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Mini-Documentary: Schoolboy Q – A Day In The Life

We haven’t heard much from L.A. hustler Schoolboy Q since the release of his second album Habits and Contradictions at the start of this year – so it makes for perfect timing having Vate Magazine put out this mini-documentary a couple of days ago, following the young hip-hop artist and his crew through New York City. Fresh.

New Release: Mar – Our Attempt

Dutch soul-singer Mar is back with bite this month, releasing the lead single off his debut solo EP Seeing Her Naked (slated for a release by the end of this month). Our Attempt begins with Drake/The Weeknd style production (fizzling string-pads and gittery Hip-Hop rhythms), which is then brought back down to earth via a blues guitar riff doused in melancholic distortion. Together with Mars silky vocals, the track is a beautiful example of what the future holds for RnB and Soul music, joining other forward-thinking artists like The Internet and Frank Ocean who are really pushing the boat out within this type of music. We’ve also been told that a new Full Crate and Mar album can be expected by the end of 2012! All good things to come…

Competition: Win Nicolas Jaar – Space Is Only Noise Vinyl LP

2011 was quite a year for Nicolas Jaar and just two months into 2012 he’s set to take to the stage of Camden’s Roundhouse to showcase his new label Clown & Sunset. Having just been voted the no. 1 live act in the Resident Advisor polls, and seeing Nico at his last London date (where he played one of three sold out nights at Fabric), take it from us, this is one opportunity not to miss out on.