Category Hip Hop

Manchester listings: September

Zutekh presents Pearson Sound (all night long) 4 Sep | Soup Kitchen | £12.50 It’s been two years since the last time Pearson Sound made the trip up north to do an all-night set at the infamous basement. Last time, he requested all the lights off and the venue near pitch-black, a la most techno […]

Throwback: A Tribe Called Quest – Midnight Marauders

‘Midnight Marauders’, released in 1993, was the highly anticipated third album from New-York formed hip-hop group, A Tribe Called Quest (ATCQ). The group consisted of four members; Ali Shaheed Muhammed, Phife Dawg, Q-tip and sometimes, the elusive Jerobi. Following on from the success of their second album,The Low End Theory, the pressure was on… and they […]

Throwback: DJ Mehdi – Survivol

DJ Mehdi soon made a name for himself in Paris by joining hip-hop circles and producing beats for the likes of MC Solaar in the late 90’s. By the millennium, he had made worldwide acclaim as his production evolved into a more electronic sound. Signing to Ed Banger Records, he went on to release the […]

Nextup event: Gottwood Festival 2015 tips

Gottwood returns to the picturesque woodland in Anglesey for the sixth time, with a stellar lineup including MCDE, Andrew Ashong, Move D, Hunee and Marcellus Pittmann. The boutique festival welcomes around 4000 revellers to its heart, featuring some of the best underground electronic acts and a variety of eclectic, amazing artworks, dazzling dancers, fantastic sculptures, creative projections and visuals, […]

Interview: K15

Kieron Ifill balances his time between working at a pupil referral unit in North-London whilst constantly sculpting his own brand of music, but the hard work doesn’t seem to faze him. With a monthly residency at Camden’s Jazz Cafe, he also has numerous releases on WotNot and Dutch label, INI. His production skills caught the attention of world-famous […]

Throwback event: RBMA presents Wax Works w/ DJ Jazzy Jeff, PRhyme, Krystal Klear

Red Bull Music Academy arrived to ‘take over the city’ on Thursday 16th, bringing with them a host of rising and established talent.  They masterminded various events around the city, including Skepta’s lecture at the Albert Hall, RBMA Radio alongside annual Record Store Day at the Soup Kitchen and Omar S at South Nightclub. On […]

Nextup event: RBMA tour ft. Omar S, Derrick May, JME, Skepta, Mount Kimbie

The annual Red Bull Music Academy Tour hits Manchester from 16th – 19th April this year, bringing the likes of Omar S, Derrick May and JME to the rainy city for a weekend of debauchery and musical happenings, from movers, shakers and risers. From the lecture with grime legend Skepta – moved to The Albert Hall […]