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Discussion | The Science of Sampling

Sampling is a musical art form. Irrespective of what some may have you believe, the act of sampling can be both as challenging and rewarding as producing original compositions and has had a significant effect on the sound of modern music. “It’s hard to sample and it’s hard to make music… They try to act like sampling’s not music but it’s hard to do correctly,” … Continue reading Discussion | The Science of Sampling

Music | Natty Wylah – WHOAMI

Talented emcee Natty Wylah has dropped off his latest single, the impactful ‘WHOAMI’. The sinister instrumental provided by Srigala is the ideal musical canvas for Natty to paint pictures of misguided ignorance regarding race, religion and culture that still pollutes society today. The ease in which the North London rapper deconstructs the complex subject matter only serves as further evidence of his skillset. Listen to … Continue reading Music | Natty Wylah – WHOAMI

Music | Meron T – Escape

Meron T has released her newest single ‘Escape’ from her forthcoming debut EP Mirage. ‘Escape’ is another track that holds Meron’s thoughtful musings on romantic relationships. “‘Escape’ is about completely immersing yourself into the dreaminess of love,” explains the singer. “But even more so, it’s about surrendering to the stages of falling for someone.” The song’s production is handled by Emo The Optimist and the sound continues in the same … Continue reading Music | Meron T – Escape

Top 5’s | Albums That Influenced ‘Young Man, Old Soul’

Young Man, Old Soul will be available October 30 and in anticipation of its release I’ve compiled a list of albums that have influenced the sound of the project. Roc Marciano – Behold A Dark Horse (2018) I admire Roc Marci’s ear for samples and beats, with his selection on Behold A Dark Horse being my favourites of his esteemed catalogue. He always opts for … Continue reading Top 5’s | Albums That Influenced ‘Young Man, Old Soul’

Music | Jake Milliner – Bernie Says [LP]

After steadily building anticipation ahead of its unveiling, Jake Milliner has released his debut album Bernie Says. Expanding on the style that has grossed him acclaim up to this point, Milliner’s mastery of soulful, jazzy beats is prevalent throughout the project, and is assisted by the likes of Alfa Mist, Marcus Tenney, Eun and Futago. Jake is just the latest in a collection of producers … Continue reading Music | Jake Milliner – Bernie Says [LP]

Music | Jamilah Barry – Sunblock

Jamilah Barry has dropped her latest single ‘Sunblock’. Known for coupling powerful vocals with elegant production, which was apparent throughout her debut EP Salix Babylonica, Jamilah takes a different route on ‘Sunblock’ as Midnight Phunk‘s trap-influenced production provides an unfamiliar musical landscape for the singer to navigate. She does this expertly, adding a further string to her artistic bow that was already earning her much … Continue reading Music | Jamilah Barry – Sunblock

Music | Dips & Lo-Wu Ft. K The Infinite – Teach You Something

Dips & Lo-Wu are back again with their latest single ‘Teach You Something’, which also features K The Infinite. The duo’s latest offering is a slight deviation from their previous “new-age garage releases” ‘Take Off’ or ‘Focus Riddim’, with ‘Teach You Something’ providing a more R&B-influenced sound that is approached creatively by Dips and K The Infinite. Dips & Lo-Wu are now three singles deep … Continue reading Music | Dips & Lo-Wu Ft. K The Infinite – Teach You Something