You need only catch a couple lines from Thunderbird Gerard‘s debut EP T.R.O.U.B.L.E. (which we posted HERE, as well as below) to get a sense of the Brooklyn-via-London-via-Berlin emcee’s sensibilities. Hailing back from an era where rappers actually communicated, it’s not surprising Gerard has such a cosmopolitan pedigree. The debut EP is in fact allegorical, […]

7 May
New York-via-London-via-Berlin producer drops lyrical debut

I guess when you get some classic hip-hop dropped on you in a day, you should balance it off with some brand new school shit to keep the palate fresh. Here’s Thunderbird Gerard‘s T.R.O.U.B.L.E. EP made available for free download. New on the world stage, Gerard has distinguished himself via his lyrical flows and EDM-leaning […]

23 Jan
Trinidad James, Baauer, Kendrick Lamar, Katy B & more

Diplo uploaded a new mix for his weekly BBCR1xtra radio show. We’ve posted others before (the Halloween Special mixtapecomes to mind), and they rarely disappoint. The set for January 12, 2013 features a seam-busting cornucopia of beatmakers of every stripe, including Trinidad James, Star Slinger, Birdman, Baauer, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Kendrick Lamar, French Montana, Katy B and of […]

17 Jan
1-hour mix of LuckyMe Family taking over BBC radio

We’ve covered the work of Montreal producer Lunice a couple times, most notably with TNGHT — his partnership with Hudson Mohawke (peep their Mission Statement Mix For BBC as well as their the original eponymous TNGHT EP here). His latest set is a 1-hour mix distilled down from a 6-hour set of when Lunice’s LuckyMe […]

20 Jun
Art Correspondent Freddi C conquers Spain's ultimate artistic city

Whenever I visit a new city for the first time I’m always armed with my trusty Lonely Planet travel book. Come the second visit, having gotten all the classic sightseeing locations stricken off my must-see-in-my-lifetime list, I dump the guide books and make sure to Facebook people residing in that same city and get the […]

2 Apr
The latest video from London producer/DJ Aaron Jerome

The latest video from SBTRKT is the Sam Pilling directed clip for “Hold On”, with usual collaborator Sampha on vocals. Otherwise known as Aaron Jerome, the London artist is among the top crop of post-dubstep producers in the game. If you don’t have SBTRKT’s BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, you’re sleeping my friend… SBTRKT Get More: SBTRKT, […]

20 Sep
UK's post-dubstep artist streams mix free till Friday

BBC Radio 1 is streaming the new mix that post-dubstep artist James Blake recorded for their Essential Mix series — you may remember we posted his “Lindisfarne” video as well as that James Drake Mashup Mixtape in the past couple months. Being his first time on The Essential Mix — one of the most consistent DJ/dance […]

9 Nov
7 minute blast of Beatles' massive cross-genre influence

A great, super quick 7-minute mini-mix from London’s incomparable A.Skillz highlighting the massive cross-genre influence of The Beatles. “This is a Mini Mix I was asked to do for The Beatles & Black Music Documentary on BBC Radio 1xtra Hosted By Semtex and featuring Interviews with Sir Paul McCartney, Q-tip, Questlove, Common, Benga and Roots […]