Interviews

J.Period is Forever

It’s been almost two weeks since Donuts Are Forever 11 at Brooklyn Bowl. (Apologies for the delay.) In its eleventh year, the Rare Form annual tribute is strong as ever with support from iHEART Dilla and Serato. This year’s event was as hot and heavy as ever with a fiery lineup that included MEKA, Miranda…
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III

It’s no big secret that we’ve been keeping an eye out (or rather an ear) for Dimitri Grimm aka Dimlite. The last time we spotted him he was throwing down at a Brainfeeder party at the Fabric in London. It was an insane night, and Needless to say, he was killing it. So we got…
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Speaking Low

Is Jazz really having another renaissance at the moment? A lot of music critics swear by it. And If Kamasi Washington’s success is anything of a litmus test, that might just be the case. But then again, one could also argue that Jazz never really left, but that it only splintered and morphed and was…
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Lapcat Smashing Roads

There are records you just don’t attempt to cover or rework because their vibe is so specific and thick that it’s impossible to match it, and all such attempts fail. Portishead’s Dummy is definitely one of them. When we received the link to the cover of Roads from Swiss-American trio Lapcat, we were definitely intrigued,…
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Robot Koch on Particle Fields

The beauty in Robot Koch’s music is its fearless commitment to uninhibited evolution. Every time a new record comes out we bare witness to a sonic revelation, and yet it still sounds like a Robot Koch record. This Friday the world will get to hear his latest full length entitled Particle Fields, written in collaboration with the…
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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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