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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 knowledge […]

[INDIE/ELECTRONIC] Petite Noir – “Chess”

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“That’s the real shit right there” – an anonymous background vocalist exclaims a little over a minute into “Chess”, seemingly on the receiving end of your telepathic transmissions. How did he know what I was thinking? In any case, it’s the real shit in all its positive connotations – that catchy beat driving a funky, […]



For I am the opposite of you As one we balance two After all that we have been thru All I need in this world is you LUH. – the new project from ex-WU LYF frontman Ellery James Roberts and Ebony Hoorn – are right. ‘Unites’ is a simple love song. But within its simplicity, […]

[PUNK] Iceage – Forever


Surprising as it may seem, the proto-martyrs of Danish punk Iceage found inspiration in 1960s Italian pop music, while recording sophomore record You’re Nothing. And while You’re Nothing featured the mournful, piano-led ‘Morals’ (said to be inspired by Mina Mazzini), it never truly deviated from the chaotic, feral punk they do so well. However with […]

[ELECTRO HOUSE] Samual James – “Vita”

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After securing a Pete Tong premiere a few weeks back, this new jam from Samual James has finally dropped. James is another young talent from Australia, with the Melbourne native following in the footsteps of fellow DJ and producer HELENA to release via Basik Rkrds. He also recently played at one of her Drai’s residency […]

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