Alto & Bugseed – ACROSS BEAT TAPE

The Japanese duo return with a new collab project. Japan’s influence on hip hop should not go unmentioned. The nation gave us anime which has become synonymous with the genre’s lo-fi variant. Some of the greatest DJ’s were born there: DJ Kentaro, DJ Krush, The Silent Poets, and the late Nujabes. From the underground, Bugseed continues to reign supreme. His heavy style of boom bap…

ross & clement – coastin

Facebook sucks but sampling groups offer well-needed gems such as ross & clement’s coastin. coastin is a smooth R&B meal with all the 90s-style trimmings. Groove is the main ingredient helped by the sample, Soul II Soul’s Back To Life. There’s a sense of indulgence too, with rich textures and a slow syrupy tempo. Actually, I take it back; this R&B meal has three courses…

Relive The 90s With The 90s Button

Hit the button and prepare to be transported back two decades with The 90s Button. You’re bored of the latest music and need a shot of nostalgia. Where do you go? Most people would say YouTube but what if you don’t have a particular video in mind to remind you of the good old days, you might be stuck. Well, now there’s a solution. Designer…

SATURDAY MATINÉE: Who’s The Man? (1993)

A hip hop film starring Doctor Dré (not *that* Dre), Ed Lover, Busta Rhymes, Eric B., Queen Latifah and others. “Who’s The Man?” is our feature presentation for this week’s Saturday Matinée. When it comes to black movies from the 90s, the cameos are high profile. The Meteor Man, the Saturday Matinée film we showed you a few months ago, had appearances from the likes…