British soul singer KayJay takes us back to music with her debut solo single, Natural High. Nostalgia is a potent remedy. It hits like a freight train when it moves in musical form. That’s what makes KayJay’s new single so powerful. Summer might be drawing to a close but Natural High clings to those sunshine vibes with retro aplomb. KayJay’s vocals are sublime as they float over an…

Starchildluke is back with BOWSERTAPE2, his 8th #Road2Switch album. Knxwledge might be winding down on his output but he isn’t the only one who can churn out albums and EPs. Starchildluke embarked on an ambitious series called #Road2Switch where proceeds from his albums went towards a Nintendo Switch. He managed to acquire enough money but he’s carrying it on for Switch games. The UK producer…

The UK rapper has been a busy man and dropped two tracks and accompanying videos in less than 3 weeks. It’s been way too long since we last featured Kareem Jamal and now we have two tracks and two videos to go with them. Brace yourself. No Rainy Days No Rainy Days is an instrumental that comes with a behind-the-scenes video, filmed and edited by…

The London venue has some cracking events coming up for the rest of the year. One of the best music venues in London has to be Electric Brixton. The venue is housed in Brixton’s Town Hall Parade and is steeped in early 20th-century tradition. From its Palladium Picture House days to its time as the Fridge nightclub, Electric Brixton has brightened south London with genre…

It’s a new moniker for Starchildluke as he releases his fifth #Road2Switch series. No prizes for guessing where the name Shrill Evans comes from. But in case you didn’t know, it’s a lo-fi take on the late piano maestro Bill Evans. And Starchildluke took that inspiration for his new alter-ego on new album, MONOLITH. He describes it as “a sub-20-minute journey through jazz and classical…

Another month, another beat tape from Starchildluke. This one is called GENGARTAPE. Even though he hit his target, the #Road2Switch series still rolls on with a fifth release. Starchildluke’s GENGARTAPE doesn’t have a concrete theme, but many of the samples on the tracks reference things like ghosts and poison, a nod to the titular Pokémon, Gengar. The producer initially wanted a video game beat tape…

Anglo-American producer Beatnick Dee and rapper Pheo suit up for their thrilling new video. I’m all for a balance of form and function and that’s precisely how Beatnick Dee & Pheo have described their joint album, Patience. The video for the title track pays homage to Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction and those cheesy LA cop/crime duo dramas from the 60s. Expect plenty of cruising, conversations…

An album that changed my life in so many ways. This is my clumsy ode to Simple Things by Zero 7. This will be a stream of consciousness type essay because Simple Things is that kind of album to me. And the way I found Zero 7 – and the album – was in an unlikely place. I spent my college years (that’s ages 16-18…

Another transatlantic duo meet for the follow up to their 2017 debut EP. We reviewed Edison Av and Sik Sense’s Above the Ground. Hip hop has no boundaries when it comes to creativity. The second biggest ocean on the planet isn’t the obstacle it once was for artists back in the day thanks to the internet as Edison Av and Sik Sense know all too…