Ikuko Morozumi – Null

Experimental electronic artist Ikuko Morozumi releases her latest EP, Null, with ID Spectral. The summer debate of what constituted an album thanks to K*nye’s slew of mediocre offerings may have died down but Ikuko Morozumi is far removed from that nonsense. Her new EP, entitled Null, consists of two tracks and clocks in at just over 6 minutes. The experimental musician maintains her “industrial aesthetic”…

Bastien Grine – Where R U?

Something a little different – German producer Bastien Grine blows off the cobwebs and re-releases his classic number, “Where R U?” It’s evident our main focus, genre wise, is hip hop as that’s where the majority of sampling can be found. But with so many styles of music intertwining in the past and the present, we like to shine some light in places we overlook….

Stream Two-Part 80s Japanese Funk Mix On YouTube

Get down to some Japanese funk from the 80s with this two-part mix on YouTube. When it comes to technological advancement and musical adaptation, Japan are light years ahead. During the 80s, they provided some fantastic jazz and pop renditions and still do so today but where many music buffs find gold are in the funk/boogie/rare groove records from the Land of the Rising Sun….

SATURDAY MATINÉE: Detroit Techno City (Documentary)

Relive the origins of Detroit techno with our Saturday Matinée documentary. Before EDM became a plaything for frat bros and TV adverts, it started out in the underground clubs of the Midwest and New York. Chicago had their house, New York had their garage music (not to be confused with UKG) and Detroit had their techno and the latter is the focus of this week’s…

How Did I Miss That: Theo Parrish – Footwork

Detroit’s Theo Parrish has us shuffling with his broken beat/house/techno joint, Footwork. Since the early days of 4hero, Jazzanova and Bugz In The Attic, the genre known as broken beat has fascinated me. Its roots stem from advancements of rhythm in jazz fusion, electro and techno and work as a counterpart to the flat 4/4 of traditional house we hear today. Of course, there are musicians…

Leftover Links #17: Music Interviews

Our latest edition of Leftover Links features interviews from the likes of Black Milk, Malcolm Cecil and Thelonious Martin. While music open portals to the minds of their creators, interviews often provide fans with further insights and our selection today do just that. From upcoming talents to returning musical nomads, today’s edition of Leftover Links will hopefully leave you a little more enlightened about what…

Tiny Hearts – Stay EP

If you missed Tiny Hearts new Stay EP, make sure to stream it on Bandcamp. Amongst the multitude of brilliant releases, you might have overlooked Tiny Hearts’ Stay EP. We covered the artistically decorated video for Centerfold and now it’s the turn of their first release. The group comprising of Sampleface favourite Waajeed, Dede Reynolds and Tim K, fashioned the four track EP after a…

Black London – Tunneler (Eops Remix)

UK producer Eops remixed Black London’s Tunneler into a grimey soundscape of the underworkings of musical London. We always applaud remixes and re-imaginations of music. That’s all part of the charm of sampling. For Eops remix of Black London’s Tunneler, he gave it a “brutal hack and slash”, as described in his own words. In his attempt to capture some of the madness of East…