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NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC out in Cinemas now

by Israel George on October 29, 2014 in Culture

Twenty years after the release of Nas’s groundbreaking debut album Illmatic, NAS: TIME IS ILLMATIC takes us into the heart of his creative process. Returning to his childhood home in Queensbridge, Nas shares stories of …

30th October – Taylor McFerrin at Birthdays, Dalston

by Israel George on October 28, 2014 in Events

This Thursday 30th October  Brooklyn-based producer and Brainfeeder artist Taylor McFerrin will be performing live at Birthdays in Dalston, East London. His debut full length LP Early Riser, released in June on Flying Lotus’s Brainfeeder …

30th October – Amp Fiddler to play Rich Mix, London

by Israel George on October 25, 2014 in Events

This  Thursday the 30th of October London promoters Soundcrash present Detroit’s keyboard and vocal ace, producer, arranger, and composer Amp Fiddler at London’s Rich Mix. Having been missing in action for the past few years, …

Review: Ebo Taylor, Rich Mix, Shoreditch

by Israel George on October 17, 2014 in Events
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Fela Kuti famously once said “As far as Africa is concerned, music can’t be for enjoyment, it has to be for revolution”. Perhaps this sentiment wasn’t shared by his contemporary Ebo Taylor who, last Saturday, delivered a thoroughly joyous …

Album Review: The Great Divide EP

by pashoncoop on October 16, 2014 in Music

A wide arrangement of tunes that come from the blessed coast that you can fall into from start to finish.  Stephen Fisk  and Jordi Fordi deliver  a powerful punch because of their different styles intermingling/morphing into their fresh …

BIGGER THAN – Festival of Hip-Hop Culture (24th Oct – 3rd Dec)

by Israel George on October 13, 2014 in Events
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Running between October and December, Bigger Than festival celebrates the history and future of Hip-Hop in all its forms, with a  series of events live shows, club nights, panel discussions and film screenings curated by London …

Review: LA Beats takeover London with Low Leaf, Ras G, Gaslamp Killer and co.

by Israel George on October 10, 2014 in Events
Zeroh at Electrowerkz (c) George Sydney

Over the last few years the L.A beat scene has exploded onto the global stage, expanding beyond its regional confines to amass a strong following in major cities across the world.  Outside the States ‘beats’ …

Review: Lauryn Hill, Manchester Apollo

by Marina Garvey Birch on October 9, 2014 in Events

I really couldn’t string two words together after experiencing Lauryn Hill at the Apollo. I was completely speechless. Hill was fierce, flawless, and fabulous. Yes she was a bit late, but who really cares? See …

October 22nd- Quantic to play KOKO, London

by Israel George on September 29, 2014 in Events
Quantic show

On Wednesday the 22nd of October Quantic returns to KOKO in Camden for a rare intimate basement show with his unique blend of “Electronic Tropicalism”. Quantic’s sound is unique, shifting between live playing, programming and …

25th September – Jungle Brothers to play Jazz Cafe, London

by Israel George on September 22, 2014 in Events

Celebrating 25 years in the game, this Thursday Hip-Hop pioneers Jungle Brothers play at Camden’s Jazz Café.  As founding members of the Native Tongues collective (alongside A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul and more), they are no doubt one …