Fullee Love (aka Soup of Jurassic 5) – Deney Terrio

It’s time to get a groove on with Fullee Love on his new single, Deney Terrio. I’m writing this on a Monday morning and lord knows we need all the motivation we can get after a weekend of not working (if you’re fortunate enough to not work on those days). Deney Terrio is definitely the right way to start. It comes from Fullee Love, better known…

Ahwlee – [G​]​ist

Cali producer Ahwlee’s latest tape, [G]ist, is just what you need to chill. Ahwlee’s been on and off my radar for years and a tumble down the Bandcamp rabbit hole lead me to [G]ist. It’s a sub-15 minute journey through sweet calming tunes, perfect for a summer’s day or a quiet night while you’re relaxing. As major artists begin to embrace shorter releases, it’s important…

Musa Okwonga Compared Football Nations To Rappers And It’s Dope As Hell

The multi-talented poet and musician was spot on with his reasoning, covering every nation and some of the all-time greats in the process. We’re just two days away from kick-off and we’re getting excited. We already compiled a playlist to get you into the mood but now we have some more music-related football content for your enjoyment. Musa Okwonga is a modern polymath (“poet, author,…

Leftover Links #21: Rappers’ Delight

This edition of Leftover Links is all about the rappers. We get so many submissions every day, it’s not possible to get to them all as and when they come through. That means we miss things and get to them late. A bit like when you’re stuck for something to eat and have nothing substantial in, you put together a mish-mash concoction. And then it…

Sampleface’s World Cup Playlist

We’ve compiled a special World Cup playlist with songs from every nation in the tournament. The advantage of having run this blog for 6 years is the countries we’ve covered in that time. We still have some gaps to fill but in the meantime, celebrate the tournament starting on Friday with our special World Cup playlist. It features music/artists from every nation so you won’t…

Sample Breakdown: Madvillainy

For anyone who needed a sample breakdown of one of the greatest hip hop albums of our generation, here you go. Our new logo is obviously inspired by The Supervillain and he’s shaped my listening and watching habits over the last week. So I was thrilled to see this video in my YouTube recommendations. I’ve already heard most of these samples but that doesn’t stop…

Are Sample Subscription Services The Future For Indie Musicians?

Music consumption has changed quite a lot in the past 30 years. The latest metamorphosis reduces songs to samples of their individual components. Forbes writer Cherie Hu wrote an interesting piece on the next wave of recorded music’s disruption detailing the emergence of “sample services”. The popular format changes from vinyl to compact disc were groundbreaking but Napster’s deconstruction of albums into profitable singles changed the…

Leftover Links #20: Record Label Releases

Leftover Links has returned after a lengthy hiatus with links from Illect Recordings and Jakarta Records. It’s been 3.5 years since we last did an instalment of Leftover Links. As Soundcloud took down a lot of links featured in previous editions, we took a break. But now we’re back with some great links from our favourite record labels. Illect Recordings We kick things off with…

Our Thoughts On White People Saying The N-Word

White people should never say the N-word. Ever. Or any of its variants. This also includes non-black people. And if you want an elaboration on this opinion, go read the multitude of articles, books, and academic papers on the word, its use, and racism suffered by black people from at least the last 200 years. Or watch this video by Jay Smooth.