Category Archives: Industry

Interview: DJ Skizz

DJ Skizz has built a solid catalog of production credits over the last few years, dropping high-profile remixes, solo albums and collaboration projects with the most respected emcees in the game. We recently spoke to the beatmaker about some of … Continue reading

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Interview: Juggaknots

Few other groups epitomized the sound of the mid-late 90s underground Hip-Hop golden age better than the Juggaknots. Originally consisting of brothers Breeze Brewin and Buddy Slim (now aka Kev Fevr), they released the classic Clear Blue Skies in 1996, … Continue reading

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Premiere: Realio Sparkzwell – ‘The Main Ingredient’ + Interview

Today we premiere the new EP from Realio Sparkzwell. Listen below, then keep scrolling for an interview with the man himself.   The new EP is a tribute to, and uses samples from, the group The Main Ingredient. What is it … Continue reading

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Interview: Damu The Fudgemunk & Raw Poetic + Album Stream

Long-time collaborators Damu The Fudgemunk and Raw Poetic talk to us about their new album, The Reflecting Sea: Welcome to a New Philosophy, which includes the Master Plan single we premiered last week. They also discuss Redefinition Records, Panacea and more. Read … Continue reading

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Interview: Matt Diamond

New York native Matt Diamond is a busy man, running an influential music marketing company and a label, Coalmine Records. We talked to him about Coalmine’s latest project, Beats, Mines and Life: An Instrumental Journey, the history and ethos behind … Continue reading

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Interview: Blueprint

Blueprint has become hugely respected on the independent hip-hop scene, thanks to a string of solid solo releases and collaborations, going back to 1999 and his debut EP as part of Greenhouse Effect. More recently he has garnered praise for … Continue reading

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Interview: Dave Cooley

Stones Throw Records followers and liner note junkies will probably recognize the name Dave Cooley from albums like Donuts, Madvillainy, Champion Sound, The Further Adventures of Lord Quas, and Ruff Draft. Cooley is a world-renowned and well sought after mixing … Continue reading

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Premiere: Uncommon Nasa – ‘More Than Two Suns’ + Interview

Emcee and producer Uncommon Nasa has been making hip-hop independently for years, with a huge body of work to his name. We caught up to talk about his excellent recent album, Written At Night, the production process, and his love … Continue reading

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Remembering Sean Price, two years on

August 8, 2015, was the greatest day of my life. That was the day my wife and I welcomed our daughter into the world, and although the fleeting UK summer is usually done by August, the sun was shining brightly … Continue reading

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Premiere: Career Crooks – ‘Steve Martin’ (video) + Interview

Career Crooks is made up of emcee/beatmaker/writer Zilla Rocca, and producer Small Professor. They’ve been making music for years (check their respective Bandcamp pages here and here), but are now reaching a wider audience on the strength of their excellent … Continue reading

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