Premiere: A New Song From Nathaniel Rateliff’s EP

It was almost exactly a year ago when we ventured out into the thick morning fog in North London with the lovely Nathaniel Rateliff to shoot what would become the…

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Samm Henshaw’s Remarkable One Direction Rework

I think it’s safe to say that I’m not much of a One Direction fan. It's nothing personal of course, it's just that I've never heard anything from them that's caught my…

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Rap / Hip-Hop

Crate Classic: Talib Kweli’s train of thought

Many speak of 1994 as the golden year of hip hop music, and understandably so. Seminal works in Biggie's Ready to Die and Nas' Illmatic were released to the world. Other notable…

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Amber Run Release ‘Just My Soul Responding’

December is a time to reflect and remember the highs and lows of the past year. A definite high for me was watching Amber Run film their breath-taking acappella Mahogany session…

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Local Natives (Live on KEXP)

KEXP is a fantastic public radio station based in Seattle, but with a truly global audience. If you have some spare this week I would strongly recommend getting lost on…

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SoulJazz / Blues

Where Will Nick Hakim Take You?

With the evenings getting ever darker and the nights getting even colder, it feels necessary to bring you something warm and tasty for your ears to feast on. That something…

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Introducing… the ‘Temporal’ sound of Buscabulla

It was the ethereal and trippy charms of 'Temporal' that first made me aware of the music of Luis Alfredo Del Valle and Raquel Berrios - aka Buscabulla. The Puerto…

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SZA’s ‘Sobriety’ is a soul sensation

One of my favourite RnB vocalists of 2013 was SZA. That voice! That hair! The whole package was absolutely dynamite and her seductive, kicked-back modern RnB styling and delivery felt almost deceptively mature…

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Coward by Kilter & Ngaiire

I'm not the biggest fan of spiders, great white sharks or the mining industry, but my word, if there's one thing that's going to get me over to Australia it's…

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Blissful Folk From North Carolina’s Old Hours

Many of you are kind enough to share your musical discoveries with us on our Facebook and Twitter pages, and recently a lovely lady called Jacqueline pointed us in the…

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The Monday Digest #1

Welcome to the Monday Digest. This weekly feature (published every Monday at 5.45 GMT) is designed to fit one of the many voids that a Monday typically tends to create. So whether…

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