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Who Says There’s No Good Music Anymore? Here Are The 50 Best Albums of the 2010’s

Anyone who quips that there’s no good music anymore needs to open up and let it in. Music is more daring, experimental and free than ever, and the artists who fearlessly explore are often rewarded with appreciation from the music loving community. From edgy late-in-life releases like Bowie’s ‘blackstar’ to mind-expanding opuses like Kamasi Washington’s...

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State of the Industry Address

State of the Industry Address: Taking a look at the music industry and counter-culture as we head into another decade. by Jon C. Ireson Where are we now? Where…are…we…now? I’m Jon Ireson and this is to be a “State of the Industry” address, taking a look at where music is as we are about to...

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Voices from the Underground - Spotify New Hip Hop Roundup

Voices from the Underground – Spotify New Hip Hop Roundup

  We keep our ears fully open to the voices from the underground, new, edgy & experimental music from all corners of the globe and all persuasions. Check out the latest new Hip Hop/Rap releases and recommendations, both singles and albums, below. Spotify curators, add these find artists to your playlists! All these artists are...

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The Music of 2017

“That’s the way the guillotine claps.” 2017 was a turnip of a year. Leaves sprouting in dirt. Absurdity and tragedy at every corner. Like every year for the past, say, seven mainstream pop has gorged itself on lazy EDM song structure while the other genres continue to entangle with one another. Kendrick Lamar dominated again,...

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Reading & Leeds Festivals 2015 Preview

It’s that time of year again, when the summer is gently coming to a close, and the entirety of the UK nation prepares for the August Bank Holiday; a time otherwise known as Reading & Leeds festival start date.  Let’s take a look at the highlights of this year’s festivals… Leeds Friday/Reading Sunday Friday’s offering...

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7 of 2015’s best LPs

2015 has been a blast for music thus far, with some iconic moments and performances, here’s some of the year’s choice LP’s thus far… Kendrick Lamar: To Pimp a Butterfly Kendrick Lamar might be dangerously close to becoming hip-hop’s next global superstar. His third LP, To Pimp A Butterfly goes above and beyond what was expected of the...

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7 reasons why Reading and Leeds Festival 2015 will rock!

It’s one of the biggest festivals in the United Kingdom outside of Glastonbury, often regarded as the closer to the summer season of music weekenders in the country and always, ALWAYS has a diverse range of acts on show, yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s Reading and Leeds festival and here’s why it will rule again...

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Top 7 Songs of 2015 So Far

As a three months for music, 2015 has contributed lots to the zeitgeist; between Kanye ‘jokingly’ attempting to take Beck’s Grammy from him, to Kanye’s Brit Awards performance being heavily censored and Kanye’s…you get the picture. While the infamous rapper might just feature on this mini-countdown (I’ll keep you in suspense for just a little...

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Why Music Fans Are Respecting Their Elders In 2013

Music fans, more and more, are respecting their elders in the search for something a little…truthier. Often, when looking at current music trends, we forget to look at the whole picture, and end up throwing the baby out with the bathwater, opting for a simplistic, negative generalization rather than a comprehensive view. With many popular...

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Exclusive Interview With Dezyne, One Of Hip Hop’s Best Conscious Rappers

What’s my favourite part of maintaining this blog? More than anything else, it’s being able to promote artists that are truly great and truly deserve it. No, I’m not talking about you posers who play “industry music” and talk about the exact same things every other band of your genre talk about. I’m also not...

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