VIDEO: Kareem Jamal – Matter

Nottingham’s audio maestro Kareem Jamal returns under a new name and new video for single, “Matter.” You may remember way back in 2014 when we did a One to Watch profile on Nottingham rapper KJ Palmer. Much like Mount Kimbie, a lot has happened in that time but the musician returns with a new name and new music. Kareem Jamal is still self producing and…

ONE TO WATCH: KJ Palmer

Nottingham rapper/sound engineer KJ Palmer is our One To Watch. KJ Palmer is a Nottingham based rapper and sound engineer who is producing what I can only describe as his own brand of aural art. His debut track, a collaboration with another Nottingham rapper Kai, is called Manslaughter and has already received airplay on BBC Introducing and BBC Asian Network. It is a hypnotic and…

Review: Ghostpoet – Nottingham Bodega Social (Live)

We reviewed Ghostpoet’s performance at The Bodega Social Club in Nottingham. Whilst only 2 years have passed since by Ghostpoet’s ‘Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam’ was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize, it feels like so much longer. Acts have come and gone, the scene has changed, but one thing is certain, the honesty and allure of this most captivating of British artists has remained….

ONE TO WATCH: Harleighblu

Nottingham’s Harleighblu is our One To Watch. She has the look of Baduizm-era Erykah and packs a hefty punch with earthy vocals and a soulful band behind her. Harleighblu may well be the newest UK soul sensation and her new album, Forget Me Not, was released on Monday. That’s a huge accolade to bestow on someone early on in their career but with the right…

Dapper Rapper: Aoyagi Clothing

Our latest edition of Dapper Rapper takes a look at Nottingham based fashion brand, Aoyagi Clothing. A few weeks ago, we told you about indie clothing store Mimm based in Nottingham. The store stocks a number of different brands including Akomplice, African Apparel and Lazy Oaf. One of the brands that have also featured in the store are Aoyagi, who are also set up in…

The Robert Digweed Collective – First Impressions

It’s been nearly a year since The Robert Digweed Collective released First Impressions but it’s still as mellow as ever. There’s a creative storm brewing in Nottingham with Warren Xclnce, Mimm and now Robert Digweed and his collective at the epicentre. Back in September 2012, Digweed and a group of jazz musicians came together to perform and their debut “First Impressions” was the result. The…

Dapper Rapper: Mimm

Nottingham-based clothing shop and record label Mimm are the subject of our latest Dapper Rapper feature. Did you purchase a Kanye x APC white tee for $120? We’d like to think you’d have more sense than to spend that much on a plain t-shirt but we digress. A shop that caters for the more artistic fashionista is Mimm. Based in Nottingham and opened with help…