[HIP-HOP] OSKA FARO – SHOES

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  As this is my first entry of the year in the Hip-Hop arena, I’m feeling a bit vulnerable. My Top Hip-Hop of 2014 list was my first true voyage into the depths and subtleties of this expansive, ever-evolving genre. It was a challenge, but one that I feel I took a great deal of […]

[TICKET GIVEAWAY] WIN TICKETS TO THE L.A.M.P 2 YR ANNIVERSARY EVENT LIVE AT V LOUNGE

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  We all know that after New Years we typically have certain things we’re trying to do to change ourselves for the better. Well, have you ever thought to include dancing?! Dancing is scientifically proven to make you an all around happier and healthier human being. It’s also really fun and even more fun with […]

[DARK R&B] Matthew Young – Love Blind

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  Hands flat against the wall behind our bed frame.. Absolutely no inhibition; vision censorship. All I needed was one night; but I want them all. The heightened sensation of your breath against my skin, the way my toes curl when you say my name, repeatedly. The patterned friction between our hips moving to the […]

[END OF YEAR] No Nonsense: The Best Hip-Hop Of 2014

[END OF YEAR] No Nonsense: The Best Hip-Hop Of 2014

  I’ve always been a fan of hip-hop and rap. The production and originality grabbed me from the get-go. The fact that it was a simple two-part recipe, a beat and a lyricist, always amazed me, because the result was always the same, true art born from thoughts on the mind put to rhythm. I […]

[END OF YEAR] Rule Britannia: The Best Records of Britain (and Ireland)

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  It has been a privilege to write all the way from across the pond for The Sights and Sounds. To end the year, here are some of the best records from Britain and Ireland in 2014, and a few other things I have enjoyed over 2014! The Top 5 Albums of the Year from […]

[MONTHLY] be.human.again- best.sounds 12.2014

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  Back in the day when I first started dotting out these dark fuckbuddy moments with music on the page, it felt like my hand and the keyboard were fusing into a bit of a saviour complex sword that they’d hold against my neck. Sit down. Be a good little human. Which was ironic, because […]

[END OF YEAR] Hipster Had A Mainstream Baby: Best Pop 2014 (James Kabat and Kavi’s Pop Powers Unite)

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  The bones of a song are good. Sometimes, even, no matter whose mental vagina it crawled out of. Mainstream does not equal low quality, just so long as all the accouterments of the modern studio  are put to use carving a track to its heart. Not acting like child proofing, saving us from anything […]

[R&B/ALTERNATIVE] RITUAL – ‘THE FALL’ EP

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  Ritual has given me overly-attached stalker syndrome. Having searched for the band’s details and some input on their creative process, Google has for the very first time let me down. No need to panic though, after hearing The Fall EP these guys are bound to start receiving the attention they deserve. My first affair on […]

[END OF YEAR] SEX,LOVE & PAIN: BEST R&B AND R&B REMIXES 2014

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  Truth is, I’m a romantic. Yeah, I said it. I grew up in a household full of love, the parental units have been married over 30 years and still find ways to go away on the weekends, surprise each other with gifts and often ignore my ranting due to a constant texting of each […]

[END OF YEAR] Cos I’m a Foreigner To You: Best Dark Indietronica 2014

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  Dark indietronica is my voice. Sometimes it’s the only way I talk. An amalgamation of dark pop, dark r&B, chill trap, and chillstep–dark indietronica is one of the most diverse genres musically. But what makes dark indietrpnica is the feeling. It’s music that carries you on a journey. It abandons you in its world […]