We love unorthodox approaches to hip hop. Kyle Rapps’ Perverse Ramblings is no exception. Your fave underrated rapper’s fave underrated rapper is someone we admire and revere so we’re no stranger to eccentricities. That’s why we enjoyed Kyle Rapps and his latest album, Perverse Ramblings. The Mexico-residing rapper from New York laces his lyricism with themes of sexuality, humanity and moments of reality in arguably…

Mount Kimbie’s first studio album in over four years is out now. Hard to imagine it’s been so long since we last had an album from Mount Kimbie. A lot has happened in those four years but the duo are back with Love What Survives. The album was constructed between London and LA, and features amazing talent such as James Blake and King Krule. Stream…

Childhood Cassettes looks at the tapes we listened to as young rapscallions. Today, I reminisced about journeys with my dad (alongside Paul Young) to his hometown. I’ve moved house nine times in my life (soon to be ten) and most of them involved a car journey with my dad at the wheel. He started out with a Golf Mk2, followed by the Mk3, a brief…

Late jazz poet and essayist Langston Hughes compiled a list of his 100 favourite jazz compositions. Here are 81 of them. As one of the early innovators of “jazz poetry”, Langston Hughes added a new flavour to the hottest music of an area. His role in the Harlem Renaissance extended through his work, pushing the boundaries of what it meant to be black and how…

Reddit user uploads two awesome guides on mastering. As much as we love lo-fi beats and the grit of a vinyl record, we fully appreciate the craft of mixing and mastering. Madvillainy, Champion Sound, Knxwledge’s releases for Stones Throw (at the very least) – they’ve all been mixed and mastered. Most beatmakers loathe this task and just don’t bother. If you’re lucky enough to get…

Miles Davis’ In A Silent Way and It’s About That Time are our Song(s) for Sunday. We’ve flipped the script slightly this week by featuring two songs in one. These choices were inspired by Fredara Mareva Hadley’s Spotify playlist. “In a Silent Way” was recorded in one session in 1969. Miles used the classical sonata form as inspiration for the three-track LP and it marked the…

While we try to make sense of US presidential election results, Fredara Mareva Hadley has compiled a playlist for us all. I don’t even know what to say apart from Fuck Donald Trump. So I’ll leave it at that and suggest you listen to this fine playlist put together by musicologist and all-round badass Fredara Mareva Hadley.