Our guest writer, Craig M. Riding, is back Waxing lyrical about Mo’Wax’s album, Headz. At the age of 18 I went to university in Leeds, leaving my beloved homeland of Greater Mancunia behind and venturing over the Pennines to the land of my ancestors enemies. After a week of getting drunk and debauched with my new peers I woke one morning and took a walk around…

Our guest writer, Craig M. Riding, talks about his first love in hip hop (written on 14th February 2013). As it’s Valentines day, and I’m on my own while going through a separation (but that is a story for another day), I thought I’d write about my first and true love, Hip Hop. Common said that he used to love her, (a classic track, and…

Croatian jazz musician Bruno Pintar is the focus of today’s instalment of Beats, Crates & Life. Hello dear reader. We meet again at this wonderful place of good music called Sampleface. If you missed the first part of this traveling through time click – here. Now, where were we? Oh yes, the article. Well, last time I talked about some lovely hungarian jazz. Let’s keep this jazzy…

In Beats, Crates & Life, new contributor Beat Gates takes take a look at a Hungarian jazz group called Joy and their 1989 release, Cross Cultures. Well, hello dear reader. Since I’m a newbie here, let me introduce myself. My name is Beat Gates, but my real name is Daniel. You can call me Gates or BG if you want. I make music and create sounds…

We get a ghoulish playlist for Halloween from Thegirlwhowas… It’s Halloween, All Hallow’s Eve, day of the dead, and although one wouldn’t immediately couple Halloween and Hip Hop I thought I’d put together a few songs that evoke all that is spooky, sinister and frightening in the world, setting the atmosphere. These four tracks combine eeriness, death, guts and gore, psychotic MCing and a fair…