Review: Laura Wolfie – 7DS

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…

REVIEW: Iron Braydz – Verbal sWARdz

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…

Review: Miraa May – The Beginning EP

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…

Review: Matt Maddox – Righteous Fury

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…

REVIEW: Be Discovered Live At The Hospital Club

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…

Review: Black Milk At Scala, London

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…

Review: Fink – Fink Meets The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

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’…

Review: Ghostpoet – Nottingham Bodega Social (Live)

We reviewed Ghostpoet’s performance at The Bodega Social Club in Nottingham. Whilst only 2 years have passed since by Ghostpoet’s ‘Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam’ was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize, it feels like so much longer. Acts have come and gone, the scene has changed, but one thing is certain, the honesty and allure of this most captivating of British artists has remained….

Review: Apex Zero – Reality Provoking Liberation

West London’s Apex Zero delivers a powerful debut this month entitled Reality Provoking Liberation. The name is clue enough that this is not a trap, ratchet or dance music offering. The 12 track project is a non-stop call to overthrow an oppressive system that has everyone around the world under the cosh. Apex Zero accuses crooked cops, pompous politicians and the beleaguered banking system for…