• Funk
  • PLAYLIST: Buttery Jams

    Inspired by Bus Crates, here is a 2-hour Spotify playlist of “buttery jams” from the likes of Herbie Hancock, Bobbi Humphrey and D’Angelo. You know when you’re reminded of the sweetest song and suddenly your mind is flooded with tracks that complement it? That’s what happened a few hours ago when my friend Bus Crates posted […]

  • Hip Hop
  • RKZ – Visionaries (Prod. Handbook)

    RKZ keeps it smooth like butter with his latest track, Visionaries. There are some rapper/producer partnerships that just click and RKZ alongside Handbook go together like Batman and Robin. Visionaries is the third song involving Handbook’s production and jumping straight off the mellow sounds from Favourite Song and Think Of Me, RKZ performs accordingly with […]

  • Funk
  • Undercover – Undercover Beets (Mix)

    New Zealand beat selector and collector Undercover comes with an eclectic mix of soul, funk, jazz, hip hop, samples and plenty more in Undercover Beets. I’m not even sure I can call this a “true” mix; perhaps a musical salad bowl of goodness. Collector Undercover acts as a member of Sandy Bay Social Club, a […]

  • Free Download
  • RKZ – Science X Soul

    Sampleface’s RKZ drops his latest free mixtape, Science X Soul, featuring the likes of Shawn Sanderson, Kaly and Raxstar. If you’re close to the goings on of RKZ’s music career, you’ll know just how much has gone into this project and for how long. Science X Soul is the singer/songwriter’s latest 14-track mixtape and packs […]

  • Electronic
  • RKZ’s Round Up #3

    RKZ’s Round Up returns for the third time starring Common, Iamsu and James Fauntleroy. Guess who’s back in the motherfu’in hooouse! I was gone for a while but I’m back with a double-barrelled instalment of my Round Up! Combining June and July, I’m giving you some incredible shouts for the summer season. As always, the […]

  • Funk
  • HOW DID I MISS THAT: Pyramid Vritra – Indra

    Ancient hip hop waves are radiating from Stones Throw and the source went undetected until now. Meet Pyramid Vritra and his latest album, Indra. Monikers steeped in mythical or religious tradition are fascinating to delve into and Pyramid Vritra’s name is no exception. Vritra (meaning “the enveloper” in Marathi) is a power-seeking deity/dragon/serpent from a […]