Here is our selection of five music blogs you should be reading. One of the best things about music blogs is there isn’t really “competition” like you have with tabloids and broadsheets. It should be about the music and getting readers to the best from all channels (“should” being the operative word, but I’m not throwing any punches or calling out any websites). Since before…

JJ DOOM are set to perform at Fabric in London on 13th June. JJ DOOM’s Key To The Kuffs was one of the best albums of 2012 and after a few separate gigs from the pair, they have rejoined for a live performance at Fabric in London on 13th June, in conjunction with RBMA. Support acts include Kutmah, Bambooman and Sonic Router. Tickets are priced…

The reggae DJ legend David Rodigan talks about dubplates and soundclash culture with the RBMA in today’s Saturday Matinée. When you talk about Jamaican music (and specifically reggae), you hear the usual names of people like Bob Marley, Gregory Isaacs, Toots and the Maytals, Buju Banton, Beenie Man and the like. But in terms of DJing, one name should stick out above the rest, especially…

Waajeed, the man behind PPP, talks about growing up in Slum Village and getting militant on Dilla’s beat machine. For today’s Saturday Matinée, we have Waajeed’s lecture at the Red Bull Music Academy back in Seattle 2005. Member of the Platinum Pied Pipers, Waajeed explains how the then-new generation of Detroit all started, from rivalries between Dwele and Slum Village (who eventually went on to collaborate)…

Decided to start a new feature called Saturday Matinee where we show you hip hop videos from the past for your enjoyment (usually more than 5 minutes long to keep you entertained). Today, we have a Red Bull Academy lecture featuring California producer Oh No a.k.a. The Disrupt. His real name is Michael Jackson, and while he may not be the King of Pop, he knows…