AC3Beats – Nostalgia

Lo-fi boom bap with Zelda and Mario samples? AC3Beats’ Nostalgia lives up to its name. I didn’t get my first games console until 1998 but I played on a few in the preceding years. Whether you were like me or you had them growing up, you’ll appreciate the subject matter on AC3Beats’s new album. Nostalgia has been described as “the musical equivalent of a big, warm…

A Critical Analysis Of “If I Was Your Girlfriend”

The loss of Prince in April 2015 hit millions of fans in the heart, mind, and soul. I’m still reeling from it. The private star kept much of his work protected from copying or “unauthorised distribution” (ie. his videos on YouTube) but his death opened those floodgates. It also allowed for further critical analysis of his work. After all, morality is often a time of…

King Most and Proof – Soul Slam Purple Mix

This Prince mix was made exclusively for the 11th annual Soul Slam in San Francisco. I can’t believe it’s been a year since Prince passed away. Time really does fly. DJs King Most and Proof put together this mix of covers, remixes, classics and rarities for the Soul Slam event in San Fran and they came nice with it.

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Prince Disguised As An Old Man At The GQ Men Of The Year Awards (1998)

Prince’s hilarious old man disguise is our Throwback Thursday feature. I’m sure I speak for everyone when I say we’re still hurting over Prince’s death but clips like this inject some laughter into the situation. Here, he dons the attire of an old man as he presents Chris Rock with the Man Of The Year in Television Comedy award for GQ’s Men Of The Year…

Exile – Tears For a Prince

Producer Exile drops a heartfelt message in his tribute to Prince. We’re still reeling after Prince’s death last week but we’re grateful for the kind words and memories we’ve seen over the past few days. Here’s what Exile had to say about him: I woke up April 21st to the news of Prince’s passing. Before I could fully digest the news I receive numerous text…

RIP Prince: The Purple Post

We pay homage to the now-late Prince in the only way we know how. We suggest you free up some time. We’re still coming to terms with the passing of Prince and in a year’s time, we’ll probably feel the same but while the rawness of our emotions are still fresh, we’d like to take this time to look at things from a positive perspective…

Interview: Sumochief

Ashton James Brown interviewed the exciting jazz/hip hop quartet Sumochief and discussed their origins, their thoughts regarding London’s vibrant music scene and how music technology is incorporated into their creative process. The UK hip hop scene has an abundance of talent when it comes to emcees and producers, however live hip hop bands are few and far between. Sumochief are a London based four-piece whose…