404 Day: Celebrating Beat Culture & the SP-404 with Dibia$e, Flying Lotus & Ras G

In the early 2000’s, Los Angeles cultivated an underground hip-hop beat culture, where every budding producer were on the same wavelength, experimenting like mad scientists in laboratories, and producing their next instrumental masterpieces. A community formed around these artists who crafted a lo-fi, gritty sound that warbled and hissed like worn cassette tapes and vinyl. […]

Quelle Chris Returns with “Guns”

“Guns” is Quelle’s third studio album in three years: each Quelle Chris album is distinct and fully-realized: see 2017’s “Being You Is Great, I Wish I Could Be You More Often,” an off-kilter probe into the ways we see ourselves, or see last year’s collaboration with Jean Grae, “Everything’s Fine“, which was biting satire for […]

Medline Presents: “A Quest Called Tribe.” A Tribute to the the Seminal Hip-Hop Band of all Time.

The journey of “A Quest Called Tribe” was birthed through a series of portraits drawn by Stéphane Carricondo in 2017, dedicated to the hip hop luminaries. As a partner in the arts, Medline proposed to create a soundtrack accompanying the portraits, interpreting ATCQ’s classics through the past, present and future influences. On the visual side: Stéphane […]

Al Dobson Jr Returns With “Sounds From The Village Vol. 2”

For the seventh installment on Kutmah’s experimental IZWID imprint, south London DJ and producer Al Dobson Jr. creates a 23 track deep, exploration of soulful, tribal drums and abstract musical curation.  Otherworldly and nuanced beats re-imagine the score of the sampledelic funk tale. One that’s non-geographical but rather lost in loops, journeying through the time […]

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