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Win tickets to DJ Krush’s first London performance in two years

February 19, 2016 |

On Saturday March 19th, Electric Brixton will play host to an extra special performance from Japanese hip hop legend DJ Krush. A formidable turntablist and prolific producer, Krush has been flying the flag for suave instrumental breaks and cosmic trip … Read More

Review: Future Brown @ Phonox

November 18, 2015 |

Much like Plan B before it, Phonox is a fairly non-descript looking venue from the outside looking in. With the club sandwiched between a chicken shop and 99p store, it certainly doesn’t give much away. So on discovering its rather … Read More

Digging Deep: Rich Medina

July 31, 2015 | 2

Rich Medina is one of those truly unique individuals in the world of music. A cooler than cool, deep and softly spoken man from New Jersey, he’s the kind of guy you’d probably have hated at school for being notably … Read More

A Final Farewell: In Conversation with Southport Weekender’s Alex Lowes

April 10, 2015 | 3

We received the news of Southport Weekender‘s retirement with great sadness – a British institution with a decidedly worldly musical aesthetic and an even bigger heart that prides itself on living up to and surpassing its reputation as the ‘world’s … Read More

UE.26: Cottam

April 8, 2015 |

This week, it’s our great pleasure to present a guest mix from chugging house specialist, Cottam.

Paul Cottam burst onto the scene in 2009 behind a veil of anonymity, with a trio of untitled EPs showcasing groovy, bass-heavy tendencies that sauntered … Read More

South London’s Henry Wu delivers a quintet of outstanding modern-day soul in the Negotiate EP

March 15, 2015 | 1

Negotiate, the latest release from Peckham-based beatsmith Henry Wu, is a sophisticated collection of grooves designed to indulge your ears.

As we touched on in last month’s State of Play, the five-track EP on Alex Nut’s new HoTep imprint is … Read More

Reliving Nas’ seminal hip hop album in ‘Time Is Illmatic’

October 30, 2014 |

Nasir “Nas” Jones of Queensbridge, NYC has a reputation as one of the fiercest lyricists throughout the East Coast. So it’s for good reason that Time Is Illmatic, the latest biopic on one of hip hop’s foremost and most formative … Read More

Digging Deep: Tall Black Guy

April 28, 2014 |

Detroit is the home of musical legend: a once fertile city that even when bulldozed to the ground, can yield the most inspiring and exciting sapling of musical ingenuity. Terrel Wallace, aka Tall Black Guy, is one of those artists … Read More

Digging Deep: ENA

April 1, 2014 |

Lurking in the far-flung Oriental corner of the Minimal-170 genre is Tokyo based producer, ENA.  Producing under several different monikers, including Yu Aseda and other apparently more ‘secret’ aliases, ENA’s releases have been sporadic since 2008 and have often gone … Read More

Spotlight: Jay Prince

March 11, 2014 |

After years lurking in the shadows, grime has in the last few years seen the meteoric rise of some of its founding forefathers and most prominent figures to mainstream chart success. But that hype seems to have come and gone, … Read More