This week’s new single releases (21st July 2013) – Part 1

Part one of my round up of the new singles available for digital download this week. AlunaGeorge – ‘You Know You Like It / Bad Idea’ It does feel like a real let down when you get this sort of musical sequel coming on the coat-tails of ‘Your Drums, Your Love’ and the excellent ‘Attracting […]

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Album review: Jay-Z – ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’

Jay-Z – Magna Carta Holy Grail {rating} Buy: Magna Carta… Holy Grail If you’ve been following Jay-Z’s publicity campaign for this album you’ll know he’s big on establishing ‘new rules’ for the music industry. As well as helping to align this release with Kanye’s ‘challenging’ Yeezus, these ‘new rules’ also amount to him selling off […]

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Single Reviews – 20 January

Regular contributor Philip Lickley takes us through the pick of this weeks single releases… Single Reviews – 20 January Featuring new releases from Justin Timberlake, Jessie Ware, Amelia Lily and more. Share your own verdicts on this weeks new singles in the comments section at the bottom. Al Lewis – ‘Make A Little Room’ [rating:3/5] […]

Danger Mouse – ‘The Grey Album’ remastered. Download it here…

Can you believe it’s been eight whole years since the then relatively unknown producer Danger Mouse unleashed his masterful Jay-Z / Beatles mash-up The Grey Album? Well it has, and today a digitally remastered version of the genre-defining album has been released by studio engineer John Stewart. In keeping with the spirit of the original, […]

watch the throne album review

Watch The Throne album review…

The Throne – Watch The Throne [rating:4.5/5] While it may not be quite as dead as the naysayers might have you believe, hip-hop certainly feels like a genre in flux at the moment. At one end of the spectrum there’s the new blood like Odd Future ripping up the rule book looking to establish a […]

Kanye West and Jay Z joint album to be released?

Kanye West has suggested that his rumoured joint album with Jay-Z could be released within a week.  The album, titled Watch The Throne, has been highly anticipated since rumours of a collaborative effort between the two hip-hop heavyweights gathered momentum last summer. During a New Year’s Eve party in Las Vegas, Kanye was quoted as […]