Hainault Forest Country Park, Fox Burrow Road, Chigwell, London IG7 4QN 2nd – 4TH SEPTEMBER 2016, ANNOUNCING FINAL 2016 HEADLINERS JUNIOR REID, BIG YOUTH, HALF PINT, KABAKA PYRAMID, JAH9, Joining Lee ‘Scratch Perry” and Max Romeo and a packed weekend of 100’s international heavyweights, JUNIOR REID. Unstoppable force in Reggae and Hip Hop scene on both […]Read more "Scientists announce the world’s best festival"
Kiwi dubsters pack ’em in at Limehouse’s The TroxyRead more "Fat Freddy’s Drop – The Troxy, London (Live Review)"
Charlie GIllett scoops up yet again the tracks you loved but never got round to owning and those that would otherwise have entirely slipped past you unnoticed like so many logs floating down the Niger in the middle of the nightRead more "V/A – Sound of the World Presents: Otro Mundo (Another World)"
If you want to be one of those impossibly smug folk who have tired of new discoveries before the rest of the world has even heard of them, this is the album for you. Vanessa da Mata is going to hit in a big way: think Bebel Gilberto with bass and attitudeRead more "Vanessa da Mata – Sim"
By far the best thing to come out of Washington for a very long time, this outernational mashup of Afrobeat, dub and hip hop is firing political comment on thumping beatsRead more "Thievery Corporation – Radio Retaliation"
In a world awash with free cover-mount compilations and triple CDs for a tenner, why on earth would you buy Charlie Gillett’s latest round up? Perhaps because you really do get what you pay for…Read more "V/A – World 2006"
Easily one of the richest musical releases of the new millennium. Berlin Serengeti is one of those rare records with both an immediate impact on the listener and the depth to grow even on the most demanding of palettesRead more "Radio Citizen – Berlin Serengeti"
This is the sound of chaotic resistance to the bland world order of Coldplay and Coca-Cola. Whaa! is a subversive potion of dub featuring the Upsetter himself, Brazilian grooves, African borrowings and funky electronicaRead more "Zuco 103 – Whaa!"
Low Life Records have been one of the UK’s most consistent purveyors of assured hip hop for well over a decade. This essential compilation of tracks that slipped between the cracks packs 13 urban tales set to the finest of beats and then unpacks the tracks in a bonus mix CD by Kam just for […]Read more "V/A – Life Before 40"
One Self is DJ Vadim (Russia/UK), Yarah Bravo (Sweden/Brazil) and Blu Rum 13 (US) — a veritable United Nations of funky hip hop. So what happens when three independent forces join for a common project? If this LP is anything to go by, the answer is a record you just love to loveRead more "One Self – Children of Possibility"