SumoChief – SumoTreats

Ashton James Brown takes a look at “SumoTreats”, the latest and greatest from London-based jazzy-hop supremos, SumoChief. The DNA of hip hop has been imbricated with jazz since its birth in the 70s. From the raw drum beats and relentless energy to the intrepid spirit of improvisation, hip hop has both tacitly and overtly sampled from its forbear […]

Bugseed – Street Mentality

Tokyo’s beat maestro bugged shows us his Street Mentality. Some of the best art comes from a limited palette. Street Mentality is such a piece, made up of 12 beats sampling only 5 jazz records. The tracks thread together like an urban tapestry; gritty and unpolished in its limitations. Bugseed thrives in this kind of musical […]