• Hip Hop
  • ONE TO WATCH: Jay Alpha


    Brooklyn beatmaker Jay Alpha is our One To Watch. This One To Watch has been a long time coming as I’ve been privy to Jay Alpha’s music for quite some time. The producer, straight out of NYC, stays close to his roots when it comes to murky aesthetics but pushes the boat out a little […]

  • Electronic
  • ONE TO WATCH: KJ Palmer


    Nottingham rapper/sound engineer KJ Palmer is our One To Watch. KJ Palmer is a Nottingham based rapper and sound engineer who is producing what I can only describe as his own brand of aural art. His debut track, a collaboration with another Nottingham rapper Kai, is called Manslaughter and has already received airplay on BBC […]

  • Hip Hop
  • ONE TO WATCH: Haze Beatz

    Sampleface - Haze Beatz

    Haze Beatz is our One To Watch bringing us some dope hydroponic-boom-bap-sonics. The self proclaimed “sample excavating, pad bashing, gangster of love” and Bedford resident Haze Beatz has only been making music for a few years but he’s no stranger to the pursuit of that rare “perfect break”. Haze fell in love with golden age boom bap at […]

  • Hip Hop


    Finnish producer MNSTRMKK is our One To Watch. I check my Soundcloud account every so often to find new music and see if anyone has followed me (indulgent, I know). It just so happened someone had followed me but upon further inspection, it was clear their music more than worthy of a spot on Sampleface. […]

  • One To Watch
  • One To Watch: MUNOZ


    Our One To Watch is Chicago producer MUNOZ. After listening through a couple of tracks by MUNOZ, my first question was: how the hell is this kid only 17? Hailing from Chicago, MUNOZ’s style takes its cue from the schools of Flying Lotus and Madlib with its disregard to audible cleanliness and tight rhythms. While […]

  • Hip Hop
  • ONE TO WATCH: Mr Slim


    London’s Mr Slim is our One To Watch. There are certain styles when it comes to sampling. You could go for the rough unkempt loops or chop them up and rearrange them. Alternatively, you can take it back to the old school and layer them up bar by bar. Mr Slim, however, mixes those methods […]

  • One To Watch
  • ONE TO WATCH: Lily McKenzie

    Lily McKenzie- Support Machine EP Packshot

    South London’s own Lily McKenzie is our One To Watch. London is full to the brim with immense talent and one of those underground stars is Lily Mckenzie, a singer/songwriter and pianist. After a string of releases, she has dropped her latest EP “Support Machine” featuring fellow South Londoner Giggs. The Brit School alumnus has gone from […]