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Jill Scott - The Light Of The Sun

Jill Scott - The Light Of The Sun

Heavyweight soul act Jill Scott is back with her fourth album as a solo artist with 'The Light Of The Sun'. Certainly anyone in the neo soul world, hip hop and lovers of spoken word,...

Review posted on 22nd September 2011

Limetree Festival - 26th/27th/28th August 2011, Grewelthorpe, North Yorkshire Preview

Limetree Festival - 26th/27th/28th August 2011, Grewelthorpe, North Yorkshire Preview

There's an abundance of music festivals dotted all over the UK these days, some big, some small, some independent and some commercial. This August bank holiday we have a hive of activity especially in the...

Review posted on 19th August 2011

Au Bord De L'eau - 1st/2nd/3rd July 2011, Sierre, Switzerland

Au Bord De L'eau - 1st/2nd/3rd July 2011, Sierre, Switzerland

The weekend Au Bord De L'eau celebrated its fifth year in existence on July 1st/2nd/ 3rd July 2011. This is a great achievement considering this underground and progressive festival is competing with big budget festivals....

Review posted on 21st July 2011

Basement Jaxx - Basement Jaxx Vs. Metropole Orkest

Basement Jaxx - Basement Jaxx Vs. Metropole Orkest

When I first received this collaboration I thought I must have the wrong CD as the first half of the album sounded nothing like what I'd heard from Basement Jaxx before. Not knowing about the...

Review posted on 12th July 2011

Norman Jay - Good Times 30

Norman Jay - Good Times 30

London born pioneer Norman Jay is back with another 'Good Times' session and this time it's #30. It's a great testament to the 'soundsystem' street energy that blast out to the conscious spirit of the...

Review posted on 30th June 2011

Alicia Keys - Songs In A Minor - Collectors Addition

Alicia Keys - Songs In A Minor - Collectors Addition

Young, New York legend Alicia Keys is certainly a household name around the world. With a career with distinction that boasts far beyond her years, Alicia's first contribution in 2001 was indeed a classic. It's...

Review posted on 30th June 2011

Diddy-Dirty Money - Last Train To Paris

Diddy-Dirty Money - Last Train To Paris

Sean Combs is back with another project, with Dawn Richard and Kalenna Harper, as Diddy Dirty Money. 'Last Train To Paris' is the first album to be released from the group on Combs own label...

Review posted on 28th June 2011

Seun Kuti - From Africa With Fury: Rise

Seun Kuti - From Africa With Fury: Rise

Seun Anikulapo Kuti is the youngest son of the legendary afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. The currently very popular and distinctive sound of afrobeat, that fuses funk, Latin and African beats together, is totally relevant to...

Review posted on 28th June 2011

My Head Radio - Reality Cheque

My Head Radio - Reality Cheque

My Head Radio release 'Reality Cheque' on HotBlack Records. 'Reality Cheque' is certainly a coming together of different styles and has a progression that is inviting and intoxicating. The fact that none of the musicians...

Review posted on 28th June 2011

Rakaa - Crown Of Thorns

Rakaa - Crown Of Thorns

Rakaa releases 'Crown Of Thorns' on Decon Records. Known as an emcee for Dilated Peoples, Rakaa is certainly well respected in the hip hop game. 'Crown Of Thorns' is an example of hip hop realness...

Review posted on 28th June 2011

Mele - Mugged

Mele - Mugged

Mele releases the 'Mugged' EP on Grizzly. It's certainly a joyful romp around the valley of digital music. Based on a playful experimentation of modern sounds, the 'Mugged' EP shows a certain passion for the...

Review posted on 28th June 2011

Southport Weekender - 6th/7th/8th May 2011, Butlins Resort, Minehead

Southport Weekender - 6th/7th/8th May 2011, Butlins Resort, Minehead

Some might say it's a miracle to be writing this review, as Southport Weekender continues on into its 24th year as a sold out event, even in a new venue and even despite the economic...

Review posted on 19th May 2011

Southport Weekender - 47, 6th -8th May 2011 Preview

Southport Weekender - 47, 6th -8th May 2011 Preview

What a phenomenal year we're having! So far it's a year full of change, illustrating a theme of beginnings and endings and certainly the potential for a new time. It's only fitting that the fabulous...

Review posted on 18th April 2011

Paris Suit Yourself - My Main Shitstain

Paris Suit Yourself - My Main Shitstain

Big Dada is known for being experimental in their label's choice of sounds and they have now gone for a rock band sound now with Paris Suit Yourself, the first band to do that on...

