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This year’s programme is packed with docs about musicians and subjects ranging from Hole drummer Patty Schemel, to A Tribe Called Quest, to Genesis P-Orridge, to a record shop in Newcastle Upon Tyne, to Roma gypsies and Slovakians, to 2 men who shout a lot at each other (not so much music as a cult phenomenon), to Queen, to Justin Bieber, to Miriam Makeba, to Michael Nyman, to Siddheswari Devi to more
Continue reading Music Documentaries at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2011 – 8-12 June, 2011
As much as the mention of Futuristica’s Jazz Chronicle’s session in the Guardian’s Guide on Saturday as their ‘Pick of the Week’ was appreciated, they missed out that Manchester’s finest Matthew Halsall was a special guest DJ!
Continue reading Matthew Halsall – Spiritual Surfing at 60MPC 03/02/11
The thing to note about the cover of this release is that the prominence it gives to the producer, “the man with the Golden Sound” – Lewis Parker as the music and lyrics of River Nelson come together on The Rise And Fall Of River Nelson.
Continue reading River Nelson – The Rise And Fall Of River Nelson
The guys from St Paul’s / Minneapolis are back with their distinctive sound. Stokley, Lawrence, O’Dell, Ricky, Jeffrey and Chris ‘Daddy’ Dave performing some session drumming on the album
Continue reading Mint Condition – e-Life
Blown away by the Playsatan remix of ‘Seen’ which is to feature on the worldwide Sony PSP ads, can the genius of scratch move on up to an album release? Oh yeah, this guy has his finger on it
Continue reading Red – Fingerprints…
The sub-title of this compilation (Greatest Samples From The Blue Note Lab) gives the game away as Blue Note plunders its illustrious back catalogue for yet another compilation of their greatest hits that have been sampled and scratched by the hip hop community
Continue reading V/A – Droppin’ Science
As KRS-One spits on his latest album, “A dope MC is a dope MC…And that’s who KRS be.” Anyone who was at his Forum gig will be forced to agree
Continue reading KRS-ONE – The Forum (Live Review)
Since losing her battle with breast cancer in 1979 at the tender age of 31, Riperton’s legacy has reached almost mythic proportions, which is to be expected since a good number of modern music aficionados were just being born when she made her transition
Continue reading Minnie Riperton – The Angel Lives On
Back in the day, Rawkus was the independent hip hop label outta NYC breaking names like Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Common, Hi-Tek and Pharoahe Monch. And here’s some good news: Rawkus is on its way back
Continue reading Marco Polo – Port Authority
After the big build up, the d?©but album from Mr. Westbeech has finally turned up to celebrate the best years of our lives
Continue reading Ben Westbeech – Welcome To The Best Years Of Your Life
Raw spitting in old-skool Minneapolis style as Recluse Crew and Synoptic Pressure produce ‘real’ hip hop.
Continue reading Recluse Crew & Synoptic Pressure Present – The Art Of Raw Sound
Message boards all over the Internet have been full of messages of love for James Yancey who was better known as Jay Dee and J Dilla.
Continue reading Jay Dee / J Dilla (February 7, 1974 – February 10 2006) RIP
Wonky Beatz is the Tuesday club night choice for B-boys and girls in Southampton. Situated at the heart of town (behind the Guildhall), it’s a joint promotion by Soul Cellar manager Clair and her partner Alan Parfett.
Continue reading Wonky Beatz at the Soul Cellar – 19th October, 2004