Mr Ekow – Ekow Freestyle

South London rapper Mr Ekow spits the ultimate flames in his eponymous freestyle. I have a backlog of submissions to get through. It’s not something bloggers talk about in the open but we get a lot. I’m glad I kept this one. Mr Ekow is a rapper from South London and in his “Ekow Freestyle”, he raps incredible bars over the Nas and Swizz Beatz’s…

Starchildluke – VENOMTAPE

The UK producer drops the second album from his #Road2Switch series. We covered Starchildluke’s last album, Boas Festas, when it came out for Christmas. His aim was to release one album a month in 2019 for his #Road2Switch series, a fund created to buy a Nintendo Switch. January’s album is called VENOMTAPE and uses a variety of rock samples and frantic samples. Inspired by Madlib’s…

J Dilla Changed My Life at The Jazz Cafe (10th Feb 2019)

The iconic night for Dilla is back for another year, featuring usual suspects Spin Doctor, Kidkanevil, DJ Lok, and a live performance from Phat Kat. Due to commitments every year since I last went in 2012, I’ve yet to return to J Dilla Changed My Life. It makes me sad but thems the breaks (pun intended). But the UK’s only official Dilla tribute night continues…

Starchildluke – Boas Festas

An alternative Christmas beat tape by Starchildluke with a worthy cause attached. This is my album; I am Starchildluke. I refrain from promoting my music too much on the site but I thought this was relevant for two reasons: It’s for Christmas It has samples in it It came about while I was on holiday in Lisbon in November (hence the name). I got into…

Interview: Imperial

Imperial is the first guest in our new mini interview series. It’s difficult to find a balance between long form and short form writing. Long form is extensive but takes time to read. Short form is quick to absorb but might not offer as much in comparison. We’ll never cease long form content but we appreciate readers might not have as much time to spend….

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”…

Imperial releases his debut LP, “Layers”

Often a man behind the scenes, Imperial is now at the forefront with his debut album, Layers. Lord knows this project has been a long time coming. The Cambridge producer has been a frequent collaborator with K.I.N.E.T.I.K but now Imperial has a solo record to himself. The title represents Imperial’s life over the last few years. His family welcomed the birth of a baby daughter and…

ID Spectral Launch “IDS001” Compilation

UK-based multi-disciplinary label ID Spectral announces launch project “IDS001”. Our good friends at ID Spectral are to release their launch compilation tomorrow. Entitled “IDS001”, the album will feature over an hour of experimental vibes, from artists such as Ability II, Anji Cheung, and label head AUXX. Founded by AUXX (real name Louis Sterling), ID Spectral is based in Brighton, with some great connections around the world….

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…

Leftover Links #21: Rappers’ Delight

This edition of Leftover Links is all about the rappers. We get so many submissions every day, it’s not possible to get to them all as and when they come through. That means we miss things and get to them late. A bit like when you’re stuck for something to eat and have nothing substantial in, you put together a mish-mash concoction. And then it…