Madlib, The Afro-Modernist​

Modernism might have a white visage but Madlib’s brand of afro-modernism shouldn’t be overlooked. Film director James Cameron once said, “People call me a perfectionist, but I’m not. I’m a rightist. I do something until it’s right, and then I move on to the next thing.” Fans of Madlib – and Dilla – will be familiar with this ideal. Perfection fuels many creatives in how they…

My Favourite Jamiroquai Albums [RANKED]

I ranked my favourite Jamiroquai albums in reverse order for you to debate or agree with. My list of best to worst Knxwledge albums was tongue in cheek but it appears people are taking it seriously enough to search for his best albums and finding the article. I was tempted to do the same for Jamiroquai but decided against it. And rather than have a…

Malca – Casablanca Jungle

Moroccan musician Malca joins Jakarta Records. This is his latest track, Casablanca Jungle. If you’ve not heard any of Jakarta’s Habibi Funk mixes, get on that now. The label is doing fantastic work restoring Arab music from the past but now they have someone for the present and future. Malca is the newest member of the Jakarta roster. Hailing from Morocco, his blend of pop…

Hardware vs Software Sampling: Studio Time With Junkie XL

Tom Holkenborg’s latest episode of Studio Time With Junkie XL looks at the comparison between hardware and software sampling. Film composer Tom Holkenborg knows a thing or two about sampling. Under the moniker Junkie XL, he is best known for the smash hit remix of Elvis’ A Little Less Conversation back in 2002 (remember the Nike Cage adverts). For this episode of his series Studio…

Jeremy Blake (aka Red Means Recording) – I Need U

The OP-1 maestro returns with another fine concoction entitled I Need U. I’ve wanted an OP-1 since it was released and creations like this are the reason why. Jeremy Blake – better known as Red Means Recording – made another fine track with his trusty synth and called it I Need U. Stream it below and watch the making of video below that.