Anushka exploded onto our radar last week when her track Yes Guess was played on Gilles Peterson’s 6 Music show. Despite Peterson’s claims of a summer anthem in the making, he kept quiet on any extra details so we did some digging.
East Anglian rapper Booda French (a.k.a. Don’t Flop battle rapper Truth) has recently released this video to accompany the audio for his track ’61 Grace’, off his upcoming E.P. ‘Ventolin’. Set on his home turf of Ipswich, the video follows Mr French round as he raps (and sings) about his rainy hometown. The beat is spilling over with pure soul, courtesy of producer J57 (part of The Brown Bag Allstars collective), whilst visuals come from the Don’t Flop/Be Established camp. Big up this new fresh talent.
Luke Swann reports back on Tricky’s homecoming show at Bristol’s O2 Academy where he performed his critically-acclaimed debut album, Maxinquaye, in full plus some other favourites.
Eric Lau has worked with a range of range of respected and up-and-coming names in Hip-Hop, RnB and Electronic (Guilty Simpson, Fatima, Floating Points, Szjerdene), making him one of the go-to producers at the minute. This one is a pretty special release made for Record Store Day last Saturday…
What We’re Listening To Vol.10 – Chilled Beats, Easy-Listening Electroinc, Pleasant Post-Dubstep all rolled into one.
Returning for its 5th year, Fatboy Slim’s Big Beach Bootique is set to be Brighton’s biggest party of the year. Since attracting some 65,000 people in it’s first year, BBB has quickly become notorious around the world, with people flocking from all sides of the globe to rave it up. In 2009, an estimated 250,000 (that’s right, a quarter of a million) dance-music fanatics descended on Brighton beach in what was supposed to be a 35,000 capacity event, that quickly became headline news worldwide (you can watch live footage of the event here).
Lo-fi breaks and woozy tender melodies on Atlanta cassette label Harsh Riddims.
Nostalgic balmy funk from an illusive Norwegian producer.
Twinkling new age on newly-founded label Quindi Records.
Dr Rob, Ken Hidaka and Max Essa chart four decades of meditative sounds.
70s Harlem and French-hailing jazz to 60’s African soul and 70’s Brazilian folk.
Unreleased club tracks, edits, remixes and collaborations from the Disco Halal and Life and Death alumni.
Katia Mullova explores the lessons we might learn from Coronavirus lockdown to create a more environmentally-friendly gig economy and community at large.
Katia Mullova assesses the wider implications of this annual focus on data sharing.
A behind the scenes look at Berlin’s unassuming open air party spot.