If you’ve watched MonoNeon videos, you’ll have seen some manifestos at the end. Here they are in all their creative glory. We’re assuming you know who MonoNeon is but if not, we’ll be diligent and explain. Dwayne ‘MonoNeon’ Thomas Jr is a musician having played with the likes of Prince and Ne-Yo. After some time at Berklee College of Music, he went on to play…

Interviews with your idols can open a world of understanding. I watched Madlib’s RBMA lecture in New York for the first time and here’s what I took from it. Of all the musical idols who have directly influenced my music, Madlib is one of the main artists. His breadth of work and Bohemian approach to creativity have stood out from the crowd. When I first…

The original got you hyped but this version of Bodak Yellow will leave you tingly all over. Cardi B caters to all her fans, even the niche communities on the internet. During an interview with Charlie Sloth on Radio 1, she talked about ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) and gave fans of the phenomenon a taste of Bodak Yellow in that style. If you’re unfamiliar…

Estelle Caswell discussed how J Dilla made his MPC3000 musical for Vox. Many musicians are synonymous with their instrument of choice – Jimi and his guitar, Questlove and his drums, Dorothy Ashby and her harp. And then there’s J Dilla and his MPC3000. In effect, J Dilla was a Jimi, Questlove, and Dorothy thanks to the MPC’s capabilities but he was so much more than…

Producer pAS dOO releases a video for new track 6icksenses in anticipation for his new album. Mark 3rd November on your calendars. Why? Because dope heat is dropping that day. It comes courtesy of sound engineer/producer Pat Mesiti-Miller aka pAS dOO. The album is called Think Less Doo More and to cleanse your palates, Pat has released a bite-size video for one of the tracks…

Cali artist Caleon Fox declares his love and admiration for his durag on The Durag Song. A big shout out to Corey aka @theo_huxtable1. Caleon Fox is an artist from Oakland making music with all the chill and, seemingly, no chill at all. The Durag Song is exactly what the title suggests and the video is as stoopid as you’d expect for an ode to…

Stro Elliot and co performed live renditions of some of Dilla’s greatest composition. Talent is energy and when it’s exuded, you get moments like these. A big shout out to Stro Elliot for the incredible live drumming, which despite the sound and rhythm, wasn’t done on a real kit as you’ll witness below. Shouts to PlayList Retreat.

Here’s a video of Michael Jackson on the set of the Black or White video just being Michael Jackson. I’m a huge MJ fan and I’d never seen this footage until today. While they waited for “reloads”, Michael had some funny moments with the dancers, John Landis and Derek, a Michael Jackson impersonator. So rare and candid.

Saga and Thelonious Martin take a journey through Brooklyn for their latest video. Off the back of their brilliant album, Molotov, Saga and Thelonious Martin have released visuals for “Where We Live (Brooklyn)”. The video sees the pair chilling at Gleason’s Gym (where Jake LaMotta and Mike Tyson used to train), and crate digging at Black Gold Records. It’s about as New York as you…