Nitsua – Lost In Translation

Nitsua is his name. Japan is the setting. Superb beats is the game. Lost In Translation is the track… and you’ve got to hear this. Out of the colossal shadow Nujabes cast both in life and posthumously with his legendary stable hydeout productions and all of his art comes something of a reincarnation, one that is familiar in spirit yet stands alone from its previous form.  A…

Ceiling Demons – Even If

North Yorkshire, stand up. The hip-hop trio known as Ceiling Demons have dropped a properly beautiful track entitled ‘Even If’ and you should listen to it. Not now but right now. Somewhere in the midst of the concrete jungles of York and Middlesbrough; the beautiful expanse of the Yorkshire dales; the breathtaking setting of the North York moors; the spas of Harrogate; and the aromas of…

REVIEW: Public Enemy, Blue Daisy & Knytro at Electric Brixton

The Public Enemy, Knytro, and Blue Daisy gig at Electric Brixton was off the meter. Our very own The Auracle was there and he can confirm you missed a banging show. Bucket lists are popular things and it seems quite a lot of people have one. I’m no exception to that, I’m afraid. Among all the captivating adventures, breathtaking destinations, lofty career ambitions, wildly imaginative…

FREE DOWNLOAD: 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 breathes new life into one of Adele’s best songs.  The…

HOW DID I MISS THAT/THROWBACK THURSDAY: Knxwledge – (FΔithEvΔnsHeartU)

Knxwledge’s FΔithEvΔnsHeartU passed us by… until now. The Auracle casts his beady eye over the rework. First things first: wow. If there was ever a word to summarise what you’re about to listen to, it’s that three-letter expression right there. I’m well aware that this is a “How Did I Miss That?” feature but really, it doubles as a Throwback Thursday joint in two distinctive ways:…

HOW DID I MISS THAT: Imogen Heap – Hide & Seek (Yinyues Remix)

Reinventing what many consider to be Imogen Heap’s penultimate track requires perfect execution. Not only has Yinyues done that, he’s produced the best remix of it. Ever. The Imogen Heap track in question is called Hide & Seek and it is without question one of the most beautiful songs in human history.  Many artists since have either sampled this track or covered it since its…

FREE DOWNLOAD: Flying Lotus – ideas+drafts+loops

A spur-of-the-moment decision from Steven Ellison (AKA: Flying Lotus) to thank people for getting him to the 300,000 follower Twitter milestone has manifested itself as an impromptu compilation entitled ideas+drafts+loops. The ever-charismatic and ridiculously multi-talented producer Flying Lotus took to Twitter and made a very simple & plain statement to his legions of devoted followers/fans: About to be 300k today probably. Zip file coming right…

How Did I Miss That: Knxwledge – karma.loops.prt3

Clearly we either had too much good music to partake in June 2012 because we somehow managed to miss this positively awesome album from Philly’s own Glen Booth aka Knxwledge. The Auracle reporting for euphoric overload. You never really know just how good a particular artist is until you start going through their back catalogue of music.  On Friday, I was in the mood for…

REVIEW: DarkoTheSuper – Thank You Jim Cunningham

The 19-year-old Pennsylvania-based human hip-hop experiment Evan Souza AKA DarkoTheSuper invites you on follow him on a bold and warped quest through aural space with Thank You Jim Cunningham. ‘Challenge accepted,’ says our reviewer (The Auracle). There’s something about this dude DarkoTheSuper that is so strange and flipped out, yet at the same time, it’s this very quality that keeps me coming back to the…