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Kenyan Message

The word on the street is that Muthoni Drummer Queen (MDQ) is the First Lady of Kenyan Hip Hop. She is also a political activist, a cultural entrepreneur, a promoter and an all around artist. In short, she is a force! On her latest release entitled “Kenyan Message” she teamed up with Swiss producers Greg…

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And If You Don’t Know, Now You Know: Radius

Photo Credit: Jamal Jameel   For those folks unfamiliar with Chicago native, Radius, here’s a quick and dirty introduction to what this talented producer has to offer up on this beautiful Friday. (And if you’re not in NYC today, I’m sorry…but not really.)   Photo Credit: Lira Angel   Check out a little of Radius’…

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Brandy Butler’s Growing Pains

In music, you have voices and then you have voices! If you happen to be blessed with the latter, you know that life has been generous with you and gave you a true gift. Of course, you have to cultivate what you received, as nothing in life comes easy. Brandy Buttler definitely has that gift…

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BKR Exclusive Mix: Nanna B

Got a case of those Monday blues? Here’s a mix from Denmark darling Nanna.B to serve as the soundtrack on this overcast day.     You can also check out the official video for Nanna.B’s single, “Where is the $$$” below.     Find Nanna.B on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!  

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Dubokaj Alpine Dub Documentary

Dubokaj is a name that’s slowly becoming a regular in the Digi-Dub pantheon, appearing alongside Rhythm & Sound, Kevin Martin, the Jahtari Crew, Tour De Force etc. Heads were definitely taking note when he finally dropped his debut LP. We’re quite certain that the man will be known for properly introducing the concept of Alpine…

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What Are We Made Of?

Shigeto released a new track and in his own words… This song was finished on november 8th, 2016 with the intention of using it for my next record. i sampled an inspiration to me, detroit artist, tyree guyton speaking at an event a couple months ago and used it in the intro because it spoke…

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Jubilee – After Hours

Jubilee’s long-awaited debut LP has dropped! A homage to her home state of Florida, it’s an exploration of her musical history, a confidently crafted nightlife narrative unified by weighty low end and expertly wielded drum machine workouts. Featuring vocals from Hoodcelebrityy and Otto Von Schirach. Stream on Spotify / Apple Music. Buy at iTunes / Mixpak Store 

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How to Choose Royalty Free Music for Video Production

Videos are becoming increasingly popular, not just for television commercials and promos, but also for businesses that want to promote themselves online. But when it comes to making videos, you have to focus a lot of your attention on the music that you use. After all, music invokes emotions and sets the tone for a…

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Grandmaster Flash Is Still Rockin’ On the Wheels of Steel

The birth of hip-hop is said to have taken place at some point in the early ’70s, more specifically at a birthday party in the Bronx where a young Clive Campell (aka DJ Kool Herc) could be heard making magic happen on the 1s and 2s. Other pioneers of the movement include Afrika Bambaataa, The Sugarhill…

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Win Tickets to See Grandmaster Flash at House of Yes!

Brooklyn’s “coolest new nightclub” House of Yes will be hosting a very special edition of Throwback Thursday tomorrow (October 6) with hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash. If, like me, “The Get Down” has you longing for those Golden Era days, this is a set from a legend you won’t want to miss. You can buy your…

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