Review posted on 15th March 2011

Flo Rida - Only One Flo - Part 1

Flo Rida - Only One Flo - Part 1

Flo Rida is back and still in popular demand. His commercial style of hip hop is certainly gaining much success in the industry and his crossover style into dance music is becoming accepted in that...

Review posted on 15th March 2011

Lyrics Born - As U Were

Lyrics Born - As U Were

Tsutomu "Tom" Shimura, also known as Lyrics Born, has been in the hip hop game for a long time. Having been on the cutting edge of the evolution of hip hop being involved in the...

Review posted on 15th March 2011

Gangrene - Gutter Water

Gangrene - Gutter Water

Gangrene comprises of Alchemist and Oh No, two prolific West Coast producers well known in the hip hop game, who have come together to create a genuine underground project very much in the spirit of...

Review posted on 15th March 2011

Frootful - Colours

Frootful - Colours

Nick Radford is the creative force behind Frootful, a band compromising of some great musicians, whose love for jazz, swing and funk is crystal clear. In fact it's no wonder Craig Charles is plugging these...

Review posted on 10th March 2011

Various Artists - 37th State

Various Artists - 37th State

There is no denying the influence of afrobeat currently in modern music. This sound born in Lagos, Nigeria and created by the master himself Fela Kuti, has inspired the 37th State project, an afro-centric take...

Review posted on 23rd February 2011

Reel People - Tell Me Why feat. Tony Momrelle

Reel People - Tell Me Why feat. Tony Momrelle

Reel People are back with 'Tell Me Why' from their latest album 'Golden Lady' released on Reel People Music. Featuring the super smooth and heartfelt vocals of Tony Momrelle, this classy tune is nice a...

Review posted on 17th February 2011

Dj Fresh - Lassitude feat Sigma

Dj Fresh - Lassitude feat Sigma

'Lassitude' is the next single to be released by DJ Fresh on his very cool new album 'Kryptonite'. It's certainly a pumping tune! The huge vocals, old skool piano chords and pounding d'n'b beats create...

Review posted on 26th January 2011

Bang On - Hands High

Bang On - Hands High

Big Dada release the first single from Bang On! 'Hands High'. Liverpool emcee Elliot Egerton is the vocal force behind the outfit who spits with a 'council estate' vibe championed by Skinnyman. The sound is...

Review posted on 26th January 2011

Stateless - Ariel

Stateless - Ariel

Leeds band Stateless are back with their first single 'Ariel' from their forthcoming album Matilda to be released in 2011. Stateless' journey up until now has certainly been an interesting one, having been signed to...

Review posted on 26th January 2011

Various Artists - Herv' Presents: Cheap Thrills Volume 2

Various Artists - Herv' Presents: Cheap Thrills Volume 2

Herve releases 'Cheap Thrills Volume 2' on his label Cheap Thrills highlighting contemporary, cutting edge, bass thumping electro dance music. Following the release of 'Cheap Thrills Volume 1' that became iTunes European compilation of the...

Review posted on 26th January 2011

Coati Mundi - Dancing For The Cabana Code In The Land Of Boo-Hoo

Coati Mundi - Dancing For The Cabana Code In The Land Of Boo-Hoo

Coati Mundi is the stage name of American musician Andy Hernandez, vibraphone player and member of Kid Creole and the Coconuts as well as Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band. He certainly has had a colourful...

Review posted on 26th January 2011

Oscar G - Live From NYC

Oscar G - Live From NYC

When you do a bit of research on Oscar G it becomes clear what an amazing contribution to dance music this artist has made. With a career spanning from the early 90's with Murk and...

Review posted on 26th January 2011

Trey Songz - Passion Pain & Pleasure

Trey Songz - Passion Pain & Pleasure

Young American r'n'b talent Trey Songz releases his fourth album 'Passion Pain & Pleasure' on Atlantic Records. Trey has certainly grown in popularity as an artist having been nominated for various awards and winning the...

Review posted on 26th January 2011

Abe Duque - Live and On Acid

Abe Duque - Live and On Acid

For a man who once released a record once called So Underground It Hurts, Abe Duque (That's pronounced "Dook" by the way) is very busy letting his public know he's still there. A veteran of...

Review posted on 17th January 2011

Willis - Uncle Treacle

Willis - Uncle Treacle

Hayley Willis aka Willis releases her second album 'Uncle Treacle' on Cripple Creek Records. Hailing from West London, although she certainly sounds more American with her bluesy soul sound, received acclaim for her first album...

Review posted on 30th November 2010

Teebs - Ardour

Teebs - Ardour

Mtendere Mandowa aka Teebs is certainly a creative individual whose journey as a skater and artist led him to become a musician. Hailing from New York his move to LA influenced his journey into the...

Review posted on 30th November 2010

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