22 Jan
Latest from Golden Era-styled 16-year-old New York rapper

The smoke is clearing from the explosion of Disclosure’s major label debut Settle, and in addition to such side effects as a Grammy nomination, the duo gelled the production of “You Stressin”, the latest track from New York rapper Bishop Nehru — he of the excellent “strictlyFLOWZ” mixtape. More Motor City Drum Ensemble than Joy Orbison, Disclosure’s production is foliated […]


9 May
Ninja Tune delivers 39 tracks of superhero inspired tunes

DJ Food, who we’ve interviewed in these pages before (e.g. DJ Food Interview: Recording “The Search Engine”, Rolling Cigarettes with Herbaliser & Designing the Coolest Label Logo Ever), has put together a special mixtape in honor of Free Comicbook Day. We love us some DJ Food, who also did an amazing Tribute to the Beastie […]


17 Oct
370+ releases & counting for the LA indie hip-hop & soul label

Anybody who even moderately pays attention to music knows how difficult it is to survive as an independent label nowadays — the shit is brutal. What’s even harder is surviving when you’re uncompromising about your product, discriminating with your roster and meticulous about your craft. Such is the case with Los Angeles’ Stones Throw Records, […]


2 Mar
A hip-hop tweaked re-invisioning of a classic 60's album

Boston producer Will C established himself first as a talented engineer, mastering hundreds of releases from hip hop artists such as MF DOOM, The Pharcyde and Madlib to jazz, soul and R&B greats like Tom Scott, George Benson and Patrick Adams. He now turns his attention to an often-times tragically slept on American band, The […]


8 Nov
The man behind the mask sheds some light on his enigma

The great MF DOOM sits down with the Red Bull Academy in Madrid to wax eloquent on sorts of topics, from his early cameos on 3rd Bass’s “Gas Face” and his time in KMD to explaining the origins — and characteristics — of his many aliases. It’s a long talk — about an hour and […]


28 Sep
Kanye, Prince Paul, Jay-Z, Ghostface, Mobb Deep, Nas & more

DJ Soul assembles a veritable Who’s Who of hip-hop both old and new for his latest mixtape celebrating the 8-year anniversary of Japanese label Lafayette. The 1-hour 10-minute megamix blends everyone from Ghostface & MF Doom, Reflection Eternal, Nas, Mobb Deep, Raekwon and Common to Kanye, Prince Paul, Jay-Z, Tyler The Creator, Pusha T and Cam’ron. Plus many […]


23 Aug
Metalface Records next "Operation: Doomsday" reissue

Do you remember that awesome Operation: Doomsday Lunchbox? It was the first official and complete reissue of MF Doom’s seminal album, and included a limited edition Lunchbox and double CD format — loaded with album plus all instrumentals, alternate tracks and b-sides. Now comes the second part of Doom’s Operation: Doomsday reissue, the MF Doom […]


3 Aug
Stones Throw Records gives Doom's debut the box-set treatment

Not only can you sport MF Doom wherever you drag your bologna sandwich, but you can do it while bumping Operation: Doomsday, the box set which comes with it. So you may have to get your own thermos, but you’re better off with the 2 CD’s (complete with his debut album tracks, instrumentals and b-sides), […]