YR STORE X BAPE

YR STORE X A BATHING APE LAUNCHES AT SELFRIDGES Customisable print specialists YR Store are linking with cult Japanese brand A Bathing Ape to give you the chance to create your own unique personalised tee. The YR X Bape installation can be found on the menswear floor of the London Selfridges store from 24 October to […]

D DOUBLE E – LOVELY JUBBLY VIDEO

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR D DOUBLE E’S ‘LOVELY JUBBLY’  D Double E has just dropped this video for his next single ‘Lovely Jubbly’, out 23 November on Dizzee Rascal’s Dirtee Stank label. Playing an East End debt collector, the video sees the Newham Generals member calling in debts, baseball bat in hand, from clowns, […]

DESPERADOS NEXT LEVEL PARTY

MIKE SKINNER CURATES DESPERADOS ‘NEXT LEVEL’ PARTY On Friday 17 October, the Bussey Building in Peckham will be taken over for the night by a massive line-up of acts curated by Mike Skinner for the Desperados Next Level party. Acts on the night include Mumdance, Preditah, LV with Joshua Idehen, Oxide & Neutrino, New York Transit […]

BISHOP NEHRU INTERVIEW

Bishop Nehru is an old head on young shoulders. A lot has been made of his age – at just 18, he makes the kind of music that has the older heads asking ‘Who is that dude?’, but exhibits a sound and mindset that the younger kids are feeling, too. Even in his relatively young […]

DJ BARELY LEGAL TRAP MIX

RISE UP #024 – DJ BARELY LEGAL Our latest Rise Up mix has arrived, this time from the fabulous DJ Barely Legal. Doing that rare thing by forging a solid name for herself solely through the strength of her DJ sets, rather than as a producer, the 23-year-old Brummie-born, London living DJ has wowed us every […]

LAST JAPAN – RISE UP MIX #023

For our latest exclusive Rise Up mix, we invite one of the new wave of grime producers currently elevating the genre beyond its MC-centric roots – Last Japan. Stream or download his mix using the player below, and scroll down on for a quick interview with the London-based producer and DJ. I AM… Last Japan. […]

RUSTIE X DANNY BROWN – ‘ATTAK’

 Rustie has just unveiled the first single from his upcoming second album, ‘Green Language’ – and it is fucking sick. Titled ‘Attak‘ and featuring everyone’s favourite Anglophile rapper Danny Brown, this is Rustie in club mode, packing more bass, space and swagger into three minutes than you probably thought possible. The video for ‘Attak’ has […]

MAK & PASTEMAN – EXCLUSIVE FREE TRACK

After serving up some real head-turners for Redlight’s Lobster Boy and Breach’s Naked Naked labels over the last 18 months, Leeds’ bass-heavy house producers Mak & Pasteman are readying the first release on their own Materials imprint. Showcasing influences as varied as Detroit techno, early-90s jungle and, of course, modern-day house music, the three-track ‘Jam […]

THE ACCIDENTAL HERO

JON BLACK THE ACCIDENTAL HERO Behind every artist, scene and record label, there’s a hidden clutch of talented and driven individuals taking care of the business end.  They are the label managers, distributors, mastering technicians, PR specialists and designers whose work plays a vital role in packaging and pushing the music you love, but who invariably remain […]

ONE LOVE BOOKS

SOUND SYSTEM CULTURE ONE LOVE BOOKS Following on from 2012′s excellent Clarks In Jamaica, One Love Books has just released another beautifully presented publication for those of you fascinated by the unique – and often unexpected – cultural overlap between the UK and JA. Sound System Culture, Celebrating Huddersfield’s Sound Systems is an 128-page hardback that […]