THROWBACK THURSDAY: Herbie Hancock Jams With His Fairlight CMI Feat. Quincy Jones

Herbie Hancock jams with Quincy Jones and his Fairlight CMI for this week’s Throwback Thursday. After showing you the video of Flying Lotus, Thundercat and Herbie Hancock in the studio together, it was only fair that we dedicate this week’s Throwback Thursday to the great man. Equipped with the then-state-of-the-art Fairlight CMI, Herbie talked Quincy …

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FREE DOWNLOAD: Pragmatic Theory - Phonaesthetics

Pragmatic Theory are back with another free compilation album, Phonaesthetics, featuring Dudley Perkins and Sampleface favourite Melanin 9. Phonaesthetics – “The study of the inherent pleasantness (euphony) of the sound of certain words, phrases, and sentences. Poetry is considered euphonic, as is well-crafted literary prose. Important phonaesthetic devices of poetry are rhyme, assonance and alliteration.” …

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Orion - Break 1 (Uno Esta Flip)

One man’s discarded beat is another blog’s treasure as Orion uploads an outtake onto Soundcloud. Leftover beats, demos and outtakes can really tell you about an artist because it give an indication as to just how good the released material had to have been to push out the tracks that got left behind. Or perhaps …


Happy 30th, MJ Moonwalk!

Today marks the 30th anniversary of “that” moonwalk. RIP Michael Jackson! I was born about 8 years after the Motown 25 performance but that didn’t make it any less awesome when I finally watched it in my teens. On this day back in 1983, the world witnessed Michael Jackson perform the moonwalk, a move that …