batches of footwork edits of classic jungle tracks and gave them away … [read more]
I don’t know how anyone could dislike this video for the track Legend In My Own Mind by The Stepkids. Written and directed by Tom Scharpling, it all starts with a guy peddling hip-hop CDs on the street. What happens next is, well, I guess kinda magical!
The 25th edition of The Jus Like Music Show on NTS broadcast this past Saturday, but it’s now available to stream and download via our podcast feed. Our guest in the studio was NTS’ very own Marshmello – host of the Morning Marauders show. She brought along some classic 7-inch vinyl to spin, plus a few plays from 4hero’s award-winning album Two Pages.
This is the hypnotic and psychedelic music video directed by Stefan Asanovic for the track Biddies by Mo Kolours. The track is taken from Mo Kolours‘ recent EP, Drum Talking, on One-Handed Music (home to releases by Paul White, Bullion and Ahu).
Mo Kolours, who is of half-Mauritian origin, uses the native ‘sega’ sounds of Mauritius (not to be confused with Japanese computer games) in his own unique and contemporary way to fashion beautiful music which combines tribal’esque rhythms with leftfield … [read more]
The beautifully understated electronic/hip-hop track plays on a mixture between heavy beats and delicate instrumentation, and it’s represented here with a highly appropriate video featuring plenty of musical gadgetry and subtle, yet classy, film techniques. We definitely approve.
If you haven’t checked out Debian Blak’s EP, A Hint Of Menace, then I’m liable to … [read more]
The video for 212 by Azealia Banks is back on YouTube! I don’t even care who/what/how/why, just glad it’s back.
Something really addictive about this track, 212, by American emcee and singer Azealia Banks. Take a look at this video, with cheeky cameos from Lunice and Jacques Green, and it’ll become instantly apparent that Azealia Banks has a ridiculous flow. Like RIDICULOUS. This isn’t even a female emcee thing, this is just an emcee thing – she’s on par with anyone else … [read more]
Adeline, the most amazing female bass player you’ve never heard of. It’s obviously also worth noting that she’s got a helluva voice too and a hideous amount of soul running through her veins. Think of some beautiful hybrid of Janelle Monae, Sharon Jones and Esperanza Spalding.
At this point I don’t really know too much else about Adeline (apart from the fact she is French-born, living in New York and is extremely talented), but you can catch her on Facebook and Twitter… [read more]
Today we bring news from dear friends of ours! The Wah Wah 45s gang are back with their annual Wah Wah Live at The Scala event on 15 October. It’s fast becoming a bit of an institution in London and the past couple of years have seen over 1000 people turn up for each one! This year is expected to be bigger than ever with an amazing array of talent spread over three rooms of The Scala in King’s Cross (N1), including;
Gilles Peterson… [read more]
Listen back/stream/download the 24th edition of The Jus Like Music Show on NTS which aired this past Saturday. We had Greymatter and the Wolf Music guys on as our special guests, and Greymatter span us a wicked selection of dance tracks including some tasty Wolf Music cuts. Definitely one for those who like their house and electronica with a bit of substance.
We also had a chat with Greymatter and the Wolf Music crew to talk about their label and the direction they’re heading in. … [read more]