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…

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…

The UK is becoming a melting-pot for incredibly soulful, innovative British musicians. With Laura Wolfie and her 7DS EP, she seems to be another perfect example. Concept projects seem to be all the rage at the moment and with ‘the seven deadly sins’ in particular being absolutely done to death, Wolfie really needed to knock this out the park. Fortunately for her, her originality coupled…

Forget about flying daggers, Verbal sWARdz are coming your way courtesy of Iron Braydz and Taytula Burke reviewed the album for Sampleface. Triple Darkness’ newest member has been digging in the crates to come up with a collection of previously unreleased material that would no doubt have gathered dust on a hard drive somewhere. Depending on the calibre of artist, ‘lost tapes’ should be received…

We reviewed Miraa May’s The Beginning EP. This time ’round I’m sat in the studio listening to The Beginning: an acoustic EP from the captivating singer and guitarist, Miraa May. Jhené [Aiko] has been known to purr over records because of her sultry tone, runs and melodies; Miraa pretty much does the same. (Do you understand how massive a compliment that is, though?) The EP…

There’s not long to go before Righteous Fury is unleashed upon the world of hip hop in the form of Matt Maddox’s latest release. Coming four years after his solo debut, Righteous Fury sees Kansas resident Matt Maddox use and improve the penmanship and raw delivery style that has earned him a loyal legion of fans. The album weighs in at a hefty 19 tracks but…

We reviewed Be Discovered Live at The Hospital Club. For the past week, all talk has been around Prince’s fantastic secret gig in Camden and rightly so. But perhaps you were one of the lucky few to attend Starcount’s Be Discovered Live at the Hospital Club in Covent Garden. Be Discovered is the musical brainchild of Starcount, a “global social media discovery engine” and their February edition…

We reviewed Robert Glasper Experiment’s Black Radio 2. Considering how much of a fanboy I was of the first instalment of Black Radio, it was only fair that I reviewed the second offering from the awe-inspiring Robert Glasper Experiment. When it comes to album releases, I initially look at two things: the cover art, and the track list. Both of which had me more excited…

Sit back and let us transport you to Black Milk’s magical performance at Scala in London alongside live band, Nat Turner. Tonight at London’s Scala, the crowd is quietly bubbling under. An evening of legendary performers is mapped out, with the likes of Tall Black Guy, Rob Swift and the hip hop forefather Afrika Bambaataa billed for this, a special showcase by the capital’s own…

We reviewed Fink’s Fink Meets The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. You may not have heard of the name ‘Fink’ – the stage name of Cornish songwriter and DJ Fin Greenall, but the probability is that you will have heard some of his works if you are at all eclectic in your music tastes. Greenall has written in collaboration with John Legend (he co-wrote 2008’s ‘Green Light’…