Be warned, if you’re looking for some progressive Hip-Hop with innovative beats and provocative lyrics, look away now. If, however, you need to silence your rumbling appetite for Hip-Hop in its 90s heyday with something new, then Joey Bada$$ is your guy.
When a track sampling Coldplay’s Yellow dropped in our inbox the other day, courtesy of London producer Rainman, we were a bit sceptical, but fear not. This glitchy, dripping, cosmic rework stands well alongside the original.
You would’ve thought signing to Warner could allow Wiley to loosen the reigns a bit, but this boy just don’t stop working. His latest effort sees him rapping over Julio Bashmore’s Battle For Middle You about (unsurprisingly) a nightclub called Glam. A quick Google leads to a club “in the heart of Wales’s capital city” so this may not be the said venue but they’ll definitely be getting more hits in the next few days from inquisitive Wiley fans.
Set over two nights in the Hertfordshire woods, Farr Festival is now in its third year and looks set for big things. The four stages will be hosted by Sancho Panza, Just Jack, Flux and Ransom Note vs Society welcoming big names like George FitGerald, Eats Everything, Huxley, Waifs & strays, Bondax. Click inside to get an exclusive £20 discount off tickets.
Given how accomplished this track is, it’s hard to believe that Nu-Jazz/Broken Beat producer Christoffer Berg made it back in 2004 when he was just 21.
You might remember a bike mad, London Hip-Hop group we posted a while back called 2morrow’s Victory. If not, go check ’em out. If you do and approved as much as we did, then you’re in for a treat. Despite the name, A Yellow Man it is not one man, but two – brothers Sam and Emmanuel – plus the soulful sounds of Demae.
Spacious and soaring cosmic cuts on party-turned-label, Wax’o Paradiso, sophomore release.
A compilation of Russian underground artists to raise money for those affected by the war in Ukraine.
A dreamy house rework of the Belgian producer’s sophomore release on Flexi Cuts.
G funk soul and deep Brazilian 90’s club r&B, to smooth jazz-funk and infectious 80’s Zambian rock.
A mix of weighty breaks and hard-hitting techno from the deaf DJ and Voices Radio resident.
A lush ‘tapestry of sounds designed to act as an emotional balm’ from the Unbound Events boss.
DJs, club owners and promoters discuss whether it’s time to rethink this intrinsic part of nightlife.
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.