Electronic Hip Hop

Cloud 127 - King I Divine x LD Henriquez

Ambient hip hop: not something you normally hear about but definitely not something to ignore as the collaborative album between King I Divine and LD Henriquez has briefly landed from Cloud 127 to grace us with its presence. The album starts with some heavenly words of wisdom from LD before moving into the offbeat world …

R&B Sampling Video

Languid Says "Chill It Out" with New Beat

Languid is at it again, telling everyone to “drink green tea and chill”, which seems like sound advice. The beat is called Chill It Out and it does exactly what it it says on the… well, song. He decided to throw a video together for it (that you can stream) featuring some great Bollywood visuals. …

Reggae

Sevens Clash Go Record Shopping In Jamaica

Jamaica, the birthplace of musical legends such as Bob Marley, King Tubby, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Desmond Dekker, Peter Tosh and many more (listing them all would probably be another post for another day). For many people, it’s synonymous with reggae music thanks to Marley and co. and with it, the nucleus of this well-deserved fame …

Hip Hop

Go To School The 1st - Motel Eola

From South East London comes the talented Motel Eola and his latest project teaser Go To School the 1st. It’s the first in a 3-part series of short instrumental EP teasers releases in build-up to Motel’s debut release Kids Looking For Gold out later this year. According to the man himself, his production influences vary …

Reviews

Review: Gizmo - Red Balloon

Gizmo Red Balloon

Out this week is Gizmo’s debut album Red Balloon. I have to thank my girlfriend for this inadvertent recommendation. In fact, she didn’t recommend the album itself; she put me onto The Revivalist and this was one of the first posts I read about. Upon listening, I was right to be curious. It’s such a …

Music

When Brit-Asians Picked Up The Mic

British Asians picking up the mic, back in the early 90’s was a big thing. At the time hip hop was commonly understood as the music of Black American youth with its roots in Harlem. The likes of Grandmaster Flash, The Last Poets and Public Enemy had been confidently and eloquently using the medium of …

Electronic

Flying Lotus – Flotus

Flying-Lotus

Fresh off the heels of his album release last week, Flying Lotus allowed Diplo to premiere one of his many unreleased tracks on Radio 1 during one of his mixes.