British soul singer KayJay takes us back to music with her debut solo single, Natural High. Nostalgia is a potent remedy. It hits like a freight train when it moves in musical form. That’s what makes KayJay’s new single so powerful. Summer might be drawing to a close but Natural High clings to those sunshine vibes with retro aplomb. KayJay’s vocals are sublime as they float over an…

Colorado rapper Raging Moses raps over the dreamiest beat you’ll hear all week for new single “Talk To Me”. With a name like Raging Moses, you wouldn’t expect a song of this nature. But this might be the best use of the phrase “never judge a book by its cover”. For those who don’t know, Raging Moses is a Christian rapper and producer from Colorado…

U Don’t Deserve This Beautiful Art label head and Sampleface alumnus Darko The Super drops two videos in one. It’s a blessing when we get one video from Darko the Super. But a two-for-one deal? That’s divine. The two songs in question are The Nightmare of the 90’s is Alive in Charleston (feat. Torito) and I Wish Das Racist Were Still Together, both taken from…

A spark of inspiration is a random moment away thanks to the Random Music Sample Generator by Lo Dopemine. There are so many ways sample and a tonne of places to find them. But what if you felt chaotic one day and gave creativity up to the gods of randomness? That’s where Lo Dopemine’s Random Music Sample Generator comes in. Using a bit of coding…

We spoke to Hossam Hilal and asked him five questions about his life and stuff. Hossam Hilal dropped Ozerk, his latest EP, on 20th July so we thought we’d ask him some quick-fire questions about himself and his life. Enjoy! What is your favourite city in the world? I don’t really like big cities, but if I have to choose a favourite city, I will…

This is the premiere of Hossam Hilal’s new EP, Overk. We’ve covered some Egyptian music in the past from the likes of Al Massrieen and plenty more on Radio Jakarta’s Arab vinyl mix. But today we’re looking at a new artist and his name is Hossam Hilal. Overk is Hossam’s debut release for ID Spectral, the electronic label headed by Louis Sterling aka Auxx. The…

Madlib is more welcome to interviews these days but in 2005, they were a rarity. I can’t let a Madlib interview pass me by without saving it somewhere. Sometimes I scope them out for inspiration. On my travels, I found one via Stones Throw. It was an interview by Scratch Magazine and tells the same kind of opening story we get from most Madlib interviews:…

The UK rapper has been a busy man and dropped two tracks and accompanying videos in less than 3 weeks. It’s been way too long since we last featured Kareem Jamal and now we have two tracks and two videos to go with them. Brace yourself. No Rainy Days No Rainy Days is an instrumental that comes with a behind-the-scenes video, filmed and edited by…

The London venue has some cracking events coming up for the rest of the year. One of the best music venues in London has to be Electric Brixton. The venue is housed in Brixton’s Town Hall Parade and is steeped in early 20th-century tradition. From its Palladium Picture House days to its time as the Fridge nightclub, Electric Brixton has brightened south London with genre…

Between Radiohead being held to ransom and vaporwave releases, the MiniDisc isn’t strictly dead. I’ve owned a lot of hardware in my time but one model that always alluded me was a MiniDisc player. My cousin had one in the early 2000s and it was the coolest thing. This was before the days of MP3 players (I got one of those in 2004; a 128MB…