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Dapper Rapper: Perennial Merchants

From janitor to jerseys – how one Detroit entrepreneur sold off his entire sneaker collection to start Perennial Merchants, an online fashion shop. Having lived in Atlanta, Charles Roberts returned to his hometown of Detroit with a dream. Problem was the capital wasn’t there and working as a janitor on $8 an hour wasn’t going …

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How Did I Miss That: Fredfades & Ivan Ave - Breathe

Norwegian duo Fredfades & Ivan Ave dropped their EP, entitled Breathe, in February and we’re only just getting round to hearing it. Better late than never… Oslo, home to over 600,000 people, Edvard Munch’s famous painting The Scream and a pair of the dopest hip hop artists you’ll find this side of the North Sea. …

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Don't Believe The Hype: How To Cultivate Hip Hop's Artform

LD Henriquez speaks candidly about the state of modern day hip hop and gives her views on what should be done to retain its artistic integrity. Conversations regarding ‘music’, particularly hip hop, are an ever present temperamental weather forecast. It can go either way dependent on who the conversation consists of, geographical influences included. Whether …

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Jondis & Keor Meteor - Deleted Scenes

New York emcee Jondis shares some “Deleted Scenes” with Keor Meteor on their latest album. France’s Keor Meteor is something of a collab magnet, having already joined forces with Cor Stidak and Jack Wilson and now the producer has combined with a brand new artist. The emcee in question is New York’s Jondis, a beatmaker in his …

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FREE DL: tiromancy - Knee Deep In Adele (Rumour Has It)

A rework of Adele has tiromancy “knee deep” in his latest free track. Rumour has it… There’s nothing quite like a good frickin’ remix especially when the original tune is already brilliant. Case in point: Adele’s Rumour Has It.  That’s where Cincinnati’s Geoff Adams (AKA tiromancy) comes in to drop some serious house grooves and …

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SATURDAY MATINÉE: The New Sound Of Music (1979)

Charting the development of electronic music up until the 70s, BBC documentary The New Sound Of Music is our Saturday Matinée feature. It’s strange to think that synthesizers, some of them now the size of your hand, were monstrous machines that you needed a house to fit them in and the price of a mortgage to …