Author Archives: isajaward

Throwback: Quest – Eden

After hearing this in all its melodic glory on an all-encompassing soundsystem last night, this bass-head tips her bonnet at Quest, who alongside Silkie, Distance and Tunnidge, tore up London’s XOYO for Croydub’s 6th Birthday celebration. As one of the intergral members of Mala‘s Deep Medi army, he released this 12” beauty in 2008. Dubstep […]

Throwback: Madvillain – All Caps

It’s difficult to pick a favourite from ‘Madvillainy’, one of the defining albums of hip-hop and the debut masterpiece of Madlib and Doom. It’s been over a decade since its release and remains as the untrumpable standard for beatmakers and MCs alike. ‘All Caps’ has an irresistible cartoon caper vibe brought about by the crackly […]

Nextup: Hudson Mohawke – King Kong Beaver

Producing for the likes of Kanye West and Drake is no mean feat, and for some, Hudson Mohawke’s recent releases and ascent into super-stardom has left them cold. However, he’s been dropping tracks readily from his latest 4-track EP ‘Chimes’, suggesting a renaissance of the original style from previous albums  ‘Satin Panthers’ and ‘Butter’. ‘King […]

Nextup: NehruvianDOOM – Caskets

Hip-hop’s elusive supervillain DOOM (formerly MF Doom) adds another notch onto his collaboration bedpost with Bishop Nehru, an 18-year old rapper hailing from Rockland County, New York. This October the pair will release ‘NehruvianDOOM’ via Lex/Noizy Cricket. ‘Casket’, the third release from the LP, is a cut above previous tracks ‘Om’ and ‘Darkness’. DOOM delivers […]

Nextup: SBTRKT feat. Raury – Higher

Following the unveiling of ‘New York, New Dorp’ and ‘Temporary Views’, this week SBTRKT drops his third single from ‘Wonder Where We Land’. The masked electronic producer has enlisted the likes of Jessie Ware, Sampha and A$AP Ferg to feature on his second LP, due for release on September 23 via Young Turks. ‘Higher’ is […]

Nextup: Flying Lotus feat. Kendrick Lamar – Never Catch Me

Who isn’t wetting themselves with excitement for ‘You’re Dead’, the highly anticipated LP from Steve Ellison aka Flying Lotus?! Due for October release, it boasts features with the likes of Snoop Dogg and Thundercat, and has already incited worldwide hype with the tantalising Soundcloud teaser. This first installment entitled ‘Never Catch Me’ is a schizophrenic […]

Nextup: Skream – Let It Go

He pioneered dubstep, he brought back disco, and now he surprises the world of electronic music with a new track available to stream on Soundcloud. ‘Let It Go’ is yet another genre-hop for Skream and flaunts a more introverted side. Here he gets pensive and wistful, layering spacious melodies and hazy synths over a shuffling […]