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Clash review
09.10.14

Has one of hip-hop’s ultimate superheroes finally met his match?

Under The Radar review
08.10.14

Connections are growing into a distinctive sound, away from the classic-era Guided By Voices vibe they cultivated early on. More

TapeFear recommendation
06.10.14

Anenon's sophomore sax infused electronic LP.

XLR8R review
06.10.14

Steven Ellison has been preoccupied with death for a long time. Before his latest LP as Flying Lotus, he released Until the Quiet Comes—a title which seems pretty self-explanatory...

Under The Radar review
14.10.14

Steve Ellison, better known as Flying Lotus, makes music that sounds like a melodic car crash of ideas. Each song finds jazz, hip-hop, R&B, forward-thinking electronica, and pop...

NME review
30.09.14

Fresh from working with Kanye West on 'Yeezus', the Glaswegian finds time to go it alone

Clash review
25.09.14

A tame third album from the Hackney rapper...

Insound review
12.09.14

A graduate of the University of North Texas, Lecrae now resides in Atlanta, GA with his wife and children. With a musically evolving and successful discography, co-ownership of a...

Insound review
09.09.14

What would Gravity’s Rainbow sound like as a rap album? Here is an album which, if we may, reminds the listener of their whispered allegiances to fundamental realities. The...

Clash review
16.09.14

Cult rapper's latest plays to his commendable strengths...

Insound review
02.09.14

Zeus returns with the unapologetically titled Classic Zeus , resuming its affair with timeless melody, vintage ambience, and instant future classicism. Classic Zeus is the band's...

Under The Radar review
28.08.14

Listening to Diplo's Random White Dude Be Everywhere "greatest hits" compilation feels like being in a ginormous cement rave hall with the only light show being green lasers—basic...

Insound review
25.08.14

MNDSGN (pronounced Mind Design) is a prolific beat maker who is an integral part of the LA beat scene. With an impressive online presence, MNDSGN is releasing his physical debut...

Insound review
25.08.14

2014 is the 20th anniversary of Tical , the debut solo album of Wu-Tang Clan member Method Man, released November 15, 1994, on Def Jam Records. It was the first Wu-Tang solo album...

Clash review
20.08.14

The narrative is surly, but his soundtrack is clear…

Insound review
19.08.14

Buddy, the evolving collection of Los Angeles-based musicians lead by a man named Buddy, returns with their sophomore release and with it a subtle transformation from cinematic...

Insound review
12.08.14

Dilated Peoples' new album Directors of Photography.

Insound review
05.08.14

Your favorite ‘random white dude’ has been on a music tirade. From the meme-inspiring NOLA bounce tune “Express Yourself,” to “Boy Oh Boy” which took over stages and social media...

Insound review
05.08.14

A concerto takes an audience on a journey in multiple movements through contrast between instruments. It can only be achieved by those who have mastered their craft. Amp Live...

NME review
28.07.14

Palaceer Lazaro's second album of conscious hip-hop is weird, funky, spiritual and futuristic

The Quietus review
08.08.14

It's so easy to assume that just because we don't quite grasp an album the first time round, it's cleverer than us and, therefore, brilliant. Shabazz Palaces' first LP, Black Up...

Insound review
22.07.14

Freeman is Aaron Freeman's first album of original material since disbanding Ween and getting sober, but it's not a record mired in its maker's private struggles. It's a...

Insound review
22.07.14

Hip hop legend Cormega's back with his first new album since 2009's Born And Raised. Mega Philosophy is exactly what it says in the title?a summing up of 'Mega's point of view...

Insound review
22.07.14

Nobody's Smiling is Common's tenth studio album!

Under The Radar review
22.09.14

Something strange happened to hip-hop in the past decade: the genre's most conscious artists, once considered incendiary, somehow became legacy artists. More

NME review
18.07.14

19-year-old Las Vegas resident excels on funky-house and ballad-strewn debut

NME review
07.07.14

Elliot Gleave forges into new areas but still overdoes the bland bangers

The Quietus review
30.06.14

It's been a long, strange and thoroughly entertaining journey to this moment, the release of thoroughly contemporary renaissance man and rap enigma RiFF RaFF's official debut long...

Insound review
17.06.14

Some of the best things in life come in pairs, peanut butter and jelly, fish n chips, cheese and wine, DJ Vadim and dancehall reggae! This may raise an eyebrow or two as Russian...

Clash review
13.06.14

A colourful collection, but it doesn't wholly inspire...

The Quietus review
26.06.14

We may be in the midst of a musical era allegedly afflicted with retromania, but there are still developments out there that somehow manage to feel fresh in this present day...

Spotinews recomendation
22.06.14

Evening. I will try to update the blog every other day or so while I’m away. Here is the latest album by Lone. Genre: electronic. Enjoy! Lone – Reality TestingFiled under: 2014...

NME review
16.06.14

Notts producer takes influence from J Dilla and Orbital on sixth album