VIDEO: Dizzy Wright – Wherever I Go

Dizzy Wright releases the visuals for his latest track, “Wherever I Go”. Here at Sampleface HQ, we’ve been following the unstoppable rise and rise of La’Reonte ‘Dizzy’ Wright with peaked interest. Since last October’s Wyclef collab ‘Turned Out Alright’, Dizzy has been busy crafting the ‘State of Mind’ EP, a Funk Volume release which we are delighted to say we will be reviewing on Friday,…

Crate Capers: Birmingham

Crate Capers sees dynamic crate digging duo Luke and Gemma scouring the country for the best record spots. As part of a new series for Sampleface, your intrepid editor Luke Davis and his cohort Gemma Day are making their way across the UK, dissecting a comprehensive map of crate digging hotspots and rooting out the places that YOU should visit for your record store fix….

INTERVIEW: League of Extraordinary Gz

We interviewed League of Extraordinary Gz about the recording process for their latest album and who they’d most like to collaborate with and their musical idols. When looking out for the new generation of hip hop bastions, we at Sampleface have an eye for the unusual. So when a crowd of 8 promising musicians calling themselves ‘The League of Extraordinary Gz’ dropped a record that…

Review: Black Milk At Scala, London

Sit back and let us transport you to Black Milk’s magical performance at Scala in London alongside live band, Nat Turner. Tonight at London’s Scala, the crowd is quietly bubbling under. An evening of legendary performers is mapped out, with the likes of Tall Black Guy, Rob Swift and the hip hop forefather Afrika Bambaataa billed for this, a special showcase by the capital’s own…

INTERVIEW: Latyrx

We interviewed hip hop duo Latyrx. A sixteen year gap between albums isn’t that common within the realms of hip hop but for Latyrx, the timing was perfect to drop their sophomore offering, The Second Album. We caught up with Lateef and discussed what the reasons for the “hiatus” and what we should expect from the album. Sampleface: Some of our readers might not have…

INTERVIEW: Schwarz Dont Crack

Delta Ellisor interviewed Schwarz Dont Crack for us and discussed their inspirations, gigs in London and their fashion interests. The Sampleface team recently reviewed Berlin/New York duo Schwarz Dont Crack’s unique debut offering ‘Charade’ and fancied getting to know the guys a little better. Kitsune Maison’s latest stars were recently in London for two showcase gigs, and took five minutes out of their busy schedule…

When Facebook Does Hip Hop Snobbery: An Opinion

Sampleface’s very own Delta Ellisor expresses her thoughts on hip hop snobbery, complaining less and discovering better music. During one of my recent and ill-advised forays into my Facebook timeline, I was faced with this fairly rudimentary image (above), posted by my long suffering partner. The picture was posted in reference to me, only to say that I was different to this perceived image of…

Review: Fink – Fink Meets The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

We reviewed Fink’s Fink Meets The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. You may not have heard of the name ‘Fink’ – the stage name of Cornish songwriter and DJ Fin Greenall, but the probability is that you will have heard some of his works if you are at all eclectic in your music tastes. Greenall has written in collaboration with John Legend (he co-wrote 2008’s ‘Green Light’…

Review: Ghostpoet – Nottingham Bodega Social (Live)

We reviewed Ghostpoet’s performance at The Bodega Social Club in Nottingham. Whilst only 2 years have passed since by Ghostpoet’s ‘Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam’ was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize, it feels like so much longer. Acts have come and gone, the scene has changed, but one thing is certain, the honesty and allure of this most captivating of British artists has remained….

Interview: Tanya Morgan

We interviewed Von Pea and Don Will of Tanya Morgan. After the recent streamed release of their impeccable third studio album ‘Rubber Souls’, Sampleface catches up with Don Will and Von Pea, both halves of one of hip hop’s premier duos Tanya Morgan, to get the story on their past, present and future, in their own words. Over to you, boys… 1. Tanya Morgan has…