How Did I Miss That: MXXWLL – 4U

We missed MXXWLL’s 4U when it dropped but the redemption is a bop. It’s been 2 years since this was uploaded to Soundcloud but that doesn’t make this track any less relevant to this current era of synth dopeness. MXXWLL put his heart, soul, and groove into 4U with a nice half time switch up towards the end. Great summer vibes. Stream it below.

How Did I Miss That: When Michael Jackson Met Isao Tomita

Remember the time… Michael Jackson visited Isao Tomita in Japan during his Bad tour and got wasted on sake? Nah, me neither. It would have been Michael Jackson’s 56th birthday this year, it’s already 5 years since his passing in June and yet there is still so much we don’t know about the King of Pop or we’ve forgotten because the media have forwarded their…

HOW DID I MISS THAT: Pyramid Vritra – Indra

Ancient hip hop waves are radiating from Stones Throw and the source went undetected until now. Meet Pyramid Vritra and his latest album, Indra. Monikers steeped in mythical or religious tradition are fascinating to delve into and Pyramid Vritra’s name is no exception. Vritra (meaning “the enveloper” in Marathi) is a power-seeking deity/dragon/serpent from a early Indian religion known as Vedism and the translation of…

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: Edward Scissortongue – Spastic Max

In our latest How Did I Miss That, we shine a light on Edward Scissortongue and his dark tale of Spastic Max. Edward Scissortongue’s LP “Better Luck Next Life” was heavily slept on. In my opinion, it was the most sonically interesting UK hip hop release of 2012. Spastic Max was the third single released from the Contact Play member’s debut solo effort and it’s…