2020 ARTIST INSIGHT: LEVITATINGMAN

A producer almost a decade into the game, levitatingman’s work carries a serious legacy. An initial glance at his production credits will tell you that he’s worked with some of the most vital underground artists of the past 7 or 8 years, and his skills are only growing with each passing drop. I’ve caught up … Continue reading 2020 ARTIST INSIGHT: LEVITATINGMAN

2020 REVIEWS: WE LIKE CHOPS – WE LIKE CHOPS V5: NIGERIA

The fifth mainline record from a charity supergroup reckons with Africa’s most populous nation, and its ongoing battle against state-sponsored persecution. We Like Chops make hard-hitting music. The group – more a global organisation than a collective – is composed of people who really know their way around a sampler, who know how to get … Continue reading 2020 REVIEWS: WE LIKE CHOPS – WE LIKE CHOPS V5: NIGERIA

2020 SINGLE REVIEWS: HAUTE COUTURE – WINTER SOLSTICE W/ SHUICHI

Filipino act HAUTE COUTURE impresses, with disparate worlds of shoegaze and trap wrapped into one melancholy adventure. November is a hell of a month. In the UK at least, things start to get cold, and dark, and isolated. But there’s also an obvious beauty about this time of year. There’s the comfort of finality with … Continue reading 2020 SINGLE REVIEWS: HAUTE COUTURE – WINTER SOLSTICE W/ SHUICHI

2020 REVIEWS: MASTERCARDBOYZ – MASTERCARDBOYZ VOL. 7

One of the most exciting production cliques in operation right now, MasterCardBoyz haven’t skipped a beat on the seventh installment of their instrumental series. More condensed than June’s monolithic Vol. 5 and a slightly longer offering than Vol. 6, this might be just be the collective’s most essential work yet. As with previous installments, production … Continue reading 2020 REVIEWS: MASTERCARDBOYZ – MASTERCARDBOYZ VOL. 7

2020 SINGLE REVIEWS: UGLYBOY & ERICDOA – WAIT!

Another of 2020’s much needed crossovers, ‘Wait!’ is one of Uglyboy’s most exhilarating songs to date. With Neilaworld rapper Ericdoa in tow, the Hurenpop artist reminds his fans that he’s an incredible vocal talent. Working over one of Eric’s beats, the duo take turns in applying their smooth vocals to the pounding instrumental. Eric’s hook … Continue reading 2020 SINGLE REVIEWS: UGLYBOY & ERICDOA – WAIT!

2020 REVIEWS: EARL DAWGIT – THIS WORLD IS 2 REAL 4 ME

Earl Dawgit falls apart completely over seven gorgeously conceptualised tracks. Chris and Jamie of the 108MICS staff tackle the record with a rare double review. Chris’ Review: This World is 2 Real 4 Me is a fascinating project. The way that the first song ‘Together & Forever’ lurches from a moment of quiet introspection to … Continue reading 2020 REVIEWS: EARL DAWGIT – THIS WORLD IS 2 REAL 4 ME