Aminé – hunnybee remix

When he snaps, he’s like an alligator. Aminé’s huneybee remix is a great way to start the year. Very few artists spark my interest with the hint of a new album, besides the greats. That’s not to say they aren’t worthy of my time but there are so many to keep track of. But I always find time for Aminé and his video teaser for…

J Dilla: Back To The Crib Mixtape

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…

Mndsgn Mixtape For Bonafide Magazine

Stones Throw’s Mndsgn compiles an exclusive mixtape for Bonafide Magazine. One of the best UK music magazines by far is Bonafide Magazine and after a few design changes, they’re stronger than ever. Their last issue featured interviews from Madlib AND DOOM (together, I might add), Theo Parrish, New Order, Just Blaze and BadBadNotGood amongst others. Although they’re only on their ninth issue, their mixtape series…

VIDEO: RKZ – Favourite Song

RKZ drops the video for Favourite Song, the third single taken from his hot new mixtape, Science X Soul. Our resident master of all trades returns with yet another piece of visual art to promote his latest mixtape, Science X Soul. The video stars fashion stylist Amrit Preet as RKZ takes a step back from the front of camera acting as director. Not to buck the trend, the…

RKZ – Science X Soul

Sampleface’s RKZ drops his latest free mixtape, Science X Soul, featuring the likes of Shawn Sanderson, Kaly and Raxstar. If you’re close to the goings on of RKZ’s music career, you’ll know just how much has gone into this project and for how long. Science X Soul is the singer/songwriter’s latest 14-track mixtape and packs in the usual blend of hip hop, soul and R&B…

DJ Skarface – MadDILLAiny (Madvillain vs J Dilla)

DJ Skarface mixed the rhymes of Madvillainy with the beats of J Dilla to produce the MadDILLAiny mixtape. Burrowed amongst the pile of submission emails we get daily was this wonderful project. Nashville repping/Atlanta based DJ Skarface mixed together DOOM’s rhymes from one the greatest hip hop albums of recent times (Madvillainy) with beats from one of the greatest hip hop producers of all time…

ONE TO WATCH: Little Simz

Little Simz is our One To Watch. I’ll just be straight with you all on this one: when I think of female emcees, the last people on my mind are recording artists like Nicki Minaj, Kreayshawn, Cher Lloyd, and Iggy Azalea.  I’m just not feeling the industry model currently in place for female rappers and it gets even more annoying when you consider the following:…

Knytro – Still Standing

Knytro drops a snarling taster from his debut mixtape Project Haarpoon. Any kind of positive association with Chase & Status means you’re doing something right in this music game but to sign with their label, MTA Records? That’s something serious. UK rapper Knytro (via the US) is the guy with that honour having impressed with his classic style and that technique permeates brilliantly into Still…

Review: Nylo – Indigo Summer EP

We reviewed Nylo’s Indigo Summer EP. The past couple of summers have been dominated by the nostalgic sounds of Frank O, and the sultry tones of Miss Jhené “I-still-want-to-marry-her” Aiko. Since then, I had yet to find a complete body of work to kick it with. Don’t get me wrong – there have been some incredible albums and singles since 2011, obviously – but nothing that…