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GQ’s Jazz Giants Portraits Prove You’re Not Cool

We mean what we say in that title: these boys flexing fits like you never bopped, son. The shame.

Ron Carter

Charles Lloyd

Wayne Shorter

Herbie Hancock

Chick Corea

Roy Ayers

McCoy Turner

See the full list at GQ



Delving into Genres with the Google Music Timeline

As part of the step-by-step plan to Google’s world domination, the search engine-cum-multinational corporation has launched a new music service called Google Play. To give us a gentle nudge towards these new services, the techies over at Google HQ have disembarked their Wi-Fi buses and formulated a Music Timeline



Introducing: Elli Ingram

After wracking up over 300,000 views within a month for her cover of Kendrick Lamar’s ’Poetic Justice’ on YouTube — which in my opinion is far less exposure than what it deserves — the Brightonian songstress has released a 5 track EP fortunately named ’Sober’. A comparison that I’m sure …



Album Review: Retro Stefson – Retro Stefson

Thank God for Iceland, right? Where would we be without Of Monsters and Men and Björk? Well, the Icelandic invasion of the British Isles that’s been going on for the past fifteen years or so doesn’t seem like it’ll be letting up anytime soon. The award winning, gold selling, …



Introducing: SZA

Alt-R&B singer/songwriter SZA released her debut EP last Autumn. See.SZA.Run showed just what the gorgeously soulful St. Louis-born SZA could do; her unique melange of silky vocals and dreamy melodies revealed an eclectic range of influences including jazz, hip hop and R&B.

Produced by Felix Snow and Patrick Lukens, SZA’s …


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Caravan Palace: Live

This is a band that that’s become synonymous with a great festival feeling – that razor edge of being deeply into music while at the same time floating into the nether regions of your own mind, snapping back into focus with a drop, wallop or screech of vocal. Taking a …


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Tips For 2013 Advent #4: Kilo Kish

Kilo Kish (Lakisha Robinson) has been described mostly by critics as something similar to  future-RnB-slash-spacey-jazz-funk – these are the words that people on the internet tend to overuse when writing about the emerging artist.

What makes Kilo Kish different is that she doesn’t really rap – rather, her slack spoken …



Club Beat #88 – EVENT: Playhouse w/ Alex P & Martin Ikin @ McQueen

Founded just two years ago by Lucarelli, Playhouse has already received critical acclaim throughout the UK and Europe. With the objective to provide the most memorable nights out, Playhouse parties fuse quality house music with a luxurious location and a fun crowd. On Saturday 17th November, Playhouse returns to …


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Bugge n Friends Announce UK Show

Norwegian jazz musician Bugge Wesseltoft hits London this July for a rare UK performance.

Bugge and Friends play at London’s Oval Space on July 12, with support coming in the form of two DJ sets from Jazzanova’s Alex Barke, and a special guest to be announced. Colour us intrigued.

Advance …



Interview – Grande Dame

London’s illustrations community is a tight-knit web of talented creatives who lead the way in the global illustrator sphere (if indeed there is such a thing). But when we encountered the work of Tiff McGinnis (AKA Grande Dame), we were struck by the way she covers so many disciplines from