Mellow Music No.1

A crummy album from a bargain bin or dusty, damp back room in a shop may well have a few seconds or more of a weird beat/arrangement or strangely affecting voice/keyboard line. The rest is dreck but that one element is to savour, perhaps even re-deploy elsewhere to greater effect...

Introduction to Caveman

Nowadays they’re barely a footnote in any Hip Hop history, but Caveman left us with good memories of a relatively brief yet still refreshing time in music when producers and rappers could look where they liked for inspiration, pushed an Afro-centric yet English viewpoint and were defiant about doing both.

Spindle Swindle…

THE annual orange limited edition 3" pressing which is Record Store Day happens a week this Saturday on April 13th. The company behind RSD is undeniably delighted that people now regularly buy vinyl records (£91.3m in UK sales last year) in addition to becoming digital 'subscribers'...