Modernism might have a white visage but Madlib’s brand of afro-modernism shouldn’t be overlooked. Film director James Cameron once said, “People call me a perfectionist, but I’m not. I’m a rightist. I do something until it’s right, and then I move on to the next thing.” Fans of Madlib – and Dilla – will be familiar with this ideal. Perfection fuels many creatives in how they…

The unearthing of Dilla treats continues as the Boiler Room release a mixtape of his listening habits. Something a little different from the J Dilla archives in the form of a mixtape but not of his own music. Boiler Room and BBE Records have released an unheard mixtape recorded sometime around the turn of the millennium. So what was Jay Dee jamming to at the…

You won’t find a smoother track this year and it comes from Scott Xylo. Silk wrapped in velvet carried by a crying dove flying in a clear blue sky over the waters of Lake Minnetonka. That’s the only way to describe how Scott Xylo’s “Evangelion” sounds and even better, it’s been debuted by Boiler Room. Two of our favourite music things combining for just over…

Enjoy 40 minutes of G-funk, hip hop and plenty more courtesy of Kutmah and his Boiler Room set. It’s coming towards the end of 2015 and by now, I’ll assume you’ve used the word “lit” or a variation of the “flame emoji”, pictorially or verbally. Kutmah’s Boiler Room set (as part of their 5th birthday celebrations) encapsulates all the fire and all the lit-ness you…

Black Milk is at it again with another fine Boiler Room set in Moscow. I always look forward to Boiler Room sets involving my favourite producers as it allows me to hear what music they’re rocking at the time, as fans and musicians themselves. Black Milk has already put on quite the show in a set before but for his recent set in Moscow, the…

Roots drummer Questlove drops a Dilla set at the Boiler Room in New York. It wouldn’t surprise me if this guy was Batman on weekends or something. Drummer from The Roots and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, DJ and producer Questlove, was on deck duty earlier this week at New York’s Boiler Room, as he spun through a vast collection of soul and jazz sample-based jams…