Just over an hour of underground 70s French jazz from the likes of Michel Sardaby, Brigitte Fontaine, Jean Luc Ponty, and Henri Texier. I’ll dive into anything jazz related, especially when it’s prefixed with a country. Japanese jazz is a particular favourite and Magical Mystery Mix have given us a few mixes of that variety. Now it’s the turn of France and 63 minutes of…

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…

You’ve gotta love a sample showcase and SAMPLE RECOVERY does precisely that. This edition focusses on Justice’s debut, †. I’m on a heavy Justice tip at the moment as I look for inspiration for my new album. Cross (†) is an album I’ve regularly played since I first heard it in 2009. During my research, I found this incredible video on YouTube by an uploader called ArctiliX….

French beat maestro Keor Meteor drops Cedar Grove, an “alternative GTA IV soundtrack”. Firstly, we’d like to wish Keor Meteor a very happy birthday today (a day after mine no less). Cedar Grove dropped a few weeks ago and it features the Frenchman’s trademark boom bap interspersed with GTA IV sound clips. This gives the album added grit with the game’s location based on the…

Keor Meteor drops his second release of the year. Movie dialogue samples are great thematic tools and Keor Meteor used them to great effect on his latest EP, Chlorophyl. The project has the feel of a 60s/70s cop movie soundtrack and clocking in at just under 10 minutes, you’ll want to know how the imaginary film ends. Stream it below.

All things come to an end and Stillmuzik are wrapping up their Perfect Beat series with their fourth volume. As Stillmuzik end their search for the Perfect Beat, we can take stock of their discoveries on the fourth and final volume of the series. No stone was left unturned as all four compilations featured a wide range of music: boom bap, trap, funk, you name it. And lest…

Before DJ Shadow and The Avalanches, there was a French engineer and musicologist called Pierre Schaeffer, a pioneer of electronic music and sampling. The art of sampling is commonplace in modern day music, but its origins arose much earlier. Musique concrète revolutionised how electronic music was created and heard. Pierre Schaeffer, a French musician and electronic polymath, began experimenting with “radiophonic techniques” in the 40s,…

Something a little different – German producer Bastien Grine blows off the cobwebs and re-releases his classic number, “Where R U?” It’s evident our main focus, genre wise, is hip hop as that’s where the majority of sampling can be found. But with so many styles of music intertwining in the past and the present, we like to shine some light in places we overlook….

The five-week RBMA series will star the likes of Jean-Michel Jarre, Hudson Mohawke, Floating Points and many more in Paris and kicks off with a launch event in London on 22nd October. Between 25th October and 27th November, RBMA will be in Paris for their annual showcase of events featuring lectures, workshops and plenty of cultural exhibitions. 61 participants from 37 different countries have been…