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Preview: MaKers LDN AW13

East London-based MaKers LDN have released their Autumn Winter ’13 lookbook under the slogan ‘Ready to wear’. Both sexes are catered for in the collection, with confident varsity jackets and grandiose bomber jackets along with midi and dip hemmed dresses with abstract purple mirror printing.

Modelled here on Loefah, Roots …



Elro Interview & YouTube Playlist

One of our favourite new rappers, Elro, answers a few questions about being from The Valleys, talks about mixtapes and reveals his fave food. Plus, check out some top tracks he’s recommended at the bottom of the page.

How did you get into rapping growing up in Wales?
My cousin …



I Want A Permanent Pass For…London Pleasure Gardens

“I want to live there!” was one of my first thoughts when reading about London’s Pleasure Gardens, an arts, music, theatre and entertainment event space on 20 acres of what used to be wasteland, based in East London.

With the perfect space to hold a 35,000 capacity of party people …


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Album Review: Roots Manuva – ’4everevolution’

The highly acclaimed Roots Manuva is back. His heavy-hitting lyrical rap combines once again with effective production and simple beats that allow emphasis on his vocals and trademark backdrops of warped sound.

‘Revelation’ stood out as a highlight track for me. Manuva’s traditional heavy backing and powerful lyrics are met …



BOTW: Ghostpoet – ‘Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam’

It’s always refreshing when an artist comes along that doesn’t play by the rules. Ghostpoet, a.k.a Obaro Ejimiwe, seems concerned with neither the sonic restrictions dictated by particular genres, nor the cultural compartmentalisation that they tend to engender. He also doesn’t seem to care about being cool, which is slightly …



Soundwave Festival Extends 2011 Line-Up

Croatia’s Soundwave Festival (a.k.a. Europe’s best-kept secret) has recently extended its 2011 line-up to include British DJ Bonobo, who is set to appear with a full 9-piece band.

For years Soundwave has been a favourite for those looking to avoid the bog-pits of Glastonbury, choosing instead to spend their time …



Introducing our BOTW: Ghostpoet

Having built up a steady blogosphere buzz over the past year, and catching the attention of Gilles Peterson in the process, Obaro Ejimiwe a.k.a Ghostpoet is releasing his debut album- ‘Peanut Blues and Melancholy Jam’- today on Peterson’s label Brownswood Recordings. Yes, it is released today. With most other artists, …



Soundwave Announces First Acts for 2011

Croatia’s sleepy village of Petrcane is infamous for throwing some of the best, most intimate and most ecelctic festival line-ups across the summer, and is fast becoming the go-to place for a jolly good summer holiday (and here‘s a rather lovely summery round-up of 2010′s festivities to shake the …