Bitiques: The Broken Orchestra – Blinded EP

This is Bitiques with S.A.M, our resident robot. It listens to music and gives short reviews, or bitiques, based on its findings. Here is its review of The Broken Orchestra’s Blinded EP. (All words written in this article come from S.A.M. Ratings are out of 10 🤖 symbols.) Artist: The Broken Orchestra Release title: Blinded EP Release date: March 2, 2018 Written by: The Broken…

Review: The Hell Hole Store – Return To The Hell Hole

Bobby Brusberg reviewed The Hell Hole Store’s Return To The Hell Hole. Sometimes hip-hop music doesn’t need to address societal or political issues to be powerful. I’m not sure if anyone has addressed environmental issues in their music yet. But they will. The current state of the USA is ripe for musical commentary, but sometimes we just need to jam. Looking for some shade from…

Review: v7v7v7 – The House Next Door

We reviewed v7v7v7’s The House Next Door. The definition of music today is less concrete than ever before. Shoegaze, cloud rap, trip hop, dark ambient, simpsonswave – these are all words I’ve been told aren’t Allied codenames for the Normandy beaches on D-Day but genres of music. Rather than learn the intricacies of each genre, I’ve become overwhelmed and panicked. There are so many genres that I…

Review: Darko The Super – Apocalyptic Bastard

Here’s a guest review of Darko The Super’s Apocalyptic Bastard. (Words by Bobby Brusberg) As February rolls around and my New Years Resolution to stop getting excited over Beyoncé shatters, I think how glad I am it’s not 2016 anymore. Normally when someone or something famous dies I cry, but when 2016 expired I felt nothing but naïve hope knowing that 2017 had to be better. Of course…

Review: 050 Boyz – Everything 050

Newark’s 050 Boyz have been on the scene in various guises since the illustrious Golden Era, but it’s been only two years since they joined forces proper to launch an assault on the industry. Being from Brick City; Riq da Kid, Tru Trilla and Prince AK no doubt rubbed shoulders with some of the areas most prolific rappers, but a weighty co-sign from legends Treach…

REVIEW: Constant Deviants – Avant Garde

Constant Deviants have built up a reputation for delivering quality hip hop during a career that spans two decades, and their latest offering, Avant Garde, is no exception. The duo – consisting of rapper M.I. and producer DJ Cutt – first unleashed their combined talents on the world in the form of ‘Competition Catch Speed Knots’ in 1996; a single that propelled them into the…

Review: Buggs Tha Rocka – Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet

We reviewed Buggs tha Rocka’s Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet. Although not yet a household name, Buggs has been steadily making his mark on the industry. Already the recipient of two Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, his reputation as a gifted lyricists has seen the likes of Talib Kweli regularly bring him on stage, performing to packed audiences throughout the United States. Not content with letting…

Review: Kid Vishis – Timing Is Everything

There’s something to be said for a rapper who can generate a buzz as loud as a hornet’s nest without blessing the world with a full album. Kid Vishis is one such emcee and we reviewed his debut album, Timing Is Everything. Kid Vishis has managed just that armed only with a few mixtapes and appearances on older brother Royce Da 5’ 9”’s projects. Granted, being…

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…

Review: WhoSampled’s First Ever “Samplethon”

WhoSampled and The Great Escape Festival in Brighton put on the world’s first “Samplethon” in conjunction with Boosey & Hawkes and SoundCloud. People from all over the world applied to participate in the Samplethon and only 20 participants where chosen. I feel blessed to say that I was one of them and what a day it was. It all started on a bright, wet and…