The UK producer drops the second album from his #Road2Switch series. We covered Starchildluke’s last album, Boas Festas, when it came out for Christmas. His aim was to release one album a month in 2019 for his #Road2Switch series, a fund created to buy a Nintendo Switch. January’s album is called VENOMTAPE and uses a variety of rock samples and frantic samples. Inspired by Madlib’s…

An alternative Christmas beat tape by Starchildluke with a worthy cause attached. This is my album; I am Starchildluke. I refrain from promoting my music too much on the site but I thought this was relevant for two reasons: It’s for Christmas It has samples in it It came about while I was on holiday in Lisbon in November (hence the name). I got into…

He wasn’t kidding with the name. I love Christmas. I love hip hop. I love Jonwayne. So when I found out Jonwayne had made an album of Christmas beats, who do you think I reacted? The rap game St Nick has blessed us with his latest gift, Yuletide Bangerz and the title is free of hyperbole. Every song is packed with nostalgic wonder and Jonwayne’s trademark rhythms….

There was a present we forgot to open on Christmas Day and it came in the form of SAMPLE’s debut, The Art of Sampling. What better day to release an album called The Art of Sampling than Christmas Day. Well, that’s what we thought anyway. LA producer SAMPLE did precisely that last year with his debut LP. As he told us, most of the project’s…

Canada’s Andrew Triple A takes the Christmas hymn “Carol Of The Bells” and flips it into something completely different. Whatever anyone tells you, Christmas lasts for twelve days. I’m telling myself that more than you to defend the sanctity of writing something Yuletide-related a week after the big day. Toronto-based producer Andrew Triple dropped a quick three-minute beat video where he sampled Carol Of The…

Get into the festive spirit with our Sampleface Christmas Spotify Playlist. Weather wise, summer is my favourite time of year but for the sense of community and joy it can bring, Christmas is my favourite season. Living in Australia to experience both together isn’t an option so instead, I’ll be staying in with family and music and if you’re like me, you’ll probably want to…

UK emcee Tay Devenny drops the eerie and atmospheric “vancouver/Palme”. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas yesterday. This might not coincide with your cheery seasonal feelings but the music is buoyant in its own way. It’s only been a month since Tay Devenny released his collab EP, Arc, with producer ฬเןl and as a Christmas gift to his listeners, he released “vancouver/Palme”. Unlike his previous…

Sick of the same Christmas songs? Try out this Christmas Hip Hop Playlist, courtesy of Le Blow. From the start of December, Christmas playlists descend upon the high street and all over TV like snowstorms in Russia. The classics live up to their name but sometimes you just want to hear something different but retain the festive spirit. Fortunately, there are some fantastic Christmas-themed hip…

Our Christmassy Saturday Matinée feature presentation is Friday After Next. Fancy some Christmas laughs? Then look no further than Friday After Next, the third film from the Friday series. Starring Ice Cube in his role as Craig and Mike Epps as his friend Day-Day, the pair fall victim to a Santa Claus robber who steals all their presents and their rent money. They report the…