One of Drake's best interviews to date.. Extremely honest, insightful, retrospective, and most of all interesting. Speaking with well respected UK veteran DJ Semtex, he addresses many of the hot topics surrounding his career and some of the criticisms he's faced in recent times.
Surly and Juke Bounce Werk have announced a four-date New Zealand tour in late November/early December this year
Bradley Zero & Rhythm Section International [UK] have announced a New Zealand tour for early December. Heading down under with him will be NZ's own Chaos In The CBD and Australia's Prequel
Red Bull put together another stellar night of clashing, vibrant music and overall madness. While perhaps not living up to the legendary 2014 Culture Clash this years edition was still a much welcomed event in the musical calendar
Sydney Opera House - where dreams are made. Performing there for the first time was said to be a career highlight for Future Classic artist Reggie Matthews, better known as Ta-ku. The Perth based producer/singer is in rare company however, he is one of only a few to play back-to-back shows there on the same night. The concert was paired with a couple of (free) live talks with Ta-ku and Wafia, which were a nice complement to the show for those eager enough to attend both events
The track is a play on Kanye's LA version, and contains verses by emcees Spycc and INF, along with additional vocals by Boomer. Crew member JAMAL served up the production with a little assistance (and mixing) by SmokeyGotBeatz. Fellow producer AZA rounds out the team, so you can be sure that they won't be running out of beats anytime soon..
It's hard to believe it's been six years since Earl grabbed the internet and blogosphere by storm with his self-titled mixtape. A lot has changed since then. After entering the industry as a teenage prodigy, the constant demands from impatient fans, #FreeEarl campaigns, and ongoing label frustrations have seemed to help shape the young man and make him all the more wiser. What happens when you’re thrown into the spotlight at such a young age?
There's a new wave of New Zealand musicians ready to conquer heights in places we've never been before. Now I use the term "new" extremely loosely here. I'm aware these artists have been plying their trades for years before these "moments". However, now the time feels just right. Groeni, Spycc & Smokeygotbeatz represent just a few of the exciting airwaves vibrating from Aotearoa
One thing that impresses me about grime music is how talented the emcees are at such a young age. Dizzee Rascal began writing Boy In Da Corner as a 16 year old and released it while he was still only 18. Novelist was included on the long list for the BBC Sound of 2015 and has been described by grime DJ Logan Sama as "the poster child for the first generation of real grime kids". All at age 18